Saturday, June 23, 2007

DC Comics for September 2007

I am back again this month to look at some of the comic covers solicited by DC for the month of Sep 2007.
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First up, from last month's recommend BATMAN/LOBO: DEADLY SERIOUS miniseries, comes the cover for #2. The colours are nice on Batman, but the proportions seem to be really off. It looks like Sam Keith did not put in effort in this series. I am having second thoughts about this series. It's now on the wait and see list.

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Next is the cover to GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE #5-6, also introduced last month. Another colourful and great piece by Jock.

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A new cover for this month is from METAL MEN #2. I must have missed the cover for the first issue. Surprisingly, this series is written and drawn by Duncan Rouleau. He is a great artist. I noticed his artwork when he was doing some work for Marvel's DR DOOM and VENOM series. His work is in the likes of Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos. But I did not know that he is a writer as well. And incidentally, he is also one of the creators of the animated show BEN 10.

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Another missed title this month - THE PROGRAMME. It's not mainstream superhero stuff, which is why I had overlooked it. But the cover to issue 2 is very striking, with the nice usage of black and white, and a dash of red to bring out the image. The art and cover is drawn by CP Smith. His name rings a bell, but I just cannot place it. Maybe I might have mistaken him for Matthew Smith. Anyway, this guy's art is incredible. He also did the art on a standalone issue of WOLVERINE #61. Do check it out.

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The last 2 covers, from ROBIN #166 and GREEN LATERN CORPS #16, have one thing in common - they are drawn by the artist Patrick Gleason. Nothing special about the covers, but the style of this artist reminds me of Jason Pearson. I hope he goes on to do more interior artwork.

2 comments:

NINE9INCHE STUD said...

duncan rouleau art is somewhat like Alex Nino.

NINE9INCHE STUD said...

duncan rouleau art is somewhat like Alex Nino.Rouleau and Nino have the type of jagged,crazy compositions.When looked his work,I saw instantly the similarity.I don't about the other artist mentioned,but Nino must some influence or someones either lying or not paying attention to past comic artist work.If your going to put up a blob,please more knowledgable.Jump to comclusion knee jerk re-actions are just that knee jerks on the net.Posted up and not well thought out.