Mark Bagley finishes his run on Justice League next month and Brett Booth has been named the new artist on the title.
I will admit that until recently, I didn't know Booth or his work. He has been around for a while working on titles that don't usually hit my radar, books like Anita Blake, Extinction, and Thundercats.
But in the last couple of months I saw his stuff in Untold Tales of Blackest Night and Superman/Batman. He also just did the Larfleeze Christmas Special for DC.
Here are a couple of pages and panels from his work in Superman/Batman #78, a back-up story starring Huntress and Power Girl.
Booth's art has the feel of early Image, a kind of mix of Whilce Portacio and Marc Silvestri. There is definitely a kineticism and detail in his stuff that I think will work very well with the over-the-top stories that Robinson is telling in JLA.
But there is also a softness in the faces of his character, a good ability to convey emotions in expressions.
I don't usually like the Image sort of style on art but I was impressed with this Huntress/Power Girl story and can't wait to see his stuff in the Justice League. Certainly the advance look that the Justice League covers are slick.
But this is take is based on limited exposure of a couple of short stories. Anybody else have more experience with Booth's work?