Man-Size (man_size) wrote,

Broken Frontier reviews American Splendor #1

"All of these artists do a fine, fine job giving Vertigo Comics the underground feel it has been vying for since day one. But the most pleasing artist in this issue is Dean Haspiel who walks the thin red line of underground and mainstream so fine it seems he was meant to draw Pekar’s first big company comic. The hard lines, heavy shades, and sporadic paneling are distinctly underground. At the same time, Haspiel’s style, which was light years ahead of the game when he first hit the scene, is now emulated by artists working for Marvel, Image, DDP, and DC. This fact, his style, and the current trend in comics towards a more cartoonish look, combine beautifully here, creating a beautiful comic."

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