Comic Theme Time Month – Most Dramatic Creative Shift on a Title
All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.
Today’s topic is “What do you think was the most dramatic creative shift on a comic book title?”
Read on to see what I’m looking for specifically, along with some examples to get you started…
This week, Joe Casey and Nathan Fox took over as the new creative team on the ongoing Image series, Haunt.
While Haunt was surely not a book without its fair share of violence (and then some), it was handled in a over-the-top fashion, as the book was quite a lot of fun. Greg Capullo was the main artist on the series.
Then, with issue #19, Casey and Fox took over and now the book is a bleak, dark and gritty comic book. It is a GOOD comic book, but just noting that the shift in creative teams is quite a dramatic one.
Another notable example would be the (in)famous shift in regular artists on New Titans from the clean pencils of Tom Grummett…
to the darker pencils of the late Bill Jaaska…
Well, that’s your topic and those are some examples – now I want to hear your thoughts on some other good examples of dramatic creative shifts on comic book titles!