I used to buy comic books a lot, then the artwork started looking bad. Bad and silly. With wretched anatomy and twisted 'human' forms or with some vain Manga / Disney hybrid born of anatomical or stylistic ignorance. In any case I (and others) stopped buying books cold. That was largely done in the mid 80's to the mid 90's (but is an ongoing problem today). Shitty artwork that never conveyed the seriousness of the story line because every time you turned around the anatomy of the super hero or villain was doing a bunch of tricks of it's own. Fuck those comic books that sell cartoons as realistic imagery. Fuck them. Fuck the companies that print this bad art and try to sell it as ''good' or 'cool'. And fuck those wannabe artists that treat their 'passion' as if it's an inconvenience; only drawing when they feel like it or never attending an art school. Fuck them and fuck the books they work on. If you see a crappy-drawn book don't be a coward, or weakling -slam that book back down on the shelf and move on to another well illustrated realistic story line. No one has time to wait for these 'creators' to improve their 'artwork' or writing. If they can't handle the job professionally they shouldn't get the job at all. Go work at 7-11 or something. Stop wasting everybody's time and yours. You're not an artist, you're a wannabe.
Take a look at this cartoony shit accompanying this article (above). How am I supposed to believe that the world is in danger when a bunch of half-assed drawn cartoon Fantastic Four characters are out to save it?? Not going to happen. Where's the realism?? I tell you this, had Marvel or any other company in the 1950's started out with shit drawing like this image above they never would have reached the heights of fame and fortune that made them into the largest comic book companies in existence today. The men that started the first comic books were trained realistic illustrators. Period. Not a bunch of comic book reading / wishy-washy fake artist wanting to walk in shoes too big for their own feet. Submitting their bullshit quirky 'art' to their equally stupified-by-real talent editors who pick crap over skill every time.
Like I said, fuck these people. Nowadays it's a talent crap shoot. One book is realistic, the next it's shit-cartoons. But both books pertain to non-humorous story lines. Industry inconsistency. Selling to the lowbrow crowd who don't have any money anyway (because they are lowbrow!) Why do people think that Alex Ross made such a big hit with is super realistic renditions of super heroes? It's not because he's so talented, it's because that's how they are supposed to be drawn --if the storyline is realistic (the art needs to be also). It's a fucking simple concept. But having the balls to stand up for the true values in comic books, the values that made it all great in the first place isn't simple. You've got to butt heads. You got to fire talentless fuckers when a talented person shows up. Intellectual cowardliness is what led to declining comic book sales in the first place. Not the Internet, not video games (each of which continued their own upward climbs to higher quality and realism by the way, during the 80's and 90's and now, while the comic book industry refused to consciously seek out the best realistic artists for their titles and get rid of the laggers).
I'm George Alan Booker and I created the character known as Zombie Racer (TM) in the year 2000, same year I registered the domain www.zombieracer.com, and then everyone and his mother started turning it into shitty video games and smelly gym shoes on the Internet so now it's just all over the damn place. Anyone using this trademark without proper authorization subjects themselves to possible legal action. -especially if you make any money off of it.