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J.G. Jones / Crisis

Postby Benjamin » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:31 pm

wow... ouch. I had heard J.G. was way behind on Final Crisis... but even this is beyond rushing your work I think.

http://i.newsarama.com/images/FC_5-2.jpg
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Postby HellboyOne » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:33 pm

Doesn't even look like his art.
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Postby JoelRCarroll » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:09 pm

You know.....I heard a rumor....

I'm sure some of you did, as well.
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Postby chobot3000 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:50 pm

You know, I'm just gonna say it: I HATE rumours on forums. I really hope this thread doesn't turn into yet another forum of "I heard this, I heard that...but I can't tell." which sends a bazillion titilated lurkers running to google up mis-information till the wee hours.

I'm not saying that to be down on you, Joel. You know I respect you.

That said, that ww DOES look weird.
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Postby CosmicPencil » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:24 am

JG did have an interview where he mentioned he was running behind on Final Crisis, so much that Doug Mahnke is stepping in for the final issue. As far as the image posted, it seems as if there have been a few lo-res files that have been posted on Newsarama. I would have to say that it's probably not the final image although I could be wrong.

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Postby ichormosquito » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:55 am

What's wrong with it? The perspective of her arm? The face? The colors? It's a weirdish looking Wonder Woman; but it's also the cover to a Morrison book, so I don't see the problem. It goes well with the other covers.
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Postby HellboyOne » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:56 pm

JoelRCarroll wrote:You know.....I heard a rumor....

I'm sure some of you did, as well.


No idea what this means. Hope my nerd card isn't revoked. That cover looks like it was referenced from an Elvis photo.
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Postby obstacle1 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:02 pm

I hate to say but I've always thought he was kinda a hack. Anybody ever see that Superman wizard cover he totally ripped from some famous wrestlers photo?
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Postby drugmassacre » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:06 pm

hahaha i googled "j.g. jones rumor" and all i got was tons of message board threads about people talking baout how horrible the rumor is and how fucked up the situation is....but the only references to said rumor are "somebodyu told me it and it's bad you don't even want to know"

....so i really have no idea if their even is a real rumor
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Postby Benjamin » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:37 pm

I didn't really want to have to point it out, since I think to artists all of these things should be recognized immediatly, AND its just poor sportmasnship, but what the hay...

its a horribly muddy (I find alot of his work is though). WW has a mans face. Un-greek/Amazonian hair. and most of all... her gigantic fucking head would proportionally fit a body about twice the size of the one illustrated.

Those are major points, I could go on... but you guys get the picture.

It would be fun if there were a well illustrated version, and this was the one where you had to find all the differences/errors. lol.
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Postby ichormosquito » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:21 pm

Eh, it's stylized. It might not be pretty, but I still think it's a bold, intriguing image. To each his own. :D

The orange skin-tone and purple background are more vibrant on the actual copy.
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Postby obstacle1 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:34 pm

Some kid did come in the comic shop and say that Dan Didio slept with his wife.

I just laughed and said "What are you talking about?"

thats not really the rumor is it?
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Postby JoelRCarroll » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:45 pm

I totally didn't mean to stir up drama or anything.

I was surprised to hear that J.G. Jones even made it as far as Issue 5, as I'd heard he hadn't made it that far and Doug Mahnke was finishing it off.

Maybe I shouldn't even have an opinion of Final Crisis, as it just reads a mess, and the art since #1 seemed rushed, much like Yu's Secret Invasion stuff.

These big crossovers are just product, and rushing these poor artists for "fast" cash just turns my stomach.
I LOVE superheroes and when I read these things, I have no idea what's going on or what's important....nothing feels permanent.

So, maybe I'm just a cranky, elitist grampa, but this crap isn't the future of mainstream comics.
It's a horrible cross-over grift.

No one can create art under these pressures.

Maybe I'm naive for feeling that comics can be art and product.
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