[identity profile] cyberghostface.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily

Meh. I usually like Romita Sr but this isn't do anything for me. (And this isn't my anti-BND feelings, as I think the Ross cover is nice.)

Date: 2009-06-29 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neuhallidae.insanejournal.com
That's the cutest May's looked since her short-haired stint with Jarvis. I've never been a fan of the "granny bun" look on her.

Date: 2009-06-29 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blake_reitz.insanejournal.com
I think it might just be that everyone looks kind of placid. Yes, as they are trapped in Spider-Man's web of Xanax!

Date: 2009-06-29 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sir_razorback.insanejournal.com
Man, that art's a real throwback. It's what the 60's/70's art would look like if it was produced with today's materials.

Date: 2009-06-29 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khamelea.insanejournal.com
Some of it reminds me of the Freedom Force videogame.

Date: 2009-06-30 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arilou_skiff.insanejournal.com

Which reminds me, I should post some of the Freedom Force comics.

Date: 2009-07-01 09:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bariman1987.insanejournal.com
They actually made Freedom Force comics?! Post them please!

Date: 2009-06-30 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
I'd rather see 60s/70s art produced with 60s/70s materials.

Date: 2009-06-29 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] colonel_green.insanejournal.com
Pretty bland. His cover for Daredevil a year or so ago was a lot better.

Date: 2009-06-29 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandoz_iscariot.insanejournal.com
It's an okay cover, not as incredibly dated looking as the "Peter Brady" alt. cover he did early in BND. (Mary Jane looks particularly off for a cover by the guy who drew the famous "Jackpot" panel!) But thank God for an artist who knows what the Osborn hair is supposed to look like.

Date: 2009-06-30 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
Mary Jane looks older here, maybe late 30s, early 40s. Do you think Romita is trying to tell us something?

Date: 2009-06-29 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com
Wow, he's still got it !

Date: 2009-06-30 05:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dimesfornickels.wordpress.com (from insanejournal.com)
In agreement. Get that man a series!

Date: 2009-06-29 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] persoconchii.insanejournal.com
The girls need to lay off the blush....

Date: 2009-06-29 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
It's plain, nothing as unique as say, his Daredevil cover.

Date: 2009-06-29 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
Kinda bland. He should never be inked this delicately, or without a brush.

Date: 2009-06-29 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
Who's that on the bottom right supposed to be?

Date: 2009-06-29 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmdr_zoom.insanejournal.com
As others have said, a bit bland. But still classic.

Date: 2009-06-29 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oddpuppets.insanejournal.com
I've noticed this trend in a lot of retro-looking covers and just some pretty bland modern pieces - the failure to match coloring with inks/pencils/style. You CANNOT give a Romita Sr some slap-on Photoshop layovers. Look at it! Basic gradiations, either lots of blur or improperly done layer work, and craptastic tonal values. Yes, in the past they had such color schemes but they fit because of the time. When you do a modern take, either you have to manipulate your PS skills to emulate the old graininess of the past, or find a new way to spin a classic artist like Romita Sr into something dynamic for the modern world.

It really pisses me off. Lazy, uninspired coloring is disgraceful. If Romita Sr did the coloring himself (unlikely) then he needs to get a damn good colorist. If it was someone else, if I were Marvel/Romita sr, I'd be hiring someone else.

Date: 2009-06-30 04:41 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] angelophile.insanejournal.com
Agreed. The coloring kills this, unfortunately. It's not really the art that's making it bland.

Date: 2009-06-30 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
I would say that too. And it has all the visual dynamism beige can give.

Date: 2009-06-30 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
Wow, Marvel really is stuck in the past.


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