Reading this week: The Unwritten: On to Genesis, Hellblazer: Scab, Mountaingirl collection
This change is so odd, I will miss Foreman but I think Pugh will be good. Based on the cover, is this Buddy's new outfit? I actually like the shirtless and barefoot look, it works with his powers IMO.
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Well, it could have been worse. They could have put McDaniel on Birds of Prey.
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I'm pretty sure DC Editorial chooses creative line-ups by playing Spin the Bottle.
There's no sense in nonsense when the heat's hot.
If they were going to do it, wouldn't it be better to pull a creator from one of their top books?
A mid-line book will continue to be a mid-line book without a big name. I think Aquaman could survive without Reis or Green Lantern without Mahnke because they still have arguably DC's biggest writer attached. Sure you can argue why mess with a good thing, but if they're going to change it up, why not be bold?
As for Aquaman and GL, I'd get some fresh talent. If Marvel can find Pichelli and Bradshaw for Ultimate Spider-man and WATXM, I'm sure DC can just as well find some talented up-and-comers.
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I really liked Steve Pugh's artwork on the original Animal Man series in the '90s so the sting of losing Travel Foreman is lessened somewhat but the decision to change artists within the first year is one I don't get. The new Animal Man has, afaik, been one of the more acclaimed New 52 titles so why break up the Lemire/Foreman team? I like to see a creative team put a large number of issues under their belts (at least a year-plus) not this changing drivers mid-stream malarkey. But like I say, at least Steve Pugh's back.
Last edited by demos99; 02-09-2012 at 10:12 AM.
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I don't read Suicide Squad, but I like the current artists on all of the other books just fine. This doesn't really make a massive amount of sense to me
I'm skeptical of Foreman's suitability on BoP, but I have to say that penciled page at the end of the article looks pretty nice.
Steve Pugh on Animal Man full-time?
Travel Foreman on BoP does seem really weird, but I will say that that preview page looks gorgeous so...who knows?
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I'm honestly not as broken up about this as I would have thought. Foreman is fantastic on animal man but he's not the reason I pick up the book every month, and Pugh looks good.
I just want to chime in briefly, because everyone here has been so supportive of the book and because there's so much behind the scenes stuff that goes on with these books... I read a lot of comics and I too get confused about whats going on in some books and ultimately feel like we're getting a raw deal sometimes.
The change on Animal Man boils down to the reason I was on the book to begin with, which was that I needed to take on a job after my mother died (to deal with the financial end of someone being sick for a while and then passing) and Animal Man was the only thing DC was going to let me do. Which in any other time frame would have been perfect.
But really the context of me dealing with the death of my mom and drawing the kind of content in Animal Man just burned me out sooner than I thought.
I had hoped to stay on the book until at least the spring so that the artist I wanted to replace me was free from his commitments, but I would have ultimately just dragged the book down if I did, because it was becoming harder and harder to concentrate on the work.
Steve was bending over backwards on his fill-ins to keep the book on schedule so you have to keep that in consideration. Really, he won't skip a beat once he's doing the book full time.
I am really sorry to hear that this all happened.
Just know that your work on this book was Phenomenal, that it really made the book (in my mind) what it was, and that I'll be following you to whatever you do next.
Your sense of design and the creative, human energy you put into your books is amazing.
Condolences for your loss.
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