Well, here is the thing. I just can’t do it like the previous times. So, forget about the 3 panels per character rule that I have applied to myself, and I’ll just start posting without knowing how this post will look like once it’s finished. OK, I commence.
So, no funny comments. I decided to tell a story.
It’s called “Billy the savior and his miraculous medicine!”
I don’t know if you’ll like it.
Probably you’ll hate it, haha!
I don’t care, my blog, my rules! So, Billy the Savior!
I will start with the youngest and newest member of the Buffyverse. Of course youngest not in appearance, since that crown goes to Illyria age 5. I mean Billy, the 16 years old gay.
So lets see some of Billy’s panels in this issue.
And Billy’s best panel is….
Actually, my bad, the newest member of the Buffyverse is Devon.
I forgot, he appeared after Billy.
Let’s see his panels!
And Devon’s best panel is….
Sorry, none. All three of them were one worse than the other..
Seriously now, the only reason that you have a guy appear naked, or half-naked, is to make him seem attractive to your readership. In which of those 3 panels does Devon look good? Attractive? Cute? If that is how he’s supposed to look like, then I’m glad he’s gay an unavailable for girls like me. Not sure that the gays will be as happy as me though, LoL!
OK, I’m moving on to Dawn. And then Xander. Somewhere, I don’t remember where or who, someone said that Jeanty is great with emotions (he is sometimes, I admit that) and that was shown in the latest issue, in the scenes between Xander and Dawn, especially in the hospital. So, lets take a look at those two, and the emotions we get from them!
Dawn first, ladies first!
Really, I have no words for those panels. I have never seen such an ugly Dawn. OK, she is sick, but still. Not to mention that in the last one she looks like she’s from Asia.
And Dawn’s best panel is….
They are supposed to be a young couple. In love. It is not the first time we’ve seen them in their bedroom and private life. They are dressed like they are siblings. 10 years old siblings. That is NOT the way that young couples are dressed in their bedroom (when they are not naked, of course). The couple’s way of dressing is ridiculous.
Dawn looks like a teen, on the other hand Xander looks age 40. Especially the close-ups to his face, while he is supposed to be trying to sleep and relax. He is 40 there. And in order to make Xander look angry, all you have to do is draw him with his mouth wide open like he’s trying to swallow flying mosquitos.
And Xander’s best panel is….
Only because I laughed so much when I saw that. Sleeping with the mouth open like that, but still able to keep the phone in his hand. Only Xander could make that happen, haha!
Lets jump to Buffy. And her expressions. Plenty of those in this issue!!!
Of course I was joking when I said plenty of expressions for Buffy. There is only one expression: have Buffy look angry. The moment you try to make her have another expression, she looks like a fool.
Lesson to remember: Buffy needs to be angry for the rest of the season!
And what’s with those Buffy eyebrows? Not to mention the fact that Buffy is supposed to be a natural blond, so why her eyebrows are dark? And hasn’t she ever heard of a tweezers? Hasn’t Jeanty?
Don’t ask for his best panel, there is none. Actually I have looked at every panel that Jeanty has drawn with Dowling in it, ever since #1. He really must hate the guy, because I just can’t find a single one in which Dowling looks good. He looks ugly, or silly, or like an idiot. Take a look at those panels above, is that the face of a dying man, or of somebody ejaculating?
Illyria….Here is the ridge of LOLs!
OK, seriously now, I just can’t stop laughing at those panels. Don’t ask for a good one, there isn’t. Illyria is supposed to be that great old demon with all those powers, and you just look at her panels and you want to laugh….if not cry for the money you’ve spent on that comic. Better laugh, at least this way we can enjoy it a little bit.
Who’s next? Severin!
Especially the second one, I can’t find any words for that panel, lol at the way he looks!
And his best panel is….
Actually this is one of the few panels that I really liked in this issue. And in that mess, I was really surprised to find some I liked.
Here are the rest.
So in other words, Jeanty is good at monsters and unfamiliar faces. And the reason for that? I believe it is what some people say that he is good at. Emotions. Monsters usually don’t have emotions on their faces. And usually you don’t care how unknown people react emotionally, so you don’t draw it. Or you don’t TRY to draw that. And the result seems natural. Unlike Buffy and the scoobies and every character that appears regularly. I believe that Jeanty believes that he has mastered their appearance, where instead he is getting worse, issue by issue. Especially when he tries to apply emotions on their faces, the characters look like fools and ridiculous.
And I blame Jeanty a lot for the mess of Buffy’s S9. Like I’ve said, I’ve had some problems with A&F’s story. But just a look at Rebekah’s art and I forget everything. I only want to look at her art, I don’t care what the story says. The opposite happens here. Even if the story has some points, I just can’t take them seriously. Plus things like easter eggs or whatever they are called, that Jeanty adds by himself. Like the clothes that Xander and Dawn wear. Or the way that Buffy was dressed in #1 and the way she was moving/sitting, like she wanted to have sex with the first man available….she had it coming, as Jeanty kind of said, I am bored to search for his actual comment. Or, I read in a forum, somebody complaining that Buffy went to sleep in a stranger’s apartment. And then she was walking, in front of him, in her panties. I really don’t believe that Chambliss wrote in the script “Buffy walks around in her underwear”. I believe that that was Jeanty. He did it again in the free comic last year, the space-vacation with Spike….Buffy walking around in her underwear.
So, what is the best panel of the issue?
So, what will happen to our heroes? Will Billy the Savior save them? Will he take his medicine to them in time? Stay tuned, next month, for the second part of the story! I know you just can’t wait! Well, that’s if I have the patience to do that again next month, haha!