Daily Scans - March 6th, 2009
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Why didn't anyone notice this before?!|
I stumbled upon this image while browsing some of the blogs I have on my bookmarks. This is a single strip from Family Circus, from the late 1970's.
( SO. WRONG. )
PvP Online presents: The Ombudsmen|
All this week PvPOnline has been running a series of strips called The Ombudsmen, a parody to The Watchmen but with Syndicated Comic strip characters.
If you don't want to click the cut, you can start reading from here:
Tags: char: blondie, char: cathy, char: charlie brown, char: dilbert, char: garfield, char: popeye, genre: parody, medium: webcomic, title: pvp, title: watchmen
A question about tags|
In re: tagging our posts - due to the length of character names, if we're doing this whole identities thing, should we be using something like "char: cape name/civilian name" instead? (For example, instead of "character: silver swan ii/nessie kapatel" we could get "char: silver swan ii/nessie kapatelis," just to pick a completely random, have-no-idea-why-that-might-have-occurred-to-me example >.>). If so, that's probably something we should hash out early while it's still not too much of a headache to change.
For relevant legality, ( an examination of how Gar is referred to. )
Angelo Espinosa, Dragon Slayer|
Lemme start this off with a bit ol' (removed as requested).
Okay, there. Now that I've gotten that out of the way...
Once upon a time, the merry crew of Generation X ended up getting kidnapped by Fairies. While Jono and Everett end up wearing kilts and fighting
the English some guys who's purpose I never really figured out, then helped Sean and Emma rescue some elves, most of our band of heroes were shanghaied by a pink skinned fairy to fix the Glamor Machine.
While Monet is zoning out, doing that thing she does, Angelo and Penance answer the door and finds this:
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Tags: char: husk/paige guthrie, char: jubilee/jubilation lee, char: penance, char: skin/angelo espinosa, creator: scott lobdell, creator: tom grummett, publisher: marvel comics, title: generation x
Bye, bye Earth 6|
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Current Music: Slutburger "Chris Barnes is a moron"
Tags: char: pariah/kell mossa, publisher: dc comics, title: crisis on infinite earths
Katherine Pryde and Opul Lun Sat-Yr-9: A love story|
Tags: char: arcade, char: captain britain/brian braddock, char: courtney ross, char: jamie braddock, char: meggan puceanu, char: opal luna saturnyne, char: psylocke/betsy braddock, char: shadowcat/kitty pryde, creator: alan davis, creator: chris claremont, creator: chris wozniak, creator: marshall rogers, creator: rick leonardi, group: excalibur, publisher: marvel comics, status: outdated link, title: excalibur
Welcom Back S.D.! Have some Venom.|
Ahh Eddie Brock Venom. One of my favorite characters and no better way to welcome back Scans Daily.
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Tags: char: may parker, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: venom/anti-venom/eddie brock, publisher: marvel comics
Crossing Over With Paige Guthrie|
( The very special origin of Paigue Guthrie, everyone's favorite shapeshifting Southern bookworm teenage mutant superhero, behind the cut. )
Tags: char: husk/paige guthrie, publisher: marvel comics, title: generation x
Visit to a Primitive Planet|
Hello, everyone. This is my first "real" post at the new Scans_Daily. For those who aren't familar with these, at the old S_D I used to post stories from Warren's Creepy magazine. A question I have:
Before I used to post stories from EC (famous for Tales from the Crypt, but they also did a number of other genres such as mystery, crime, sci-fi, etc). I finished a while ago, having posted all the stories that I wanted to from the limited number of issues I had. I have obtained a bit more recently, and thus, have more stories I might post. Would you all prefer I finish my Warren stories before posting the new EC ones, quit posting the Warren ones and start the EC ones, post them both in moderation, or what?
Current Mood: melancholy
Tags: publisher: warren, title: creepy
A note about tags.|
I asked Rabican about the 'character:' tag recently. I told her that we were starting to see tags get cut off at the end because people were running out of letters in the tag itself, and asked if it could be shortened. She agreed, and right now they're all being trimmed down to 'char:'.
A couple specific tag-related things to add. Some character's names are shared between publishers (ares and Hercules are good examples). Going to be addding /dc, /marvel, etc... to the end of those names where appropriate.
One last thing to add. One of our favorite in-jokes, Batdickery, has a tendency to come in alot of flavors. Irondickery, Superdickery, Spiderdickery, etc. I'd like to change all of them into Herodickery, if that's ok with our Galactic Overlords.
For legality, some Battle Pope scans. I'm not going to make a habit of reposting alot of old S_D 1.0 material, but I needed to get this info out in the open and that's the only stuff I have available.
Tags: char: battle pope, char: god, char: jesus, title: battle pope
The Death Patrol, the skirts!|
The Death Patrol: part one, two, three. Now, I can't leave this alone with someone cross-dressing.
Dave Berg left on #12, and to title took a break until #20. It returned with Gill Fox ♥. Jack Cole returned briefly, then Al Stahl took over.
The Death Patrol lasted until #52 (August, 1946). The September issue had Bill Ward's Torchy in its place.
Tags: era: golden age, group: death patrol, status: public domain
Help finding some Oracle art?|
A few days before THE GREAT DISASTER, someone posted some pages from a comic that had really great art of Oracle. I'm fairly sure I own the comic and just hadn't read it in a long while, and I've been trying to find it now, but I don't know where to look.
I remember it being Oracle with short hair and I think the rectangle-shaped glasses. Ring any bells?
( Under the cut is a picture we really need here. Behold: The Birds of Prey! )
Tags: char: aleksandr creote, char: big barda/barda free, char: catwoman/selina kyle, char: green arrow/connor hawke, char: green arrow/oliver queen, char: gypsy/cynthia reynolds, char: hawkgirl/kendra saunders, char: huntress/helena bertinelli, char: judomaster/sonia sato, char: katana/tatsu yamashiro, char: knockout, char: lady blackhawk/zinda blake, char: lady shiva/sandra woosan, char: manhunter/kate spencer, char: metamorpho/element man/rex mason, char: misfit/charlotte gage-radcliffe, char: power girl/kara zor-l/karen starr, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: savant/brian durlin, char: vixen/mari jiwe mccabe, char: wildcat/ted grant, creator: gail simone, creator: nicola scott, publisher: dc comics, title: birds of prey
Shower fun with Batman and Robin!|
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: dc comics
Peter and Norman get a case of the giggles|
And another old post from S_D...
Tags: char: green goblin/norman osborn, char: spider-man/peter parker, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: marvel comics
Hi guys, glad to see this place all settled. I wanted to post the Gotham Gazette scans, but I had trouble joining, so superfan beat me to it. Instead,I'll post some scans that popped up on my Steph wiki recently. A user called LevralMrX, France's (perhaps) only Spoiler fan contributed. It is rare when someone other than me contributes to the wiki (k9feline, scottyquick and stephsvoice have all made rather valuable contributions) so I was very pleased. What doubly pleased me is I did not own the issue these scans are from. It's Robin #15, one of the only comics with Steph I do not own. (It's down to Robin #40, that, and a couple Robin NML tie ins. I'm getting them on my next big order. Oh, and JLA Welcome to the Working Week)
Also, I'm linking some very awesome Spoiler live action youtube vids by Stephsvoice. It is an AMAZING costume, people, and in the last few vids, a really enjoyable storyline appears to be starting.
( Two scans from Robin #15, and live action Spoiler adventures! )
Also, does anyone want me to repost my Super Steph Upload? I'd be willing.
Tags: char: robin/red robin/tim drake, char: spoiler/robin/batgirl/steph brown, creator: chuck dixon, creator: ray kryssing, creator: tom grummett, publisher: dc comics, title: robin
Buster Brown in girl's clothes and today's mystery photo|
Set the Wayback machine machine for 1903, Sherman. Let's see what horrendous deviltry Buster Brown is up to today. Richard F Outcalt created the comics page HOGAN'S ALLEY in 1895 for the newspaper WORLD. It may or may not have been the first American comic strip, depending on definition; I'm content to accept it as a very early one and its star, the Yellow Kid, as a very early comics character. (I think the Yellow Kid deserves a close look, soon, as well. His strip was a good example of humor and satire making a strong statement together.) Anywhat, Outcalt moved on to create Buster Brown.
( does your shoe have a boy inside? )
( what a funny place for a boy to hide )
The funniest thing about the strip, to me at least, is the dog. Tige has that cosmic awareness where he can look out at the reader and say, "This oughtta be good!" or "Look out Ma! You'll break the hairbrush!" Buster was so insincere with that "Resolved!" at the end of each page. He was forced to do it and it obviously sank into his conscience as deeply as Bart's blackboard message on THE SIMPSONS.
( mystery artist )
This young fellow obviously worked for EC Comics, but he also turned out some fine art for Warren, Marvel and DC. He went on to be an editor who helped create many characters and books which are still favorites today.
Chamber - Romance killer|
Back before DMZ, Northlanders and Local, Brian Wood did some excellent character work on the final few issues of Generation X. I recall that the old scans_daily got a link from his blog when this was posted there and since it was requested and we seem to be having an unofficial Generation X week, here goes. From Generation X #71.
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When Wondy was Awesome, part 2 (Diana Rockwell Trevor)|
Last chapter we saw how Perez cleanly and deftly rebooted the Wonder Woman franchise, discarding all the old continuity, the weird bondage, the creepily gender-centric weaknesses, the sexist "ooh a May-un, I must follow him home!" and outdated "we must fight Nazis!" motivations for leaving Paradise, and her jingoistic 40s-style association with the American Way. One thing he did leave, however, was her costume. Because her costume is iconic. (I blame the TV show for this. And inertia. Two reboots now, at least five perfect story-based opportunities to get her into something sane, and it just never happens.)
This obviously presented a problem, seeing as the costume no longer made sense at all in Diana's new, completely American-free context. Perez attempted to cope with this conundrum by giving Diana's costume itself its own sort of backstory, which is what this chapter is concerned with. Because Perez being Perez, he didn't just write a story about the bathing suit; he wrote an intricate, moving epic that spans two generations, connects Steve and Diana on a personal level and Themyscira and Man's World on a historical one, and solidifies and reinforces one of the most fundamental traits of the very concept of "Wonder Woman."
( Under the cut. )
Next time: Perez will probably make you cry over a character you've never heard of, and Polly proves the awesome is hereditary.
Tags: char: acantha of themyscira, char: apollo/dc, char: artemis of bana-mighdall, char: cottus, char: demeter/dc, char: diana rockwell trevor, char: euboea of themyscira, char: hades/dc, char: hera/dc, char: hermes/dc, char: hestia/dc, char: hippolyta of themyscira, char: menalippe of themyscira, char: mnemosyne of themyscira, char: pan/dc, char: persephone/dc, char: philippus of themyscira, char: poseidon/dc, char: steve trevor, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, char: zeus/dc, creator: george perez, group: amazons, publisher: dc comics, series: when wondy was awesome, series: world of wondy