Kevin Nowlan Offers Big Ups To All His ‘New Mutants’ #51 Haters
As a wise television theme song writer once said, “what might be right for you might not be right for some,” and that’s especially true when it comes to art. It’s very much a matter of personal taste, and while I think, say, Kevin Nowlan is great (especially in his recent collaborations with Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez), he’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
And for some people, he was so not-their-cup-of-tea that they were compelled to write letters to Marvel in 1989 saying that he had provided “the WORST artwork I have ever had the misfortune of running across.”
A few of my favorite complaints:
Well, I can kind of see that?
Yes. Because that’s how I would describe Mirage in these panels: “Pudgy.”
I seriously think that “things with dots for eyes and noses and faces” is my new favorite term for “comic book.”
I don’t really have a refutation for this one, I just think “ugly with a capital ‘ugh'” is pretty clever.