Tuesday, June 9, 2009

RETURN OF THE SPLASH PAGE



Comic books today are more realistic, cynical and violent than ever before. While the industry changes, adapts and tries competes with the internet, video games, television and movies, some of the fun has been lost. Splash pages have been replaced by story recaps, rehashing previous issues. Splash pages, for those of you who don't know, is the opening page of a comic book and is one full-frame illustration. I was happily surprised to see a splash page in the current issue (#32) of Wonder Woman. I turned the page, and again to my delight, page 3 was another full page with Wonder Woman ready to kick some ass. Now that's the way to start an issue!

6 comments:

Keith said...

Those look great. I haven't bought comics in so long. Not even sure which ones would be the best ones to be getting.

K and S said...

There's lots of good stuff out there. Too much, in fact, as my wallet can attest to every Wednesday.

Keith said...

Anything you would recommend? I've always liked DC Comics.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Holy heck is she sexy or what.fulan

K and S said...

I don't read many DC Comics these days, other than Jonah Hex and Supergirl. And Supergirl has really gone downhill since a new team took over the title. Jonah Hex is always good. The best new title is Irredeemable by Mark Waid, about a superhero who becomes a supervillain and starts killing his fellow heroes. Really good stuff so far. It's only up to issue 3 so you could jump on that title pretty easily.

K and S said...

She certainly is fun, Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein.

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