Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wolverine #3 - Frank Miller art & cover

Wolverine v1 #3 - Frank Miller art 1980s marvel comic book cover
Frank Miller 
Wolverine v1 #3, 1982 - Frank Miller's pensive cover is a powerful depiction of Wolverine at his lowest point. The minimalist layout and somber colors perfectly capture the character's despair. The first few story pages struggle artistically, lacking some of the precision of the previous two issues (Wolverine and an enraged sumo wrestler look more like dance partners than brawlers on page 2). The title splash page, however, demonstrates a mastery of composition that effectively sets the tone for the rest of the book. Among the highlights: Logan's dream sequence set in feudal Japan (see interior page below) and his animal-like depiction as he pursues his quarry (page 15). This is number 3 of 4 Wolverine issues with Miller art and/or covers.
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Miller cover pencils (Joe Rubenstein inks) = ****
"Lost"
Miller story pencils (Joe Rubenstein inks) 22 pages = ***
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Wolverine v1 #3 - Frank Miller art 1980s marvel comic book page
Frank Miller 

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