Marvel Unveils J. Scott Campbell's Black Cat Variant Cover
As Spider-Man is being stalked in the Grim Hunt, the world's slyest, smartest and sneakiest jewel thief's latest heist puts her face-to-face with the family that's been terrorizing Spider-Man's dream and threatening those closest to him.
This may be a case when deciding between the regular cover and the variant will be a hard choice. Amanda Conner and J. Scott Campbell are both excellent artists. There's no official word on the ratio of the variant. Unfortunately, often you rarely get the chance to even see the variant cover at a comic shop. When they are available in smaller quantities, they often end up going straight to ebay. Comic retailers need to eat too, you know.
Black Cat is an underrated character, in my opinion. I really have high hopes for this series but we'll have to see whether or not it delivers. If you need or want a refresher on Black Cat before this series comes out, don't forget we did a PSA video on Ms. Felicia Hardy a few months back.
I care very little for that Campbell cover actually... I don't often like his stuff at all, but that one just doesn't look right to me. On the other hand, Amanda Connor could draw a stick figure and I would love it. That and Jen Van Meter writing means I will be buying this.
Kinda reminds me of Adam Hughes' Catwoman covers... but rushed... and not as good... Sorry, I know I sound catty (no pun intended) but J Scott Campbell will only impress me when he can be bothered to regularly work on internal art instead of covers. Plus, I actually think the Amanda Connor cover is much nicer :)
That's a very nice image. It's sexy without being very sleazy. The color work makes for some really impressive depth.
Her neck looks a bit long though. It's stuff like this that also kind of irritates me that he only does covers now.
Seriously? I prefer the Campbell cover, though all the work I've seen on this thread is incredible. As an artist myself, non-artistic people who think this s**t is easy, need to put a lid on it. It's easy to sit back and pick on something when you have no idea what went into it or how hard the artist actually works at it. I have a HUGE amount of respect for comic book artists whether they do whole issues or just covers. Comic book artists have to know how to draw EVERYTHING and a TON of work goes into it, things you don't even think about when reading a comic: Choice of lighting, angle, moment, depth of the shot... it's more work than directing a movie, it's all five senses boiled down to one: sight. Anyone who bought the Danger Girl series knows Scott Cambell is a master.
You don't have to be an artist to know what looks good to you. Campbell's work is in the public eye so it will be judged.
" @SpikeJones: Well said, man. I couldn't agree more. All these haters need to quit... especially the ones who can't even draw themselves. "
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