From Batman #687
I know its an important moment in current Batman lore, and not a bad bit of writing, but that 'same frame just photocopied a few times' technique annoys me somewhat.
Humans don't keep every facial muscle identically placed over several seconds like that - its prob supposed to be a good 10 seconds there or so. That's an age in keeping your face motionless.
Especially when you are divulging the information that your son has died!
I know he's English of the old school, but come on!
Comics are a completely motionless medium (as you might have noticed) and something like this completely draws your attention to the fact, and to the artificiality of what you're reading.
If he'd been drawn in the same pose 3 times then that would have allowed for a more natural effect. Even if old Alfred was keeping that upper lip as stiff as he could, bless 'im.
Instead I'm pulled out of the story thinking the artist just jumped at the chance to cut down his time at the desk and go get a bud from the fridge. Yay!
It's something that annoys me when I see it, but it's not used so much these days, since the novelty of using computer-enhanced art has worn off.
And is that Superman page from Whatever happened to...
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