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OHOTMU Reduxe Edition

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DrJohnnyDiablo

Jun 15, 2012, 06:20 pm

Have you guys seen this yet?

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com...rvel-universe/

This one's my favorite so far:

http://ohotmuredux.blogspot.com/2012...henderson.html

I'm amused that the female Yellowjacket became a male in the fan art:

http://ohotmuredux.blogspot.com/2012...y-esteves.html




Eduardo M.

Jun 15, 2012, 07:38 pm


Cool Idea. I'd love to see someone tackle the covers as well




Michael Regan

Jun 16, 2012, 08:22 pm


So, it is a redrawing of characters which appeared in the original OHOTMU... which occurs regularly when a new artist takes over a title...

Indie artists drawing characters is a good idea, but why mask is as a Handbook "reduxe"?




Madison Carter

Jun 16, 2012, 08:36 pm


Not digging it entirely.

Utilizing unique "indie" artistry is great, a fantastic idea even. A lot of what I'm seeing though is just regular, though some quite good, fan art. The Rocket Raccoon one at the very beginning being a prime example. There's nothing there homaging the original.




Zach Kinkead

Jun 16, 2012, 11:01 pm


While some of the artists seem to have missed the point, many of them look like they’re taking cues from the Handbooks and redrawing the pictures in their own style. Sure I don’t really see what something like the gender bender Yellowjacket has to do with the OHotMU but pieces like the Watcher drawing do a pretty good job paying homage to the original with some indy tweaks.

In any case, these are working artists so “fanart” seems a bit of a disservice. I certainly like these artists better than most of the people from the last couple Strange Tales minis.
Just think of them as offbeat pin-ups.




Madison Carter

Jun 17, 2012, 05:46 pm

Don't get me wrong, I *do* like the idea and hope to see it continue. There just needs to be a stronger unifying element to the project that, as you said, some of the artists are not quite getting. Much luck to them, regardless.




Zach Kinkead

Jun 17, 2012, 07:58 pm


Just pretend the unifying theme is “Indy artists draw Marvel characters”. That David Peterson Rocket Raccoon art is too awesome for me to be hung up on the fact that the pose, costume, and weapons don’t match the original.

Seriously, they should tap that guy for a Rocket and Groot mini. Who knows if that thing with the mice is gonna work out? ;)




Madison Carter

Jun 18, 2012, 01:01 pm

  Zach Kinkead wrote:

Just pretend the unifying theme is “Indy artists draw Marvel characters”. That David Peterson Rocket Raccoon art is too awesome for me to be hung up on the fact that the pose, costume, and weapons don’t match the original.

But then what's the point of the project if it's just "whatever floats your boat" art?




Michael Regan

Jun 18, 2012, 04:42 pm


Yes, the Rocket Raccoon is good but there are canon renditions that are very good, perhaps even better. The back-up stories in Annihilators by Timothy Green were likely my favourite.




Eduardo M.

Jun 18, 2012, 06:12 pm

  Madison Carter wrote:

But then what's the point of the project if it's just "whatever floats your boat" art?

Gotta agree with this one. I don't mind if Rocket is in his modern outfit but at least try to get as close to the DE art as possible. The New Mutants art seems to be trying that
 

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