Art War: Leinil Francis Yu Vs. Jerome Opeña.

Art War: Leinil Francis Yu Vs. Jerome Opeña.

Two great Filipino comic book artist Leinil Francis Yu and Jerome Opeña have a very striking similarity when it comes to style. But if youre a DC or a Marvel editor, which artist will you choose and what comic book do you want them to draw?

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By Howlett - 1/2/2012
JEROME OPEñA'S ARTWORK.

MOON KNIGHT


UNCANNY X-FORCE



LEINIL FRANCIS YU ARTWORK.

X-SANCTION


WOLVERINE



So, who's side are you on?
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joeker - 1/3/2012, 12:40 AM
bit of Sophies choice hmmmm cant choose both incredible, Jerome makes xfactor look amazing & Leinil makes whatever he draws really cool
airbeyonder18 - 1/3/2012, 5:25 AM
I love Yu's work more.
marvel72 - 1/3/2012, 5:45 AM
sorry can't pick a winner,both are great for different reasons.
captainrogers - 1/3/2012, 7:59 AM
I'm actually digging Jerome's art a bit more. Seems to be channeling a bit of Lee Weeks there.
And I love Lee Week's art.
ZombieOverEasy - 1/3/2012, 8:04 AM
I have to go with Jerome, always loved his work. Leinil's work is great, but I don't think I've ever seen him do any emotion other than :| or D:<, maybe a >:D once. Just seems like he's still developing as an artist to me.
superman7 - 1/3/2012, 8:09 AM
yu
superman7 - 1/3/2012, 8:13 AM
@ ZombieOverEasy:

I haven't read anything he's done with marvel besides hulk vs wolverine, but when Yu did Superman: Birthright, he really does a great job with depicting emotional range.
check this site out:
http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2762472.html
Helena - 1/3/2012, 8:18 AM
The correct answer to this is Carlo Pagulayan.
Jolt17 - 1/3/2012, 8:20 AM
I've always loved Yu's art (how could he make those art? Tried to replicate it for years, do not even succeed until now) and more used to his, but this is my first time to ever see Opeña's art, and...wow. That's quite stunning if you ask me.

Both share the similar style indeed, but Opeña's also slightly resembles John Romita Jr.'s (see that Uncanny X-Force page) - not a bad thing at all, while Yu's more original in my opinion. Can't tell who wins.
tron21full - 1/3/2012, 8:22 AM
jerome. both are great, but i think his art is somewhat unique in trems of the style. however, i think of yu, as in who could bring a good story.
Rothwilder - 1/3/2012, 8:33 AM
Yu
Aaesir - 1/3/2012, 8:40 AM
I'm all for Leinil Yu. I've been an admirer of his work many for years, and I really don't think Opeña's work is similar in any way. He's good, but there's no comparison.
ABLEE337 - 1/3/2012, 8:54 AM
Leinil Francis Yu FTW
MaddMonkk - 1/3/2012, 9:06 AM
Yu. or me
redleaf - 1/3/2012, 9:17 AM
LEINIL FRANCIS YU
SageMode - 1/3/2012, 9:24 AM
Leinil Francis Yu. I especially loved his run on Wolverine during the late 90s-early 2000s. Badass art work
soaponapope - 1/3/2012, 9:39 AM
this might be the first time i couldn't pick which is better.. they both have done such great work
HBOMB83 - 1/3/2012, 9:44 AM
Not a big fan of either. I'm a fan of MAD and Ramos but if I had to choose one or the other it would be YU.
SCURVYDOG619 - 1/3/2012, 10:21 AM
Leinel is a damn good artist. I remember talking to him at Comic-Con a few years ago and he said he's still trying to figure out how to draw women,which is a more common problem for comic artists than you realize.I also asked him if there was one dream character he'd like to tackle.The answer:Batman. Can't wait to see that in the future....
WOLVERINEDECADE - 1/3/2012, 10:33 AM
the pride of the philippines
thank god pinoys aren't left out of the comic book business
Dedpool - 1/3/2012, 10:50 AM
Opena's art reminds me of John Romita Jr's art as well. I like them both.
RandyBobandy - 1/3/2012, 10:51 AM
Opena by far. Yu is good as a Jim Lee/David Finch, crosshatch everything kind of comic artist, but Opena has a much better sense of anatomy and perspective than Yu and many other big artists. I think the coloring in X-Force kind of takes away from his art a little. Esad Ribic and Jerome Opena are two of the best going today in my opinon.
starscream4president - 1/3/2012, 11:11 AM
Yu all day.
csdot - 1/3/2012, 11:59 AM
Yu's style got old fast, it works for some things but usually it doesnt. i HATED his work on New Avengers and Ultimate Avengers.
Opena's work is outstanding, there are times in Uncanny X-Force where it almost resembles Moebius (which i mean as an enormous compliment).
headlopper - 1/3/2012, 12:21 PM
Yeah, these guy's are dope...and Filipino chicks are hot!

Gutts81 - 1/3/2012, 3:41 PM
YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
alekesam - 1/3/2012, 4:01 PM
Yu (tho' not by much as I love both a ton). And their style isn't similar at all.
Howlett - 1/3/2012, 5:01 PM
@thornstockton, dude their style are similar in terms of crosshatching the characters they draw.
FriendlyNeighborhoodSpidey - 1/3/2012, 9:10 PM
Yu in my opinion.
Howlett - 1/3/2012, 11:20 PM
@thornstockton, but dude, it ain't that great without me having MDMA first before reading them funny books.
CBMDeadpool - 1/4/2012, 7:26 AM
I'm going to go with Yu, Opena is good but sometimes he reminds me of JRJR which is an artist I'm not paticular fond of. :/
BlueMex - 1/4/2012, 10:27 AM
i got to go with LEINIL FRANCIS YU ARTWORK.

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