I like that Eternals artwork. Kinda reminds me of a less grotesque Corben or something
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The funny thing is out of all the 90s heroes, giving Cable a Kirby/Mobius make over already feels like the "yes, of course" move I can think of. Even at the time while I wasn't reading it, I did note it made the character look far more interesting than it did in a long time and I wasn't even big into Kirby then (but I was getting into art styles that weird the then-norms for Marvel.In more positive 90s X-Men reactions, James Robinson and Jose Ladronn's Cable is the Gallant to X-Man's Goofus. Robinson does two short, transitional runs in this era on Generation-X and Cable as both try to find new longterm writers, and he turns in work way, way better than anything else going on in the line. I really should read Starman, if he can do this level of work on short fill-in runs for struggling X-spinoffs.
Also, while the art in many X-books in this era could frequently be charitably be described as "incomprehensible" (like literally I often just have no idea at all what's going on unless the narration explicitly explains what I'm supposed to be seeing), this era of Cale has Jose Ladronn channelling Kirby for an amazing retro future aesthetic.
The voices and narration get much worse when Joe Casey takes over as writer after James Robinson's transitional run, but in this era of Marvel just having a comic where you can look at a page and understand what's happening makes it a cut above the rest, and this is not only extremely clean and legible but frequently astonishing.
Weirdly, even though this is probalby the only X-book in this era that consistently makes visual sense, it's also the only book where I've seen an editorial note apologizing for the art being incomprehensible. Look at this passive aggressive comment on a page that's better than 99% of contemporaneous Marvel comics.
Is that panel confusing to anyone? To me it's pretty obvious that it's emphasizing his propulsive leap forward. While so many other Marvel artists of the 90s were "manga influenced" in that they were drawing like imitations of imitations of Joe Madureira and producing unreadable mush, Ladronn seems to be incorporating manga style storytelling here in an actual effective way and combining with gorgeous Kirby-influenced aesthetic with this panel and is getting dragged for it...
He looks like the Hans Gruber sheriff of Nottingham but in Rocket Robin Hood.
Hyperion, maybe? Though she does bear a more passing resemblance to Supreme...
So we have a Vision-Jessica, an Elektra-Jessica, a Luke Cage-Jessica (which raises all kinds of questions), a Kraven-Jessica, a Cable-Jessica, a, uh, cowboy-Jessica (is there a major cowboy Marvel hero I don't know?) and I don't recognize the last one in the back but dang she beefy.
If I were a gamblin‘ man, I’d say the Cowboy Jessica is Rawhide Kid, as I can only think of two cowboy characters at Marvel, the Masked Raider has… well… a mask