We’re starting up a special feature intended to look at the visuals of comics. All too often the visual side of comics, including the skilled creators including colorists, inkers, letterers, editors, and designers, are overlooked in favor of the big two names — the writer and the penciler. That is a great shame, and we intend to highlight the best of the visual element here. Like, check out the excellent splash page (on the right) for Faith Erin Hicks‘s fantastic online-to-print comic, Friends with Boys.
Not all visuals are positive, however, so here is also where we’ll discuss the unfortunate faux-pas (ahem, like Wonder Woman’s jacket…) of costume design, cover design, and just plain old “what were they thinking!?” panels from our favorite comics.