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Jim Petersman
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Posted: 21 May 2023 at 3:44pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

From strictly a comic book art perspective, what is the most creative panel and
most creative page you've seen? Just one of each, please & thank you.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 21 May 2023 at 4:38pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Thatís a tricky term, creative. How much are we prepared to trade storytelling clarity for clever pictures?

Seeing the question, the first thing that jumped into my mind was that Neal Adams Deadman page where all the panels combine to form the heroís face.

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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 21 May 2023 at 5:33pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

One from JB that just jumped into my mind:

Teleporting from Nightcrawler's perspective.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 21 May 2023 at 5:57pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I wonder why Kurt would start a sentence knowing the people he was talking to would only hear half of it?
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Peter Hicks
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Posted: 21 May 2023 at 8:17pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

BTW, TwoMorrows published an amazing book way back called Panel Discussions that interviewed about a dozen artists about page design and panel arrangement.   It is very eye opening.
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ron bailey
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Posted: 21 May 2023 at 8:19pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I'm not sure if this qualifies, but I always loved the cover of Thor 337, the first issue of Simonson's run, because not only was Beta Ray Bill replacing the Thor you knew as the character, but also his logo, as the new masthead of issue 338 demonstrated. 
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 22 May 2023 at 12:32am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I can't swear this shot from COLD WAR is the most creative, but it is one by our host that comes to mind.





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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 22 May 2023 at 1:23am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Neal Adams always had some great layouts.

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Robert Bradley
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This is the first one that popped into my head.

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Jason Czeskleba
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Posted: 22 May 2023 at 4:13am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Of course Adams was an all-time genius, but that page from X-Men #57 is confusing to the eye as a reader.  The panel flow is counterintuitive.  In an interview in Comic Book Artist #3, Adams himself said: 
"If I were doing it today, I possibly would reverse this page, so I would have the last panel down in the lower right-hand corner."

I think it would flow much better that way.
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ron bailey
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Posted: 22 May 2023 at 12:18pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Elektra Lives Again is chock full of interesting creative panel layouts: 
https://theslingsandarrows.com/elektra-lives-again/
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 22 May 2023 at 2:16pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Seeing the question, the first thing that jumped into my mind was that Neal Adams Deadman page where all the panels combine to form the heroís face.

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Had to look up that Deadman page, JB... and it IS pretty amazing:


-C!
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