While not exactly Liefeld bad, I think Tan needs some anatomy lessons as well.
Last edited by Mr. Shokoti; April 8, 2012 at 06:34pm. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I can honestly say, as someone who designs logos and branding for a living... I don't get the DC logo at all. I mean, I totally understand WHY it happened. And when you view it "in action" it's a bit more impressive. You can see more of it here. The logo follows some of the more recent trends in logo designs going around these days, and I appreciate the effort to try to give a comics company a more sophisticated logo. But the typography is terribly boring, and the mark itself commits the sin of just not being strong enough on its own. In context or in one of it's variations it's pretty cool. Otherwise, it's pretty flat to me.
Anyway, as for Tan's artwork, though the above pic is certainly a bit wonky, there is some good stuff on his Tumblr account. I think he has a pretty good grip of anatomy overall, he just stylizes it quite a bit, which isn't for everyone. I prefer a bit more classical treatment myself without the elongated and twisted proportions myself. But it does seem to vary from picture to picture:
Philp Tan's Tumblr
I think he's gonna do a great job. For some reason, I think the promo piece was maybe done in a hurry, but I have a feeling he'll really pull this book off. A couple weeks before the book is released, I'm sure we'll get some preview pages. Or maybe sooner on DC's Blog, The Source.
Last edited by JimmyPSHayes; April 8, 2012 at 06:51pm. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I love it when a plan comes together.
I'll give this new comic a chance, as I have every other incantation of the He-Man and MOTU brand, but I'm not ready to annoint it as some grand fix to the original canon. Personally, I'm not a fan of parallel universes either -- I believe someone in an earlier thread hinted towards that. Nor am I fan of the artwork I see here: He-Man looks like he has some loose skin in his cheeks. It looks silly, in my humble opinion.
Having said that, I am excited to see MOTU stories on the shelves again and I can't wait to see a new interpretation of my favorite action hero. And, as a Skeletor fan, I like that he'll be a force!
I love it when a plan comes together.
yeah for some reason people started up the elseworlds thing, but why would it be an elseworlds story when there hasn't been any major MOTU canon in DC since the early 80s and even then it wasn;t major. Elseworlds stories are deviations from DCs established continuity, this is a new limited miniseries.
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I started with the line at the very beginning before the cartoon, but don't think the Filmation cartoon's impact should be minimized. Whether its movies like Star Wars or cartoons like He-Man, you typically need some sort of major tv/film presense in order for a toyline to suceed long term.
I'll try to at least get these first 6 issues. If it ends up going longer, I'll see how well I like it first before continuing to get them.
Last edited by Firefly; April 8, 2012 at 09:22pm.
I know for me and most people I know, Filmation is what made He-Man a star but there is something to love about every piece of He-Man's history. I'm not too pumped about the actual comic we are getting but I am pumped we are getting an actual comic.
It simply astonishes me how people can keep arguing that the Filmation cartoon HAS TO BE essential to the line's success when we have ACTUAL PROOF that it wasn't really a matter in one of the regions where MOTU has been the most successful.
Last edited by Irian; April 8, 2012 at 10:56pm.
The popularity in Germany did cross my mind earlier but I'd imagine the European sales wouldn't have been enough to carry the line if it was lagging in the USA and I think the US market needed the cartoon to help it explode here.
Just in case people don't check the TG Q&A thread, Scott confirmed:
- The DC comic is a brand new canon, unrelated to the MOTUC bios
- They are free to use any MOTUC characters, including people like Draego Man
- Any new characters introduced in the comic are eligible to show up in the MOTUC line
- The first issue hasn't been drawn yet