Singer Chris Daughtry got to create the Batman comics cover of his dreams
Chris Daughtry is one of the more successful performers to come out of American Idol over the years, and he just played Judas in Foxs live event The Passion. Now he’s branching out into a new medium.
Daughtry is trying his hand at comings,creating one of the variant covers for Batman #50, which came out on Wednesday. It features Batman crouching as he faces Superman right before the release of Batman v Superman, and it looks incredible. He received some physical copies a couple days early and excitedly posted them to Instagram while revealing the progress the cover has made.
If youve been following the recent Batman comics or Daughtry on social media, the reveal isnt exactly a surprise. Hes been posting about it for months, has given sneak previews, and talked about the process of drawing a comic cover to his followers.
He worked on the variant cover at night while he recorded music during the day, often staying up until 3am to work on it. He revealed the full cover last month on Instagram, calling it among his top five accomplishments and something hes dreamed of since he was 5.
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine doing NOT ONLY a cover for Batman BUT WITH MY HERO!!??? Daughtry wrote.
His entry into comic books wasnt completely out of the blue. He connected with comic book artist Jim Lee on Myspace while he was still on American Idol, and over the years they became friends. Lee did artwork for one of Daughtrys albums while Daughtry drew art for a charity auction at Lees request. When he was asked to draw the variant cover, Daughtrya fan of Batman since 1984jumped at the opportunity.
I kept talking to him about possibly doing variant covers, Daughtry told Uproxx. I kind of hounded him a bit. We ended up being together at this Halloween party and he asked Would you be interested in doing a cover in March of Batman v. Superman to help promote the movie? Of course, I said yes.
Daughtry is as much of a fan of comics and comic book movies as the rest of us, and his Instagram is a treasure trove of pure geekery between his other artwork, Batman jokes, and Spider-Mans appearance in Captain America: Civil War.
The Dark Knight is clearly in the right hands.