Daily Scans - June 17th, 2009
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by request, Babs/Dinah|
Filling another request here, various shots of affection between Oracle and Black Canary.
What do you have on the subject, S_D? Let's all post whatever Babs/Dinah we have, and give scottyquick a hand!
Tags: char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, char: black canary/dinah lance, creator: butch guice, creator: casey jones, creator: dave ross, creator: william rosado, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: dc comics, title: birds of prey
One more request: When Kitty met Ororo|
There was a request about this scene, working from hearsay that Kitty was surprised that Ororo was black. As you'll see, this isn't quite the case.
One panel from X-Men (v1) #129, collected in the Dark Phoenix Saga TPB.
Anyone else think we might could do with a tag for filled requests?
Tags: char: shadowcat/kitty pryde, char: storm/ororo munroe, creator: chris claremont, creator: john byrne, group: x-men, publisher: marvel comics, title: uncanny x-men
Cool hair !|
After seeing Michelle Forbes on "True Blood" the other night I was reminded of this issue of Alphaflight...
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Current Music: slutburger " mum loves drugs , more than she luvs me"
Tags: char: courtney, creator: john byrne, group: omega flight, title: alpha flight
Golden Age Wonder Woman|
These are from Sensation Comics #17, 1943.
Tags: char: etta candy, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: william moulton marston, era: golden age, publisher: dc comics
From an interview with Daniel Way, current writer of Deadpool
Will we see Wade's reaction to the death of his beloved Bea Arthur? I don't suppose even Yelena Belova (Black Widow II) can take her place…
Tags: char: agent x/alex hayden, char: deadpool/wade wilson, creator: daniel way, in-joke: crack
The Batfamily Being Familial. With Some Dickishness.|
Tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: robin/red robin/tim drake, creator: michael bain, creator: peter j. tomasi, creator: rags morales, publisher: dc comics, title: nightwing
Oh my God, it's Gwen Stacy!|
The shocking news in Captain America #600 (or perhaps not); also, three and a half scans from Dark Reign: Young Avengers #2 and three from Mighty Avengers #26. Lots of YA character appearances this week.
Tags: char: amadeus cho, char: bucky/nomad/rikki barnes, char: captain america/bucky barnes, char: edwin jarvis, char: jocasta, char: patriot/eli bradley, char: sharon carter, char: stature/cassie lang, char: valeria richards, creator: butch guice, creator: dan slott, creator: ed brubaker, creator: mark brooks, creator: paul cornell, creator: rafael albuquerque, creator: steven segovia, group: young avengers, publisher: marvel comics, title: captain america
In Soviet Russia...|
I've found the current mega-arc of Invincible Iron Man rather slow, but this month's #14 was a big improvement, since we're getting near the finish line. Four scans.
Tags: char: black widow/natasha romanova, char: crimson dynamo/dmitri bukharin, char: green goblin/norman osborn, char: maria hill, char: victoria hand, creator: matt fraction, creator: salvador larroca, publisher: marvel comics, title: invincible iron man
DC Nation: Batgirl|
Tags: in-joke: stop teasing, publisher: dc comics, title: batgirl
The horrified bystander|
Lately, I've been getting a different aspect of "the horrified bystander" from old comics, movies and TV. You know, it's a brief gag used thousands of times. Something goofy is going on. A character is dressed like a gorilla or a devil; a dog is driving a car; or someone is invisible and is carrying an object around. You know the scene, and an innocent bystander sees this and does a convulsive double take, eyes bugging out and dropping whatever they're carrying. Or in its classic form, the gag has a blotto old drunk see what's going on and throw their bottle of whiskey away after giving it a resentful glare.
This page is from "Plastic Man Products," in PLASTIC MAN# 17 from May 1949. Of course it's the mad genius of Jack Cole. (As an aside, if Cole had ever gone for a straightforward, quasi-realistic style, I think he would have been just as great. Look at the way he uses shadows and background objects to show it's nighttime.. good work.) Anyway, this page's panel four has two good examples of the horrified bystander. There's the woman in bed (her feet sticking out from under the covers) who looks up to see an immensely long flesh-colored THING coming in one window and out the other. A giant pink serpent? The super-penis of her feverish dreams? Who knows? And I love the way the police officer spins himself almost into a tangle at seeing Plastic Man, although his word balloon seems rational enough. Back to the concept of the Uncanny Valley again. A lot of horror comes from seeing something that is like the human body, but altered or distorted in a way that just seems wrong. Seeing a solid object like an animal or a person (even one who is a super-hero) change shape while you watch would trigger all sorts of alarm bells in the mind. Remember John Carpenter's THE THING? Imagine a person right in front of you, melting and stretching and turning into different shapes in a blink. I think someone who actually witnessed Plastic Man in action would suffer nightmares for years and maybe experience a breakdown. It would seem wrong in a way that just witnessing someone float down from the sky or walk around carrying a car overhead would seem, because it would touch that Uncanny Valley response.
Tags: char: plastic man/patrick o'brian, creator: jack cole, era: golden age, publisher: dc comics, title: plastic man
Green Arrow & Black Canary # 21|
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Tags: char: black canary/dinah drake, char: black canary/dinah lance, char: wildcat/ted grant, creator: andrew kreisberg, creator: josef rubinstein, creator: mike norton, publisher: dc comics, title: green arrow/black canary