So, apparently I'm falling behind on these posts again. Work as been completely crazy lately, so please try to forgive. ;) Anyway, here are a few pages from Avengers Undercover, the follow-up to Avengers Arena. Kev Walker is back on pencil duty, and really blew this one out of the water. I'm starting to be a huge fan of his work.
I tried to do some different things for this book, especially compared to Arena, but I'm still not sure it's paying off. I went back-and-forth with Kev on the style after he voiced that he preferred cleaner, less intrusive rendering that doesn't "fight" with the lineart. I totally agree with that, so I went with a simpler cell-shaded look. I have to admit that I'm still working out the kinks, but some times I can get behind it (currently on issue 6). Oh, and I also love how those purples completely disappear in print... Curses to CMYK!