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icon_uk ([personal profile] icon_uk) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-11-14 02:11 pm

One of Tim's early career defining moments

From fairly early in the Knightfall run, we have Tim vs a couple of the heavier hitters in Gotham for the first time.

I'm not normally a fan of Sam Kieth's style, but I love Tim's "I SO hate my life right now" expression.

7 and a bit pages from 22.

Whilst trailing Bane in an effort to find out more about him (Stalker!Tim to the fore again) Tim has been bushwacked by persons unknown (Guess who)

Jim Balent is guest penciller of this issue and I really like his style.

On the next page, the one who "pretended" to be Batman was Jean-Paul Valley (oh the irony). Oh and Bane's casual comment about how much easier it would have been to blind Tim is one of the more creepy moments Bane has had IMHO (But then, I'm squeamish about eyes)

Yay Tim!

He's blindfolded, with his hands tied, on a narrow brick walkway, in the middle of deafening water and he's STILL trying to fight. That's the proper Robin spirit!

Also have to say, if we have to have Croc as a monstrous beast, that's a "good" look for him.

Y'think Tim?

I'm not quite sure what move Tim is making in this next page, I can imagine what move he's TRYING for (trying to get his wrists in front of him, but I'm not sure the movements match. Still, Robins SHOULD be bendy...

This is also some good fight choreography here, you can FEEL those punches.

You almost have to admire Croc and Bane's dedication to trying to whale the crap of each other, even when they have what should count as other more pressing concerns.

And there we run out of page count, so let's just assume that they all lived happily ever after....

Trevor McCarthy has posted, on his twitter feed, a sample panel from his one-off issue of Nightwing, to be seen in #4.

He's certainly improved since his last run on the title, IMHO.
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[personal profile] mrosa 2011-11-14 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I think the reason those punches feel so strong is because of the motion lines. They make all the difference. Modern pencillers no longer use them and the art becomes static and bodies and objects lose sense of weight and movement. They become just drawn figures.

I wrote about this recently in my blog:

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[personal profile] blunderbuss 2011-11-15 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Word to that. So many comics now have lovely art and coloring, but are incapable of capturing genuine motion. Then all the characters seem like cardboard cutouts who aren't actually interacting with the environment.
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[personal profile] blunderbuss 2011-11-15 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry for the doublepost, but I just read your tumbler post. It's a brilliant article and I agree with all of it. I'd say you should actually make a post of it right here in SD, because you make a lot of great points.
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[personal profile] mrosa 2011-11-17 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the nice words :-)