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This is a brilliant 40k / 2000ad remix,
This review is from: Insurrection (Paperback)
First thing. Ignore the idiots who downrated this because it's black and white. Anyone who loves comics wouldn't have a problem with a B&W strip. Black and white comics abound from Burne Hogarth's Tarzan strips, Eisner's Spirit all the way through to the Galaxies greatest comic and Judge Dredd. There is a particular method and skill to rendering a fully B&W comic strip, the light and dark is more exaggerated, a greater scope for a chiaroscuro effect if you will. So only a total numbskull would downrate an edition like this because it's black and white!
As it is the art is excellent. Its good old Colin Macneil, and I suppose if you are familiar with his work on Chopper, America and Strontium Dog to name a few you could be disappointed that the work isn't full colour. However he uses the B&W palette perfectly. The character design come through as knowing re-workings of the Judges as Space marines, robots as Necrons etc.
Dan Abnett's story is a classic thrill ride exploring the outer reaches of the Mega-City influenced galaxy, and it enjoys the new opportunities afforded by leaving earth and Mega-City one behind. It's over the top, ultra violent and engrossing as we see the evil SJS try to surpress the rebelling ex-judges in pursuit of justice.
Don't be put off by the black and white art!
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Initial post: 20 Mar 2012, 02:46:57 GMT
Fray Bentos says:
Thank you for calling me an idiot because I do not appreciate Colin MacNeils beautiful artwork in black and white. I have nothing against B&W comics and have been reading 2000ad since the early issues so I am used to it. It is as I said, it ruins Colin's lovely artwork which is all painted and usually looks amazing because of the quality of the colour he uses, in my opinion it destroys the looks of it and doesn't do it justice at all. THIS is what I commented on and I see I am not alone in thinking this. Everyone is entitled to their opinions but please don't slate others on theirs..
Posted on 12 Aug 2015, 19:14:35 BST
As a dyslexic I find black and white graphic novels profoundly difficult to read; migraines are the least of my worries. As for being an idiot? I don't think so.
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