Friday, January 10, 2014

NOW THAT'S A SPLASH PAGE: Wolverine Gets His Jock Off

Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This week, a splashie from the pages of Savage Wolverine, where Jock pulled double duty as artist and writer. Apart from perhaps Green Arrow: Year One, his style has ever been so 'at home' on a project.

If you're going to have lots a needles and wires shoved into you and floated naked in a tube for all to see, you'd want at least a few super-powers as a result wouldn't you? You know, for revenge and all that.

This is the kind of wild and dark tone I always want out of a Wolverine movie - to me the hero doesn't lend himself to bright adventures, but grittier tasks like how Leinil Yu, Frank Miller and Jock style him in.

 What do you think? 


  1. Oh yeah, no kidding. This is exaclty the type of dark art style befitting Wolverine, or at least his dark history. It may see like sacriledge, but who wouldn't want to see Jock re-do BMS' Weapon X story? Or at the very least a 4-issue mini with a new angle, but with plenty of shots of Logan in a class tube like this one?

  2. I don't know what all this current trend for seeing naked men in comics is for, to be honest. We had Carnage nude in Superior Carnage recently and Hawkeye in an Avengers Annual a while back - now we have Wolverine. If I wanted to see naked men with needles stuck in them Id have stayed at work [that didn't come out right, did it]. Still, hope this wont be yet another origin iteration we have to sit thru, how many times does Wolverine have to go thru more medical procedures and have another 'memory loss' episode.
    Art looks good though.

  3. Ha ha, karl:) We know what you mean you sicko you;)

  4. LOL just when you think you've heard all the complaints in comics another one shows up. Thanks Karl ;) If nudity is not your thing you might want to give Saga at Image a wide birth. There you have an obese naked cyclops, people with TV screen heads having sex and a planet that is one giant brothel. They also talk about sex in Brian K. Vaughan's trademark 'Hey that's just how real people talk!' way. You're so busy being soaked in cool though, you really don't notice the visual. Except for the Cyclops... he's one splash page I probably won't be posting.

    Dale, I think Wolverine is a perfect Jock match too. Sabretooth even more so. Ohhh there's an idea! Looking forward to his new horror comic from Image, Wytches, with American Vampire's Scott Snyder to...

    Thanks for the comments folks!

  5. Oh go on, post the naked Cyclops, Dan, I dare you. Hes only got the one eye...