Star Wars: Droids
I really like the cover art to this collected series, the angle from which we are looking from immediately draws my eye to the gun the alien is pointing at C3P0 and the bad situation both him and R2D2 seem to be in. I love the grittiness of the artwork, Plunkett does a great job. R2D2 looks like he has been through the wars with various marks and stains upon his body work. There is a great view of the night sky with the ships flying overhead. I only hope that the interior artwork is as good.
I quite liked the interior art within this series, it was colourful, clear and had nice bold lines. In my mind it almost looks like you are watching stills from an animated series, I think all of these stories would work well as a cartoon. As pleasant as the art was nothing in particular ever amazed me, although being the sucker for splash pages as I am the following stood out for me. The first page of this collection is a great splash page of C3P0 hanging by a rope from a tree with Nak laughing at him. I think this is a good representation of the level of humour and predicaments that the droids get themselves into. One of my favourite pages in this entire collection is Hughes and Gibson's image of the combined stone guardian, it is just fantastic and I love being able to see where each individual stone creature joins with the other. There is a great panel in the final issue where we see Olag's wrecking droid in all it's enormity for the first time, it's jaws look fearsome and I love the sense of tension in this scene.
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