OK, I know I got spoiled with Jonathan Lau's art in the first issues of Green Hornet. He was awesome. Crisp, clean, even edgy illustrations. Vitorino took over. He has been uneven. Sometimes really good (see #22) and sometimes not. But what is up with this new guy Ronan Cliquet? He is AWFUL. He has done a couple of issues and the art is horrible. Take a look at #23. Britt looks more like an Asian than Mulan, who now has a rounded, chubby face. Detective Chrittendon now looks like Dennis Franz from Hill Street Blues or Sgt Cortez from Kirby Genesis. Lau's interpretation of Chrittendon seemed to fit the character (a weasely cop who plays both sides of the law) rather than the Cliquet's cigar smoking version who looks like he just got out of the donut shop. In general, the faces look like balloons with puffy features.
And what about the color? I know Cliquet does not do that, but in #23, Mulan had blonde hair (in the last page) and green eyes!!! I thought she was Kato's daughter?
Let me say Ande Parks' writing has been strong and I enjoy his story lines. He has kept up the high standard set by Kevin Smith. Keep it up, Ande!! But the poor art really takes away from the story.
PLEASE, no more Cliquet. I would really enjoy Lau coming back, but somehow I dont think that is in the cards. Let Vitorino mature in the position or get someone else. But please, clean up the art. The Green Hornet is a serious story that needs the clean, edgy illustration that Lau started. I think the art in Lord of the Jungle is great. Can we get that guy?