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RIP Carlos Pacheco

Old 11-10-22, 01:55 PM
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RIP Carlos Pacheco

60 years old. How sad.
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Old 11-10-22, 02:00 PM
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Re: RIP Carlos Pacheco

What???

I loved his work! Avengers Forever may be my all time favorite limited series, and I'm not even an Avengers guy. His work on Captain Marvel was great and maybe the only readable Captain Marvel series.

Had no idea he was that old.
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Re: RIP Carlos Pacheco

Damned shame. He was a rock solid artist. Great journeyman who could deliver the goods no matter what he was drawing, and also had his unique style.

I was also surprised he was sixty years old. Since I didn't really notice his work until the past couple of decades, I always figured he was younger, probably in his forties. His style also seemed like it came from a younger person.

Then again, the Image gang is getting up there now...

Rob Liefeld - 55
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Marc Silvestri - 64
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Re: RIP Carlos Pacheco

Carlos was great, Marvel could just stick him on any title/mini-series and he created artwork that was pleasant to look at. I read so many comics with him as the artist that this news is quite sad. RIP Carlos.
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Re: RIP Carlos Pacheco

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What???

I loved his work! Avengers Forever may be my all time favorite limited series, and I'm not even an Avengers guy. His work on Captain Marvel was great and maybe the only readable Captain Marvel series.

Had no idea he was that old.
Ah a man with great tastes!

Yeah, Pacheco didn't really break out into American comics until he was in his 30s and right in that Image boom period. Always loved his work on X-men but yes Avengers Forever was a standout, basically Busiek's (and Stern's) love letter to Avengers continuity.

I just remember he really loved poses where characters had their fingers stretched out towards the reader.
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Re: RIP Carlos Pacheco

Pacheco was always a reliable artist whose work I enjoyed. There was something about his character designs I always liked, almost like they had a slight animation tilt which American comics only sometimes have.
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Re: RIP Carlos Pacheco

For some reason I thought Pacheco was younger, maybe because I assumed he was young when he first broke out at Marvel.
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Re: RIP Carlos Pacheco

Maybe Marvel featured him in their Young Guns promo pages, along with plenty of other 50+ year olds.
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Re: RIP Carlos Pacheco

I think people assumed he was younger because he didn't become "visible" until after the year 2000, and his artistic style felt like that of a younger artist -- seemed like someone who was influenced by 80s/90s comics than someone who grew up in the 1960s. Like he should have been my closer to my age than being nearly two decades older than me.


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