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Jack does torture porn -- awesome!
So much graphite on the back of this page the woman's face in panel two reads clearly on the back side.
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.
I would say this is a better then average Vinnie page. Panel one looks positively Kirby-esque.
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!!"
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.
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.
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!