remarkable for its steely realism and street-level perspective . . .
SABLE – MARV WOLFMAN / BILL JAASKA / E.R. CRUZ
COVER ART by BILL JAASKA
FIRST COMICS – ISSUE #14 – APRIL 1989
$1.95 / $2.45 CANADA – FIRST COMICS PUBLISHED out of CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
SABLE was published monthly.
the full page opener – was a classic Santa in the big city scene, again note the street level perspective. . . the dramatic composition, and way intense, vivid coloring. the snow falling is a great pictorial detail, as is the exquisite two-tone coloring, especially with regard to the gentleman on the right’s – trench coat !! not to forget the reflections in the plate glass hi-rise windows . . .
the standard use of ‘inking’ – of using a black outline – is subtle, but forceful, very even handed. contributing – a barely perceptive, but steely dimension – to the overall pictorial punch.
MARV WOLFMAN & CHERIE WILKERSON – writers
BILL JAASKA – penciller
E.R. CRUZ – inker
GARY FIELDS – letterer
JULIA LACQUEMENT – colorist
LAUREL FITCH – editor
. . . . “and the creatures were stirring.”