Monday, July 24, 2006

All Star Wonder Woman Green-Lighted

Adam Hughes is both writer and artist.

Crap. I've never read his writing.

14 comments:

  1. If you want to star reading him, you can start with his stories in Gen 13: Ordinary Heroes or his Gen 13 / Superman crossover.

    I like both books fine, and I don't think there is any objectionable stuff in them.

    I am preordering that Wonder Woman book.

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  2. Wait, the crossover -- was that when the redhead hit her head and though she was Superman? Because I saw that.

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  3. Yes, it was. (Actually, she thought she was Supergirl.) And it was a lot better than I expected it to be, thanks in no small part to the art of Lee Bermejo.

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  4. That wasn't just any redhead, that was Fairchild!

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  5. I'd really rather someone else was writing.

    Isn't having two dudes that draw similarly (I know Hughes was first, but still) as the main artists on the same character a little weird?

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  6. I like that it's "a go," but have a couple of concerns:

    1) I hope the interiors look like his covers. If not, I'm not sure the look will work for me. A big part of his illustrations is the coloring. Use some blah coloring style on it and I'll be very disappointed... And I tend to doubt that each page and panel will look as good as his covers usually do.

    *frets*

    2) That first comment, "I like both books fine," kinda concerns me.

    Most folks don't seem to know what kinda writing skills Hughes has and the only endorsement I see amounts to little more than "competent."

    Calling a book "All-Star [Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman]" and you're suggesting that it'll be superior to most of what's out there.

    *frets some more*


    (And that's not diss to the person who made the first comment.)

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  7. A big part of his illustrations is the coloring.

    Well, it will probably look different, but I have seen Hughes' pencil sketches, and even those look nice. Here is a Power Girl sketch.

    the only endorsement I see amounts to little more than "competent."

    Well, he is no Alan Moore, but competent is more than what I can say about more than half the guys who write comics anyway. He writes nice fluff with heart.

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  8. I'm having a hard time with that link, at the moment, batiduende, but I'll try to give it a shot, again, later. Thanks.

    re: "Well, he is no Alan Moore, but competent is more than what I can say about more than half the guys who write comics anyway. He writes nice fluff with heart."

    I feel you.
    Don't you think, though, that "All-Star" books suggest something extraordinary - or am I just ubying into another example of hype that no one could ever live up to?

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  9. West-- I took the All-Star books as like the Ultimate line. Not necessarily superior, but not bogged down by continuity. Accessible to the casual reader.

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  10. *scoff*

    "The Redhead." Her name is Caitlin Fairchild, Ragnell.

    (This is the only time you will ever see someone get snobbish about Gen13. Fo' reals!)

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  11. Awwww yeah.
    I am such a sucker for AH! art. I know he wrote Ghost which didn't seem phenominal but wasn't bad but boy does he make things pretty.

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  12. I'm afraid that I'm only familiar
    with his art, but boy is it pretty.
    He did a lovely job way back when,
    when he did the art for JLA. One
    of the few artists who drew a good
    looking Guy Gardner! Who'd a thunk?

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  13. Calling a book "All-Star [Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman]" and you're suggesting that it'll be superior to most of what's out there.


    I think Frank (Mr. Sunshine) Miller has already put the lie to that.

    Heck, I love Hughes' art, covers and interiors (just as good, but different) and he got this gig because That cover run he did was so popular. Guess I'll be getting this, and I'm not really even a big WW fan, at least the way she's been done for the last few decades...

    Hughes' writing is fine, as best I recall, but there hasn't been all that much of it. We'll see! I seem to recall everyone being similarly dubious about Darwyn Cooke and Mike Mignola...

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  14. Okay, okay - I am ashamed to admit that I found the end of Gen 13: Ordinary Heroes very moving. A friend of mine who was an artist borrowed both issues and then liked them so much that she didn't return them to me for two years. As a result, I'm not overly worried about his writing.

    (That, and I figure the poor guy's bursting with ideas for the character after spending years and years drawing the covers to other people's stories about her.)

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