How does Pelletier stack up?

#1 Posted by aquafan (16 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally I read books in trades and as most of you probably know only two volumes of Johns's epic run are out so far. I have to say that the art by Ivan Reis is phenomenal. Definitely his best work and arguably the best art I have read in a comic. I was sad to know he left after the second volume but Paul Pelletier is filling his shoes. I have not read much of his stuff before so I just want to ask you guys who have read the later issues...I know he might not be quite as good as Reis but is he good enough so that one isn't too disappointed at the transition? Is Aquaman still one of the best looking DC books out there? Or is art not one of the defining qualities of the series anymore? I heard he has a more cartoony style but it still is pretty good stuff so hopefully reading later issues doesn't leave me disappointed.

#2 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

The thing about Pelletier is this...he's not a bad artist. If you've seen his pencils, you can tell that he's definitely got great form and perspective. His underwater scenes in Aquaman especially are superb. But I have to say that Reis is the better artist. Pelletier's art isn't bad, it's just a little underwhelming after twelve or so issues of Reis' detailed and gorgeous artwork. It's a little more cartoony and simple, but it's not bad, just different.

#3 Edited by Lvenger (19916 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

The thing about Pelletier is this...he's not a bad artist. If you've seen his pencils, you can tell that he's definitely got great form and perspective. His underwater scenes in Aquaman especially are superb. But I have to say that Reis is the better artist. Pelletier's art isn't bad, it's just a little underwhelming after twelve or so issues of Reis' detailed and gorgeous artwork. It's a little more cartoony and simple, but it's not bad, just different.

This. To follow Reis as an artist on a title is a tall order. Pelletier's art is good as his run on Hulk proves. But Reis is another ball park altogether.

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#4 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (936 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

The thing about Pelletier is this...he's not a bad artist. If you've seen his pencils, you can tell that he's definitely got great form and perspective. His underwater scenes in Aquaman especially are superb. But I have to say that Reis is the better artist. Pelletier's art isn't bad, it's just a little underwhelming after twelve or so issues of Reis' detailed and gorgeous artwork. It's a little more cartoony and simple, but it's not bad, just different.

Beautifully put good sir! I like Pelletier, just not as much as i like Reis'.

#5 Edited by Raw_Material (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

Pelletier's definitely making a statement with his art in this on-going series, but it is nothing that compares to what Reis brought to the table.

#6 Posted by matchesmalone21 (8760 posts) - - Show Bio

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