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Bedard/R.E.B.E.L.S. Interview Follow-Up: Claude St. Aubin Art

Last week, in my Tony Bedard/R.E.B.E.L.S. interview, we discussed that industry veteran Claude St. Aubin would be providing artist Andy Clarke with some relief on the DC ongoing monthly. I’m a long-time fan of St. Aubin’s work, in fact I interviewed him several years ago about Penny-Farthing Press’ The Victorian (and remember first noticing his work on Captain Canuck many years ago). So when Bedard said St. Aubin was “turning in the best work of his career”, I was eager to see a few pages.

Bedard and DC were obliging enough to send a few pages to share from R.E.B.E.L.S. 4 (on sale May 13) and R.E.B.E.L.S. 5 (on sale June 10).

R.E.B.E.L.S. 4

R.E.B.E.L.S. 4

R.E.B.E.L.S. 4 (page 4)

R.E.B.E.L.S. 4 (page 4)

R.E.B.E.L.S #5 (page 2)

R.E.B.E.L.S #5 (page 2)

DC’s R.E.B.E.L.S. generosity does not end here, given that last week DC’s The Source featured some of St. Aubin’s R.E.B.E.L.S art.

With any luck, if schedules permit I hope to interview St. Aubin about his work for this series in the coming months.

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Man this has been a great series so far, and I think this is the right way to go with slow but awesome artists like Andy Clarke, the team of two artists in a same series has worked wonders for Marvel in Captain America, specially with 2 artists with matching or at least similar styles.

It really escapes me why DC hasn’t done this already, they just prefer to ignore the issue of slowness and they just mix-up artists in the middle of arcs with really different styles. Secret Six did the same good move with its latest issue getting Carlos Rodriguez to pinch-hit for Nicola Scott.

Wow! I haven’t picked up the last couple of issues yet (I tend to buy my comics in 2 – 3 months bunches), but I’m impressed with St. Aubin’s work here…..it really compliments Andy Clarke’s. I was afraid there would be a difference in art styles that would make the arc somewhat visually jarring. Kudos to the editor of this series!

Looks good. I’ve been pleasantly suprised by this series so far. It does a great job of recapturing the glory days of LEGION, and is nothing like the REBELS series that preceded it — definitely a good thing.

Looks like we’ll be seeing more of the former LEGION operatives, and I hope Stealth is among them.

I had planned on skipping this series then thumbed through issue three in the store. I wound up leaving with that issue and the previous two. I plan to pick this up regularly from now on!

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