Have you heard of InHyuk Lee or do you know his art? He is a Korean graphic artist who can boast of working for large companies in the industry such as DC and Marvel Comics. In fact, his illustrations have been the covers of series like Marvel Zombies, Alien, Iron Man, Black Panther, New Avengers, Superman, Future State, just to mention a few, because really his resume is extensive.
All these illustrations can be found on his Instagram account, which is not limited to his work. Lee also has space for his own creations and also, to bring other characters from the world of entertainment to the world of comics, as he did before with Saitama from One-Punch Man or Future Trunks and Majin Buu from Dragon Ball.
One of his most recent creations returns to the anime theme, resulting in versions of two great shonen heroes in the comics. Lee drew Goku from Dragon Ball and Luffy from One Piece with his particular style and this is the result:
The artist accompanied the gallery of images (which are the same illustration, but with different frames) with the legend “Doodle of September 6, 2021: WHAT IF ..?: Goku & Luffy” and in one of the images he accompanied these versions of the heroes with the logo of the Marvel comics series.
Perhaps the question that was asked was, what would happen if Goku and Luffy were comic book characters? Well, this is the result. Lee’s fans loved the illustration and many praised the way the artist depicted Goku’s hair, which is shaped more closely to what it could be in real life, while another highlight was Luffy’s scar. .
This is the closest we can get between the iconic Shueisha / Toei Animation franchises and the world of comics. Although it is not an official art, taking into account Lee’s curriculum we can imagine that this is what the heroes would look like if at some point their anime intersected with Marvel or DC Comics, which does not seem like it will happen anytime soon.
Tell us, what did you think of this illustration? Do Goku and Luffy fit in with the world of comics or not?
Jemima Sebastián does a bit of everything at IGN Latin America. He loves anime, sports, and photography. Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @jemafg.