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December 20, 2012 9:50 am Good for a He-Man comic, and barely that. It is a disjointed offering because of the shakeup right out of the gate with issue number 1 and Robinson. I keep seeing people say "it is getting better" but it is a short mini, there isn't room or time for that. It needed to be a well-conceived full story and art direction from the beginning and it wasn't. It is OK as a fun read for fans, but it isn't anything more than that and some of the art is just awful.
November 27, 2012 10:06 pm Completely agree. I hope this goes on forever.
November 21, 2012 10:15 am Because I was pretty harsh I went back and re-read this issue after a few days to see what my second opinion was and honestly it still fell completely flat for me. It feels very disjointed and "jumpy" almost like it was rushed or needs and extra page or two in places, even the second read through there was a point that I flipped back a page thinking two were stuck together and I missed one but I hadn't. There just isn't much there presented well or given the appropriate time needed to have any sort of impact. The "action"/climactic scenes are only given 2-3 panels and they jump crazily like the whole casette/Gordon thing, the panel of teeth in the water, then Batman tied up, or Batman in the chamber, then boom he's out, or spotlight (?) on the people in the water and no real reason or setup and the resolution of it rushed over. For me this was a miss entirely and after that last issue this could have been way better. The art was even a bit of a mixed bag with the majority being really excellent and then a few panels being out of sync style-wise or severely lacking. I still hope this arc is cool overall but this was a swing and a big miss for me almost entirely.
November 21, 2012 9:47 am Cannot wait! I have had this ordered for over 6 months now and I really hope it is awesome. His work inspired me a ton and brought me back into comics when nothing else out there fit my style or artistic preferences at the time.
November 15, 2012 4:33 pm I have thick skin :) Trust me I fully understand the lightning rod involved in daring to go against the grain and it is exacerbated by the fact that Scott posts here in all of his book's threads so at times the hyperbole/white knighting can get pretty thick. Like I've said I'm not claiming it is the worst thing ever and not worthy of print, just that Scott is still young and his writing and devices can be a bit by the numbers, academic, and at times overdone or even compromised for one reason or another. I tend to be good with his beginnings and even middle-game but I usually dread the endings because they either step way out of the bounds set up and feel a bit weak, cheesy, or contrived or utilize some rehashed concepts. There's room for improvement, that is really all I'm saying. I'm not setting the flamethrower on full power or falling into the usual comic-fan favorite of claiming something is either the absolute best or else it is complete crap.
November 15, 2012 1:04 pm This is a tour de force of comic greatness. A single issue of saga contains more, and better, examples of speedpainting perfected than even the highest rated speedpainting books available. I am enjoying every second of one of the most skilled comic writers in the game and a young artist coming entirely into her own on top of it being one of the most solid and engaging comics I have read in close to 30 years. If it had been a choice I'd give it a 4.5 because there were a couple panels that could have been better or accomplished more but it is still solidly the best comic I've read or seen this week. Bravo!
November 15, 2012 12:13 pm I never said it is terrible, I said that Snyder's writing is formulaic and at times a bit over-done or compromised for one reason or another. I loved the original Court of Owls run up until the last couple issues where it went off the rails IMO, I enjoyed it up until that point for what it was. I similarly will read and judge this arc for what it is. I don't see things in some ultra black and white/all or nothing terms. I enjoy other writers much more than Snyder. I think he has room to grow and fine tune his craft, maybe he will and maybe he won't. People enjoy it as-is and, again, I'm perfectly fine with that... it just isn't as praiseworthy to me as it obviously is to others here. To me it often comes down to a lot of fairly basic tricks and flash with less real substance when you take a step back, when you are caught up in it it seems more important or grand than it really is. Some writers are analogous to a mindless "popcorn flick," some are truly artistic, cerebral, and/or boundary pushing, and some are in between (which is where I place Snyder). My personal preference is for the more artistic/cerebral/boundary option. Rarely does that happen with Batman but I still enjoy reading the title for the most part.
November 15, 2012 9:51 am Snyder is very formulaic in his approach, it creates these situations and even though it can be fun and entertaining it isn't my cup of tea. A lot of people disagree and enjoy it, which is fine, but it is just too transparently paint by numbers for me to go ga-ga over. I'm OK with being the minority on this so there is no need to flame on attack.
November 8, 2012 9:06 am Unless this is your first time viewing Chaykin's art, he draws the same large chinned women almost every time. It is a bizarre choice, but obviously a stylistic one he consciously chooses every time. I have no idea why, he may have a chin fetish.
November 7, 2012 4:52 pm I am not a Chaykin fan yet I have bought this whole run simply for the covers. They are excellently done mature/erotic art even despite his big-chinned females. The "story" and the interior art is a mixed bag for sure, but it is different and I like to support non-mainstream works that push envelopes or boundaries so he get's my vote.