Dale Eaglesham's art is solid and serviceable, but it simply isn't dynamic nor stunning....the interiors just seem to be present and accounted for.I'm guessing that's where the low rating came from (plus the reviewer thinking it was a lull issue), but I just do not get it. I thought the art won out over the writing this time around.Eaglesham tells the story, gives the characters a range of emotions, but doesn't have the finishing touch that would really make this a "wow" book. I'm hoping that assessment is simply because this issue is largely low-key, but the action sequences that are present in this book seem rigid.
Weird since most of us feel that this is the best drawn Alpha Flight team since at least Byrne!
I LOATHE when they use the word serviceable. Dale shrugs it off and says "Yep, I SERVE the story before all else" (i.e. he places the story ahead of his own interests, which would be to draw flashy art and ignore the importance of storytelling, leaving the readers confused) but the word drives me nuts because it's obviously intended as totally dismissive and passive aggressive. GRRR!
I never said I was objective.
Um, this isn't me agreeing with their assessment of Dale's work, just saying it's a perfectly cromulent word to use in this way.
- Le Messor
"There's nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know."
~ Ambrose Bierce
Driftwood: Well, I got about a foot and a half. Now, it says, uh, "The party of the second part shall be known in this contract as the party of the second part."
Fiorello: Well, I don't know about that...
Driftwood: Now what's the matter?
Fiorello: I no like-a the second party, either.
Driftwood: Well, you should've come to the first party. We didn't get home 'til around four in the morning... I was blind for three days!