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Great Writing, Terrible Art

While I agree with Sam’s pick of the week this week, it’s very hard for me to truly dig DC’s Animal Man. The story is simply fantastic, of course, with the very clear interweaving of Buddy’s world with Alec Holland’s over in Swamp Thing. How are the world’s of red and green related? Is it simply the difference between death and life or is it more? I certainly can’t wait to find out as Jeff Lemire is keeping me on the edge of my seat.

Taking me from the edge of my seat directly to the toilet to vomit is the art of Travel Foreman. I know this is terrible cliche but his art looks like something a second grader drew. There’s no sense of perspective and the human form looks simply grotesque with his pencils. Compounding matters is Dan Green’s terrible inking that makes the ugly humans look way busier than they should. To put it simply, it’s eye diarrhea and I hate it.

Yet the writing will compel me to continue to buy it. What a conundrum.

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