2000 AD Prog Slog

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Prog 523

It's good to see a long standing art robot like Kevin O'Neill having the opportunity to take advantage of the higher quality printing that 2000 AD now provides. By "taking advantage" I mean "having his regular, excellent artwork printed well". In Torquemada the God, O'Neill returns to some of the characters he made famous originally six or so years ago, albeit for only five weeks.

In the story, Torquemada returns as leader of Termite only this time, because he has defied death, the population has gone totally bonkers for him. It means he is able to get away with things like having random members of the public killed and getting his first wife, Crystal, sectioned. Torquemada has now married Sister Sturn instead, a particular exuberant follower of his preaching and, worse still, a Goth.

This prog's cover by O'Neill, which accompanies the story, attempts to take advantage of the new full colour printing and doesn't really work. The separation hasn't successfully picked up many of the subtle differences between his more sombre tones so that it ends up looking a bit dreary. Still, if you look hard enough at it, there's a great illustration in there struggling to be noticed.

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  • Colour separation aside, there's still an awful lot of brown in there...

    By Blogger Stavros, at 5:07 am  

  • Actually, the scan came out better than the cover.

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:43 pm  

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