In the 90's several illustrators from Marvel left because of problems with ownership of characters they created. 8 of them went and formed there own company called Image comics. With the news of DC releasing a prequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Watchmen, it kinda reminded me of this story. So for the next couple of weeks I'm going to review a couple Image books, especially since I never reviewed one yet.
To start off we are going to take a look at Splitting Image! a parody of Image comics, released by Image comics. Making fun of there most popular comics at the time as well as the people who created them. Such as WildC.A.T.s and Spawn.
|Because this is really hard to make fun of. But I have a feeling we'll see this again soon.|
There's not really a story, it's about a parody of Image founders showing off there new comics. The comics they show are obviously parody's of the ones that where made in real life, hence they where generic 90's comics with buff heroes fighting against various organizations, and women that are there because the artist wanted to draw women. The comic itself is funny sometimes but only if you know the history of Image and the story of the comics there parodying.
The comics art is not bad for 90's comics I guess. I just find it hilarious that some of there parody's have better art then what there parodying. Overall it's not the best, it's a bad 90's comic parodying bad 90's comics. It very obvious why it only lasted 2 issues.