Wednesday, May 14, 2008

the beat goes on...

Ugh, what a week. Not so much bad as just...long. And kinda bad. But also kinda good. But you have a little good stuff and a little bad stuff and the bad stuff always kinda comes out on top, preoccupation-wise.
Anyway, as long promised, here are some comics scans. I'm starting off with some Keith Giffen stuff. Giffen is a great artist and writer who's been working since the 1970s. He's worked for both DC and Marvel (and Image, Boom Studios and others), but probably his best work comes from DC in the 1980s, when he drew "Legion of Superheroes" and wrote "Justice League International" with JM DeMatteis. Shortly before this, also at DC, Giffen created "Ambush Bug," a showcase for his particular brand of irreverent, self-referential and generally off-the-wall humor, something which has run through much of his work, included "Heckler," "Trencher," the recent "Hero Squared" and, most famously, "Justice League" with DeMatteis. Lately Giffen has been doing more writing and plotting and breakdowns, working exclusively for DC (he did visual and story breakdowns on all issues of "52" and "Countdown").
These scans come from a 1980s Dr. Fate series written by DeMatteis and drawn by Giffen, and showcase his signature 80s style, very expressionistic, and here, with sort of a psychedelic noir vibe, if that doesn't sound too totally stupid, it at least looks pretty good, as in totally fucking totally awesome. This was a helluva series, by the way, not just beautiful to look at but narratively rich and emotionally resonant. Click on the images to dig on some bigger pics...








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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you should probably coin "psychedelic noir"!

-eric