Monolith wrote:It's a little sad that we're in the middle of the era of the superhero and a little more effort isn't put into making the art grander and more consistent, but art isn't cheap and I don't get the idea that Green Ronin is running on a big budget here.
Unfortunately even the small budget thing doesn't fly.... They've got countless useless images of B-roll of buildings, plants & one of princess sitting under a tree on a green field.... But then skimped on the flavour artwork that shows us what new things look like.... I think at this point we all know what a tree looks like, also what a shopping mall looks like & yet none of us knew what the Victory Squadron looked like, or Tellax, or the STAR squad.
An it wasn't just the lack of art towards things that should have art, there was the issue with the super villain artwork: half the villain art looked like it was created to pad for space. You had some real quality art work like Killshot, where every design aspect is deliberately & lovingly designed & they you have characters like Double time where I swear there isn't a single defined line or design element on the entire character.... OR worse yet Deathtrap, who looks like the commission for the artwork just reads "make me a Rob Liefeld looking character design, from his Youngblood era."
My last major complaint about the artwork is more about the layout than the art: There is just to much green.... WAY to much green. Between the green headers & footers, the green chapter headings, section heading, image borders & lastly but certainly not least; the hideous "shade the grey scale images green" scthick, there is entirely to much green. We get it, the city is called Emerald City.... Nuance is your friend guys, please employ it.
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