Monday, November 28, 2005

Is The New Mister Miracle Artist Good?

According to All The Rage (and confirmed by Williams himself), Mister Miracle replacement artist, Billy Dallas Patton, has been replaced by Freddie Williams II, best known (as was Patton) for his work on Noble Causes (specifically the flashbacks for the current Noble Causes storyline). So, the question becomes, is Williams II any good?

Williams' most noted work is his Noble Causes stuff, which I have enjoyed so far. Here is a sample of his work from an issue of Noble Causes (for every picture, click on the drawing for a larger version):

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Here are two pin-ups he has done, starring familiar characters (Note: All pictures, except for the Noble Causes drawing from, come from Williams' site here.

First, the Justice League...

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Next, Spider-Man...

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Here is some sequential art samples of his...

The first is from a project called Wargod, from Speakeasy Comics...

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The second is from a project called Chance of a Lifetime, from Cellar Door Publishing...

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I like the Noble Causes piece the best, and I hope that is the style that he brings to Mister Miracle.

All in all, though, what I am struck by is just how SIMILAR his work seems to be to Billy Dallas Patton's work!

I guess I figured the idea was to get AWAY from Patton's style.

Well, if you liked his work, he is ALSO doing a fill-in issue of Aquaman in a month or so (#39, I believe).

What do you all think of the change?

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Blogger Kevin Melrose said...

You can view Freddie's work at his website:

11/28/2005 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Dan Coyle said...

Is just me, or has EVERY new artist in the past five years worked for Jay Faerber at some point? Hell, he should be an agent!

11/28/2005 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger T. said...

Know what's really impressive to me? The brick wall in the Spider-Man picture. That's some really impressive attention to detail.

11/28/2005 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

"You can view Freddie's work at his website:"

That's so weird.

I linked to the same site in the piece, but the name of my link was different from yours, yet they both go to the same page.


11/28/2005 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

you know, at this point I basically want morrison to draw the last issue himself or something.
or at the least insist on another artist for issue 4

11/29/2005 06:31:00 AM  
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