[shakes head in total dismay]
[shakes head in total dismay]
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Looks like a compromise between the far superior cat-like Beast and the rather crap looking ape-Beast of old (yeah, I said it, never was a fan of the old look, and the character became miles more interesting to me when they emphasised his battle between the animal and the intellect (also, everything Grant Morrison did was amazing, and one of the biggest mistakes Marvel ever made was trying to destroy all he did after he left)).
I think it could work, so I'm looking forward to seeing it properly.
It always felt weird reading comics where a cute kitty-cat man was getting punched in the face all the time. Call me crazy, but I don't like seeing kitties getting beaten up on a regular basis. apes getting punched, I don't have a problem with.
And as for Morrison's stuff getting un-done---well, yeah, of course it was. His storytelling is so specific to him that anyone attempting to follow him is only going to come off as a bad clone. I liked his X-Men run more-or-less, but especially with Frank Quitely drawing it, the stuff had a distinctly British feel that never quite felt right for the book, or even Marvel in general. He's much better off at DC or doing his own stuff, where that style fits a little better. Stories like Riot At Xavier's, what with their public school kids in short pants going all Malcolm McDowell in "If", really didn't feel like they were taking place in America at all. Not that that's necessarily bad, but I don't know---for Marvel it just feels off.
Last edited by Aquafan; 12-30-2012 at 09:41 AM. Reason: changed ? into .
One is a weird lion-man with digitigrade legs and paws. One is "ape Beast" with a persian cat head. One is "ape Beast" with a cleft lip. One is distinctly ursine. And one is some bizarre bearded dragon-man. There is no feature shared by those designs, except colour, that is not also shared with... say... Sasquatch.
Someone compared it to Spider-Man's lenses... this is more like people just drawing the Ben Reilly costume in an issue continued directly from the original costume (with the closed-legs spider-logo, not the post-80s spread legs version). With six arms.
Last edited by Somebody; 12-30-2012 at 01:08 PM. Reason: Sanders' Dragon, horse... point was that it isn't anything like *a*, let alone *the* standard "cat-like" Beast
The SWORD vesrion of Beast was actually based on a dragon. A PARTICULAR (Great Red) Dragon:
Mario Di Giacomo
I saw a sneak peak and that is Beast you guys. He mutates even more into abominable Beast.