Daily Scans - May 15th, 2009
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When Stevie Was Dead: Part I: Heroes Divided, Villains United|
In the Great Exodus from Livejournal to our current homeland, many a precious memory was lost; among them, the entirety of the "The Death of Captain America" mega-arc. Since that was probably the most widely-publicized comics storyline of the decade, not to mention one of the best, I decided to get around to reposting the thing for posterity.
Material taken from Captain America v.5 #22-25.
Tags: char: arnim zola, char: captain america/bucky barnes, char: captain america/steve rogers, char: crossbones/brock rumlow, char: dr. doom/victor von doom, char: dr. faustus/johann fennhoff, char: red skull/johann schmidt, char: sharon carter, char: sin/synthia schmidt, creator: ed brubaker, creator: mike perkins, creator: steve epting, publisher: marvel comics, series: when stevie was dead, title: captain america
The return of Adrian Alphona|
Paul Cornell's posted some preview art from the Captain Britain and MI-13 annual over on Livejournal, by Adrian Alphona and Christina Strain which I just had to share here, since I know Adrian has a following. And, frankly, because it's bloody gorgeous.
Prelude: Planet Skaar|
The Son of the Hulk has arrived to Earth...but who cares?! More semi-naked She-Hulk!!!
CBR has the 9 page preview
Tags: char: hulk/bruce banner, char: she-hulk/jennifer walters, char: skaar, genre: previews, publisher: marvel comics, title: skaar son of hulk
Amazing Spider-Man for August|
Tags: char: mary jane watson, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: adi granov, creator: barry kitson, creator: fred van lente, creator: mark waid, genre: solicitations, publisher: marvel comics, title: amazing spider-man
A Bunch of Batstuff|
By Chriss2d, found in larger form here.
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: batman/bruce wayne, genre: solicitations, publisher: dc comics
Alan Davis draws She-Hulk|
In the recent Savage She-Hulk #2, Marvel thoughtfully included a reprint of an old Claremont/Davis She-Hulk short story. While you can make some arguments about when the top of Claremont's game was - and make no mistake, there was a point in time where, as far as mainstream superhero books go, he was the best - this is top-of-game-adjacent at the very least. He always seemed to have a lot of fun with She-Hulk and her job as a lawyer, and worked her in as a cameo with reasonable frequency.
I'm not sure where this originally appeared. I want to say it's from the late eighties, which would make it fairly likely that this is from the short-lived Solo Avengers book.
( four pages after the cut )
Tags: char: she-hulk/jennifer walters, char: titania/mary macpherran, creator: alan davis, creator: chris claremont, publisher: marvel comics
Thor ain't no Jive Turkey....|
Thor vs. "Bad" Santa...
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Current Music: Always the sun " reverse Lesbianism "
Tags: char: thor, publisher: marvel comics
The great uses of duct tape... |
I can't even explain how funny this scene is.... just go... under the cut....
From Cable and Deadpool, one of the civil war issues. There are no words...
Current Mood: amused
Tags: char: cable/nathan summers, char: captain america/steve rogers, char: deadpool/wade wilson, char: hercules/marvel, event: civil war, in-joke: bondage, publisher: marvel comics, title: cable & deadpool
A Kryptonian, a billionaire, and an undercover Martian walk into a bar...|
JLA 27 - 3 pages
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: martian manhunter/j'onn j'onzz, char: superman/clark kent, creator: mark millar, group: justice league of america, publisher: dc comics
dustbunny105 requested the Batfamily being familial.
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, creator: marshall rogers, creator: steve englehart, creator: terry austin, publisher: dc comics, title: detective comics
Unhappy with Eisner|
Am I the only one who feels increasingly uncomfortable with Will Eisner's later work? THE SPIRIT ended in 1952, but of course Eisner went on to create a lot more. A CONTRACT WITH GOD, LIFE ON ANOTHER PLANET, THE DREAMER, much more. I've read some of this material and the writing is excellent in every way, but the art bothers me. Everyone seems to be in so much pain. Faces are sagging, mouths puckered in grief, bodies seem ready to break under their own weight. There is a lot of unnecessary drool and faces covered with what seems too thick to be just sweat, as if the people are starting to fall apart. Maybe the necessity of featuring the conventional figure of the Spirit (and his cast) in earlier stories meant Eisner was required to tone this trait down. There's a lot of suffering (both physical and emtional) in the Spirit stories but having a continuing character meant there had to be some healing and recovery, as well. The frequent whimsy and playfulness seemed to vanish with the Spirit.
Tags: creator: will eisner
Mike Carey's "The Unwritten" #1|
Scans from Mike Carey's new fantasy series for Vertigo, The Unwritten.
This looks like a promising series, especially if you're a book nerd (like I am). The first issue is only $1 for 32 pages, so it's worth the look!
When Robin Realized He Had to Worry|
The emergence of Crazy Quilt on next weekend's episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold sent me looking for Robin's first encounter with him.
Tags: char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, era: golden age, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: dc comics
Raven Looks at Changeling in a New Way|
Tags: char: beast boy/changeling/gar logan, group: teen titans, publisher: dc comics, theme: drugs
Hudlin writes the X-Men|
Current Mood: scared
Tags: char: black panther/t'challa, char: cyclops/scott summers, char: storm/ororo munroe, char: white queen/emma frost, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, creator: francis portela, creator: reginald hudlin, group: x-men, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: marvel comics, title: black panther