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Subj: Re: Thoughts on Alex Ross?
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 at 11:09:07 am EDT (Viewed 75 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Thoughts on Alex Ross?
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 at 09:55:42 pm EDT (Viewed 71 times)



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    Then of course Marvels which I thought worked quite well. Yes, they looked like cosplayers. I thought that was kind of the point, what if these characters existed in real life, what would they look like? They would look ridiculous. But it was still great stuff.


I think you made a key point. "They would look ridiculous." If that's the message I get from a comic book artist, then I won't like that artist. I want the artist to make my suspension of disbelief easier, not harder.


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    Pretty much everything else I've seen from Ross is covers. He does a lot of covers for books that he doesn't draw the guts for. I like most of them, but I didn't like his endless run of JSA covers with one character over black. That's more of a criticism of that type of cover than the art. I prefer a cover to tell you something about the story inside the book rather than just be an unrelated poster. I also like editorial blurbs and word balloons on my cover but I think those have gone the way of the dodo.


I like editorial blurbs but not dialogue balloons. I definitely want the villain to appear on the cover with the hero. Thor 171's cover (see pic) is a perfect example of a good cover in my opinion.






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