Why does the art in Avengers Vs X-Men SUCK so bad?


Pencils by Olivier Coipel… presumably done hastily in between rounds of NBA Jam and fistfuls of Doritoes.

It’s been 8 issues now.  They’ve tried different artists.  Yet still, the interior art of the Avengers Vs X-Men series can suck a golfball through a gardenhose.  The image above is by Olivier Coipel, and… sheesh.  Look at it!  Look at Cap’s face!  What… what the fuck?!?  He looks terribile!  And the crappy expression on his face doesn’t match the tone of what he’s saying at all.

This is embarassing.  Avengers Vs X-Men is Marvel Comics’ 2012 flag ship event, featuring all of their most famous characters all in one place.  Sure, the story isn’t great, but heaping bad art on top of it is just turing this thing from mediocre to crappy.  This is exactly the sort of thing that inspires Event Fatigue – it’s like the link between smoking and cancer.  How much can one take before they find themself on life support?

About Jamie Insalaco

Jamie Insalaco is the author of CreativeJamie.com, BomberBanter.com and editor in chief of ComicBookClog.com

Posted on August 1, 2012, in comic book reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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