Clayton Crain on Sensational Spiderman

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  1. Spectre722 Registered

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    For those of you who thought he was just handling the covers for the remainder of the story think again. I liked medina's art it was very mcfarline-ish, very old-school. but its always a treat to see crain's stuff. so visceral, creepy in a good way, and he manages to make iron spidey look cool. and hey puma's back!


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  2. imdaly - Part 12

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    I haven't picked up the last couple issues of this title yet, so I haven't seen any of this guy's artwork, save for the previews. But I have to say, I really dig the guy's style. It's like I'm watching the comic in claymation or something. Very very cool.
     
  3. Spectre722 Registered

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    he hasnt been drawing the first two parts of this story, this is his first issue on the title.
     
  4. Gamma Burst Registered

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    Excellent stuff!:spidey:
     
  5. KingOfDreams Registered

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    The art looks good but why did he take over mid-arc?
     
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    Yeah I know alot of guys who get real pissey when a radically different style of art occurs mid way through their trades, I read the singles, so it doesn't really bother me, but its still a strange move on Marvel's part
     
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    i agree about him taking over mid arc, but that being said, i love the detail that he provides. very interesting and it sure does give a new spin (no pun intended) on iron spidey.

    im not to crazy about the first image (looks to muscular IMO), but the sixth image down looks great.
    i wonder how much longer he will be on this title?
     
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    Cot damn!! thats some sick-ass art.
     
  9. MaxCarnage Iron-Free

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    I don't like the cover. I think that S-M looks like crap. No, I take that back; he doesn't look like crap, he just looks nothing like S-M. Costume aside, his head looks like a misshapen potato and his nose sticks out in an odd way.

    Aside from that, the preview is interesting, but I was immediately turned off by yet another attempt at justifying the costume to us.

    Gag me. He doesn't even question Webb's remarks about his costume, he just silently praises "the Boss" and his ******ed new ability to "glide".

    Man, I thought I was over this ****. I guess it's hard when Marvel keeps shoving it down your throat.
     
  10. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    UGH. I know. This one line ruined the entire preview for me. Madame Webb was about to tell him what he needed to know about the suit and Stark, and he cut her off. So much for that "When she talks, I listen" bulls***, huh?


    That being said, Clayton Craine's artwork is just gorgeous. I was growing quite fond of Medina, but Craine's presence just enthuses me.

    Of course, it seems suspicious that Medina left with the first full issue of this comic that featured the Iron Spidey suit....it's almost as if he hates it as much as the fans do.....
     
  11. MaxCarnage Iron-Free

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    Didn't even think about that. He basically calls himself out without realizing it. Way to write!

    That art inside is good. Very good. I like the realness of it. One of the things I always really dug about Alex Ross was that he painted the characters as if they were real and could be standing right there next to you.

    Aside from the cover, it looks good.
     
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    That art is great. Wow.
     
  13. Dragon No Way as Way

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    About the practically flying thing- isn't he supposed to glide because of the underarm webbing- which seems to be absent in the panels?
     
  14. MaxCarnage Iron-Free

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    Noticed that myself.
     
  15. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    I noticed this too. It's almost liek Marvel can't seem to maintain any semblance on editorial control at all. You would think an editor would have noticed that panel and said, "wait, we keep saying that he can glide thanks to the webs....and there aren't any webs...."

    Either way, it looks really good, but I can't help but think of how much more awesome it would have been if Spidey were in his Red & Blues here...:(
     
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    I follow the single issues but I'm still narked Media won't finish it.
    My guess is maybe he is not quite up to the ability of being able to blast out 22 pages per month... It could be the case that he can do say, 3 books at a time and he will then be back again for some more issues after Crain wraps Feral up. I sure hope so cause he is easily my fave Spidey Artist since the Dodsons.
     
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    The art is very nice, im not a big fan of changing artists mid arc but I dont collect new trades anymore so thats ok. Shame about the crappy costume!
     
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    Nice art, crappy costume.
     
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    We got a while to wait for this one, it's not out untill 24/5.
    The last issue (#25) took six weeks to come out after #24, so it kinda has a bit of lag this book which sucks since it is the best title.
     
  20. Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    so is Crain going to be the regular, full-time artist on SSM, or what?

    Any official word yet?
     
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    Yeah, it's also weird that he does the art for issue #26 but he doesn't do the art for #27 but returns for #28 which hits newstands next Wednesday 7/12. If you want to see more of Clayton's art work pick up Ghost Rider's Road to Damnation Issues 1-6 or find the Trade Paperback which has all 6 for $16.99. The story line is okay but his art is just as good as it is in Sensational SM #26. I think I read somewhere that his art is not traditional hand drawn art but computer generated.

    Right now I would have to say that his and Greg Land's art from Ultimate Fantastic Four are my favorites.
     
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    I think the nicest aspect of Crains art is that it looks like it was done by hand. It has an authenticity that a lot of art lacks these days due to computers. Not that the newer methods of coloring and shading are a bad thing, it's just that Clayton's stuff looks so real...it's nice.
     
  25. SpideyInATree Chillin' Like a Villain

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    Did you see his work on the Ghost Rider miniseries he did with Garth Ennis?
     

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