1. Charlie
    April 28

    Wow… another FM Elektra post? It’s not my birthday… is it?

    I think this book was overly anticipated… I remember being disappointed by both the art and story, as well as the odd format. I’ll have to read it again when I get the chance but I remember thinking it lacked the usual Miller flare and tonally felt overly serious.

    I consider Ronin to be one of Millers finest and the art is impressive. He’s never repeated this approach and seems to have landed on his Sin City style… which could be so much better if he invested half the effort that he did on his previous works.

    Epic was a great idea, I assume Marvels response to Heavy Metal… and ahead of the game when it also became a comic line. Vertigo succeeded where Epic failed but really, Marvel should bring it back and get rid if their Icon imprint. As an award winning graphic designer, I’m more then qualified to tell you that the Icon logo is crap and I hate looking at it.

    My pick for an Epic read would be the eight part mini Elektra Assassin with signature art by Bill Sienkiewicz, who was not able to attend the Wizard Con for some unknown reason. And if you like Sienkiewicz, a better read might be DD Love and War that give us a different perspective on the Kingpin. I love the way Miller starts and ends this story.

    Scroll ahead half way to see Sienkiewicz in action. Who else can use white-out the way he does…
    (Hmmm… Now how can I get Scott to sell me one of his signed copies at cover price. First, figure out his weakness…)

    • Thanks for the link Charlie.. I love watching artists draw. too cool.

      ps. Scott loves Meat.

      No vegetables… he dismisses them outright.

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