Bradshaw or Bachelo

#1 Edited by Dman1366 (1079 posts) - - Show Bio

Which artist do you think is better for WatX? Even though I love Bachalo's creativity, his panels are sometimes too difficult to decipher. I prefer Bradshaw, even though his art is a tad bit cartoony, I enjoy his clear artwork and his take on the female body.

#2 Posted by cattlebattle (14386 posts) - - Show Bio

Bachalo is one of my favorite artists, he was one of the originators of the "graffiti influenced" style in comics, I always love his stuff

#3 Edited by Dman1366 (1079 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle: this is what I loved about Bachalo too

#4 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7684 posts) - - Show Bio


#5 Posted by Thunderscream (1975 posts) - - Show Bio

Is Bradshaw the guy that makes everyone look like Cabbage Patch dolls?

#6 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3980 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to be a huge Bachalo fan, but his style has definitely gotten messier. I don't like graffiti, so maybe that's why his current style doesn't resonate with me. Neither is my favorite, but I can appreciate both. If Bachalo uses the style he had during Generation NeXt, then him for sure.

#7 Edited by The_Diamond_Prince (73 posts) - - Show Bio

Bradshaw, simply for the clarity in his work. I don't spend too much time trying to figure out what exactly is going on, and there is a charm about his characters. I love Bachalo too, and his work in the last few arcs has gotten clearer, but Bradshaw is less of a headache.

#8 Posted by Rickbarry (1981 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't particularly enjoy the art that's difficult to interpret. Bachalo is the person that makes it kind of difficult to read, but it's not bad. There's just way too much stuff going on in his panels.

#9 Posted by Mercy_ (93365 posts) - - Show Bio

Bradshaw sucks.

Bachalo's an acquired taste but I love him.

#10 Posted by TheAnnihilator (1048 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both.

#11 Edited by MarvelGrey (251 posts) - - Show Bio

Bachalo's art is really awful for the story I couldn't even tell what was going on in the last 4 books he worked on. It seems like the artists of today just throw their work out there because they are already established when you take a look of Romita's Uncanny X-Men(to the right), or even Bachalo's work from Generation x (to the left) much better.

Why are we so quick to judge Greg Land when people like Bachalo are let go of our reins. The 90's sure we let everyone who had a replica of Jim Lee of Rob Liefield's art be free because that was the only type we got. Don't we deserve better?

Oh yeah Bradshaw because there is so much less to complain about, and it looks good.

#12 Posted by God_Spawn (39646 posts) - - Show Bio

Bradshaw. Bachalo for me varies heavily from comic to comic. As previously mentioned, sometimes his artwork is just a bit too difficult to decipher. In WATXM 12, I found the panels very hard to read, but in other issues were easier to follow. I think it depends on the tone of the comic with Bachalo for me. A lighter theme and his style works well. I guess I can say the same for Bradshaw too. He does have a bit of a toony style and some characters are a bit off but all in all, I would take him on every issue of WATXM over Bachalo. I don't like how either of them really draw Wolverine though which is ironic since it is his book.


Why are we so quick to judge Greg Land when people like Bachalo are let go of our reins.

Not gonna lie, Land is one of my favorites. I love his stuff on X-Men and his whole 3D art style is awesome. Even if he does trace.

#13 Posted by MarvelGrey (251 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: Yeah Wolverine is drawn awfully in the book at least they keep that consistent.

I like me some Land art too for the 3D as well and if I look at the females at a certain way they don't have the same face except when they do those p#%* faces.

#14 Posted by SoA (5798 posts) - - Show Bio

i cant stand Bachalo's work . i don't like Bradshaw making wolvie cuddly either , but at least with Bradshaw i can tell what's happening and the guys look different

#15 Posted by pmvaun (14 posts) - - Show Bio

Bradshaw. Bachalo should never be allowed to draw Wolverine and his panels are confusing. It makes me sick every time i see him destroy Wolverine. Bachalo's Iceman just looks stupid. He shouldn't be drawing comics he shouldn't even be drawing coloring books.

#16 Edited by God_Spawn (39646 posts) - - Show Bio

@MarvelGrey: Lol, yeah. It gives it its charm. It's not supposed to be a serious book so I think they can get away from it just fine, but serious issues they seem to make them look weird. Bradshaw I think is just consistently better as far as overall characters go. With AvX going on, I don't think those artists are doing the tie-ins justice. Emma looked 12 in WATXM 13 and Gladiator looks awkward and in WATXM Mjolnir was like 5 feet in length for some reason.

Agreed. The pron and screaming faces all look the same and Cyclops looks like Tom Cruise with all his gear off. I do prefer Land's take on UXM this time around compared to the other artists. He at least makes Colossonaut look cool and not like a giant d*ck. I also like his take on Namor, Magneto, and Cyclops when his full get up and a good chunk of his Emma Frost stuff and I can't forget his Tabula Rasa stuff was good. He also drew Thing and Rulk well in the tie in. His Hepzibah was just poor and I don't like his take on Hope either. I've preferred him over Pacheco and Acuna right now. Don't like his shiny style, not that it is bad art.

#17 Posted by MarvelGrey (251 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: Yeah I saw his Emma I Didn't like the way some females are done by Bradshaw his best is Blindfold. Yeah Land was enjoyable during that whole arc except for that panel where Hope laughed at something Namor said the way he portrays women you would think that when they laugh they wouldn't look like horses. Weaver's art in UXM#14 was exceptional for the sinister book.

#18 Posted by God_Spawn (39646 posts) - - Show Bio

@MarvelGrey: Hope just looked weird throughout that whole arc lol. Yeah, Weaver did a good job and I think Peterson did a great job too in UXM#4, except the little girl looked like Chucky in some scenes.

#19 Posted by John Valentine (16427 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Diamond_Prince said:

Bradshaw, simply for the clarity in his work. I don't spend too much time trying to figure out what exactly is going on, and there is a charm about his characters. I love Bachalo too, and his work in the last few arcs have gotten clearer, but Bradshaw is less of a headache.

I agree.

#20 Posted by jrock85 (2882 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate both.

#21 Posted by Mr Marvel82 (128 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Bradshaw's style fits WatX a bit more. He draws youthful characters really nicely. And he get's points for making Quentin Quire look cool!

#22 Posted by Vance Astro (89666 posts) - - Show Bio

They are both god awful stylistically.

#23 Posted by cc1738 (371 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate both. . I found the art so irritating I couldn't tolerate it. It made me not get the series

#24 Edited by stambo42 (175 posts) - - Show Bio

Bachalo. I miss some of his '94 approaches, but he's still a pleasure to read. Bradshaw is a collection of thin and undirected lines that lack any concept of corners to ground them. All this I could get over and work through if it wasn't for the god awful cabbage patch faces already mentioned.

#25 Posted by x_29 (2375 posts) - - Show Bio

Bradshaw. His art fits the book perfectly.

#26 Posted by Nightcrawler23 (859 posts) - - Show Bio


#27 Posted by Daycrawler (556 posts) - - Show Bio

Bradshaw. The amount of detail in each panel, the layouts and the way he draws people's expressions are all fantastic. Things just explode off the page! Sure it's a bit toony but that is in keeping with the tone of the book so I don't see a problem. I like his take on Logan too.

I love Bachalo's work too though, but lately it's getting a bit of a chore to decipher what is going on and the colors can be a bit murky too which further complicates things. His take on characters can be a bit off too. Absolutely hate his Iceman, but then he can go and draw an awesome Beast. Plus he makes women's legs look a weird chunky / peggy way (hard to describe, but it's off-putting!)

#28 Posted by TDK_1997 (16121 posts) - - Show Bio

Bachalo is one of my favorite artists.Bradshaw isn't bad but I don't enjoy it much.

#29 Posted by cc1738 (371 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually not a fan of either one. It made me not not get the series. Out of the two I would have to say Bachalo. I can at least tolerate his work a majority of the time. I can't stand Bradshaw. Everyone looks like kids and it makes the comic unreadable for me.

#30 Posted by Madame_Mist (1337 posts) - - Show Bio

I favour Bradshaw over Bachelo, but not by much.

#31 Posted by Metron144 (106 posts) - - Show Bio

Bachalo's best work is EASILY steampunk. Since then it's like he's just throwing together anything. In one panel, he had kid gladiators forearm as a simple cylinder. I was like "ok come on man.". I'm not a bachalo hater at all, but like so many have said, it is hard to tell whats going on in a lot of his panels. Why are people even mentioning greg land? He is a disgrace. Until he actually draws, I won't give him any respect.

#32 Posted by VesKaGan (103 posts) - - Show Bio


I can't stand Bachalo.

#33 Posted by X35 (6450 posts) - - Show Bio


But only because I want Bachalo instead to draw a book that isn't a pile of crap.

#34 Edited by stambo42 (175 posts) - - Show Bio

Ya'll people are easily confused.

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