Marcos Marz

Jennifer Blood 4 (September 2011)

Marz takes over Jennifer Blood and the results are disastrous.

He’s incapable of drawing human anatomy (everyone’s way too tall) and it kills anything the issue has going for it. Ennis introduces the Ninjettes this issue; they’re teenage hit girls so already he’s being somewhat derivative of Kick-Ass, which is sad. I don’t want to read derivative Ennis.

He spends a lot of time on them, maybe because Jennifer has so little going on this issue. He’s even cutting back on her first person narration and, with that reduction, Blood becomes more interesting to examine than to read. Maybe Ennis was contracted for an original property to Dynamite. I hope we get more Battlefields out of it.

The ending does come alive, a teensy bit, with the pervert, Nazi-looking neighbor. Had Ennis kept Blood in suburbia, it might have worked better because his revenge plot is dreadfully uninspired.

Jennifer Blood 3 (May 2011)

If I wanted to give Marcos Marz the benefit of the doubt, I’d say his style is meant to resemble those shampoo advertisements in hair saloons. The eighties looking ones with the sparsely illustrated woman in sunglasses.

But I don’t think he’s going for that effect. I think he’s really just a bad artist and Dynamite lower the page rate even more on Jennifer Blood.

It’s hard to talk about the issue once Marz takes over. Batista’s not a good artist, but he’s not as astoundingly bad as Marz.

The switch coincides with Ennis’s interest waning. He’s reusing old Punisher MAX set pieces, the plot’s getting predictable and the big reveal is sounding a little weak.

If this comic weren’t from Garth Ennis, there’d be no reason to read it. But as an Ennis comic, it’s more just a peculiarity than anything.

I’m not even invested enough to be disappointed.

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