Something strikes me as a bit out-of-sync about All-Star Batman and Robin. Now, now. Settle down. I’m not trying to start anything.
What jumps out at me is the juxtaposition of the outrageous, film-noir-on-acid dialog by Frank Miller, and the finely drawn art by Jim Lee. Although Lee’s intricate art serves the story well in large-scale panels, like the fold-out wide shot of the Batcave, it seems like the characters need chunkier lines and more high-contrast colors to have the same impact as the words.
Still, I wonder if my reaction to this is based only on the fact that this is the first time I’ve seen this type of art work paired with Frank Miller’s writing.
Does anyone think that this type of art suits Miller’s style just as well as the art we’ve seen in DKR? Or better?
Does anyone else have examples of when an artist seems perfectly paired with a writer, or when it’s a match made in hell?