Peter's Comic Book Ramblings

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


PressRelease@rama has preview images for Final Crisis #3 and already it's starting a shitstorm concerning JG Jones' artwork.

"It looks rushed! I knew he couldn't do a monthly comic! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha"

"It's clearly not even JG at all, it's obviously Carlos Pacheco!"

"Marvel wins again! Even though Civil War #7 and World War Hulk #5 were sloppy messes, at least it was the same artist!"


It makes me really happy that this kind of hawk-watching wasn't around during the original Crisis on Infinite Earths. What am I talking about?

Let's have a look.

Crisis 1 & 2:
Penciller: Perez
Inker: Giordano
Colorist: Tollin

Crisis 3:
Inkers: Giordano and DeCarlo

Crisis 4:
Layouts: Perez
Finishes and inks: Decarlo

Crisis 5:
Pencils: Perez
Inks: Ordway

Crisis 6:
Colorist: Ziuko

Crisis 7:
Inks: Ordway and Giordano

Crisis 8:
Inks: Ordway
Colors: Tollin

Crisis 11:
Colors: Gafford

Crisis 12:
Colors: Ziuko

Can you imagine 12 months of that kind of backlash because of that amount of creator shuffle? Because let's be honest, Crisis didn't hit its stride artistically until Ordway came on to the team. Perez would've had his nervous breakdown even earlier than he did in his career had these kinds of comments been tossed around so authoritatively.

You know why we didn't care? Because the story and the concept and the execution and the EXCITEMENT was overflowing.

Get a grip, people! Get out of the nitpicking, stop echoing talking points presented by competing editors and publishers, read it yourselves and enjoy it or don't enjoy it.

If you're going to base a comic on 4 preview pages on a computer screen you're in this for the wrong reasons.




    I am so over all this DV vs MARVEL bullshit! can't we just agree that they are both different companies and they both have some good and some bad about them just like every other media entity in the world???


    It is beginning to ruin my online geek fun! :(

    By Blogger Brian Biddle, At August 5, 2008 at 4:33 PM  

  • everyone says "oh i knew he couldnt do a monthly book" but forget that he pulled off black widow, marvel boy, wanted (last issue was only one late), & 52 covers. all mini-series & he was able to do it. they mentioned almost from issue 1 that pacheco was going to be helping w/art chores & j.g.'s been working on this since 52 ended so maybe thiers a reason he couldnt do it. people never stop to think about that. their just quick to tear down these people who put their art out there (& that goes for writers too) people should stop reading & stop bitching, go read a book they got no complaints about! life wont stop just because they didnt read some 'big event'.. i hope people are as harsh to these people in their daily lives so they can know how it feels to have someone constantly put down their talents. or something like that lol

    By Anonymous carlos cordova (ccordova2), At August 18, 2008 at 1:16 AM  

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