One Mad Dog

[Slaine: The Books of Invasions : Scota and Tara v. 2 (Hardcover)] – (Pat Mills, Clint Langley)
April 16, 2010, 3:26 pm
Filed under: 7 stars, Clint Langley, Pat Mills, Slaine
The second collection picks up nicely from where Volume One left off and it includes Books 3 and 4 of the Books of Invasions. Another well written and easy to read story with visually stunning art that is especially impressive on the monsters. Like the first two books there is plenty of gore and nudity but it is all tastefully done. Despite the unbelievably high quality art in the Book of Invasion series one thing has started to irritate me a bit while reading them. The faces of the characters in the book often don’t have appropriate expressions for the action or dialogue and they seem to be looking in random directions rather than at whatever the particular frame is concentrating on. In some ways it reminds me of those cheezy photo love stories you used to see in comics in the 70’s where the pictures and actors impressions never quite seemed to match the subject of the frame. Its only a minor niggle however and no doubt it is a by product of the digital manipulation. I reckon if you were to look carefully at the book you would find that the facial art is re-used a lot. It’s the only possible way Langley can maintain this level of detail otherwise each frame would take many many hours to draw. Special mention has to go to the Bonus Covers section of this volume where the art is absolutely stunning. (ISBN-13: 978-1904265924) . 7/10.

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