For anyone who knows me, reading comic books is my biggest pastime. Since the introduction of Marvel Now’s 'All-New' titles a solo series which I heavily anticipated was the debut of Ales Kot’s ‘Bucky Barnes: Winter Solider’ purely because of the announcement that Marco Rudy would be hired to be the illustrator for the series.
Marco Rudy has worked for a few publishers over the years such as DC Comics, Boom Studios and Shadowline, illustrating titles such as Final Crisis, Swamp Thing and Superboy. Since his work on these series, he illustrated issues for Marvel Knights: Spider-Man and the Uncanny X-Men before getting his break on Winter Soldier.
Rudy has a great talent for creating engaging layouts which stay away from the generic panelled pages you tend to see in comics. He manages to convey stories in such unique ways that his compositions and transitions between panels are great examples of innovative visual storytelling. He uses traditional mediums to create beautiful imagery, and I can't say enough about his captivating use of colour.
So with the second issue of ‘Bucky Barnes: Winter Solider’ being released today, there’s no better time to get others on board to collect and enjoy Marco Rudy’s wonderful work.