Sunday, 29 May 2011

Vanguard Illustrated, No. 3

Vanguard Illustrated no.3 is from 1983 and was published by Pacific Comics. Within, there are four stories;

1. Freakwave (part 3)
Written by - Brendan McCarthy, Peter Milligan
Pencils, Ink, Colours and Letters by - Brendan McCarthy

2. Duel With Dorf Dishware [Encyclopaedia Part 3]
Written by - Mike Baron
Pencils & Inks - Steve Rude
Colours - Phil Phillipson
Letters - Cody

3. Killer In Orbit
Written by, Pencils, Inks - Rex Lindsey
Colours - Daryl Isaacs

4. Be It What It Will, I'll Go To It Laughing
Written by - David Campiti
Pencils & Inks - Tom Yeates
Colours - Marcus David
Letters - Tim Harkins

Again, as previously mentioned, the colour reproduction and printing quality is excellent, as are all PC comics.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Ravens & Rainbows, No. 1

Written, Pencilled, Inked and Cover Art by - Jeffrey Jones

There are all sorts of reasons I might pick up a comic and even more why I might actually decide to buy it. For this particular comic I was first attracted to it because it was published by Pacific Comics; I've previously mentioned that PC comics are always worth checking out due to the quality of the printing. Secondly, the art is stunning (although I'm not a huge fan of the cover), Jeffrey Jones (more recently Jeffrey 'Catherine' Jones) could probably be considered as the least commercially successful of her peers.

(L-R) Bernie Wrightson, Jeff Jones, Michael Kaluta and Barry Windsor-Smith

Published in December 1983, Ravens & Rainbows is a collection of Jeff Jones' work, including a portfolio containing images that had never previously been published in colour. The actual stories in this comic are a little hit and miss, I prefer the one page strips over the longer stories; but for me this comic is all about the art.