Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Panel Discussion: Scans from Logan #1, Zombies vs Amazons vs Robots #3, Buffy #12, and More

Every week (and usually on Monday, sorry) we at Geekanerd rip panels from our comics and put them on display here, recognizing the best, worst, and weirdest moments of the week. Click the pics for high res goodness, and if you didn't read your books last week, beware some major SPOILERS.

Slickest Move - Logan #1
This series has Logan in a former life (metaphorically, I think) being a solider in WWII era Japan. As he fights his way out of a prison camp with another POW, he appears to use one of those amazing, black-ops technique touch-of-death move on one of his captors....but we know what's really going on, don't we? Ehh?! Kudos to the always inventive Brian K. Vaugn for giving Wolvie a clever way to use his powers without making Eduardo Risso draw one of those cheesy Claws-Out poses this early in the game (just ignore the cover).

CG art gone good, Amazons gone bad, and a distinct lack of privacy after the jump...

Adventures in Computer Coloring
- Cable #1
Albo recently picked on Amazing Spider-Man #549 for some seriously dubious decisions in using real world textures for comic pages. Here, however, using what looks like photographic reference and some sort of 3-D modeling, this splash page by Ariel Olivetti looks positively awe-inspiring. Okay, the water is still looking a little photoshoppy, but Cable himself and that strip of road...gorgeous. And I certainly never thought I'd be referring to Cable as gorgeous.

Most Awkward Moment - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #12
The great achievement in this issue was having Buffy's highly publized sexual experimentation "morning after" scene go from angst to high comedy in about two panels flat, the high point of which is this extremely awkward, Jurassic Parkesque moment between Buffy and MegaDawn.

Biggest Anti-Climax - Zombies vs Robots vs Amazons #3
You know, I really liked the first few issues of this series. It walked a very fine line between sexy and exploitative, characterization and stereotype. But boy, they really blow it with this groaner of an ending....having to swiftly depose of their Amazon plotline now that the story is over, they have the survivors simply trip and fall down a bottomless pit. I understand there's been a high degree of silliness in this series (ref: the title) but these amazons deserved better than this lame and disappointing send-off.

The Magic of Comics - Zombies vs Robots vs Amazons #3
Okay, so maybe issue #3 had it's moments. Here at Geekanerd we're a big fan of panels that achieve this "moment in time" effect without the use of sound effects or action lines. This page is a quick lesson in balance and composition, beautifully "executed".

1 comment:

Lena said...

That's all we get on Buffy? One paragraph?

Well I guess it's a start.