Shade of Pale wrote:I quite liked the intensity of the Spike/Angel scene and it kind of worked for me that Angel's concerns led him to lash out, but that the scene ended with an aknowledgement of trust between the two, despite the uncertainty over Spike's soul.
Shade of Pale wrote:Thanks, bitsyfest. I quite liked the intensity of the Spike/Angel scene and it kind of worked for me that Angel's concerns led him to lash out, but that the scene ended with an aknowledgement of trust between the two, despite the uncertainty over Spike's soul.
Mariah wrote:Just an art note since I see that has come up for some folks:
Elena did not do all of the art on this issue, actually, for many of the time reasons indicated in her recent interview (none of them her fault). One of her studio mates took on this issue and did a great job.
Folks having style preferences is natural, but statements that include words like "bad" are subjective, and they're pretty insulting to an artist who worked very hard to get this issue completed so Elena, who has been working on this book for 4 months straight without a break (and won't have one until #44 is done, which equals nearly a year without a break), could get ahead on #38 and the next storyline. Not to mention that she's also drawing Illyria.
One of the things fans never see is all the scheduling that goes on behind the scenes. We don't arbitrarily have other artists fill in on a book, it's always an issue of time and not wanting our artists arms to fall off. Or explode from stress.
Monthly books are always a challenge, and generally you have to build in breaks for an artist so they can get ahead. So, in this case, one of Elena's studio mates took on this issue so she could do that.
No matter who is working on an issue, everyone is working very hard, and I think that deserves respect even when it doesn't meet every fans expectations or style preferences. It's fine to say "this style isn't for me" and leave it there.
BrianLynch wrote:It's simple and clean and dynamic. Very Mike Mignola.
Double Dutchess wrote:Thanks! I'm not entirely sure what to think about these pages yet... My first reaction was being confused. Why did Angel suddenly attack Spike? For a moment I thought that was some kind of flashback. It also took me a while to figure out there are two kinds of narrator boxes, white ones for Angel and yellow ones for Spike. What's clear though is that the status of Spike's soul is still uncertain, with clues pointing in different directions. And Illyria still seems to be the only one caring about Dez (though I can understand that for Angel, Connor is the priority).
The character dialogue doesn't feel right to me on all points; for example, since when would Illyria ask so nicely? I would have thought the word "please" was beneath her, certainly in a situation like this where a threat or simple violence would have seemed a more obvious choice for her. Or is this supposed to be a sign of Illyria becoming more and more like a human? And since when does Spike care about stains on the carpet? Or did he just say that because *Angel* would care?
DanielW wrote:Veiriti wrote:Yeah, Angel punching Spike without a reason was a kind rough, well, maybe Angel is turning evil
maybe Spike isn't the only one who has misplaced their souls...
sueworld wrote:Nah, If you don't like the art, you don't like the art.
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