|11-21-2008, 04:51 PM||#11|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
There aren't too many artists that their first pro work is great. Jim Lee's first stuff doesn't match his first X-Men stuff.
|11-21-2008, 08:10 PM||#12|
Bridge Layer Driver
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ft. Wadsworth
McFarlane had actually been around for a few years when he drew issue 61. He started with Marvel on their EPIC Comics' "Coyote" and also had a tenure on DC's "Infinity, Inc." In some of his Infinity issues, you can see where he start messing around with layout. For instance: one page had a random background shot of Jade lounging around in a bikini, behind three or four panels.
He didn't develop his 'funky webbing' style until roughly late 1987 when he became the regular artist on "Incredible Hulk".
It's funny how it usually takes a comic artist a few years to develop their distinctive style. Early George Perez stuff looks a combo of Jack Kirby and Dick Dillin.
When the "GI Joe Special #1" was released (early 1995), it was totally Marvel trying to cash-in on the name "McFarlane".
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|11-21-2008, 09:06 PM||#13|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Tukwila WA
I have both of them.... I like the cover for the special... But the art in side kinda sucks....
|11-26-2008, 02:41 AM||#14|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tooele (two-willa), Utah
It was all the inker's fault... Todd's stuff looks better with a good inker... but his work was still a little off with the perspective... not his best work...
Remember, the cover wasn't drawn by Todd, it was Phil Gosier imitating his style to cash in on the popularity of McFarlane... as mentioned before...
Look at Roadblock's head.... hehe
I have the issue in digital format and is included on the disk I'm selling on eBay...
Click my ebay avatar for more info...
|11-26-2008, 02:50 AM||#15|
Broca Beach Realtor
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Broca Beach
I wish i would have bought that at the time, but i thought "i have 61 why buy it again?"
|11-26-2008, 02:57 AM||#16|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Originally: Huntington Beach, CA
I bought it when it came out because I was hoping that the series was relaunching, or that there were more specials planned. Mainly I bought it because I was hungry for a Joe Comic.
|11-26-2008, 02:34 PM||#17|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
I've known about it for a few years, but never knew it was a rejected issue 61. I kinda have even less enthusiasm about it now
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