Who let this comic out with these colors?
I don’t usually go nuts, in support or against, over colors. I doubt I even know a single colorist’s name. But Felix Serrano is a criminal. He took Ty Templeton’s lovely retro-artwork–it’s supposed to be in the Silver Age style–and added this glossy Photoshop slime to it. I think it’s the bubble effect.
And this issue is just that old Dan Slott magic, from back when he could do no wrong and could get any reader with a Silver Age affection and some solid literacy salivating for his Marvel comics.
It’s got Peter and Johnny and Spidey and the Torch and the girls–Slott writes Betty Brant so perfectly he should do a whole series for her, a la Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane.
It’s just a magical comic book.
And Serrano does whatever he can to lessen it.
Picture Perfect; writer, Dan Slott; penciller, Ty Templeton; inker, Nelson DeCastro; colorist, Felix Serrano; letterer, Dave Lanphear; editors, Andy Schmidt, Nicole Wiley, Molly Lazer and Tom Brevoort; publisher, Marvel Comics.