Which of the new Cap designs do you like best?

#1 Posted by God_Spawn (38105 posts) - - Show Bio


#2 Posted by God_Spawn (38105 posts) - - Show Bio

After going through a somewhat recent blog of mine discussing thoughts on the new designs, Cap's seemed to be the more controversial one. With there being about 3-4 different designs running around, some readers have hinted at a bit of frustration with it. So I wanted to get CV's opinion on which one they like.

Opena
JRJR redesign
Cassaday
#3 Posted by _slim_ (13258 posts) - - Show Bio

Opena.

#4 Posted by Deranged Midget (17718 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a fan of Cassady's redesign nor am I really a fan of his art in general.

For me, Opena's and JRJR's are almost the same with minor differences in details.

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#5 Posted by Girth (1041 posts) - - Show Bio

Opena. Always loved the ultimate look.

#6 Posted by SoA (4929 posts) - - Show Bio

voted opena

#7 Posted by God_Spawn (38105 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: I absolutely adored Cassaday in Whedon's Astonishing run. I feel UA he falls kind of flat though. And I have absolutely no idea why he gave knee pads.

Personally, I prefer the JRJR look. I really don't have a problem with it, but I feel that Opena and the Marvel NOW design in general is too close to the movie and Ultimate Version of the character. I think JRJR did a pretty solid job of modernizing Cap's outfit while keeping the details that separated Ult and 616 Cap like keeping the wingtips, which have always been kind of goofy but are iconic, attached to the helmet rather than painted on. And he doesn't have any weird looking knee pads. I just kind of wish Marvel would settle on a redesign instead of having 3 different versions running around and even one Avengers book I believe has his classic 616 attire.

#8 Posted by Deranged Midget (17718 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

@Deranged Midget: I absolutely adored Cassaday in Whedon's Astonishing run. I feel UA he falls kind of flat though. And I have absolutely no idea why he gave knee pads.

Personally, I prefer the JRJR look. I really don't have a problem with it, but I feel that Opena and the Marvel NOW design in general is too close to the movie and Ultimate Version of the character. I think JRJR did a pretty solid job of modernizing Cap's outfit while keeping the details that separated Ult and 616 Cap like keeping the wingtips, which have always been kind of goofy but are iconic, attached to the helmet rather than painted on. And he doesn't have any weird looking knee pads. I just kind of wish Marvel would settle on a redesign instead of having 3 different versions running around and even one Avengers book I believe has his classic 616 attire.

Yeah, his work was on an entirely different level when he worked with Whedon. It honestly looks likely a completely different artist.

As do I. Opena's outfit looks similar to JRJR's but honestly to me, it looks too... rigid. It doesn't seem very functional and I can't see Steve being able to move fluidly or agile as he should be able to and it just looks a little too much like armour than a suit. So that kind of bothers me and to be completely frank, I love JRJR's art and I'm probably one of the only people who will ever say that lol :P

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#9 Edited by God_Spawn (38105 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: JRJR is good on more focused books. When he draws big event things it looks like a bunch of 12 year olds running around. Enemy of the State and WWH were done pretty well IMO. AvX looked terrible. I like that he is keeping to the classics but modernizing it without being too close to another Cap.

#10 Posted by TimeLordScience (1104 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't believe I'm saying this but JRJR's is the best. Even though I'm not too fond of his art in general.

#11 Posted by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

Opena

#12 Posted by War Killer (20343 posts) - - Show Bio

Out of the choices above I like Opena's the best, it's the most realistic and looks like something a Super-Soldier like Captain America would wear into battle.

But if I had to choose from all of the various designs, I have to go with this redesign.

Captain America #1 variant cover by Ryan Meinerding
#13 Posted by StooshD (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Iv got to give it to JRJR. The outfit looks tough enough to serve as amour while flexible enough to pull some of the stunts in #1 which in my humble opinion f*cking rocked! I always like the 616 wingtips not being painted on as well.

#14 Posted by Deranged Midget (17718 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

JRJR is good on more focused books. When he draws big event things it looks like a bunch of 12 year olds running around. Enemy of the State and WWH were done pretty well IMO. AvX looked terrible. I like that he is keeping to the classics but modernizing it without being too close to another Cap.

Yeah, I thought his limits were stretched a bit with World War Hulk but he's done fantastic work on Spider-Man, Kick Ass, Enemy of the State( Wolverine as you stated) and despite my initial thoughts, he's doing a far better job on Cap than I originally thought he would.

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#15 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2641 posts) - - Show Bio

JRJR for me. It still has that classic feel to it, without changing too many things around. I can't STAND the Opena design. It looks like a BAD new version of the Ultimate costume and I for one HATE it.

#16 Posted by krauser99 (826 posts) - - Show Bio

I dislike all three. But if I have to choose it would be Opena.

#17 Posted by tg1982 (2715 posts) - - Show Bio

JRJr's version I think is the best. It's a comprimise between classic and current that I can live with. I've always thought Cap's original was fine but wouldn't have been opposed to changing the boots and gloves. JRJr does the best of that, IMO. Plus you have to keep the wing tips.

#18 Posted by God_Spawn (38105 posts) - - Show Bio

@tg1982 said:

Plus you have to keep the wing tips.

Shouldn't mess with the classics.

#19 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Opena would be perfect if the helmet had wings. Even if they're just studs on the surface

Actually, scratch that Cassaday but the upper body/scale armor doesn't look right.

#20 Posted by tg1982 (2715 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise: You think so? I don't know I think JRJr's is perfect, IMO.

@god_spawn said:

@tg1982 said:

Plus you have to keep the wing tips.

Shouldn't mess with the classics.

You damn straight!!!!! :-)

#21 Posted by God_Spawn (38105 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise: I don't mind Cassaday's I just hate the knee pads. They are obnoxious to look at.

@tg1982: It's like "I wanna read 616 Cap, not Ultimate." Whatevs. I just want them to settle on one style instead of 4 different versions in x amount of titles. I don't even mind Opena's tbh but I'd rather it still be a classic esque looking outfit.

#22 Posted by tg1982 (2715 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: Totaly agree, 100 percent. They need to pick a version and stick with it. I honestly like all 3, but they need to pick one.

#23 Posted by ZEELLO (223 posts) - - Show Bio

I am going purely by the pics posted

The first one seems like the most realistic whereas the third one looks the most like captain america.

by the way is it odd that he has an A on his forehead? Maybe it would say USA or just have a star, like his shield and chest. But then again it might be repetitive to have stars in all 3 places.

#24 Posted by tg1982 (2715 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZEELLO: I don't thnk it's odd at all, honestly. It would be odd if he had a hammer and sickle instead. The A stands for America.

I remember Leifield took off the A during heroes reborn and replaced it, and everybody hated it with a passion.

#25 Posted by DarkDay (634 posts) - - Show Bio

@Girth said:

Opena. Always loved the ultimate look.

Agreed. I know it's blasphemy but I'm not a fan of the wings.

#26 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Opena's by far.

#27 Posted by ZEELLO (223 posts) - - Show Bio

hehe I figured out what to do about the "A". Replace it with a star. then replace the star on his chest with like a wing pattern or a hawk emblem.

well maybe

btw the first pic looks pretty stale on second thought. Plus the 2 spider characters look out of place since nothing else in the pic really seems recognizable to me.

Theres something about the third pic though that just looks colorful and fun and makes you want to read. There's even Thor and there's funny dialogue and omg it actually looks like Captain American, did I mention that, why yes I think I did.

#28 Posted by TDK_1997 (14985 posts) - - Show Bio

Opena's.

#29 Posted by The_jackolantern (445 posts) - - Show Bio

What happened to this trend?people liking JRJR!this is the bizarro universe right here

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