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Basil Elks
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I'd get most of these. 🙂


   
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TheBlueMarvel
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I’ve wanted a Horus (classic Thor, or any version) as a longshot pick for quite some time, at least since that Hellstrom Max series where he and Osiris appeared. I want the entire Egyptian pantheon, honestly. (Well, not over thousand gods, but Marvel’s greatest hits: Osiris, Seth, Atum/Demgorge, Grog, etc) Suffice it to say I love all the designs for Horus and that Bagley design is quite dope, so, YES, to the Forever Yesterday: Avengers. And, yes, to Force of Nature because anything New Warriors is on my list of ‘if they make it, I will buy’.


   
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I'm a sucker for most alt-universe / What If? type characters so these Avengers would be a buy for me.

Force of Nature being New Warriors related is a plus, but I'm not dying to get them.  Maybe.

The Strangers have some good looks, and some of the names are funny.  However I have no real attachment to them so I would probably pass.


   
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I might pick up Force of Nature, but I'd prefer Aqueduct as Water Wizard first.


   
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I would pass on everyone except Horus.  He would look great on a Thor shelf.


   
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Posted by: @thor-el

I always loved the Forever Yesterday designs for the Avengers, especially Horus. SO much better than his standard classic 616 look.

 

The problem is they're redesigning one of the sickest gods in any pantheon. It's almost impossible to make him look cooler than he already does.

 


   
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@thor-el Same here. Gods and Bart-art were a winning combo for me and inspiration enough to collect 20-25 issues. We also agree on Annihilation, Andrea Di Vito and Paul Pelletier (loved his Negation work, obviously) art. I also like Tom Grummett whose art (good at team books with many characters) felt similar to Pelletier. At least it did in Marvel’s T-Bolts and DC’s Power Company.

 

How Pelletier didn't become one of the biggest comic artists ever I can't understand.    I loved his work SO much -  but I guess at a time when Speed lines and gritted teeth were the hot artistic choices Pelletier's style didn't break through the noise...    I'll admit to having an affinity for a certain style -  formed by my adoration of Perez and Byrne the next guys I loved most were Paul Smith and Alan Davis...   after them it felt like Dale Keown and Paul Pelletier were next and while Keown got hot enough at the right time to ride the Image wave... Pelletier never caught fire the same way.   I think Grummet and Dodson also tend to that cleaner style I like...  

 


   
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Chooch
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If they appeared in New Warriors, I want them.


   
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The problem is they're redesigning one of the sickest gods in any pantheon. It's almost impossible to make him look cooler than he already does.

 

Yeah, Horus is THAT god, without a doubt. Hard to improve on him or Anubis.

 

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How Pelletier didn't become one of the biggest comic artists ever I can't understand.    I loved his work SO much -  but I guess at a time when Speed lines and gritted teeth were the hot artistic choices Pelletier's style didn't break through the noise...    I'll admit to having an affinity for a certain style -  formed by my adoration of Perez and Byrne the next guys I loved most were Paul Smith and Alan Davis...   after them it felt like Dale Keown and Paul Pelletier were next and while Keown got hot enough at the right time to ride the Image wave... Pelletier never caught fire the same way.   I think Grummet and Dodson also tend to that cleaner style I like...  

 

 

Agreed, Pelletier should be celebrated more, but I think you are onto something with him hitting just a little too late (which also goes for the others Di Vito, Grummett, Garney). The early aughts featured a shift in comic art appreciation (IMO) that saw many fans bucking the illustration rubrics that dominated Marvel of the 80’s and early 90’s. The lineal talents from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s like the Romitas, Buscemas, and Kuberts were fading and, along with them, the bedrock of the Marvel’s aesthetic. The 80’s had only a handful of more impressionistic artists like Sienkiewicz, Mignola and Simonson, but those numbers began to swell come 2000 and beyond. Not a good or bad thing, just a shift. I think those of us that are fans of a certain era gravitate toward the types of artists mentioned over the last couple of posts; we all like the same shit because we were weaned on it at the same time.

Anyway, I’ve hijacked enough bandwidth on this topic, but good call on Keown. I’ve loved his art since I was a teen collecting Dragonforce and was very happy when he migrated over to Marvel, specifically, the Hulk. Alan Davis is a genius and Smith's X-Men is a nostalgia refuge for me.

If there isn’t one already, The Fwoosh needs a comic artist appreciation thread…

 


   
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B-2

Hello one and all.  Today, submitted for your approval:

 

The other survivor of the Super-Soldier process.  
Colonel Abdul al-Rahman

Next we have an archer bent on stopping an undead dictator:

Arwyn

and we’ll wrap up today, with the question: What happens when an artificial construct, turns into a power hungry super-villain?  This is

 

Lord Pumpkin

 


   
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Basil Elks
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All would be cool. 😀 Especially Lord Pumpkin, I've always liked that look/design. 🙂


   
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Chooch
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I'm yes to all 3 today. I didn't read Ultraverse stuff, but a pumpkin head is always fun.


   
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The Colonel has a pretty good look so he would be a maybe.

Arwyn is just too generic for me, she would be a pass.

Lord Pumpkin is all kinds of goodness, from the name to the design.  He would be a definite yes.


   
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Thor-El
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I like the look of all three so they'd all be a "Yes" from me today. The Colonel looks cool, Arwyn would fold into an Asgardian display easily enough, and Lord Pumpkin has always been cool. Great choices.


   
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TheSameIdiot
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Arwyn would make a great base for one of my D&D characters.


   
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