Last week had a whole whack of great artists doing some damned good work. This week we take a closer look at Darkwing Duck, Atlas, Ultimate X and Black Cat.
Darkwing Duck #1
Ian Brill and James Silvani
So, Darkwing Duck is back and this warms my heart. I honestly believed growing up that I would become Darkwing Duck in some capacity. I figured I was just waiting to meet my Launchpad McQuack and Taurus Bulba to spur me onto some sort of adventure. Seriously though, DW has one of the best rogues gallery this side of Batman and Spider-Man. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got pretty high standards for this comic!
Come for the art.. don’t worry about the story. Loeb overwrites more than Claremont does, but god-damned can Art Adams draw.Atlas #2 Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman
At what point did Gabriel Hardman become my favourite new artist? He’s like a great synthesis of Michael Lark and David Mazzuchelli. Except with more of a sense of humour. Jeff Parker is great at bringing reality and the fantastical with his scripts and that’s what Hardman does perfectly with this page. I’d love to see what he could do in the DCU.Black Cat #1 Jen Van Meter and Javier Pulido
This is some John Romita Sr. style romance cover going on here. Javier Pulido is amazing. I love, love, love his women.Black Widow #3 Marjorie Liu and Daniel Acuna
Acuna’s art has grown on me quite a bit, maybe it’s just that he’s more suited to drawing ladies in trenchcoats and catsuits than he is at Star Sapphire’s crazy get up. Either way Liu is at the top of her game with this book and it’s a shame that they’ll be off the title soon.
It’s all about the coloring on this one.
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