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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    What... makes that awful? What should I be hating here?

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Is it still cool to hate on Jim Lee? Have we moved past that?

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    What... makes that awful? What should I be hating here?

    He poses figures awkwardly, they all have ridiculous musculature that has little logical consistency, their muscles print through clothes and armor, he only knows how to draw maybe two or three different male faces. The Bat-cave picture he drew a few years ago is my favorite piece of his-- because he doesn't draw any characters! He draws stuff very well, just not characters.

  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    I don't know about all that.

    I think Jim Lee's pretty good at what he does, i.e. big muscular guys punching each other, in very dour comics. His characters aren't particularly emotive or varied, he can't design a decent costume to save his life, and he seems to be suffering from deadline pressure and poor colorists lately, but he does have his moments.

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    I think his watercolor stuff in Hush was actually really cool, and showed he at least has the potential to expand his artistic repertoire.

  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    What... makes that awful? What should I be hating here?

    Look, I know Liefield is terrible and that's plain to see. I look at most of Jim Lee's stuff and go, 'wow that's purdy'.

    *shrug*.

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    You also play the AC games without counters, so whatever floats your boat, man

  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    Hey, I use counters all the time. I just don't 'turtle'.

    It was Lee that sold me on the new Superman costume, so I can't be too angry at him.

  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    Nate Bellegarde is selling some prints of his old Two-Face/Harvey Dent sketch, which he's inked and colored. I'm not really into prints, but I'm thinking about picking one up. Such a cool idea, with a good execution.

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    Skottie Young's been putting old Spider-Man covers and such up on his Tumblr, too. Man, why hasn't this guy been given a Spider-Man OGN, or something?

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited July 2012
    http://eclecticmicks.blogspot.com/2012/07/kiss-it.html
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    Nick Roche's lineart to the cover of MTMTE 8

    8->

    Antimatter on
  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    Munch wrote: »
    Nate Bellegarde is selling some prints of his old Two-Face/Harvey Dent sketch, which he's inked and colored. I'm not really into prints, but I'm thinking about picking one up. Such a cool idea, with a good execution.
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    Skottie Young's been putting old Spider-Man covers and such up on his Tumblr, too. Man, why hasn't this guy been given a Spider-Man OGN, or something?
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    daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn
    great pic(k)s here!

  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    can someone explain this flash/venom to me
    because those panels looked awesome

  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    Jim Lee makes candy as far as my eyes are concerned.

    Skottie Young is delightful.

    Venom is a great book and I'm looking forward to completing my collection of earlier issues soon (I jumped on three issues ago, so good).

  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    RubberAC wrote: »
    can someone explain this flash/venom to me
    because those panels looked awesome

    Flash Thompson, Spider-Man's old bully/biggest fan, lost in legs during his military service, and was subsequently given the Venom symbiote, to be used during military operations. There's a few volumes available, but you can start here.

  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Dustin Nguyen dreams along with the rest of us

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    I never understood why the Amalgam comics had Batman fight Captain America, when it should have been Batman versus Daredevil.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Well then who would fight Captain America?

  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    The Guardian.

    Or General Glory.

    Or Agent Liberty.

    Or Mister America.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Or I just remembered Uncle Sam!

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    or sarge steel

    daredevil does have powers though

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
    Nobody does comic environments better than ImperialBoy, no way no how!

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    HUGE images
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    Look at that, it ain't even fair ahahaha

    Godfather on
  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Those are amazing pictures, but there are more like still-life paintings than comic book art. There are no characters, no movement, no conflict, no action.

  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    Munch wrote: »
    The Guardian.

    Or General Glory.

    Or Agent Liberty.

    Or Mister America.

    Not big enough names for Marvel vs DC. Even Lobo back then was as oversaturated as Deadpool was recently.

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
    Those are amazing pictures, but there are more like still-life paintings than comic book art. There are no characters, no movement, no conflict, no action.

    Well it is actually used in a comic series, and there are actually quite a few characters in all of those pictures posted!

    The thing is, the environment is so busy and livid that the people get lost in the transition! ImperialBoy focuses on making the environment a "character" of its own rather then just a backdrop for an action comic. This is similar to how the manga One Piece approaches world design, and why the Grand Line venues are so memorable because if it.

    It's a different fare then your standard Marvel or DC formula. Give it a try!

    Godfather on
  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2012
    So this is some sort of manga or something? I read the ocassional manga, but I can't find much information about this one. It seems "Imperial Boy" is the pseudonym of the artist. What are the names of his comics?

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    Yes, ImperialBoy is his pseudonym.

    All I know so far is that his art is featured in something called Robot manga, which is ironically pretty hard to find!

    You can see more examples of his God-like perspective here

    http://conceptcentral.blogspot.com/2008/08/manhwa-feature-artist-profile-imperial.html?m=1

  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    I'm not going blind, right?

    That first one's just a video game screenshot or something, isn't it? Because the figure at the top just looks like an avatar from Final Fantasy, or something.

    And everything I can find of the artist online, is people saying stuff like, "Wow, check out this amazing artist, ImperialBoy!"

    I feel like I'm being lured into some kind of comics art pyramid scheme.

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
    No, he's the real deal. You're thinking of another well-established artist who worked on Final Fantasy XII (they're both perspective titans). Zoom in on the busy day/night scene and you can see the hand-drawn linework detail!

    Imperial Boy works exclusively on comics though

    Godfather on
  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I can't find anything that shows characters, motion, conflict or suggests any sort of action. They are amazing still-life paintings with incredible perspective though.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    so I found this blog that has artists reinterpret old profiles from the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, it's pretty neat I think

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    more here: http://ohotmuredux.blogspot.com

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    That Destiny one is great

    but the Gladiator one is not nearly as good as the original which doesn't need touching, to be honest

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    nightmare looks too stiff, destiny is way too skinny, and the gladiator one didnt need to be redone

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    I kinda like this Storm design

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    I gotta say

    the art in the original handbook is better in all those cases

    which is not to diss on the new stuff too much

    just sayin

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    guys these aren't supposed to be serious "we thought the old thing was bad, this new thing is better"

    they just hand the picture to the artist and say "have fun with this"

  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    There are times I want to win the lottery jus tso I can scour 1980's issues of comics I missed, like that one with Gladiator. That dude looks like he can punch something. The actual version. The redesign? WIth the cockatiel feathers on his head doesn't look like he can punch stuff.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
    guys these aren't supposed to be serious "we thought the old thing was bad, this new thing is better"

    they just hand the picture to the artist and say "have fun with this"

    Yeah, I love seeing stuff like this. Artists that might not normally draw this kind of stuff, given an excuse to.

    Like David Petersen's Rocket Raccoon.

    Or Tim Seeley's Brothers Grimm.

    And I love Patricio Oliver's Warlock, Rusty Shackles' She-Hulk, and Erica Henderson's Hercules.

    I also love these kinds of sites, because they always wind up pointing me towards some new artist, that I might not have found otherwise.

    Munch on
  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
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    nightmare looks too stiff, destiny is way too skinny, and the gladiator one didnt need to be redone

    I think a neat touch would be if Nightmare was always drawn as asleep and his shirt did all the talking.

    The normal Nightmare design is just generic scary man, so anything that plays up his nature as a creature of dreams would be welcome.

    Robos A Go Go on
  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    I love this

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    It's pretty similar to an idea for a Wonder Woman design I've had in my head for a while

  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    that's pretty good.

  • TurambarTurambar Independent Registered User regular
    Yeah, the Firebird is by far the best of the ones posted
    Though she might consider wearing a belt

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    Oh my God, my inner Eric Cartman is screaming "Buttplug!" when I see that Destiny redesign ahahahaha

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