Edge: Rated R SuperstarSchamberger Labs
Ink, acrylic and watercolor on paper
Artwork by Rob Schamberger
Printed on 11" x 14" 130 pound uncoated cover stock, perfect for framing!
Pretty much every illustrator at some point does an homage to Jim Steranko's cover for Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #4 and I figured it was time for me to finally do my take with this Edge piece!
It's all little details about Edge and his career. Up top is the Vancouver skyline, which he grew up outside of. Then there's he and Christian from when they first debuted with WWE as The Brood. Beneath that is a kazoo (if you know, then you know).
How does the op art elements play in? Two-fold. First, 'OP' art for the Ultimate 'OP'portunist and second, it's art that plays tricks with your mind, just like he played mind games with his opponents. Finally, there's the 'Rated R' symbol in the corner, because the last time we saw him onscreen he said that Randy Orton had brought back the Rated R Superstar, so it's placed ahead of him to speak for the future.