COMICS: Nic Klein On Taking Over WINTER SOLDIER As Artist Next February
It has been confirmed that Nic Klein (Dancer) will be the new artist on Winter Soldier when writer Jason Latour (Untold Tales of the Punisher MAX) takes over from Ed Brubaker next year. Hit the jump for his comments and artwork.
Talking to Comic Book Resources, artist Nic Klein (best known for his work on Image Comics' Dancer) has revealed the first piece of artwork from his take on Bucky, a.k.a. The Winter Soldier. He also discusses what he hopes to bring to the series - which current scribe Ed Brubaker will be leaving behind in January - alongside new writer Jason Latour. More can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.
On What Made Him Decide To Accept The Job As New Winter Soldier Artist:
It was Jason's writing, because he's an artist himself, and quite a great artist as well. Jason has a great visual mind. He writes some cool stuff that's fun to draw. I think artists who write maybe have a better understanding of what to give an artist to draw because they come from a visual background themselves. I've been lucky because all the writers I've had so far have actually been really good at this, even if they aren't artists. I have heard horror stories of writers who just write the craziest things on a page with no regard for what is actually possible or not.
On What He Hopes To Bring To The Series:
To be honest, I'm still getting acquainted with the character. In this arc, we pick up with Bucky after a lot of things have happened. He's not really in hiding; he's kind of down and out and trying to figure out who he is. So he's not really a shiny super hero -- he's more of a down in the dirt kind of guy, and that's what my take on the character feels like.
On How He Feels About Exploring This Area Of The Marvel Universe
It's fun. I do like the darker characters more than the bright, shiny characters. That's a trait that a lot of people seem to have. Darker characters always seem to have a bigger fan base. In our first issue, there's some cool James Bond-style high-tech stuff. I wouldn't say it's too far out there. It is if you're speaking realistically, but it's nothing that pop culture consumers of today will have trouble believing. There's darkness, but there's also high tech stuff. I think it really keeps up with the tone and style that writer Ed Brubaker established during his run.
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