This week I am stepping away from regular comics and stepping into the world of the Marvel Mangaverse.
Ladies and Gentlemen please say hello to Cyclops from the Mangaverse version of the X-Men. This looks sooooo bad that words almost fail me here but through all that bad two things stand out so much that I must mention them. The first, how does Scott turn his head while wearing that should/head contraption ? Granted the "Visor" and hat do not appear to be attached to the shoulder pieces, but said shoulders seem to press right up against his face as if it were some sort of medical restraining device.
The second piece of awful also falls into the "I don't know how he moves category". That Abdomen to mid thigh metal guard he has on! I just can't see how he bends his legs in that thing ? This outfit not only falls into the ugly department is also falls into the it doesn't make sense department. I can't believe I am going to say this, but I think that even Rob Liefeld can design better costumes then this!!!
At first glance it’s an interesting reimagining of a well known, classic character, but on closer inspection, everything you pointed out Kaldath, jumps right out at you. That head and shoulders thing looks like a bad attempt to make a kid’s neckbrace look cool!
Looks less metallic, and more biotech to me… Kind of like it’s flowing down over his face?
Also, I wouldn’t describe the style as ‘manga’, so much as ‘cartoony’! And, a very badly done cartoon, at that!
The artist who produced this should be ashamed, and whatever editorial staff that let this thing see the light of day, doubly so!
And this sells??? o_O
I see where they were trying to go with this, but utterly failed. My biggest issue is the “eye” on the top of his head is too bulky and the red in his costume is too destracting. What really seals the deal is his arms.His biceps look like he stole them from Popeye. If you children of the 80’s remember Mad Balls, that’s what his headgear looks like.
Here is a team shot http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HB7Bd6GZY_0/TdjXw5_R_kI/AAAAAAAAAHo/XKcttsfHZRo/s1600/Marvel+Mangaverse+-+X-Men+-+01+-+00+-+FC.jpg
This… this just…
Well . . . the redhead’s nice. Just trying to be positive. And, yes, mostly failing.