|http://porringer.insanejournal.com/ (porringer.insanejournal.com) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-07-02 07:25 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||char: batman/bruce wayne, char: blue beetle/jaime reyes, creator: george perez, creator: mark waid, publisher: dc comics, title: batman the brave and the bold|
What followed was less scary than I thought, but still rather disconcerting. If only because it wasn't as overwhelming as I thought, and the stallholders were so helpful.
Nobody had any of the issues I was looking for :( but they did pull up issue 3 of The Brave and the Bold (featuring Blue Beetle), which reminded me why I like Blue Beetle.
(Featuring 4 pages-worth from a 21 page story. The comic also features a 6-page The Batman story designed to advertise bubblegum O_o)
Sorry this image is wide, but I thought you needed the full effect. I love the way it uses the graphics on speech. I don't know if this is a Waid thing, or a Perez thing, or a more general thing, but it is something I've loved about the Blue Beetle comic; there's this sense that it isn't trying to be an illustrated text-story, or a representation of a film, that it is instead revelling in being a comic, making full use of the graphics at its disposal.
Again, the way speech is represented, but also the characterisation. I <3 Jaime, and I love the effect he seems to have on the superheroes he meets :)
And lastly, I kind of love the way it does things like this image. The gun is part of the main panel, but the frame also makes it a separate panel because we need to notice where it is. Not a technique you could really use in film, not simply illustrating a story, but telling it in a graphic.
Anyway, hope this illustrates part of why Jaime Reyes is so awesome, and the Blue Beetle comic was so awesome. Thank you Scans Daily for introducing me to it :) (and I really hope my lj-cut has worked)