I guess what really bothered me the most is that in none of the other panels does Larroca's Osborn looked like this. His facial features completely shifted from one panel to the other never really establishing a solid look. Take a look at the the following two pages:
The fact that for the final panel Larroca photo reference a well known figure was the final straw. What took me out of the book, and from my reading experience. If artists DO want to use a celebrity as a model for one of their characters, they should at least continue using that look throughout the book, in order to maintain the suspension of disbelief. (Side note: that H.A.M.M.E.R. agent totally looks like John Travolta, right?)
Like I mentioned above, at least Deodato makes Osborn look like Tommy Lee Jones ALL the time. Bryan Hitch does this too. Larroca does not. If he wanted to establish that Osborn looked like Zapatero, he should at least look like that in all the panels, not just in one of them. It doesn't help the story, and in my case, it didn't help the reading experience.
What's your take on this kind of technique? At what point does photo referencing get in the way of your reading experience? Do you like Larroca's new style? Let us know in the comments section.