T O P

Respawn you've seriously got to get a new artist for these comics, or at least some kind of quality control. Seriously, what is this?

Respawn you've seriously got to get a new artist for these comics, or at least some kind of quality control. Seriously, what is this?

Uncredited1

This looks like the visual representation of a deadline.


Quikmix

Your 15-page seminar paper is due in 90 minutes. You have one paragraph typed out. GO!


SpicyChickenFlavor

Arial size 14 font with 2.5 spacing and giant headers and footers? You bet I'll hit that 15 pager with only 2 paragraphs.


PR121

*word limit exists*


SpicyChickenFlavor

Time to whip out the ol' thesaurus


[deleted]

[удалено]


frostvisuals789

And Hillary Squintin


daj0412

Jesus that actually killed me


WyrmWood815

My condolences


Krynn71

Just for other people's info: This is spam for a scam site. I've seen people link this randomly before, and it always sends you to a thread with the same posts in it. First off,this link has nothing to do with the discussion here, random bot linking something to advertise it. It the OP in the post he links to will post a link for the source of the video, which is supposedly some game. Other commenters in that post will post bullshit "reviews" or commentary about it. I've seen this linked to with the same exact comments posted like 9 months ago. The "game" that gets linked to is a credit card scam. It says it's free, then asks you for credit card details saying "it's just to confirm you're actually 18 bro" like that's a thing. No porn website ever does that why would this site need to? I even went the distance and used a fake credit card to see how many times they would charge it. They've tried to charge it 12 times in two months. So what I'm saying is, don't click the link.


PATXS

hey, that's very interesting. the account of the commenter is indeed spamming this in other places. guess it's best to report it i wonder why it has so many upvotes. i certainly didn't have any particular reaction to it. but the replies seem to be genuine.


Krynn71

A whole lot of bots, some to post the link, some to upvote it, some to comment nonsense to make it look like people are talking about it, some to post fake reviews and make it sound good to horny people. Never forget how lousy Reddit is with fake accounts and bots.


TroubledPCNoob

Obabo out


Karakuri216

Ah, lv3toaster always got that good content


HawkeyeP1

I have a master's degree, this is an easy clap *Laughing that turns into crying*


TonyTwoGs

The comics from last season were actually worse. Some of the pages weren’t even colored. It’s embarrassing how we went from getting lore in mission objectives with audio lines to unfinished dog shit comics with a little bit of fx sprinkled in. Thanks Respawn.


xxTerrarianxx

They eventually colored the entire comic tho.


Fish-prop

Yeah but putting a band-aid on a month old wound isn’t really gonna do much, now is it


DefectivePixel

I don't know the few novelty sketch accounts on reddit do amazing jobs in 16 minutes.


FIFA16

This is exactly what old comics looked like though, I think it’s probably a style thing?


15104

That’s the same thing I was thinking


Uncredited1

I can get behind the old ink-print style. But the clashing lines and parts of Loba's jacket being transparent? That's pretty sketchy, even for sketches.


FIFA16

I agree, but I’ve definitely seen plenty of actual comics with this level of detail in minor frames. My point being that it’s unfair to consider this poor quality without more information - it could absolutely be by design, and is really just a poor artistic choice (rather than gross incompetence).


prettypeepers

Consider the fact that its completely traced, and traced poorly. Theres so many panels that are very clearly traced- and some tracing is actually of fan content.


Uncredited1

I agree, It could be, but then they'd be imitating poor quality comics of old, that were rushed out weekly and never corrected due to cost. Why emulate that? But I see your pov.


Jaakarikyk

"We don't suck, we're just imitating the artstyle"


QueenTahllia

Is it though?


FIFA16

I *vividly* remember reading weekly comics in the 90s that looked just like this, and I remember it *because I also* thought it looked rushed. I’d often joke with pals about how bad the background characters often looked, we’d compete to find the funniest, derpiest looking faces.


SpicyMustard34

a lot of those comics were produced in a dark time for comic book creation. It was rushed, it wasn't just a style choice. A lot of those practices led to the creation of independent studios to get away from those terrible business practices.


BundtCake44

A deadline you procastinated if anything. Twitter artists do better in ONE day.


PaleDolphin

Twitter artists also lie about how long it took them to draw something, so no.


Agorbs

Artist here, I could probably do better than this in an hour. This is laughably shitty, especially considering how much money EA has to swing dong with.


stirredturd

Comic artist here. I assure you EA DOES NOT pay big money to whoever makes these books. They are made for very little money under crazy deadlines.


-The_Crusade_of_1096

You clearly have not met the true artists of Twitter


ElementOfConfusion

They're the reason everyone calls their art "20 minute sketches".


grokthis1111

for a single piece of art, not an entire comic.


Dominus_76

cos whatever someone says online is true. did u know that i single handily killed a whole squad by myself in arena with nothing but my MOZAMBIQUE HERE?? well i defo did and not lying what so ever


artacct217

Purple mozambique in arenas is absolutely busted tho


Koqcerek

I started buying a purple Mozam as a cheap CQC, but got so much success with it I'm seriously considering running with it in BR


TheTjalian

the fact that you can get it in round 1 and have a p20 as a backup is \*insanely\* busted. I mean, I'm not complaining, it's an easy win, but a fully kitted mozam is really good.


SuperGamer1894

I actually did once no joke. My teammates were there but only distracted them as they cant hit a single shot


VisthaKai

Well, it's not like you can get much more in the first round, so I'm sure getting a triple with Mozambique in Arenas is much more common that you give it credit for.


wildLAsloth

You just made me spit out my coffee lol my dumb ass was playing last night I forgot to buy guns and 1v3d a team with a p2020


mcmasterstb

Flatline and p2020 is my favorite combo.


wildLAsloth

Been hearing the Mozambique kinda twisted with a purple bolt might run it today!


thegreatbrah

Thats what I was thinking but you worded it better. In college I had the whole semester to fill a sketchbook. And I went to the bat the night before to try to finish 40 drawings of people. I was drawing my gf on the way to class the next day. Similar to this without color.


thefatG

It's the new legends Lubo and Wtassom!


Jedi_Ewok

erhamgerd, Lerber and Wertsern


Block0fWood

Omg what a flashback


MarvinTheWise

More like whatson


Tony1697

and Lowbra


VisthaKai

[Wat](https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/173/576/Wat8.jpg)son


shamwowslapchop

Where's homsar when you need him?


CleverFunseeker

Ok now I really want the season 5-like hunts back.


BundtCake44

Bruh I would take a Word document at this point.


carapoop

Seriously, just a Google Doc with random lore snippets would be acceptable.


TooAngryForYou

that's what destiny does and that works (kinda)


HereToDoThingz

Aside from it all being entirely disconnected from the game so the average not hardcore player and lore reader has zero idea what the fuhkkk is happening lmao. It is cool to have so much external lore but it's kinda allllll external at this point.


krimsonPhoenyx

Shout out to Mass Effect 1 having the entire lore book in the game with a narrator for half of it.


SolarSailor46

Shout out that trilogy all day everyday


9zecbxcj

I'm personally a ranked grinder, so I don't pay much attention to the lore, but I love how well crafted the stories are for each legend. It's just a shame that the quality clearly wasn't matched in the comics


Squawmous

Destiny is good because whenever I play it I can tell people I read a book a day (they have a lot of written lore)


gbarreto

Oh God... I loved the lore of this game since I started playing and I was so invested in everything during the Season 5 quest (finding the Treasure Packs, doing the PvE missions, Rev and Loba's story, the mole...), but my interest went downhill since they started with the comics in Season 6. Since then, the lore went all over the place and the quality dropped significantly (comics with side stories that barely related to the main plot of the season, important stuff being finished via Twitter videos or having to check Twitter to see the whole story of the in-game comics...). The lore is what kept me invested even when the gameplay was letting me down. Now I feel that there's nothing holding me to it... It's kinda sad...


Mirage_Main

You know it’s bad when lore focused channels on YouTube (like Gaming Merchant) can’t even make a video on the comics every week because it’s so confusing and small compared to the S5 quest. In S5, I was legitimately waiting every week to play and excited to see what was next.


gbarreto

Exactly! Season 5 was the best because it told an actually gripping story that involved all the characters and because the PvE events made you feel like you were involved in the plot progression. Now, not only they made it hard to keep up with everything, but also, in the end, it isn't even worth anymore because the stories are completely uninteresting and do not tie up with anything you do in-game.


CleverFunseeker

Same, my man. At this point the only source of lore I hold onto now are the map changes.


Suq_Maidic

This game absolutely needs a lore section at this point. This season's comics made so little sense if you didn't follow their twitter. Consolidate all of the different snippets into one place accessible in game so the average player knows what's going on.


GAMRKNIGHT

I didn't even care about Treasure Packs or really even playing Apex anymore when they started doing the comics. There was just not much incentive to grind for something that you can find a PDF for online.


ChillFactory

Missions were way better than comics. Yes they didn't have replayability and yes they were work but I actually cared about the events then and they increased (my) engagement.


soissie

I'd like that too, wouldn't even be too much effort right? Just use in game locations and the already existing prowlers


bradebanks64

Yeah those were in game. These are from the IRL overtime comic.


melisandmermai

That's Gibri and Crypto


jayson2001111

Obviously it’s Gibraltar and I’m guessing his pet pig?


-E-L-Y-K-

My god….savage


Depressing_lasershow

Black Markets open Bruddah!


Fawfs2

Throwing a market for my bruddahs


IamZerBase

Watch out, I'm opening the market.


MasterofBiscuits

They'll never loot through this!


GracieMace

This is the one


ChillFactory

You know, I feel like Gibby's market is just a bubble waiting to burst.


_the_indifferent_

i cackled


wouldntyouliketokno_

It’s just the new champ dressed in loba drag don’t worry about it lol


bassthumb32

I love the comment but I'm trying to figure out which is which


ShyonkyDonkey39

Gibby is thicc if that helps :)


[deleted]

I dunno, have you seen the newer gibby and caustic skins? They went keto and hit the gym


Fair_Conflict_3790

i dropped my wattson heirloom when i read this


PaleDolphin

Who woulda guessed new Legend would be Gibby's pet pig? Man, these teasers got cryptic as fuck...


TaeTaeKralken

I thought that was seer being teased early


GeenGoKart

Wow Gibby got some Blonde Hair


Sp0okyScarySkeleton-

[It's a little bit better than part 1 tho](http://imgur.com/a/zRzzWfh)


NinjaMelon39

Ok wtf


rastacola

He looks like a cartoon tic


MarvinTheWise

Lol that caption describes the art perfectly. Green goblin octane.


Karthok

Nope. Worse. https://twitter.com/Nurbzwax/status/1417885936608817157?s=20 https://twitter.com/Tomek_NB/status/1417943169166155780?s=20 https://twitter.com/TheKittleKat/status/1417902569289027586?s=20 https://twitter.com/VonHollde/status/1417966154451202053?s=20


stamatt45

Octane with legs is both wrong and incredibly weird


VisthaKai

That comic panel is the epitome of the "You had one job" line. Like, the fact Octane does NOT have legs, is his entire quirk.


squiplepuff

I’d say fast is his entire quirk


ButterStick212

I fucking laughed my ass off at that “✨Octane got his legs back✨”.


cross-joint-lover

Oh wow, some of these are pure crap!


AtlasRafael

They’re all just crap. Considering how much money they make off the game this is ridiculous lol I wanted to read the comic but the art is just awful.


cross-joint-lover

The writing's not much better, to be honest...


AtlasRafael

Well, no reason to even try to read it then. Thanks for the heads up


Guano_Loco

The writing is the entertainment equivalent of their matchmaking system. So… seems about right.


theHamJam

Yo u/liqood the Apex comics traced your art (shittily) and are selling it for a profit.


Chroma710

Omg these aren't even just bad drawings, they literally just traced the characters' poses from promotion art.


C00lEgg

You know? Call of duty mobile, a free mobile game with the community being 7-9 year old have some cool ass comics Not only is the art style way better but fuckers also mashed every cod universe so black ops characters from the past and from the future some old fucker from ww2 and menendez Ghosting dying *again* shit is crazy and has good art style for a free mobile game And then there is apex...... 😐


Jaakarikyk

Are those *fucking* ***legs?!*** HOW DO YOU MESS THAT UP


Tzarkir

Octane if he used meth instead of stim


Ryft450

So regular Octane?


misternuttall

I'd fuck Bufftane.


ButterStick212

I’m more of a Smoothtane enjoyer myself.


VisthaKai

Nah, those sculpted calves of Legtane is where it's at.


sammythejammy

Craaaab people


StarfighterProx

This type of thing isn't *terrible* in comics IF it's a small item in the background of a single panel. If this was the focus, though, then yeah that's really bad.


DJdrummer

Ya I'd really like to see this in context before judging.


Jaakarikyk

In this instance that Octane wasn't the focus. But having read all their Apex comics in full, that Octane is still very representative of the level of effort they put in


AQuinones77

This pic has me losing my shit


slowdruh

I don't knoow, but... something tells me that they just googled "octane apex", traced the top result, used the paint bucket tool and called it. Same with OP's image and Loba. This somewhat encourages me to practice on my art-making, if I don't really need to make that much of an effort, then I could totally monetize it and leave my current soul-sucking career for good.


Doctor_Ghillie

Scarecrow looking motherfucker.


BraveProgram

Dark Horse is also just using their freaking stock/promo art poses too like wtf lol.


chomperstyle

Kinda looks like a green Pumpkin


Pleasant_Drive

Yeah they were so badly drawn at some points. Like they were rushed or something. There’s a couple community artists on Twitter that I think absolutely nailed it. Especially the one who drew Wrong Wraith. Bang looked amazing in that comic. Overall the community comics on Twitter were better IMO.


TheMaddKingg

Apex Twitter artists are a whole other level of talented, they're the ones who should be paid to make these comics, not someone who traces over in game models and makes this shambles


existential-asthma

The difference between someone on Twitter and someone on Respawn's team is that someone on Twitter is doing it out of passion and their love for the game and characters. The artist at Respawn might still have a passion for the game, but the difference here now is that they have to deal with managers, product managers, office politics, deadlines. There is no easier way to suck the passion out of someone than putting them in a 9 to 5 and giving them unrealistic deadlines. idk if that's happening here or not, but I'd say with how small their studio is vs. the size of their player base, they're probably at least swamped. not saying it's justified or anything, but maybe it's not completely the artists' fault.


xxTerrarianxx

Respawn artists aren't making these comics. It's a separate company called Dark Horse.


DrakoVongola25

Respawn artists aren't making.this comic, it's done by Dark Horse. Which is usually better than this so wtf


clearisland

Hardly anyone will see your comment, but: thank you.


ExiledMythos

I would agree with you but these comics are from Dark Horse, not Respawn and the comics you can view in game (which are free) still look much better. I wouldn't be surprised if this was because of tight deadlines and the such you talked about, but if readers are being asked to pay for these they should at least meet the quality of comics we can view for free from Apex. Some changes need to be made.


gijjersonreddit

The only reasonable comment in this whole sub


Sawano-x

Barack Lobama


speedwagon-the-best

“My fellow legends.”


TheLastPwnr

Michelle, I'm uhh..opening the, black, market.


owoah323

You are the apex champion today, my friend


BundtCake44

Made me laugh more than it should have thanks


HaruEli11

hahahahha dudeeee


02simp69

Nah it's waterson and sofa.


muhash14

They literally drew over their in game models and STILL got it this bad. This has serious unpaid intern energy. Heck, I could do a better job than this for peanuts. (source: am artist)


pitviper40

Depends can you draw one of them giving bir-


Prestigious_Expert17

Ok, hol up buster.


Jammaries

Dm him and find out


BundtCake44

this one here officer


Scoute248

Are they able to? Probably. Will they? I fucking hope not.


MUERTOSMORTEM

I'm sure they can


milkisgood08

It’s actually a rule that the legends aren’t allowed to have relations with each other. Search up Apex Legends rule 34 for more info


Bovronius

Rotoscoping aint for everyone!


BeerGogglesFTW

With art, sometimes it's a loose style they're trying to achieve. Sometimes its a loose style to make up for a lack of talent. And sometimes, you're on a tight deadline and push out what you got.


anej663

and sometimes its all of the above


ARC-Pooper

Lób and Wutsn


bandito-dorito64

The creators of the overtime comics are terrible people they traced official art they barely did any research to learn how the character acted and one of the artists bragged on Insta about how he got a raise


lostverbbb

Twitter link plz


bandito-dorito64

It was Instagram and the comments got deleted but I found a video with screen shots https://youtu.be/Vswtoesb9Io


Obie_186

Respawn/EA be like "Stfu buy more skins then MAYBE we'll consider it"


Hazesix

The best art 1 billion dollars can buy


BundtCake44

Its that EA money. Good cover bad inside.


JosephTPG

This is EA. They’re probably paying them like $100-$200 for this


SK8PIE

I think Loba’s 2/3 beard looks fire 🔥


Whateverisnttaken818

watson looks like heeman lol


SuspiciousPrism

wattson hitting with the 😤


Unlikely-Solution-55

At least the boobas look right


-SKYVER-

Wait you guys actually read the comics? (Not trying to be a jerk, just thought nobody did)


Criss-Istr

The art is the least of my concerns here. The biggest problem is the shitty writing.


Gas_is_not_a_Liquid

People criticized the drawings in the last comic and the artist replied back telling them to "fuck off" and mocking their physical appearance How professional


TychusCigar

no-name artists and being delusional - name a more iconic duo


sburchell

Loba do be kinda handsome though 🥵🥵


Xanelunix

Loba with a beard and her pig


CRAZYCOOKIE08

And the trailer last season, well let’s just say mirage looked like he was in a car accident and lost half of his face…..


BLACC_GYE

Or hear me out, bring back the actual quests


TrumpIsRight100

The idea of the comic was OK but the execution has been dismal. They bearly tell a coherent story. The art sucks. The jokes are AWFUL. Did they just get a bunch of crap fan fiction from Facebook and stick it on there? I stopped reading the comics a long time ago. I use to read them out loud and put on the voices to make my gf laugh last season but we both agreed the comics were shite. Gave it another chance this season and It is just as bad maybe worse. Won't be giving it a another chance


ArtistUnown

Its low effort honestly. The fact that they count panels as pages gets me. Or when they just straight copy the same panels but like add a tear or something? Not trying to hash the artists or anything but respawn should try to put in more effort.


BundtCake44

Panels as pages. What.


NinjaMelon39

Lola and Wuttson


rubixcubeplays

Yeah time constraints aren’t an excuse for this. Even thirty extra seconds work to add some finer details and y’know, work on a face *from the literal 3D reference points the game provides from every angle* that isn’t just black dots is totally doable for any half decent artist.


Nkbuilder

The boys


Humanmurder

Art


notsokeesiafterall

NO 😂💀


kashur17

That's Lorba and Wottsan


succulentcitrus

Girl that’s Lewba and Wutton. Love those chicks!


Dexter321

They won’t even fix the servers, you think they care about this?


HandoAlegra

Looks like the PowerPoint feature that (tries to) turn real images into cartoons


Boxerdud

Laba and whatzin


Faded_Ghost760

Fuck the comics in general I want the quest back respawn bring the quest where we can actually do something and give us better rewards the charms are so bland and they’re all the same


JamSa

I don't even know what this is from. And it looks like you zoomed way in on a background detail you aren't supposed to even be looking at.


SpaceCatJeff

It's from the newest 'Overtime' comic book made by Dark Horse


BundtCake44

Sad because its actually prominent in one panel


EnditheMan

I was wondering actually, as much as i love the comics and they are wonderful, the art seems unfortunately very cheap. Nevertheless the fact we have them is wonderful!


DorkusMalorkuss

I haven't looked at the comics in, like, 3 seasons, so I have no idea but the sense that I get is that they started off super rad and then have slowly dropped in quality since their introduction. Is this true?


dinodares99

These are the physical comics by Dark Horse In game comics have been more or less consistent from what I remember


Jaakarikyk

Community Comics have been consistently absolute bangers, including this Season [This](https://twitter.com/playapex/status/1379502645417664514?lang=fi) is visually cool, it's S8 I think


MarvinTheWise

Respawn has clearly takes inspiration from budget cosplay guy and decided to do budget comics.


CheezMeister__

Background art. Thats what it is


ImAredditor47

Lol loba looks like gibby plus yandere dev


ToxicApexLegend

You are worried about the comics?!? WHAT ABOUT THE MANY GUN SKINS THEY RELEASE EVERY SEASON.. You know.. the ones with ELEVATOR WALLPAPER SKIN?!


SuperGaiden

I mean they release so many skins a lot of them are gonna be a bit crap


DorkusMalorkuss

Most of them are crap though.


ToxicApexLegend

True.. but like literally no one is going to use those.. why make skins no one is going to use? That energy could be put into actually making skins that aren’t unfinished..


ahhter

Respawn needs to get their priorities straight and expand the unicornucopia skin to the rest of the legends.


Smart2805

Nah almost nobody even cares about the shitty comics anyway.


jdivision8

Agreed. They’re boring


ch3nk0

Bruh, have you ever read a comic book before? Most of the time its done by single artist, so don’t expect small frames or background stuff to be super detailed