Monday, April 12, 2010
Eric Canete draws NEW AVENGERS: LUKE CAGE
Filipino comic book artist Eric Canete gets rave review at Comic Book Resources:
"...Eric Canete brings something special to the story, and he alone bumps it from a two-and-a-half star comic to a three-and-a-half star one. He does neglect to properly introduce Hammerhead -- without the dialogue, I'm not sure I would have known who he was supposed to be at first -- but this is a dynamic-looking issue from start to finish. Whether it's the opening battle with a rowdy Hippo-man or the cribside scenes inside Luke's home, Canete makes some powerful images. His unbelievably expressive line, so fluid, so impressionistic, adds life to this comic and makes it stand out among the more stoically illustrative superhero comics that tend to clutter the stands. When the fight between Luke Cage and Hammerhead occurs, Canete radically shifts the size of the characters, depicting whoever is winning the battle as twice the size of whoever is losing, even though Hammerhead and Cage are roughly the same height normally. Canete even gives us one panel of Cage making a fist and Hammerhead taking three blows to the head, without ever showing the actual punch. It's a panel I've never seen in a comic before, and it shows the fury and impact of the action, without stopping to choreograph every move. It's pretty great."
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