I finally found the time to get through the last twelve issues of Villains Month. Much like my reviews for the New 52 number ones that birthed this blog, there were highs and lows, and this week was no exception.
My Villain Of The Week for week 4 is......
You can read my opinion of Man-Bat below!
I have more comics to read in the huge pile I picked up last week which I will hopefully post some thoughts on in the next couple of days. For now, I hope you enjoy my thoughts on the final week of Villains Month.
Lenticular cover rating: 4/5. Quite a nice one, while a little blurry here and there, shows nice depth with the hoses, Bane’s head and the arms in relation to each other.
Lenticular cover rating: 5/5. The illusion of the Joker face held in front of the character’s face is spot on for the kind of effect these covers have been attempting. A great example of the 3D effect done properly.
Lenticular cover rating: 2/5. Blurry as hell background and not very good use of depth given the original concept of the image. It looks like it should jump, but doesn’t.
Lenticular cover rating: 3/5. Could’ve won top marks, with Tony Daniel’s Adam looking suitably menacing, but it’s the effect mostly being judged here and those foreground hands just won’t focus no matter which way you slice it.
Lenticular cover rating: 4/5. The foreground of Sinestro’s construct hurts to look at but everything else looks great, especially the planet in the background.
Lenticular cover rating: 2/5. Oh dear. This should be incredible, but mine actually suffers from a fault similar to video game clipping, with an extra 3D strip horizontally moving up and down in the middle of the cover. Background causes double vision too. Nope, fail.
Lenticular cover rating: 3/5. Again, this would have made for an excellent 2D image, but in the conversion to 3D we suffer some very blurry flying bones, and an unfortunate impossible-to-focus-on mouth for Killer Croc himself. Shame.
Lenticular cover rating: 4/5. Background just a little blurry, but otherwise the effect is pretty much nailed. It’s a bit dingy though.
Lenticular cover rating: 5/5. Absolutely fucking lush, with it’s inviting splashing blue water up front and seemingly through the titles, and a tubing wave in the background. Looks great.
Lenticular cover rating: 5/5. Very well layered, with the three bats up front, then Man-Bat’s head, then body, then wings over a background of silhouetted bats over a lit bat-signal, and all by new burger favourite Jason Fabok. Great cover.
Lenticular cover rating: 5/5. The depth field is nailed with Parasite’s hand, arm, and the rest of him all maintaining believable distance, and instead of the generic trapped Superman we have a more relevant, recently drained Supes instead. The wrapping paper from hell background is awesome too.
Lenticular cover rating: 4/5. Can’t whinge about the depth here, but the fist with the torn Superman cape really should jump out more. Artwork not doing it for me, not that it’s particularly bad, it’s just that these three guys look like sex offenders somehow.