After a lengthy hiatus, Dick Hyacinth’s ongoing treatsie on the legacy of Rob Liefeld continues. Part two covers his work on New Mutants:
I don’t want to oversell Liefeld here. He’s not an accomplished artist on New Mutants; to the contrary, he’s an incredibly frustrating artist. Liefeld flashes moments of skill throughout the book. You can’t help but wonder what he could have done if he’d continued to work on his craft. Some of these pages are very sophisticated for a guy who’d only been drawing comics for a couple of years. These are not the majority of his pages, unfortunately. Furthermore, any casual reader would be overwhelmed by his poor rendering and frequently sloppy storytelling to notice these infrequent triumphs.