Sunday, September 02, 2012

MAKING A MARK: Jesús Merino - The Pro Ready To Master His Own Fate

Every week Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to an artistic workhorse that is proving to be one of the unsung talents of the DC52. Jesús Merino. He's the former inking buddy of Carlos Pacheco, and now as core artist on Team 7 (launching this month from DC) Merino is getting another shot at grabbing the spotligt he so richly deserves.

Merino was the saving grace of the new DC 52's relaunched Superman title. Working with layouts set by industry master George Perez, Jesús balanced detail and his own style with the heavy demands of how many panels George likes on a page (i.e. lots) and won. The story may have been a complete cluster truck that lead to Perez walking, but Marino made it still worth the cover price alone through his efforts.

While Psylocke above, marks the return of the Making A Mark posts having a piece featuring the character for comparison purposes, the opposing splash reminds you even if Team 7 goes epic in scale, Jesús will still be able to keep pace.

 What do you think?  Sound off below in the comments section or click here for more great Making A Markists. To see more of Merino's hot pencils, put your order in for Team 7 at your local comic store!


  1. Dont know that much of his work but the massive FF I am, I liked Carlos Pacheco.

  2. The FF has been my staple pull for as long as I can remember Karl, and I have to agree Carlos's last stint on the title was artistically one of the best. Not only did he bring something different to the way he drew things like Sue and the classic uniforms, I don't think anyone has made the Grey Gargoyle seem as dynamic since!

    In fact just thinking of his work has made me want to reread a few issues of his run both their and with Kurt Busiek on Superman, so don't be surprised if a post featuring something he did shows up in the next day or so.