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2000 AD Prog Slog

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Prog 1093 06/05/98

Item: Lady Squaxx, Ms L Tomlinson, will hopefully still be reading 2000 AD because this prog’s episode of Slaine goes someway to counter balancing the amount of scantily clad female characters appearing in the comic recently. In it, Slaine dreams he is trying to cross a chasm using a ‘sword bridge’ without any clothes on. Throughout the account, we see pretty much everything, except for his genitals which get conveniently concealed by his axe and other objects (thank the Goddess). Later, there is a picture featuring some nude women at a feast but it’s only a single panel whereas Slaine’s dream occupies an entire page. So, I hope that makes her feel better.

Item: Once again, Finnigan Sinister is back to his pasty white look in the current Sinister Dexter story, Mother Lode and The Red Admiral. Like I’ve said before, all of this flip flopping back and forth between his pale and pink skin looks is confusing. When S B Davis first painted characters this unhealthy tone, I could explain it away as comic artist shorthand, but once other art robots started to do it also, it implied something more meaningful is going on. So who tells the artists, in this case Callum Alexander Watt and Alan Craddock, to colour Sinister the way they do? Is it Dan Abnett’s script directing them, is it Tharg interfering in something they shouldn’t be or is it the artists deciding for themselves? Things get really confusing in this story when Queenpin Demi Octavo appears and her skin tone is now a healthy pink. Consistency; that’s all I ask for, consistency.

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2 Comments:

  • its a wonder she is still reading at this point when the "girls just don't get it" ads start

    a facepalm moment that for once wasn't dark bishops fault

    By Blogger David page, at 7:50 pm  

  • I've heard about these ads recently, David... Dear oh dear...

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:38 pm  

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