Monday, March 28, 2011

Swipe File - Fear Itself Goes Monster Hunting

Art by Stuart Immonen from Fear Itself Sketchbook & render from cover art of Monster Hunter Tri
I've been out of the loop a bit the past few months and was catching up on various Big Two happenings, most notably Flashpoint and Fear Itself (should have primers for each in the next week or two), so forgive me if this has been pointed out elsewhere.  While looking through the Fear Itself Sketchbook, I stumbled across a really cool looking dragon/serpent.  Looking closer, I saw an uncanny resemblence I couldn't quite put my finger on.  

So I warmed up my Google-fu and did a quick search of "dragon monster" and nothing stood out on cursory scan, so then thinking the big bad is The Serpent for this event tried "serpent monster".  The latter search brought up various dragons and serpent-like creatures, but on the second row was a very familiar creature with Japanese text (Ragiakurusu for the romaji version) and the jpg name of "New_seadragon.jpg".  

Now, knowing a little Japanese and finally recognizing just what the sketchbook image reminded me of, it was pretty striking to read off the name and see Monster Hunter Tri's Lagiacrus, the very same creature in the sketchbook and the leviathan featured prominently on the cover to the immensely popular Wii game.  

Now, bets, Fing Fang Foom vs Lagiacrus - who wins?  Hopefully we can get both in Marvel vs Capcom 3 as DLC to settle it. 

Related Posts


Frank said...

So what's the swipe here? That they are both dragons?

Anonymous said...

I enjoy all the articles at Weekly crisis, because in their own way each is entertaining.

BUT I love Comic book moments of the week, weekly reviews & Previews.

Where are they at?

Matt Duarte said...

@Frank: Look at them closely. The fins in the back of their head, the sides of their mouth, and the position are eerily similar.

@Anon: The Moments are coming soon.

Ivan said...

Hm, I don't know, I think it's a bit of a stretch. Both look like very generic dragons, and besides the similar positioning and the fact that they're both dragons there not much in this.

Servando Gomez said...

I say the bottom dragon is a ringer for the swipe as its the same face just mirrored image to look in the other direction. At least Immomen is smart enough to have the body contort in a different posture other than how the original has the dragon standing. In this case,I commend Stuart as he did a great case of "Great Artist Steal, not borrow" while as Greg Land just borrows, ha.

oakleyses said...

michael kors outlet online, tiffany jewelry, tiffany and co, longchamp outlet, burberry outlet, prada outlet, jordan shoes, nike air max, nike free, michael kors outlet online, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin shoes, tory burch outlet, nike air max, polo ralph lauren outlet online, kate spade outlet, michael kors outlet online, burberry handbags, christian louboutin, oakley sunglasses, kate spade, polo outlet, christian louboutin uk, ray ban sunglasses, coach outlet, coach outlet store online, longchamp outlet, replica watches, christian louboutin outlet, longchamp outlet, coach outlet, ray ban sunglasses, chanel handbags, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses wholesale, prada handbags, michael kors outlet store, gucci handbags, nike outlet

oakleyses said...

timberland pas cher, jordan pas cher, polo ralph lauren, nike free run, sac longchamp pas cher, michael kors pas cher, burberry pas cher, new balance, nike air force, north face, michael kors, vans pas cher, mulberry uk, nike blazer pas cher, hollister pas cher, nike roshe, lululemon canada, louboutin pas cher, guess pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, sac hermes, converse pas cher, nike air max, true religion jeans, longchamp pas cher, hogan outlet, ralph lauren uk, nike tn, ray ban uk, north face uk, oakley pas cher, air max, true religion outlet, true religion outlet, hollister uk, ray ban pas cher, coach purses, true religion outlet, polo lacoste, michael kors outlet

oakleyses said...

jimmy choo outlet, asics running shoes, instyler, vans outlet, nike roshe run, chi flat iron, soccer shoes, ghd hair, insanity workout, hermes belt, nike huaraches, nike trainers uk, bottega veneta, babyliss, ferragamo shoes, mont blanc pens, abercrombie and fitch, nike air max uk, mac cosmetics, longchamp uk, celine handbags, north face outlet, nike roshe run uk, beats by dre, nike air max uk, wedding dresses, new balance shoes, lululemon, north face outlet, soccer jerseys, nfl jerseys, giuseppe zanotti outlet, p90x workout, valentino shoes, herve leger, abercrombie and fitch uk, hollister, mcm handbags, nike free uk, reebok outlet

oakleyses said...

nike air max, vans, baseball bats, montre pas cher, converse, juicy couture outlet, iphone 6 cases, links of london, pandora charms, pandora jewelry, lancel, juicy couture outlet, swarovski, pandora uk, marc jacobs, thomas sabo, karen millen uk, wedding dresses, supra shoes, hollister, replica watches, ray ban, swarovski crystal, converse outlet, timberland boots, nike air max, toms shoes, coach outlet, louboutin, hollister clothing, oakley, hollister, gucci, ralph lauren

Post a Comment

Thanks for checking out the Weekly Crisis - Comic Book Review Blog. Comments are always appreciated. You can sign in and comment with any Google, Wordpress, Live Journal, AIM, OpenID or TypePad account.