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Subj: Re: Eduardo Barreto
Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2022 at 04:37:27 pm EST (Viewed 57 times)
Reply Subj: Eduardo Barreto
Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2021 at 12:17:34 am EST (Viewed 104 times)
Quote:I always thought he was an excellent artist whose style was sort of a combination of Garcia-Lopez and Jim Aparo.
A solid artist I agree, his son too is an artist - he drew Boom Studios 'Irredeemable' several years ago, Ed Barreto was possibly most well known for his covers in the early 1980s, on Superman, and you can recognise them straight away as they are nearly always strong memorable images that were designed to see the product, and did so. I still look on those covers with great affection...
But as serial artist he had his greatest success on The New Teen Titans in the late 80s. He had the poor fortune of replacing George Perez, and like Chris Marrinan on Wonder Woman he suffered in the eyes of the audience because... he wasn't George Perez.
Understandable. But while I wasn't much of a fan at the time, in later years I did revisit that run. And Barreto's work is solid. It lacks a certain dynamism to it, but it IS solid.
I have come to like that run a lot, as Marv Wolfman focused on character with great effect.
But Yes, Raise a glass to Ed Barreto's memory.
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