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Subj: Howard Porter Appreciation Thread
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 10:28:06 pm EST (Viewed 10 times)

It's fairly common to hear that Howard Porter was the weak link of Morrison's highly regarded JLA of the 90s. I totally disagree. If anything, I think Porter's art gave even more action, dynamism, and widescreen effect than Morrison's stories.

Not to say that Porter was flawless. The most common and accurate complaint against him was his inconsistency with anatomy.

Regardless, Porter was ahead of his time on JLA. He brought the angular-styled epic-widescreen super-team WAY before Finch and McNiven brought it to Bendis' new Avengers. Attached is a splash page from JLA #2; one of my favorite splashes ever.

The guy has had a tough time of late. His hand was badly injured, he retired to become a bus driver, and returned to comics when he learned to draw with his other hand. His run on JLA was really, really cool.

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