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Offline Sharktopus

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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2007, 02:00:00 PM »
Let's put Jeff Smith and Alex Ross together on something. Don't know what they'd do, but it'd be guaranteed awesome. :^)

You probably just meant Jeff Smith writing for Alex Ross, but imagine Ross painting over Smith's pencils. That would make my mind explode from awesomeness.

Anybody else think Alex Ross's composition and linework are boring as hell? Nice rendering, though.


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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2007, 01:33:17 AM »
Let's put Jeff Smith and Alex Ross together on something. Don't know what they'd do, but it'd be guaranteed awesome. :^)

You probably just meant Jeff Smith writing for Alex Ross, but imagine Ross painting over Smith's pencils. That would make my mind explode from awesomeness.

Anybody else think Alex Ross's composition and linework are boring as hell? Nice rendering, though.

Yeah, Ross is a good guy with pictures, but he's not the best story teller out there in terms of panel placement. 

If you put them together on something it has to be something classic and pure.  Either Superman or (if Ross wants to experiment with a cartoonier style) Uncle Scrooge.  Ross actually did a pretty neat cover for Bone.


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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2007, 10:25:49 PM »
Let's put Jeff Smith and Alex Ross together on something. Don't know what they'd do, but it'd be guaranteed awesome. :^)

You probably just meant Jeff Smith writing for Alex Ross, but imagine Ross painting over Smith's pencils. That would make my mind explode from awesomeness.

Anybody else think Alex Ross's composition and linework are boring as hell? Nice rendering, though.

Yeah, Ross is a good guy with pictures, but he's not the best story teller out there in terms of panel placement. 

If you put them together on something it has to be something classic and pure.  Either Superman or (if Ross wants to experiment with a cartoonier style) Uncle Scrooge.  Ross actually did a pretty neat cover for Bone.

I'd like see Alex Ross paint a Superman (or Batman, for that matter) who doesn't look old and tired:


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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2007, 06:02:58 AM »
Hey, being those guys is a hard job. It'd probably age you up some, too.

Besides, I MUCH prefer Ross' approach to those characters than the "eternal late-20's" limbo that all too many mainstream comic characters are consigned to.
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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2007, 11:13:49 AM »
That's the one thing about comic continuity. I'm willing to accept that an 80 year old Spidey would be a bad idea, so you take liberties with aging the characters. Stretch out space-time a bit. I'm good with that, but If Spiderman is still a 20-something kind of guy, how has he celebrated Christmas (As a teen/adult) 40-something times? :^)


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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2007, 12:50:24 PM »
Hey, being those guys is a hard job. It'd probably age you up some, too.

Besides, I MUCH prefer Ross' approach to those characters than the "eternal late-20's" limbo that all too many mainstream comic characters are consigned to.

Aging Superman's not a big deal - since nobody knows how long the lifespan of a Kryptonian on Earth would be, Supes may be practically immortal. But, if that's the case, he shouldn't be aging noticably. Worry lines and the like would make sense, but Alex Ross's Superman always looks like he's almost 50, when he's one of very few characters who really should be a perpetual 25.


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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2007, 05:29:33 AM »
What can I tell you? I like the more mature Superman (frankly, the idea of a twenty-something with that much power terrifies me). When I read Crisis On Infinite Earths back in the 80's (yeah, I'm that old), I was pulling for the older "Earth-2" Superman to be the one who went on afterward.
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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2007, 08:56:32 AM »
What can I tell you? I like the more mature Superman (frankly, the idea of a twenty-something with that much power terrifies me).

Well, yeah. If Superman were real, we'd all be terrified shitless no matter how mature he was. He should definitely be mature, I just don't think he would look it.


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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2007, 07:08:03 PM »
Speaking of Superman, has anyone read the Showcase TPBs that DC are putting out? Superman is just hilarious -  I think my favourite story is where Supes gets transformed into a Lion, so instead of helping humans, he ends up doing super-deeds for a carnival act and a bullying pride leader.  The black and white artwork is gorgeous too.


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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2007, 09:33:06 PM »
Speaking of Superman, has anyone read the Showcase TPBs that DC are putting out? Superman is just hilarious -  I think my favourite story is where Supes gets transformed into a Lion, so instead of helping humans, he ends up doing super-deeds for a carnival act and a bullying pride leader.  The black and white artwork is gorgeous too.

How about the one where he gets the new power to create tiny duplicates of himself?


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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2007, 05:25:42 AM »
How about the one where he gets the new power to create tiny duplicates of himself?

Yeah, and then the little one sacrifices himself to save the big one.  I love 'em!  And not in an ironic "look how cheesy these stories are" kinda way either. 


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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2007, 05:55:44 AM »
Speaking of Superman, has anyone read the Showcase TPBs that DC are putting out? Superman is just hilarious -  I think my favourite story is where Supes gets transformed into a Lion, so instead of helping humans, he ends up doing super-deeds for a carnival act and a bullying pride leader.  The black and white artwork is gorgeous too.

How about the one where he gets the new power to create tiny duplicates of himself?

Does he swallow one and then pour boiling water down his throat? (Sorry; couldn't resist)
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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2007, 08:45:31 AM »
No but he tries to get it killed.  Out of jealousy.  The 50's were weird.


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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2007, 11:10:55 AM »
Anyone ever read Neil Gaiman's introduction to Astro City: Confessions?  Where he talks about taking a road trip with Kurt Busiek one time and the two of them came up with a kickass Batman story that will probably never see the light of day?  I'd like to see that happen.  Just imagine the awesome of a Neil Gaiman/Kurt Busiek Batman story.  Or any Kurt Busiek/Neil Gaiman collaboration.  Wouldn't that be great?
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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2007, 05:20:12 PM »
I would love to see Matt Wagner & Frank Miller would team up on something.  I think that both have written excellent stories, especially where Batman is concerned, so it'd be a treat to see what they might plot collaboratively.  As for art...either one inking the other's pencils would be ok by me.  While I'm dreaming, I may as well ask for colors by Lynn Varley too!  <drool>