Friday, January 27, 2006

It Is To Laugh for 1/27

Okay, I freely admit, this shtick is a bit mean, but whatever. Each week, I will pick one piece of comic book hyperbole that made me laugh in its silliness, and I will share it with you folks.

This week's winner?

Mark Millar, step right up!

"Mike Turner is the best superhero cover artist ever. It's that simple. He's the reincarnation of all the old Image guys for this generation and his covers just blow everything else off the shelves. And if he's any kind of man he'll send me the original of this piece for blowing him like this."

Yes, folks....Mike Turner is the best superhero cover artist.

Wow.

For the record, here is the cover he is referring to...



Yeah, that's what I thought, too.

It is to laugh.

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19 Comments:

Blogger Apodaca said...

What's with all the water exploding everywhere? Or is that supposed to be "energy"?

Not only Is Turner a pretty crappy artist, that is an extremely underwhelming cover design.

1/27/2006 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly, that could be a very cool cover if Turner hadn't drawn it.

1/27/2006 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

http://www.newsarama.com/marvelnew/CivilWar/CIVILWAR-01cova.jpg

There's a link to a larger version of the poster, where the crapatude is more evident.

1/27/2006 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous thekamisama said...

"He's the reincarnation of all the old Image guys for this generation"

That is supposed to be a compliment?!?!

Hey Mike! You are the Rob Liefeld of today's comics! Congrats!

1/27/2006 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger Woody! said...

That is probably the best cover I have seen him draw. I guess that's kinda sad. He can draw covers all day long. Just keep him away from the actual content.

1/28/2006 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His Spider-Man looks great. But, yeah, everything else is underwhelming.

1/28/2006 02:15:00 AM  
Blogger Jeff Brady said...

Oooh, he just HAD to crop off Cap's feet. Craptastic composition as well.

1/28/2006 05:31:00 AM  
Blogger Brett said...

Probably heretical I know but I don't hate it. Not the best thing ever but not bad by any means. At a quick glance it reminded me of Barry Windsor-Smith in the late 60s-70s.

1/28/2006 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger Chad said...

While that cover is rather craptastic, the idea fo this weblog calling people out on hyperbole when ninety percent of the posters have decided that Grant Morrison is "The God of Comics" is kinda silly.

Really.
C'mon, now.

1/28/2006 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Jer said...

I didn't notice the missing feet until jeff pointed them out - but every character except for Spider-man has their feet hidden. He really is the reincarnation of all of the old Image guys.

'Course, I never realized that the old Image guys were dead, but I may not have been paying attention.

1/28/2006 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

"Probably heretical I know but I don't hate it. Not the best thing ever but not bad by any means."

That's cool, Brett. It IS one of his better covers.

The funny part is not that he is astonishingly awful, but rather, that he is far, far from "the best superhero cover artist ever," so it is quite funny to see Millar say that in all (apparently, from the context) sincerity.

1/28/2006 03:11:00 PM  
Blogger Apodaca said...

"At a quick glance it reminded me of Barry Windsor-Smith in the late 60s-70s."

And then you realized that Barry Windsor-Smith didn't draw all his characters as wearing heavy eyeliner?

1/28/2006 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Paul Newell said...

Why is Cap holding his shield down around his groin? Isn't he wearing any pants?

1/28/2006 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Iron Lungfish said...

While that cover is rather craptastic, the idea fo this weblog calling people out on hyperbole when ninety percent of the posters have decided that Grant Morrison is "The God of Comics" is kinda silly.

This is very true. And it's not as if the comics industry doesn't run on hyperbole and hype already; every story is the biggest and the best and a must-buy which will change everything forever (which is why Kyle Baker's parody of this was so effective over the last several issues of Plastic Man, and why Ellis's solicitations for Nextwave are so damned hilarious).

What irritates me isn't hyperbole so much as false promises - when editors-in-chief vow that "dead means dead," or that people who die in Infinite Crisis will never come back, or when Dan Didio suggests that Crisis 2 is so monumental that Holy Moley there might not even be a Superman in a few months' time despite the fact that Kurt Busiek has already put that one to bed, or when a certain boy-toy of the comics blogosphere swears up and down that Each Miniseries Within The Project Will Be Self-Contained, Honest To God.

1/28/2006 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Chuck T. said...

What I can't believe, is that there are toys and statues, little three dimensional reproductions of Mike Turner's work being made. For the most part, they look horrible, and I'm not sure, but I think the feet on the Flash statue are either obscured or cut off...I have seen work of his that I've liked, but not this one.

1/31/2006 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Brad said...

Also, further pointing out how this is a bad idea, you're going to be quoting Millar every week, maybe with Bendis and Quesada mixed in. And I liked that better when it was called Fanboy Rampage.

1/31/2006 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Fabian said...

Besides Cap America's missing mandible's and that big moneyshot, I like it

2/02/2006 05:22:00 AM  
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