Darwyn Cooke takes the Bruce Timm style to new frontiers. Cooke projects a boundless energy, noir grittiness, and raw emotion akin to Joe Kubert's art onto the style. Cooke uses more angled lines that are broader and rougher to allow for greater exaggerated expressiveness. Shadows are extensively used to project the attitude of the piece. Cooke also instills an intangible sense of wonder and imagination onto each piece that is completely his own.