Thursday, December 30, 2010

Brett Booth On Justice League

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?


Dave Mullen said...

He did the Heroes Reborn version of the Fantastic Four back in the 90s when Jim LLee left and was stunning. His work that i'm aware has evolved a bit since then, I'm surprised he hasn't made a bigger name of himself but then again a lot of those 90s new wave of artists have totally dissapeared from comics, or at least seem to operate on the fringes of it...

Looking at the covers and whatnot he is a perfectly commendable replacement for Mark Bagley, I'm sorry to see him go but JLA is such a tough book to get settled on no one can blame him for wanting a change. He's actually had a good run.

Anonymous said...

I've looked at some of his art here and there, but I haven't seen any complete stories. He looks to be a very capable artist, it should be fun seeing what he can do.

From what I read on his blog he is only on JLA for 4 issues, so it's a fill-in and not a regular run. Maybe I'll go hunting for some of his previous stuff when the stores open again in the new year.

TalOs said...

WHOA! O_O Now his above art on display is just badass! :-D

Is he really on the title just for 4 issues though? :-/

TalOs said...

P.S. Happy New Year to Anj and all fellow Supergirl fans too! :-D

Anonymous said...

You're COMPLIMENTING HIM??? Booth's art is hideous! Get glasses.