Monday, August 22, 2011

The Art of Marvel Comics (in November)

When it comes to comics, nothing degrades or enhances a story more than the artwork. For me, bad art is not just a negative when reading a comic, it's a complete deal breaker. On the other hand, I've stuck it out with some pretty damn poor writing when the art's pretty. I definitely see the pencils, inks and colors as the main reason to purchase a book, with the storyline a very close second. Don't get me wrong. When I say "close" I mean uncomfortably close, but the art still wins.

That's probably why I get all twitterpated every month when Marvel releases its solicitations for the comics due to be released 3 months in the future. Sure, I read the description, but really I want to see the latest Romita, Quesada, Granov, Bachalo or McNiven. This is not to say that I don't peruse Image and DC's solicitations as well, but hell, even with just the A-list artists I've listed here, those companies' talent pools just seem shallow.

Marvel released its November solicitations recently, so I've pulled out a few of the highlights for you, loyal reader. Keep in mind, lithographs of these prints are always great gift ideas. You know...for me.

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Pencils & Cover by Daniel Acuna
Variant Cover by Paqual Ferry
 Variant Cover by Joe Quesada

Pencils & Cover by Joe Madureira
X-MEN #20
Cover by Adi Granov
Pencils & Cover by Marc Silvestri

Cover by Kaare Andrews

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