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June 4, 2013 11:24 pm I would love something by Geoff Darrow, especially if it collected many of the miscellaneous pinups and covers he's done over the years. Kirby is another good one, and I'd love to see IDW get those collage pages of his in any edition they put out.
May 27, 2013 12:21 am I agree with Jurassicalien. Lip flaps in this leave a lot to be desired, but they should be able to fix that by the time it's released. I hope.
May 27, 2013 12:20 am I'd like to reserve judgement until I see the film, but the voice of the Flash isn't doing it for me. He sounds like a rookie marine in a "Gears of War" or "Call of Duty," i.e,, some young, high-pitched voice trying to sound raspy and tough. If they're bringing back some of the classic actors for Batman, GL, and WW, why couldn't they have gone with one of the Flashes that have worked so far?
January 11, 2013 10:58 am I've come pretty late to the game and have gotten to read the cases for a lot of good artists. In my opinion, no one has named a bad Batman artist (and there were some clunkers in the past, especially when you consider all the people that have drawn him in books that weren't his). While I'm completely in agreement with GeeksofChrist's reasons for backing Neal Adams, Batam to me will always be Norm Breyfogle's Batman. He coud draw an acrobatic Batman that didn't seem at odds with the hard-ass punching and kicking Batman. And I love his version of Batman with his cap drawn in front of him so all you see is his face and this long triangular shadow. I haven't seen many artist portray that, and I'm pretty sure if Timm was familiar with the comics, he got the idea from Breyfogle (and that's not meant to take away from anything Timm did). Norm Breyfogle's Batman had a presence, which too many artists portray as Batman standing around looking surly. Norm's Batman conveyed strength, agility, power, and speed, and he knew when he had to look scary and mean. When I look at Batman art, I am forever chasing the dragon that was Norm Breyfogle's Batman.
January 8, 2013 10:35 pm I'm very excited for this. I was disappointed with Simonson's recent Avengers work because he was paired with Bendis. Simonson is an accomplished storyteller, and you could tell that he was drawing to compensate for the deficiencies in Bendis' writing. Bendis doesn't write out action scenes well, and I could see Simonson trying to force the transitional panels in there so the pages would have some flow. Waid knows how to write comics well, and he knows how to work with his artists. I imagine this will be some good stuff.
January 4, 2013 8:26 am @Chris Just for my own edification, what makes "The Rocketeer" a licensed property? I thought it was created by Dave Stevens in comic-book form. Even after his passing, it either belongs to his estate or maybe IDW now. But it started as a comic and still is a comic; it's just being made by people other than Dave Stevens. If that's a licensed property by your standards, wouldn't "Prophet" and "Glory" count, too?
October 16, 2012 11:56 pm That's a lot of wasted space in those pages. Don't know if that's the artist's fault or the writer's. Aaron packs "Wolverine and the X-Men" with a lot of content per inch of page real estate. I get the impression here that those 2 issues shipping the same month could have been done in one comic. If the comic is 20 pages of art, then we have 20% of the "story" here, but there's nothing to really hook you.
May 14, 2012 9:28 pm I was disappointed that DC decided to follow Marvel with the bullet point descriptions for their books, but some of these are just horrible. The Before Watchmen books have 3 points, one dedicated to promoting the digital version, one to the back-up, and one that is a random quote from God only knows who, but I would assume to be the title character. How is that supposed to get me interested in the book? And Phantom Lady? There's nothing in there to tell you what the book is about, especially if you don't know the characters. That's just poor marketing, in my opinion. To be fair to DC, however, their bullet point sentences are almost twice as long as Marvel's, so that counts for something, I guess, but I'm not sure what.
April 27, 2012 12:41 am I think Josh confused "Welcome to the Jungle" with Poison's video for "Fallen Angel." To be fair, same time period, same big hair.
April 12, 2012 8:41 pm The "Alien" book was originally published by Heavy Metal, if memory serves. Dark Horse didn't pick up the license until the 80s, and they only published new stories. Thanks for the heads up on on the Wally Wood book!