Post by Andy Turnbull on Dec 17, 2008 21:32:01 GMT
ABC Warriors - The Third Element arrived today. The start of Pat Mills bringing the ABC Warriors back to basics after jettisoning the Khaos heavy emphasis of the two previous sagas. A mixed bag, and by all accounts a troublesome story with clashes between writer and editor. It makes for an interesting book to be honest and the broken down installments harkens back to the first Warriors tale oh those many moons ago.
Each little story has it's own illustrator - Mick McMahon back on characters he hadn't drawn in yeeears in a neat inversion of The War Of The Worlds, some splendidly bonkers artwork from Liam Sharp (quite vociferously hated by the majority apparently but I love it) in particular The Man With No Legs. Boo Cook's take on them is a little softer than the other artists and a little cartoony but it works. Henry Flint does the opening and closing stories of this tale I quite like his art, but more for the weird McMahon/Ezquerra pastiche it actually is as opposed to any sense of it's own identity.
The book is kicked off with the one-off ABC tale from Prog 2000 with Kev Walker's last interior work on the Warriors and done in black and white and in a more detailed style than his current one.
Sadly one page (the last of the Sharp ones) is pixelly - making this the second consecutive ABC Warriors trade to be buggered up. Although this is a minor annoyance compared to the fucking godawful printer mangling on Hellbringer.
This is the second last black and white collection of the Warriors, with The Shadow Warriors out in March/April and from then on out it's hardcover collections of the Clint Langley material.
Post by Andy Turnbull on Mar 26, 2010 13:46:02 GMT
My copy of Heavy Metal Dredd arrived today. Mental artwork from Bisley and Hicklenton, with able assists from McNeil, Ormston and Brendan McCarthy on the splendid "The Ballad of Toad McFarlane.
Made a little sad by the news that John Hicklenton passed away last week due to MS. Loved his art on Nemesis the Warlock back in the day. Not to everyone's taste but the sheer unrestrained and visceral quality to his work more than made up for any shortcomings in the storytelling department.
Post by charlesrocketboy on Dec 16, 2010 19:40:22 GMT
It's such an obvious thing to do - "aside from John Smith's Cinnibar, Finley-Day is the only Rogue writer anyone really cared about, maybe we should hire him to do more!" - that I'm stunned it took until NOW for someone to do it.