Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Final Crisis #2.

This shitty campaign on the internet, to make out that FINAL CRISIS is some sort of artistic disaster, in order to make it into a stake to drive into Dan Didio's career as DC's head honcho, is annoying me. Look at these preview pages of issue two. They're sodding brilliant. Oh noes! Darkseid is possessing Terrible Turpin! How wrong, yet how... elegant. Who represented the resistance of Earth to Darkseid better than Turpin? What could better signify the hopelessness of Earth's cause now than this? Hey! Is that Kamandi?! What are they doing to Tawky Tawny?! You utter bastards! Barry Allen's return: again, from a storytelling point of view, so very elegant - he reappears out-running the Black Racer, DC's own very embodiment of death (and Kirby's barmiest notion). Basically, if you don't like these pages, you don't love comics anymore. Give 'em up.

But ignore the comments made by the chimps at the bottom. The denizens of Scans Daily can make Millarworlders look like Dorothy Parker having a lightsaber battle with Oscar Wilde on the twin moons of Winston Churchill.

3 comments:

Dan McDaid said...

I don't think those are preview pages so much as they're every damn major plot beat from FC 2. Bloody Scans Daily...!

The twin moons of Winston Churchill made me laugh.

Dan McDaid said...

Also, Final Crisis is aces. Though I wish JG Jones had made Terrible Turpin look more Jack, as was the original plan...

Mark said...

I don't mind Turpin looking like Turpin, though I did always think that Bruce Timm thing of making Turpin look like Kirby was always rather sweet.

Part of me thinks that in another universe, this comic is being drawn by J.H. Williams III, and the Kirby characters look like they've been drawn by Kirby, amongst the rest of the cast, more realistically drawn, making them look even more strange and alien and fantastic.