“A boy comes to me with a spark of interest, I feed the spark and it becomes a flame. I feed the flame and it becomes a fire. I feed the fire and it becomes a roaring blaze.”
- Cus D'Amato
Didn’t Think The Olympics Could Be Tainted By Corruption? Check Out Roy Jones Jr. Getting Robbed Harder Than Pacquiao
Take comfort in knowing that Roy Jones Jr became one of the greatest boxers of the last generation and the other dude slowly faded into obscurity. And as for the bribed judges, lets hope they died a slow and painful death in a pit of angry warthogs.
There’s nothing wrong with an ugly comic book – as long as it has a great story – but sometimes you’re
just in the mood for some eye candy. You’ll note that all of the images below are actually from the art
within the comic books themselves, not just from the cover art, which is well known to be typically
more appealing than the ink gracing the actual panels of most comic books. Read on and prepare
yourself to be visually stunned.
Nonplayer, art by Nate Simpson
It would be near-blasphemous to not mention Nonplayer right away. The superb line work, vibrant
coloring, and incredibly detailed landscapes easily place it among the most beautiful comics ever
created. The story isn’t bad either, taking place in a futuristic world where a full-immersion virtual
reality "video" game has taken the world by storm. Except that the main character, Dana, begins
to discover that some things just aren’t right in the game, like a missing character that might have
somehow died in real life. Warner Brothers has already acquired the movie rights, so if we’re lucky, we
might get to see these adventures on the big screen.
There’s just one tiny little problem with Nonplayer… only one issue has been published so far. Nate
Simpson, the sole artist (and writer), had an unfortunate bicycle accident late last year, which resulted
in a broken arm – and it had to be the one he uses to draw. Fortunately, he’s since recovered and is
currently working on the second issue.