When Eddy first asked me to include notes for the coloring of this spread, I was ready to give him 52 ;) reasons why I couldn't. Then I remembered how much working on this piece had meant to me because of who and what it was for. I had worked with Jeph (and Jim, Scott and the rest of the team) on Batman Hush and loved every page of that run. When I heard about the book and what was being done with it, I e-mailed Eddie Berganza (editor) letting him know to use me as much as possible on it.
For this spread, I went for a dominantly cool palette throughout the city to pop the characters who have red, yellow and flesh as main colors. Since there is a ton of black and detail involved, I knew that value would have to play a big role in the final picture. The flat JPEG shows my starting point. As I started rendering, the city took on more of a monochromatic feel because I decided to use the same color to highlight everything with. I kept the light hitting the characters natural or white so the warm tones would jump out even more. The final JPEG shows all the glows on the piece. I added quite a few to play with the values, never messing with the blacks on the figures--> Values!