Cliff Rathburn


Amazing Spider-Man #4 cover by Ryan Ottley and Laura Martin

Amazing Spider-Man #4 Review: Humor and Heart with Two Peters

It also reminds the reader why Peter is such a great and iconic character.[caption id="attachment_907304" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #4 art by Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, and Laura Martin Color assists by Peter Pantazis and Jasen Smith[/caption]Ottley’s artwork jells very well in this issue too His style lends itself to action and visual expression, and[...]

Amazing Spider-Man #3 cover by Ryan Ottley and Laura Martin

Amazing Spider-Man #3 Review: Spider-Man Two More

Plus, there are some genuinely funny lines spread through the book.[caption id="attachment_899227" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #3 art by Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, and Laura Martin[/caption]I keep going back and forth on Ryan Ottley’s artwork The cartoonish style and its pragmatist approach to detail isn’t bad and kind of fits Amazing Spider-Man[...]

The Amazing Spider-Man #2 Review: Now I'm on Board

For those keeping score at home, that was another one of my big problems with the first issue of this new series.Also, a couple of great Marvel villains show up in the second half to spice things up even further.[caption id="attachment_893830" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #2 art by Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, and Laura Martin[/caption]Even[...]

Amazing Spider-Man #1 cover by Ryan Ottley and Laura Martin

Amazing Spider-Man #1 Review: A Little too Long, a Little not Funny, but Alright in the End

I dug it a lot.[caption id="attachment_882116" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazing Spider-Man #1 art by Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, and Laura Martin[/caption]          Ryan Ottley’s artwork is a bit underwhelming Like Spencer’s writing, it’s not outright bad, but it isn’t great The faces are light on detailing and the figures are a little too angular[...]

The Shel Dorf Awards Winners This Year Shift Toward The Creator-Owned – The Complete List

Vaughan (DC, Marvel, Vertigo)Continuing Series of the Year: The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and  Cliff Rathburn (Skybound, Image)Spirit Award for Independent Comics: Jeff Smith (Creator-Owned)Jerry Bails Award: Craig Yoe (Creator-Owned Studio with clients)Shel Dorf Legacy Award: Steve Geppi  The Shel Dorf Awards were bestowed on October 25th at Detroit's Fanfare Convention, and[...]