Looking at the art. It looks hand colored with markers. Not to say it's a bad thing to do, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of depth created in some of the scenes. Though, in other scenes things are done quite well. I do like the pencil work from what I can see.
I wouldn't expect much from that whole Future Hulk and his line about Bucky. X-Factor had some really great moments such as that in their future story arc, but nothing has ever come out of it now that Layla and Madrox are back. You'd need a single writer to get any consistency out of this stuff. I'm still a little pissed no one has tried working Ruby Summers into anything. She's such a cool looking character.
I normally hate focusing in on appearances with these reviews, but I have to say it. Babs, you seriously have a real '50s elegance with that look.
For balance, I do like the shirt, G-Man. 1...2...3. 3 licks to the center.
I'm normally the first one to champion John Romita, Jr.'s artwork in any given title, but I have to admit, he seems to be struggling a bit to find his stride with The Avengers. Splash pages, panoramas, & larger panel layouts seems to serve him pretty well. When he has a some room to work, he can come close to evoking the kind of power that Kirby brought to the page. Confined, though, his design work can look a bit awkward or cluttered. Overall, still liking the book. I think the only aspect that irritated me about it was the cover, which, while cool in & of itself, depicts a scene that in no way actually occurs in the story. That's some serious false advertising there, Marvel. I wanted to see that fight.
" I really enjoyed this arc but can totally understand why this Avengers run is hit or miss with most. Between the love or hate Romita Jr. artwork (which I really do not mind) and a cluttered timeline story for the first arc it's easy for some to just let this run go. "@FoxxFireArt said:
I wouldn't expect much from that whole Future Hulk and his line about Bucky.Maybe it is talking about his Trial. I expect something to come from that. Remember the timeline, that seemed planned. That was some strong language.
Good review guys. I'm really not a fan of JRjr's art. I don't see why he just adds random lines to someone's body and calls it shading. It doesn't look good IMO. Makes characters come off way too angular and it bothers me. But I do like this book right now.
Forget the art. Let's talk about the ridiculous anti-climatic plan to save the marvel time line...which was Tony basically trying to convince a computer to commit suicide and save the world without proof. That made not one lick of sense, neither was the ending in what older Tony tells his younger self or what Kang ends up doing to the Maestro.
There's so much that didn't add up.
I loved how cleverly Bendis substituted this is Hank Pym's fault with this is the Avengers' fault. Don't know how you can appeal to Ultron's um, soft side without Hank his creator.
In the end, this book is a make or break for collectors.
I'm sorry but that art seems sloppy!
I am not saying it because my art is not sloppy or because I'm an expert at this, but I just don't like Romita's art!
On the Artist Show-Off Showdown latest contest we all drew Ultron and believe me Romita's does not look like any of those. They are better (except mine... I didn't like mine)
Anyways, Bendis' writing is what keeps me wanting to keep reading this series and all those hints hes putting around means that he is setting up a lot to come. What I'm wondering is if the Next Avengers will continue to appear in the book once this arc is over.
" @FoxxFireArt said:When you take into consideration all the horrible things the Hulk has done in the past. What right would he have to call Bucky a "Son of a Bitch"?I wouldn't expect much from that whole Future Hulk and his line about Bucky.Maybe it is talking about his Trial. I expect something to come from that. Remember the timeline, that seemed planned. That was some strong language. "
I agree with G-Man in that I think the colors don't necessarily fit in with JRJR's art, but other than that I think it's good. I tried to get into this Avengers series, but I think I'm gonna stick to the fringe characters and series', at least until this whole time travelling thing is done. Maybe I'll get back into it with Red Hulk.
Best part of the review: Babs' little hat.
That Spider-Girl, or whatever, was such a waste of space. She didn't do jack squat the whole arc, and we never even learned exactly who she was to begin with. The whole thing could've been done without her and nothing would have been lost.
" what a great issue; I've read this issue about 3 times already and it keeps getting better. Great review as always. Are we going to be seeing another unscripted for Fantastic Four 584'? "Hmmm....interesting you should ask...
Wow i really thought i was the only one hating JRJR"s art, i never thought it to be any good, i have to say i find it buttugly.
But since a lot of people seem to like it, i just keep quite. But i am happy that other people think its not the best too.
Best i can say about it that it's different than the rest thats out there.
I've never been a big fan of JRJR's art, but I'm really getting used to it on the Avengers. So that didn't bother me at all. And I didn't find the story confusing at all .. I thought everything was pretty clear, exept for the few lose ends that Bendis left that are obviously going to lead into new stories in the future.. Overall I liked the issue and I'm really enjoying the series. Curious to see what's going to happen next with Red Hulk..
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