Tag Archive: Steve Pugh

Weird War Tales 1 (November 2010)

Weird War Tales features something I never wanted to see… weak Darwyn Cooke. His story is idiotic—famous war figures have a party—and his artwork is barely there. It’s a bunch of skeletons and… Continue reading

Hotwire: Deep Cut 3 (January 2011)

Pugh really needed some more space. But first, I want to talk about the art a little. Pugh has some really stunning panels this issue, even better than usual. There’s a lot of… Continue reading

Dark Horse Presents 49 (March 1991)

Geier’s art on the Homicide installment is pretty weak, but Arcudi actually comes up with an interesting case. It is, of course, unfortunate then Arcudi relies on the art for the final panel.… Continue reading

Dark Horse Presents 48 (February 1991)

Between Gaudiano and Pugh, this issue is just an art feast. Csutoras’s writing on the Gaudiano story, Harlequin, is decent, concerning a European living in the States, his loony acquaintances and some intrigue.… Continue reading

Hotwire: Deep Cut 2 (October 2010)

Pugh has some pacing issues but I think the big problem is… three issues isn’t enough Hotwire. He’s moving the series toward a close–and he’s doing an admirable job fitting a lot in… Continue reading

Hotwire: Deep Cut 1 (July 2010)

Hmm… I don’t like Pugh’s cliffhanger. I get the need for it, to establish the bad guys of this series as the mercenaries–not just incompetent but evil (did Pugh write this issue before… Continue reading

Superman vs. the Terminator: Death To The Future 4 (March 2000)

Will Lex Luthor create Skynet? Will Lois Lane’s husband get jealous of her ogling Superman? Will Alan Grant get credit (and residuals) for coming up with the name Terminatrix? No to all three,… Continue reading

Superman vs. the Terminator: Death To The Future 3 (February 2000)

Oh, no, will Superman be able to save the world from the Terminators? Crossovers like this one must be incredibly frustrating to plot because there’s no chance things aren’t going to be returning… Continue reading

Superman vs. the Terminator: Death To The Future 2 (January 2000)

Well, it’s not just Superman Pugh’s drawing funny–he’s inking himself here too–it’s a lot of people. Supergirl is who I’m thinking about in particular, Pugh gives her an expression like she’s just eaten… Continue reading

Superman vs. the Terminator: Death To The Future 1 (December 1999)

I figured I was safe going into Superman vs. the Terminator without any continuity knowledge of Superman comics in the 1990s. Was I ever wrong…. While I did read “The Death of Superman,”… Continue reading

Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead 4 (August 2009)

And I’m not so much on board for the conclusion. Here’s an action-packed issue. Pugh has his villain revealed, who’s really just an aggrieved party and aggrieved parties make terrible villains to demonize,… Continue reading

Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead 3 (May 2009)

This issue is Pugh’s version of an all-action issue. He fails, somewhat, because he’s still got a narrative going. It’s not just one huge action sequence, he takes the time to introduce characters… Continue reading

Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead 2 (March 2009)

Ok, some of Pugh’s dialogue panels are a little static here, but otherwise, the art’s excellent. This issue moves the story… well, not quite along, but it reveals more of it. It certainly… Continue reading

Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead 1 (February 2009)

A friend of mine recommended Hotwire to me and, while I trust his opinion, I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. It’s a very stylized, painted-like (is there a term… Continue reading