Daily Scans - March 26th, 2009
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More Ninja Turtles + other strangeness|
Inspired by stretchdude's posts of various Archie TMNT tidbits, I figured I'd post my favorite story from the run. Here's TMNTA issues 28-30 in condensed form.
This is the first full story arc I had of the Archie book, and it really opened up the floodgates for weird in the TMNTA universe. It was March of 1992, and I was 11 at the time. I found the story fantastic, new, and strange after reading the earlier issues, which often read like a mutant-of-the-month club. Notably, this was the story arc which introduced Ninjara who would remain a major supporting character 'till nearly the end of the book's run.
A lengthy post, but worth the read, I think. After 17 years, it's still one of my favorite comics.
( 26 pages evenly plucked from a total of 82 )
Tags: char: april o'neil, char: ninjara, char: splinter, group: teenage mutant ninja turtles, publisher: archie, title: teenage mutant ninja turtles
Gardner Fox, may I talk to you a moment? (and today's mystery photo)|
Now, I like Gardner Fox just fine. Aside from the impressive list of classic characters he created, Fox turned out thousands of whacky, imaginative stories with complicated jigsaw-puzzle plots and great hooks to draw the reader in. His characterization and dialogue were not strong points, but adequate; sometimes he threw in a small aside that gave the characters unexpected quirks. However, decade after decade, Fox insisted on taking a small obscure scientific fact and misusing it quite cheekily in a story. He must have know most of the gimmicks he came up with couldn't conceivably work, but hey.. if they sold an issue and entertained a reader, that was enough. Here, in "Earth's Impossible Day" (from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD# 44, November 1962), he has Katar Hol trying to pull our legs. The idea is that fulgurites -- those small tubes of fused quartz created by lightning strikes -- still somehow have some of that lightning stored in them...!
( some sweet Joe Kubert art, for sure )
Today's mystery guest is also associated with birdlike characters, and I'm sure many of you are grinning and saying, "Of COURSE I know who that is, Doc! Who do you think you're dealing with here?" In any case, it's worth it just to show everyone this chipper beaming old chap.
( an autograph? why, sure, sonny )
The Name Is......|
Tags: publisher: dell comics
Two scans from Guardians of the Galaxy 12.|
( Is that a star? I don't recognize it. )
Tags: char: captain marvel/martyr/phyla-vell, char: moondragon/heather douglas, char: quasar/wendell vaughn, creator: andy lanning, creator: dan abnett, title: guardians of the galaxy
Stalin vs. Hitler!|
Tags: char: adolf hitler, char: joseph stalin, group: communists, group: nazis, medium: webcomic
What would an internet-wide webcomic crossover event look like?|
( If you only read ONE webcomic this year... )
Tags: medium: webcomic
So how about them Incredibles...|
The first issue of the Incredibles comic book, written by Mark Waid and drawn by Marcio Takara, came out this week. This was its double-page splash.
( Possibly more gross than the creative team intended. )
One Scan from Nova 23|
( And so Spoilers happened in GotG... )
Tags: char: nova/richard rider, creator: andy lanning, creator: dan abnett, title: nova
Who Watches the Creeper ?|
Early Dave Gibbon Creeper story...
( Read more... )
Current Music: Insekt 5 " It tastes all hurty "
Tags: char: creeper/jack ryder, creator: dave gibbons, creator: steve ditko
Make Room for Moonstone|
From Ms Marvel #37.
Tags: char: ms. marvel/carol danvers, creator: brian reed, title: ms. marvel
Italian Horror Fumetti Free Webcomic|
Sulla scia del mitico Zio Tibia vi presentiamo Un brutto quarto d’Horror con il Professor Rantolo, una serie che propone con malvagia ironia il meglio dell’horror a fumetti sul web. Le brevi storie, ovviamente crudeli ed efferate, hanno come protagonisti schiere di zombies, fantasmi, vampiri, assassini e chi più ne ha più ne metta, alle prese con squartamenti, divoramenti ed atrocità di ogni genere! Un grande potenziale orrorifico messo in scena da una squadra di autori e disegnatori emergenti nata appositamente per questo progetto. Le storie presentate dal Professor Rantolo sono completamente originali e distribuite sotto forma di mini e-book a fumetti. Per dirla alla maniera dell'orrido Professore: “Tieniti pronto, caro lettore, per una sana dose d’orrore…"
Tags: genre: horror, medium: webcomic
Battle for the Cowl Variant Cover #2: Guess who's Half-Batman this time?|
A Martian Saga|
Tags: creator: berni wrightson, publisher: warren, title: creepy
Ninja Turtles Adventures #42: How Future-Raph Lost His Eye|
I think this about covers the requests/suggestions I've gotten from lbd_nytetrayn. This comes from Part 1 of the Future Shark Trilogy, the first arc to feature the future-Turtles.
( 7 pages under the cut. )
Tags: char: armaggon, char: ninjara, char: shredder/oroku saki, char: splinter, char: verminator x, group: teenage mutant ninja turtles, publisher: archie, title: teenage mutant ninja turtles
Whatever happened to the Deadpool of tomorrow?|
Four scans from X-Force/Cable: Messiah War #1, in which X-Force goes into one of the many post-apocalyptic futures in circulation and run into a familiar face.
Tags: char: cyclops/scott summers, char: deadpool/wade wilson, char: domino/neena thurman, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, creator: chris yost, creator: craig kyle, creator: mike choi, creator: sonia oback, event: messiah war
Bart Allen CMV|
Here is my first CMV ever. Using online pictures, the comics I have at home, and using Windows Movie Maker, I made music video that pays tribute to the fastest kid alive. To a Sonic song, "Endless Possibilities." I would include Bart's return in Legion of 3 Worlds, but I don't have it. PS: I having trouble with this multi emebed images, and the preview is really confusing, so sorry if it seems like spam.
Tags: char: impulse/kid flash/bart allen, char: meloni thawne