Monday, February 14, 2011

DMZ #33

Blood in the Game: Chapter 5
By Brian Wood (writer) and Riccardo Burchielli (artist)

This is another chapter that is told visually, for the most part. There are lots of big panels and a couple splash pages. It begins with a crime scene investigation of an incident that occured off screen and ends with what looks to be the planning stages of further criminal activities. Interestingly enough, both the investigation and the planning are conducted by the same compant, Trust Well.

Although it only occurs a few times, all of them early in the chapter, the use of speed lines was appropriate. Some people see them as a short cut, an easy way to convey motion. Bottom line, love 'em or hate 'em, they get the job done, in these cases work well with the rest of the art in those panels and help to tell the story.

DMZ is published by Vertigo, an imprint of DC Comics.

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