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Author Topic: Marvel's First Alien Series Announced!  (Read 111773 times)


Nukiemorph
May 29, 2021, 10:40:50 AM
Reply #1441 on: May 29, 2021, 10:40:50 AM
Uh...

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Or it's bad aim.

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Honestly, I see the issues with the art, but it’s good enough that I could enjoy this if the writing was good… but my gripes with the writing are piling up.

In the comic’s (minor) defense, most of my complaints with this issue are crammed onto those three pages. Singling those pages out definitely magnifies the problems for people who aren’t reading the whole thing.


426Buddy
May 29, 2021, 12:42:18 PM
Reply #1442 on: May 29, 2021, 12:42:18 PM
I'd prefer Sam Keith over this dreck.

I've seen enough of the art and story here to make me gIad I'm no longer collecting.



Voodoo Magic
May 29, 2021, 12:49:43 PM
Reply #1443 on: May 29, 2021, 12:49:43 PM
WTF did I just read, was hard to keep track of what happened in the panels and then a guy with a ribcage thats molted like that still talks and shots his pulse rifle? Do I even need to say a person wouldnt be able to do that xD

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Uh...

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Or it's bad aim.

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Honestly, I see the issues with the art, but it’s good enough that I could enjoy this if the writing was good… but my gripes with the writing are piling up.

In the comic’s (minor) defense, most of my complaints with this issue are crammed onto those three pages. Singling those pages out definitely magnifies the problems for people who aren’t reading the whole thing.

That's fair. The first three pages are the worst of the book. But it was less singling out those pages and more giving visual aid to Local's understandable confusion with the particular logic of the situation.

But also to be fair, that lack of logic in writing from all different directions can take a reader out of the book and damper the rest of the story. If your meal starts you out with a bad taste in your mouth, it can ruin the rest of the meal. I know it did at least for me.  :-\


SiL
May 29, 2021, 12:59:49 PM
Reply #1444 on: May 29, 2021, 12:59:49 PM
I feel if something like those three pages exist to be singled out in the first place, the story is weak.


Engineer
May 29, 2021, 01:15:42 PM
Reply #1445 on: May 29, 2021, 01:15:42 PM
I think the art is bad throughout the entirety of all 3 issues, except for the sheep-things... the alien shots are definitely the worst.

But look at those sheep-things. It looks like a completely different artist drew them!! They turned out good! I think those turned out good, and look like a different artist drew them, because it was the one thing he had to use his imagination for and create from scratch; everything else he had photos and screenshots to use.

PS. Why do the two aliens on page 10 look too small?

« Last Edit: May 29, 2021, 01:18:43 PM by Engineer »

SiL
May 29, 2021, 01:19:22 PM
Reply #1446 on: May 29, 2021, 01:19:22 PM

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Engineer
May 29, 2021, 01:20:11 PM
Reply #1447 on: May 29, 2021, 01:20:11 PM

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Lmfao



426Buddy
May 29, 2021, 01:39:27 PM
Reply #1449 on: May 29, 2021, 01:39:27 PM
I'd prefer Sam Keith over this dreck.

Inhuman Condition is genuinely one of my favorite Aliens comics, narratively and Keith's art.

It's not in my top 5 but I agree that SK's style really works with that particular story.

But I'll take his crazy as sh*t art over this soulless photoshopped turd any time.


« Last Edit: May 29, 2021, 01:42:15 PM by 426Buddy »

Corporal Hicks
May 29, 2021, 04:06:19 PM
Reply #1450 on: May 29, 2021, 04:06:19 PM


I'm still enjoying the story though.
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Didn’t some comics do this too? I remember the first Superman/Aliens did the “marks on the face” thing as well unless I’m mistaken.

Nothing jumps out at me, but I can't say I've read the DC crossovers that many times. I just thought of Spike from Alien 3 immediately.

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Remind me? The sucker marks? I think this is distinctly more based on Spike's injuries.

Somehow, the art looks less crappy on the actual printed pages, than reading digitally.


426Buddy
May 29, 2021, 04:17:26 PM
Reply #1451 on: May 29, 2021, 04:17:26 PM
I had a chance to thumb through the first issue when it was released and it was still off-putting imo.

« Last Edit: May 29, 2021, 04:21:26 PM by 426Buddy »

Still Collating...
May 29, 2021, 04:57:14 PM
Reply #1452 on: May 29, 2021, 04:57:14 PM
Really hope they go with a new artist once this arc is up.

Agreed. The lackluster quality of the line art has really sabotaged this first comic. Issue #3 has made it clear that Larroca just can't do Aliens. They're so obviously toys, and not posed beyond what the toys can manage. Even in the same panel, the big chap obviously referenced from the Hot Toys figure (with its less than screen accurate sculpt), changes its reference in the next panel, showing a completely different face design.

It's atrocious that professionals are so lazily tracing figures. But for me that's not even the worst part... What annoys me more is that here just like in Aliens Fire and Stone the artists do an awful job in posing the figures! They can do so much if you just try, just look at D Amazing's youtube how he poses Aliens and Predators. You can get dynamic poses and make them feel alive if you try enough and have a good understanding of anatomy and motion which you would expect from an artist. But obviously not here... The story isn't perfect but I'm willing to give it a chance. It got me intrigued enough. But the art - the awful Aliens and the faces and the weird self insertion is really taking me out of the story.


SM
May 29, 2021, 09:54:36 PM
Reply #1453 on: May 29, 2021, 09:54:36 PM


I'm still enjoying the story though.
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Didn’t some comics do this too? I remember the first Superman/Aliens did the “marks on the face” thing as well unless I’m mistaken.

Nothing jumps out at me, but I can't say I've read the DC crossovers that many times. I just thought of Spike from Alien 3 immediately.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Remind me? The sucker marks? I think this is distinctly more based on Spike's injuries.

Somehow, the art looks less crappy on the actual printed pages, than reading digitally.

Yeah sucker marks.  Haven't seen the comic.


Nukiemorph
May 29, 2021, 11:03:57 PM
Reply #1454 on: May 29, 2021, 11:03:57 PM
That's fair. The first three pages are the worst of the book. But it was less singling out those pages and more giving visual aid to Local's understandable confusion with the particular logic of the situation.
I understand that wasn't the intent. Just felt like that's where the thread was going with it.
But also to be fair, that lack of logic in writing from all different directions can take a reader out of the book and damper the rest of the story. If your meal starts you out with a bad taste in your mouth, it can ruin the rest of the meal. I know it did at least for me.  :-\
I also agree with this. My trust in the author took a major hit right at the start of the issue and it dampened my enthusiasm for the rest of it.


 

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