Friday, July 8, 2016

Green Lantern v2 #181 – Don Newton art

Green Lantern v2 #181 dc comic book cover art by Dave Gibbons
Green Lantern v2 #181, 1984 – Dave Gibbons draws the cover and feature story, done around the same time as his seminal work on The Watchmen. Don Newton reprises a character from a previous issue, the squirrel-like Green Lantern named Ch’p. Set in an interplanetary bar and populated with a variety of alien characters, the visuals appear influenced by the cantina scene in Star Wars. Nevertheless, Newton’s artwork is both approachable and appealing. The opening panel’s scene in a decrepit bar is painstakingly rendered. The artist rarely inked his own pencils, which makes this issue that much more special. Note the story title's reference to the vintage comedy team of Laurel and Hardy. This is number 3 of 3 Green Lantern issues with Newton art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Newton or Green Lantern issues.
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“One Night in a Bar on Lawrel-Hardee XI” Newton story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
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Green Lantern v2 #181 dc comic book page art by Don Newton
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