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Has he lost his mind?
February 6, 2010
In the early 90s, I was a big Silver Surfer fan. I was also a big Ron Lim fan. Not so much either, nowadays. Still have a fondness for The Surfer, though. Would love for there to be a Surfer book I’d want to read.
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I became a Ron Lim fan back when I was first really getting into Marvel reading J2 and Mutant X in the late 90s. Then I started to realize A)the guy was practically drawing everything at Marvel at the time and B)All his women look identical. Still, he’s does draw some fun stuff.
On the Surfer, I’ve always liked the character, but he’s another tough character to write properly. His stories have to be really ‘cosmic’ and out there to really shine. I thought Simon Spurrier’s Silver Surfer: In Thy Name mini-series was pretty damn good, and really got what SS was all about.
1) I’m not a Ron Lim fan.
2) While not an SS story per se, I loved Annhilation (and hated that piece of crap Civil War)
3) Here are some writers who I think have a good SS story in them: Peter David; Jeph Loeb (just kidding); Eric Powell; and Robert Kirkman with art by Eric Shonborn. I’d definitely buy that book. Good job.
When Ron Lim was doing the Surfer, he was mostly drawing aliens and monsters, and I did love how shiny he made SS look. I even liked some of his Captain America stuff. While I love cartoony artists, his work kinda pales and looks flat compared to more contemporary artists.
I did want to check out In Thy Name, especially since Tan Eng Huat drew it, and I want to love that guy’s art so much. Totally forgot it existed though by the time the trade came out.
And I don’t think I could draw any comic, let alone a Silver Surfer book. This post was my 9th attempt in two weeks to draw him, and it’s still a fail to me.
I think I’m gonna take another crack at this. Don’t be surprised to see another SS in the next month.
Can you improve this? There’s always room to improve.
But is this a fail? Far from it. I can’t wait to see your next attempt.
Down on Ron Lim? I guess that you mooks have never seen his raw pencils. Pity…
I don’t like his artwork.
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