Comments on: ClanDestine Classic http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2008/03/31/clandestine-classic/ Where to find out what's really good. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:20:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.10 By: Skye http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2008/03/31/clandestine-classic/comment-page-1/#comment-91796 Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:51:40 +0000 http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2008/03/24/clandestine-classic/#comment-91796 I have always liked Alan Davis’ artwork myself and have always appreciated that he wears his influences on the sleeve of his work. You can look at his work and you can see that the era of superhero comics that most influenced him was the later 60s to mid 70s, especially in things like Hex’s outfit (which looks like the best re-imagining of Steve Ditko’s Creeper ever) or in his clunky dialogue. That era has influenced his art and writing. If you take that into consideration, it’s forgivable even if it doesn’t make for smoother reading.
I think one of the best things about his artwork in Clan Destine was that he had finally achieved enough acclaim that his work started getting colored well and was not one of the muddy messes that his work became. In Clan Destine, the original eight issues, you can see things like the details of Walter’s outfits much more clearly because of it. It is too bad the coloring is often muted and muddy in the newest series.

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