There are moments that really surprise me in the world of comic books. These things really halt me dead in my tracks and cause me to say “WOW.” Typically, my next action is to tell someone. Thank God that I have Comical-Musings and all of you.
I’ve always seen myself as more of a comic book fan primarily for the storytelling. I tend to read comics quickly and my eyes often move from text box to text box. I develop favorite writers very quickly and have been known to not notice bad art if the story is good. I am happy to say that this is no longer the case. I’m developing into a lover of comic book art. I have read stories recently where the art literally carries it. I’m becoming a groupie of certain artists and find my computer screen filled with art pages for sale more often than it ever has been. I’m developing a three hundred and sixty degree appreciation for the medium.
It is with those two facts that I present to you an artistic moment, in “Dancer” from Image Comics, that made me say “WOW!” Ladies and gentleman….
Nic Klein can really, really draw guns. I mean…that is a great gun. The moment is at a pivotal part in the story of an assassin and he walks down the stairs with a sniper rifle. That is a fantastic looking gun. I might even do a Top 5 Illustrations of Weapons post based off of how impressive this gun is. In that post, it would be number one. Oh yeah, the plot to “Dancer” is pretty good and it’s tone reminded me a lot of Warren Ellis’ “Red.” You can check out dancer and it’s marvelous depictions of guns digitally at Imagecomics.com or at your local comic book store.
~ Scott Deaux ~