I don't like the artwork on Nemesis. :(

After Steve's enormous success on Old Man Logan, and before that Civil War, working with inker, Dexter Vines, he (for some reason) finds himself inker-less on Nemesis.  
 
The result IMO is really shoddy.
 
I don't know if this was done to save money on this creator-owned project, but the result really sucks.

17 Comments
17 Comments
Posted by Shima

How about an image of what you are talking about so I can join you saying that you are right and it sux or to be against you and say that you are crazy and need to be put in Arkham XP

Posted by Roxanne Starr

I've never seen McNiven art look scratchy like this...
 

Posted by War Killer

Oh yeah, compared to his work from Civil War and Old Man Logan...that art sucks, maybe it wil be changed?

Posted by Roxanne Starr

The time for an inker to tighten up pencils is before the artwork is published.
 
You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Posted by Sparda

You know what else is a byproduct of not having an inker?
 
ALL OF YOUR PANTS LOOK LIKE CARGO PANTS.

Posted by Roxanne Starr

<<You know what else is a byproduct of not having an inker?
 
ALL OF YOUR PANTS LOOK LIKE CARGO PANTS. >>
 
Well, maybe tights don't look like cargo pants, but they don't look like tights either. They look like skin with bad creases.

Posted by The_Martian

Its not bad art, but not nearly as good as Civil War or Old Man Logan.

Posted by Roxanne Starr

Once you've had caviar, it's hard to go back to spam.
 
I just made that cliche up. :)

Posted by War Killer
@Nobody said:
"Its not bad art, but not nearly as good as Civil War or Old Man Logan. "
I agree that it's not bad art, but it's nothing like this:
 

 
Posted by Roxanne Starr

Thank you, War Killer!
 
My point exactly.

Posted by Jotham

The art doesn't seem too bad to me. The WRITING on the other hand...

Posted by Agent Buttons
I think his work is pretty good.
Posted by Roxanne Starr

I only read a few pages. As soon as I figured out the premise, I lost interest.
 
The writing might be all right, but I will never find out. Between the annoying artwork and the over-done theme, I have no interest in this title.

Posted by bingbangboom

I think it is a combo of the Inker/Colorist that really help his art. Not sure what they are doing here but it just doesn't fit as well. Sounds like the book isn't really written to his strengths because another artist could nail it with the dark themes.

Posted by Roxanne Starr

Your right, Bingbangboom.
 
Steve's style is far too "heroic" to be wasted on this book.

Posted by DH69

definitly not his best stuff.

Posted by Roxanne Starr
@DH69 said:
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definitly not his best stuff.

"

Ahem. Without Dexter, McNiven's artwork falls apart.