Thursday, July 5, 2012

Oliver Coipel Energizes Avengers Vs. X-Men #7

Avengers Vs. X-Men: Round #7 (issue #7) is a beautiful issue.

The first 5 issues of AvX were handled by the hard working John Romita Jr., but quite frankly were not very impressive in terms of visual content. JRJR just doesn't do it for me when it comes to big action and multiple characters. I know he is a quick worker and Marvel never has to worry about him meeting a deadline, but I'm okay waiting for dynamic pages by elite Marvel artists like Steve McNiven or Oliver Coipel.

Coipel actually illustrated Avengers Vs. X-Men #6, but it wasn't untill issue #7 that I really appreciated his lovely layouts and remarkable solo shots. "Solo shot?" you may ask. These are the shots that where a single character overlaps several panels and highlights the page. (I provided a few of the pages below that highlight Coipel work).

Oliver Coipel continues to impress me with every issue he illustrates, and because of Avengers Vs. X-Men: Round #7 the comic I most anticipate is Avengers Vs. X-Men: Round #8.

Oliver Coipel Art Pages - AVX #7 - 365 Days of Comics
Oliver Coipel highlights Hawkeye.
Oliver Coipel Art Pages - AVX #7 - 365 Days of Comics
Oliver Coipel highlights Cap and Tony Stark.

Oliver Coipel Art Pages - AVX #7 - 365 Days of Comics
Oliver Coipel highlights Namor and Captain America in these 2 pages.

1 comment:

Martin Gray said...

Coipel is rather good, isn't he? I remember when he burst onto the US comics scene with the Legion's Blight storyline, it was an amazing breath of fresh air for the series.