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My main takeaways are that Jae Lee and Ben Oliver totally kick the art out of the park during the first issues, and I wish I could read more of the older (Earth-2?) world. I know they eventually got Darkseid' to pieces (and then there was a very long and silly migration and whatnot I only sort of followed), but I think TPTB made that happen because Batman and Superman had sort of won.

But mostly, the art was gorgeous; moody, strange, dramatic. As an example, here's Bruce Wayne (in disguise) sitting in a park bench:



It's all like that. The perfect style for that pair of over-dramatic prima donnas (in all fairness, everybody and everything looks over-dramatic drawn that style).

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tripoli
Jan. 27th, 2017 05:09 am (UTC)
I don't need Gotham park benches to look like they're built to murder people, but if we're going that way, sure, I want Jae Lee to draw it.

I've been on a Dark Tower kick recently but had never read the comics, which for the bit I made it through had Lee on pencils and Richard Isanove on colors. It's an absurdly good-looking book, to the point that I read several issues longer than I could tolerate the writing.

Now that I have, though, I've kind of come around to the opinion that while Lee's pencils are beautiful, but there's something about them that feels static to me when I read his comics for any length of time. Each panel is gorgeous to look at, just very...posed, without being composed particularly well? I still like his art to look at, but I hadn't noticed that till I actually read it as comics art.

(Also, this panel reminds me how he'll draw one background element, maximum. His characters are doing tons of acting, but they're doing it in front of whispy clouds the colorist went and put in later.)

Edited at 2017-01-27 05:10 am (UTC)
__marcelo
Jan. 27th, 2017 03:34 pm (UTC)
I don't need Gotham park benches to look like they're built to murder people

I wouldn't be surprised if they were, sort of.


Each panel is gorgeous to look at, just very...posed, without being composed particularly well?

Yeah, you're right. I can see that.

His characters are doing tons of acting, but they're doing it in front of whispy clouds the colorist went and put in later.

True. There's something a bit onirical about the whole setup.

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