I just read probably the WORST review I’ve ever gotten on anything ever, but I have to say I was actually amazed on how much this person hated Batwing 12, both me and Judd’s work on the book. I’m honestly not hurt by this but I just HAD to share this because of the dislike. That said I will not post who said this out of respect for the blogger.
It starts off with a jpeg of the cover of Batwing 12 with a caption underneath sayind “This cover screams, “I AM A COVER ARTIST AND I GIVE NO FUCKS!” ” Here’s what he said about the cover to Batwing 12:
“Look at it! LOOK! I’m pretty sure it’s half finished. Eight people on the cover and I count three half foots. Every character is making fists except for Batwing’s left hand which is stretched out flat (the other easy way to draw a hand). A few of the characters have the majority of their bodies off-cover while the rest have a good amount of their bodies covered by other characters. No background. And where are they coming from? Batwing and Booster look like they’re flying. Nightwing is doing his typical crouch jump. Godiva, Guy, General, and Batman are running down a non-existent hill. And OMAC is just belly flopping into the mix. I would like to say this is the shittiest, laziest, most horrible cover of the New 52 but there have been so many bad ones that I’m just not willing to commit to that statement. Okay. That’s enough.”
Now the blogger goes on and on about how bad the writing was but I won’t share the long winded explanation why this book isn’t for him. Anyways that’s it for now being that it’s almost 3am, I gotta get back to giving no fucks about my work ;)
Marcus is all the time trying to get me to start a blog that sounds pretty much exactly like this.
Yea but you can use a pen name David so no one knows its you. Plus hate this bad is actually pretty funny but like my friends on tumblr like to say, haters gonna make some good points :)
A review is a review is a review. That’s obviously not the whole of it, but it’s perfectly legitimate so long as it’s constructive critique. To each their own anyway. I just cringed a little though at their complaint at the lack of a, I guess, background? Now “lazy” is not the word I’d use to describe this. Minimalistic, to an extent, sure.
So I guess I’m giving a review??? But to be honest, I just wanted to say that a fully drawn background to go with fully drawn, detailedly rendered characters, all in bright colours and action poses probably would have created the antithesis of what you want on an eyecatching cover - clutter.
As far as works go, this isn’t a bad cover. uvu;;; Definitely eyecatching. Instead of taking the route where a literal scene is depicted, it shows off the characters??? That’s a perfectly legitimate way to introduce an issue. My only critique might be that I’m not sure what about this image is unique to this particular issue, though I could guess that it’s a team-up between Batwing and all these other superheroes.
That is all. Um.