I don’t think I’ve posted how appreciative I am of Paul Pelletier’s work on Aquaman.  It can be hard to follow an act like Ivan Reis.  Especially since he does water and rain so well.  Not only do you have to worry about the look of the water but you have to remember the physics as well.  Hair just has to move a certain way in water and any movement has to feel like it’s actually parting water.

I have to admit, I was disappointed to see long time colorist Rod Reis leave the title since he was a big part of helping set up the look of the book from the very first issue.  Not that Rain Beredo is not doing an admirable job.  He’s gotten more comfortable the last few issues and over time, I probably won’t even remember that there had been a colorist change.  Not to leave inker Sean Parker out, he does an amazing job as well.  I hope this team can stay around long term as Aquaman remains one of my favorite titles. 

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Well, Azzarello and Chiang are leaving the book at the end of this arc which I believe will be issue 35.  They are leaving with a thunderous roar though.  The last few issues have been pretty outstanding and this issue was no different.  A few things which I particularly liked

- Hera putting Orion in his place.  She is one terrifying goddess and it looks like she is on her path back to having royal tempers.  Whether that’s good or not depends on how somebody crosses her path I guess. 

- The way Aleka clashes with Diana often makes her seem like her heart is not in the right place, but she really showed that she knows who she is and where she stands when it comes to her sisters.  I liked her a lot in this issue. 

- Diana having absolute faith in her her amazon sisters and her amusing response to the continued portrayal of the First Born’s plans for her.  Gross indeed. 

Something slightly expected but still awesome happens on the last page but I’ll let you find that out.  Only two issues left and I don’t think I can be disappointed by Azzarello having some amazing issues already.  Can’t wait for the next issue. 

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somewhatbadasslol asked:

Why do you not like wonder girls costume? It's fucking mesmerizing and beautiful, it's like a galaxy glimmering thru a black hole fading in and out of crimson blood. It has no more cleavage than wonder woman's outfit. And her breast size vary at the hands of the individual artist, not a fault with the outfit design itself. The armor when not in hyper spike mode, is actually very restrained and compliments the rest of the outfit Nicely. If this is all just cus your hard for the ol jeans, fuck you

There are multiple reasons as to why I do not like Wonder Girl’s costume.  First of all, it is a terrible variation of Donna’s costume.  There is nothing to break up the one piece.  Where as Donna at least had a belt, Cassie seems to have some weird barbed wired that is supposed to make up for her lack of an actual lasso.  It is hideous and only grows exceedingly ugly as she armors up.  

Secondly, it’s a reflection of her new terrible background having no link to Wonder Woman.  It’s a wonder why she is even called Wonder Girl at all.   With her new background, they could have really gone in any direction with her costume but decided to bring back 90’s element that recalls Image type female armor and full body spandex that I had hoped would have been history.  This is my personal view and if you happen to be in love with her costume, then by all means, enjoy it.

As for your attack on me personally, it’s quite a reflection of your  inadequacy.  It’s actually rather sad, pathetic and symptomatic of the type of rabid fan base that these comics do not need.  Next time you feel the urge to nerd rage as you so clearly demonstrated, ask yourself, is this how your superhero would react?

cliffchiang:

cbldf:

Full details on the CBLDF/TFAW art auction at Comic-Con International are finally here! This beauty is by Cliff Chiang, and you can see many of the other original pieces generously donated by creators at the link.
If you can’t be in San Diego for the auction but would still like to bid, there are remote bidding instructions as well—check it out!

The CBLDF is auctioning my Comixology/Superman Unchained cover this week in San Diego, along with a bunch of other great pieces. Support free speech and get some cool art for your walls!

cliffchiang:

cbldf:

Full details on the CBLDF/TFAW art auction at Comic-Con International are finally here! This beauty is by Cliff Chiang, and you can see many of the other original pieces generously donated by creators at the link.

If you can’t be in San Diego for the auction but would still like to bid, there are remote bidding instructions as well—check it out!

The CBLDF is auctioning my Comixology/Superman Unchained cover this week in San Diego, along with a bunch of other great pieces. Support free speech and get some cool art for your walls!

Reblogged from cliffchiang

Thoughts on Teen Titans 01

I was a huge fan of the Teen Titans going all the way back to the days of Young Justice.  With the reboot of the DC universe and the arrival of the New 52, I was cautiously optimistic because I felt that these were such great characters and the relaunch would prove rewarding if they could just keep the origins and core of these characters.  Sadly, besides Robin, this was not the case with any of the other characters.  I ended up dumping the book after 12 fruitless issues trying my hardest to connect with them. 

I picked up the recent relaunch because I want to believe that they can be great again.  The issue starts off well.  Being a long time fan, I am familiar with their power sets, but I enjoyed the way the book eases you into who these characters are and what they can do.  In stopping a bus full of terrorists, each character was given a chance to not only display their powers but show how their unique powers can be utilize as part of a team. 

I’ve always enjoyed the art of Kenneth Rocafort regardless of which book he was on and it’s no different here.  I still don’t like some of the costumes especially Wonder Girl, but it’s less offensive when the art is so good. 

This issue  is a good start that confines the team to a single event with promise of something bigger to come.  I will definitely pick up the next issue just to see where it all leads.  My hope is that they continue to move forward and explore the Teen Titans and their role in the wider DCU instead of trying to re-write the history of these characters which in my opinion was one of the biggest failure of the first relaunch. 

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