Dc vs MotU
Another bumper week. I really need to make some cuts.
Mind MGMT #19
Serenity Leaves On The Wind #2
Tomb Raider #1
Forever Evil A.R.G.U.S. #5
Justice League Dark #28
Larfleeze #8, $2.99
Superman Lois Lane #1
Legends Of Red Sonja #
Powerpuff Girls #6
Black Science #4
Deadly Class #2
Rat Queens #5
Fantastic Four #1
Guardians Of The Galaxy #12
Superior Spider-Man #28
Why I like The Wake (and why my opinion doesn't hold much weight.) By: JakeN7
- One of my favorite writers (Scott Snyder)
- My favorite artist (Sean Murphy)
- My favorite genres (Sci-Fi, Mythology, and Horror)
- Protagonist of first half is from my hometown area, and a place I've been countless times (Gig Harbor, Washington)
- Characters are amazing, and amazingly flawed.
- Truly tense mystery that amps up with every issue's cliffhanger
- Has flashback and flash forward teasers of things to come (ancient origins, far-flung futures)
Okay, I was gonna write a damn essay, but decided to hit some bullet points instead. If the team of Snyder and Murphy didn't already make you buy this book, hope those reasons did. You've got nothin to lose. It's 10 issues, and 2 parts. First 5 issues and first part is out and available for cheap (they even have it all collected for $10). Jump on board now! It's the next Punk Rock Jesus!
Dead Boy Detectives #3
Deadly Class #2
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2
The Wake #6
Looking forward especially to the conclusion of Three and the beginning of the second half of The Wake. I have some interest in picking up and reading Hawkeye as well just to try out the series.
@longbowhunter: I understand not having over muscled characters as you said, but as far as his art goes I find it bad. You said it isn't my taste, but that is all any person has. By that definition there is no bad art at all in comics. There must be a way to have detail and eye pleasing art ( i realize this is subjective as is all art) and not have 'over muscled' guys in tights as you said.
@ultron345: Sure art is subjective, but there are design elements that separate bad art from good art. Lets just say for example, someone doesnt like Aja's work because its too simplistic and cartoony. That is an opinion on the style. But if you look at it objectively and ask, "Is the look of the character consistent panel to panel? Are the figures properly proportioned? Is the background to scale with the rest of the image?" The answer is yes. That's why I'm saying his art isn't bad, it just isn't to your liking. Rob Liefeld isn't a bad artist because his style is too 90's, he's a bad artist because he ignores human anatomy and scale. You see what I'm getting at? We all have artist we don't like. I typically avoid Greg Tochini. I find his work to be muddy, but I can see his execution and technique are good. Doesn't mean I have to like it, but it also doesn't mean the art is bad.
@longbowhunter: Fair enough. I myself am not trying to dissect art down to those minuscule details. I really could care less. Maybe I am simplistic but I just go by how the art affects my eyes. Admittedly I am very rigid in the style that i like. Whether it is pleasing or not is all that matters to me in determining whether art is good. However, even taking your points into account it is still subjective. If a person had a style that ignored all the things you just stated makes bad art, some people would like it regardless and say it is 'unique' and has 'it's own style' and your opinion would differ to theirs all the same. Full disclosure my kind of artists are guys like Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke, Andy Kubert and Carlos Pacheco just to name a few.
@ultron345: Most people just like what they like, and that's fine. I like to know why I like or don't like something, so I analyze it and pick it apart. And you are absolutely right about an artist disregarding basic design principles and still finding an audience. I'm sure it happens more frequently than I'm even aware. BTW, I can tell you don't have bad taste in art. I love all artists too. I have a Green Arrow bust based on Pacheco and I've loved Doug Mahnke since the Mask.
@longbowhunter: Don't get me wrong. I am capable of vocalizing what I like about the art that I like if I had to. It's usually has very clean lines, realistic proportions and has great detail. I just don't pick it apart to the level that you do. I just don't love all artists and try to appreciate something that just doesn't look good to me. Respect though.
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