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Subj: Re: Update - I looked at it today at my LCS
Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 at 09:44:56 am EST (Viewed 112 times)
Reply Subj: Update - I looked at it today at my LCS
Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 at 02:27:21 pm EDT (Viewed 112 times)

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I didn't really like the art, to be honest. A bit abstract and cartoonish - something I would expect from Heavy Metal, as opposed to Marvel. So still a no for me.

This is a theme with Marvel books these days, they like 'Indie'.. well, guess what, Marvel is the OPPOSITE of Indie. Marvel and DC are supposed to set the bar that the other's strive for.

I fully understand that some folks appreciate a different look, but there was a reason, as IM pointed out in another thread, there used to be a 'Marvel Way'. Even artists like Eric Larson would adhere to a more Marvel style when they'd do pages for the company. There was an expectation level for proportions and dimension. Every artist has their own style but there was scrutiny and expectations.

And those styles have a place. Cartoony, minimum detail? Toss it in a book made for all ages (like Moongirl) or zany (Gwen(cough cough what the heck) Pool).

It's hard to look past the art for a lot of people. Maybe the big wigs don't place a lot of merit on the shoulders of the greats, but if Paul Pelletier was penciling Black Bolt the panels would hold a lot more weight to a number of readers. I looked at BB#7, it's actually a very cool look, Like the Count said, very Heavy Metal. It'd be a great fit for.. Epic? Was that the Marvel line that had Coyote back in the 80's? Better than a lot of the really toony stuff (hate to say it but the Madman style from the FF series really put me off, I like this better than that)

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