Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Black and White Wednesday: "Slaughter in Central Park!" by Mantlo, Perez, and Esposito

HiiiiiiYA, Groove-ophiles! It's time once more for another Sons of the Tiger slam-banger! "Slaughter in Central Park!" by Bill Mantlo, George Perez, and Mike Esposito is, indeed, heavy on the violence--just like the movies that inspired it! Mantlo's fast-paced (yet dense) script really gives young George Perez the chance to hone his penciling skills when it comes to realistic battles and mass destruction (that'd come in handy for him in 1986*, wouldn't it?)! Esposito does a fine job, not losing details and adding a bit of polish where Perez's immaturity needed propping up. Kick back and enjoy this forgotten fable from Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #9 (December 1974), baby!

(*Crisis On Infinite Earths, natch!)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Groove, What could be really cool is if you were to point out were "perez's art" was still "immature." (Not a knowck against Perez obviously; we all grow and learn and change.) For an untrailed eye like mine, I would be curious to learn about such things. I am not an artist so I would not naturally pick up on such tings, but would like to. I mean, I can spot the differrence between Colan and Kirby and Heck and Robbins, but would not notice what your are referring to. CHeers Dude!



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