Greg Rucka

Stumptown 5 (January 2013)

I get Rucka’s enthusiasm for Stumptown. It’s his thing, he’s proud of it, he wants everyone to be excited for it so he does this silly final issue where he wraps things up and sets up the next story. But he doesn’t do those things well. Rucka’s been in comics more than long enough and […]

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Stumptown 4 (December 2012)

Oh, wow. I think this issue might be the worst independent comic I’ve ever read. At least put out by a recognized publisher. Rucka embraces television standards all right, as in “A-Team” stupidity. Most of the issue is a car chase, with Southworth doing double page spreads. The only thing worse than a lazy digital […]

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Stumptown 3 (November 2012)

Southworth has a co-coloring credit this issue, which might explain why all of a sudden the coloring has to do sixty percent of the art’s work. It’s not just shadows, it’s perspective on people, it’s depth, it’s terrible. Sadly, the corresponding rise in writing quality–when Southworth’s art gets even worse–doesn’t happen here. So it’s not […]

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Stumptown 2 (October 2012)

The art gets worse this issue. Much, much worse. Southworth quits drawing noses all of a sudden. And the comic being in color does nothing to help it. In black and white, Southworth would have had to do some work, to finish an object. Instead, he lets the colors fill in the blanks and they […]

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