Friday, February 14, 2014

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A SPLASH PAGE: Plastic Man's Offspring

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 Frank Quitely drawn number from the Offspring one-shot, part of DC's Kingdom event.

Living proof that despite while the whole thing was written by Kingdom Come co-creator Mark Waid, the two bookends were a dog's breakfast compared to the one-shots in between - Offspring, Planet Krypton and Kid Flash especially.

Here Waid and Quitely pull off a massive father/son moment that serves as a reaffirming moment in the lives of two great malleable characters. 

While similar beats would later be explored in writer Joe Kelly's run on JLA, everytime I look at this splash I hear a little 'awww' a lot of 'wow' and my fingers cross that Frank will touch the real Plas again - in one reality or another.

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4 comments:

  1. That really is a nice and sweet splash page. Probably should've saved it for Father's Day, but a true tender moment nonetheless. How can you not love that Frank Quitely art?

    Damn, makes we really wish I had that DCUC Plastic Man figure now.

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  2. Or at least a Plas Mego so he could bend in every way possible. This was the first place I saw Frank's art - instantly addicted in one issue.

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  3. Frank Quitely is SO damn good. Love this. -Plas is a favorite... I has feels.

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  4. Yeah - and a guy missed from comics. Which is odd considering he was riding quite high for a while there!

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