"Who fights an army with purple tape over their nipples?"
Starfire can. She destroyed 3 tanks inbetween panels while wearing purple tape over her nipples.
Last edited by Bricolo; 05-23-2012 at 08:28 AM.
You want I should bop you with this lollipop?
And then things get Grant Morrison-like weird: "there are better artists out there who don't get work". And there are also people dying of starvation in the world daily. Should the rest of us stop eating a bit more if we feel like it because of that? How is Rob Liefeld responsible for other artists not getting recognised?! He does what all other artists do, try to get a gig going. Why is it alright for other artists to try to get work, but not Liefeld? Because some people don't like him? I am either not cut out to grasp such deep thoughts or that is a bunch of nonsense. There are almost always going to be people that seek employment and don't easily find it. And that is a very sad reality. But it is how things are, and solutions to such issues come through all of the memebrs of a society banding together to adress the problem, not Rob Liefeld to stop drawing.
I don't like Rob Liefeld's work for the most part as well. Some of his past work is interesting, but still not something that I like. I actually get somewhat depressed when I force myself to go through his work. Not saying it as a euphimism. I truely start to feel like there is no point in reading comics, like all the fun is snuffed out of them. The only reason I keep checking out his work is because his style reminds me of Marc Silvestri and Jim Lee a bit, and like a moth towards a bright light, I just can't help myself but get drawn in, in his case, just for the possibility that there is some exciting image somewhere in there. However I don't bash the guy. And I don't understand the trend to talk bad about him. I just try to stay away from his work. How hard is that? How hard is, not being a jerk on a message board just because you can?
@ anyone who uses 'troll' as a lazy way to dismiss another's opinion.
You know what? I'm NOT a troll. I am a impassioned comic reader. I have the RIGHT to call out crap in something I love.
I couldn't give a flying monkeys if Superman has underpants on the outside, I don't care if Batman turns out to be gay, I actually WOULD like to see Wonder Woman in long pants but that's only a personal taste thing and ultimately, again only the fanboys care.
I DO care on the other hand that the monkey fingered git who espouses comics in one breath and dismisses them in the next, embezzles money and steals others art and ideas (look back in the early history of Image kiddies) not only STILL has people who are complacent about him but STILL finds work and STILL has a smattering of fans, go look at his website, trust me they exist. I really am sick of writers and artists and journalists either defending this UTTER cretin or worse yet having a go at the people who actually do care enough to say something. Christ Augie, have some balls and call Liefeld crap, you'll feel better.
He's not even doing any real work on the DC books, he has two inkers covering his mistakes on Deathstroke and there's no way he wrote the dialogue in Hawkman.
As an artist (not a working one but certainly trying to be) I can OBJECTIVELY say that Liefeld is a terrible 'artist'. In comics there is stylisation, Tim Sale, Kelly Jones, Jim Lee are all very stylised, leaning towards the expressive and the emotive areas of art. If someone doesn't like their work I can get that, it's just not their cup of tea, but Liefeld is not a stylised artist. he simply doesn't understand any of the basic principles of art, let alone sequential story telling, there's no 'each to their own' argument to be made, he's NOT an artist in any way shape or form.
Why do I hate Liefeld? Because I love comics.
And the complaints about Liefeld taking work away from talented artists rings kinda hollow to me because he's hired a bunch of talented young up-and-comers to work on his relaunched Extreme Studios titles. And the fact that he has relatively little attachment to his stable characters seems to result in the talent on these books being given more creative freedom than on some of the titles over at Marvel and DC that both fans and TPTB deem too precious to meddle with.
I see the same crap in every thread about All Star Batman and Robin. Personally I think it's one of the best books I've read in years, but plenty of others refuse to even accept the possibility that the book has any redeeming features.