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Winokur's picture
Posted by: Winokur | January 13, 2013

Jack does torture porn --

Jack does torture porn -- awesome!

patrick ford's picture
Posted by: patrick ford | January 14, 2013

Ghosts

So much graphite on the back of this page the woman's face in panel two reads clearly on the back side.

Anonymous's picture
Posted by: Anonymous (not verified) | January 19, 2013

Eek! A ghost!!

I love today's digital imaging technology and how it allows us to peer behind the disgusting mess vinnie made, to see what was originally there. The original face in panel two, all the missing details of her clothing and lack thereof in panel three, etc. Such a waste that Royer didn't get to ink this book.

drdroom's picture
Posted by: drdroom | February 13, 2013

To be fair

I would say this is a better then average Vinnie page. Panel one looks positively Kirby-esque.

John S.'s picture
Posted by: John S. | February 13, 2013

Re: To be fair

I agree, it is a better than average Vinnie page. But to say "panel one looks positively Kirby-esque"... I hope so! He drew it! So maybe that's not such a good compliment to Vinnie, since you're basically saying the other two panels were altered so much by Colletta that they DON'T look Kirby-esque. As Howard the Duck would say: "Waauughh!!"

drdroom's picture
Posted by: drdroom | February 13, 2013

Re: To be fair

Yes, that's exactly what I was saying. It's an exaggeration, but not that big of one. The compositional strength of Kirby survives Colletta, but very little of his drawing style or emotional content, IMHO.

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Posted by: Frank Fosco | February 14, 2013

Who's izing who?

I recognize Kirby no matter who inks him so it has to do more than with just composition. This whole page still is Kirby-esque to me. Sure it's been Colletta-ized...but at the same time Colletta is being Kirby-ized.

drdroom's picture
Posted by: drdroom | February 14, 2013

The Ize have it

Of course. Kirby is among the strongest stylists in the history of the medium. It's almost impossible to make him unrecognizable. Conversely, even the closest imitations are easy to distinguish from the real thing.
My original comment was meant to be a joke at Vince Colletta's expense, for the record. Good thing I have a day job!

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