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Authors from Robert Louis Stevenson to Chuck Palahniuk have dealt with the internal duality and struggle for mastery of the whole within a person. For me, that struggle came to a head when the part of me that wants to read the whole run of Ultimate Fantastic Four defeated the part of me that has tried three times to pick up the Millar/Land run on UFF.

On the whole, it's a terrible, huvenile and ugly run. It will surprise nobody that Land's art is terrible, with inconsistencies between character models, characters whose face doesn't fit on their heads and a lot of people shouting, either in frustration or surprise with the patented Cock goes where?" face.

The writing isn't much cop either, with a lot of daft ideas (and some good ones, like the Super Skrull's journey through time)

The one that caught my eye was in the stupid Namor story, where Reed Richards and Namor fight in New York".

Namor's being petulant and wants to destroy all surface dwellers, etc, Reed turns up in a giant robot suit that has the powers of each of the Fantastic Four and also a "helmet that makes my thoughts into three dimensional constructs, mister... All I have to do is think of something and it'll appear out of nowhere and beat you up."

So he thinks of this

Yes, that's Sue and Johnny's mum, back from the apparently dead but actually faked her death so that she could work on uncovering Atlantis for the princely sum of $1m (and that was when $1m was a lot of money)

A pre-emptive warning that LAAAAND is old hat.

Date: 2010-09-05 10:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] punishermax
Hey Everyone!

Time for the new sensation (lol) sweeping the nation!

Copying characters from porn!

Need an image of Sue Storm looking shocked? No problem! Trace an actress from "Great Gulping Gals" and you're almost there! Just need some coloring and we're on our way to half price drinks at Applebees!

Need a drawing of a MILF in her underwear pointing at the viewer? Beckoning them to spend money on less than stellar writing in order to gain jack off fodder? Shit son, the internet is a wonderland of images of that nature!

Tracing from porn! It makes life easier! And less creative!

Date: 2010-09-06 09:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] geoffsebesta
What do we get for saying she looks like Sarah Palin?

Date: 2010-09-06 09:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fifthie
You get told that every attractive brunette woman who wears glasses is not actually Sarah Palin and everyone's gotten tired of being told that they are.

Date: 2010-09-06 09:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] geoffsebesta
Earthlings all look the same to me anyway.

Date: 2010-09-06 12:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
So that's why it looks like something is pushing against the inside of her cheek in the second picture.

Date: 2010-09-06 12:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
That one's traced from a drawing reference book. He went a little too far on the referencing.

Date: 2010-09-06 01:16 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
No, no... you're supposed to answer with a "...goes where?" line. My immaturity is so wasted around here.

You know, I can't help but to notice that Land's Dracula looks a lot like every other artists' Morbius. Well, not exactly since most other artists can draw without copy/paste. But still, different white guy with teeth problems.

Date: 2010-09-06 01:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] his_spiffynesss
Actually I own that reference book, it's darn useful really, and I now started noticing anytime those images turn up in comics.


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