DC COMICS STYLE
The first guide
produced, with original wraparound cover.
THE DC Comics style guide served as a reference manual for artists
to draw DC Comics characters, and also provided spec illustrations
and color palette guidelines for licensing and merchandising purposes.
First produced in 1982, these guides were issued every year until
1988, with content varying between guides.
Altogether, there were more than 200 pages of illustrations
produced, most of which were done by Jose Garcia-Lopez, but no single
guide ever contained all the pages together.
The guide featured a wraparound cover that included
the three Legion founders on the back: the sole reason why it is
considered a collectible by Legion fans, because the group is not
featured in any of the interior pages. There is a page devoted to
villains from the Super Powers title, which includes a shot of Tyr,
but thats as close as it gets to the Legion.
The earliest binder came with a cover that simply
stated "DC COMICS". Later editions would include
the words "STYLE GUIDE" and add a Licensing Corporation
of America (a division of Warner Bros) logo down the spine.
of the guide came with this cover: the words STYLE GUIDE
and also a Licensing Corporation logo have been added. On the back,
Kid Flash has been replaced by Nightwing.
The model sheet
for ther SUPER POWERS line, which includes Tyr.
A model sheet for