I suppose, given an art change–one as significant as losing Anacleto–some slack should be given. But Roy A. Martinez–who did some filler on the second issue–isn’t even in the same genre as Anacleto….
Worse, it’s pretty clear Holguin’s script was for Anacleto to illustrate, not a fill-in guy. Especially not a fill-in guy unable to keep his characters looking the same throughout and has an atrociously bad understanding of facial structure.
There’s a lot of… possibly cool stuff this issue (if one imagines Anacleto illustrating it); it’s the worst place to change artists. Aria, being an Image book, obviously had to make some sacrifices. But if the only draw to your book is the artist, changing him is going to have an effect.
Especially given Martinez’s further inability to make his scantily clad women attractive.
On the other hand, the best writing so far.