Daily Scans - July 9th, 2009
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It's Not About The Answers: Behind The Mask Of Vic Sage, pt 4|
Intermission: Hangin' with Beetle (pt 2)
With special bonus: Vic's Cool Quota Runs A Surplus
Tonight we're looking at Blue Beetle v6 #'s 5-7, by Len Wein and Paris Cullins. There's a lot of crazy meta stuff surrounding this arc. It ends two months before Ted plays his part in the Legends cross-over, which lead to JLI, so he hasn't really fostered any relationships with DC natives yet, so they apparently decided to reinforce his friendship with a fellow Charlton immigrant first. Also, and really, really interestingly, Vic's guest spot in BB #'s 4-7 (#4, if you'll remember, we glanced at in our last post) were released concurrently with the first four issues of Watchmen. It's makes me curious as to whether this arc happened to further establish Vic and Ted's partnership in order to legitimatize the homage of Rorschach and Nite Owl. It's a lot to think about.
Current Music: Muse ~ "Map Of The Problematique" (it's on repeat, i won't let myself stop it)
Tags: char: angel/archangel/warren worthington, char: blue beetle/ted kord, char: question/renee montoya, char: question/vic sage, creator: cully hamner, creator: len wein, creator: louise simonson, creator: paris cullins, creator: walt simonson, publisher: dc comics, publisher: marvel comics, series: it's not about the answers, title: blue beetle, title: x-factor
The end of Batman #688|
Tags: char: two-face/harvey dent, creator: judd winick, creator: mark bagley, title: batman
Drafted One Hundred Days One Shot |
( Cut )
Tags: char: barack obama, creator: chris lie, creator: mark powers, publisher: devil's due publishing
Current Mood: confused
Tags: char: buffy summers, char: daniel "oz" osbourne, title: buffy the vampire slayer
Spidey goes to Boston|
Tags: char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: marc guggenheim, creator: pat olliffe, publisher: marvel comics, title: amazing spider-man
For a change, Silver Age Wonder Woman crack|
First, a couple of WW-related cartoons I cut out years ago.
These are from Wonder Woman #129, which is 30 pages long. I believe there are only two issues that featured Wonder Tot's boyfriend Mermite, and this is one of them.
Wonder Tot has her detractors, and it's not surprising; the cutesy way she refers to herself in the third person is highly irritating. (I have never heard any child do this in real life, though one mother on my F-list says her toddler sometimes does it.) However, I have a soft spot for her because she's such a driven little Amazon. While Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl are dithering over their boyfriends, she's honing her warrior skills and seeking adventure.
The canon about the identities of Wonder Girl and Wonder Tot is inconsistent. It seems at first, they were supposed to be Wonder Woman when she was younger. Then they started doing "Impossible Tales" like the one we're about to see by allegedly splicing together film of Diana at different ages. Later on, it seems they dropped this entirely and gave Wonder Woman two younger sisters. I haven't read them in order, so I can't remember if they did this in order or if they switched back and forth; the latter wouldn't surprise me at all.
Also, I've said it before and I'll say it again: Golden Age Steve Trevor was a cool guy. Silver Age Steve Trevor was a dick.
Tags: char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: william moulton marston, era: silver age, publisher: dc comics, title: wonder woman
Spirou: Z is for Zorglub|
Since nezchan has been posting great selections from some of the newer Spirou stories in French, I thought people might like to see one of the real classics in English translation.
Z is for Zorglub ("Z comme Zorglub", 1959-60, 61pp) is one of the most popular stories by André Franquin, a man who is to Spirou what Carl Barks is to Donald Duck, or Stan Lee to the Marvel universe.
Current Mood: sick
Tags: char: fantasio, char: marsupilami, char: spirou, char: zorglub, creator: franquin, publisher: dupuis, publisher: fantasy flight
Superman can only hold so much pent-up sexual frustration...|
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #36: What's wrong with Pete's memories?|
Tags: char: scarlet spider/ben reilly, creator: j.m. dematteis, creator: john romita jr., creator: marc guggenheim, title: amazing spider-man
Theme suggestion, Instead of "one perfect moment" how about the other end of the spectrum. When was a character so miss-handled or written it made your eyes bleed and you screamed "NOoooo !"
Worst moment ever.
I give you Cap-wolf...
( Read more... )
Current Music: Aga Aghast " I'm not NOT licking frogs"
Tags: char: captain america/steve rogers, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, publisher: marvel comics, series: worst moment ever, title: captain america
Superman/Batman: Generations III #6, by John Byrne|
I remember how back when the John Byrne forum first got an advanced look at this cover, there were a few comments along the lines of, "Eek, how old is that Green Lantern? It's kind of creepy seeing him kissing someone who's physically eleven." Byrne's response was basically, "Relax, it's just a cover. It doesn't happen in the story itself."
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, creator: john byrne, theme: elseworlds
Green Arrow and Black Canary #22|
( Open here )
Tags: char: black canary/dinah drake, char: black canary/dinah lance, char: wildcat/ted grant, creator: andrew kreisberg, creator: josef rubinstein, creator: mike norton, title: green arrow/black canary
Supergirl/Robin preview at the source|
( What does Tim Drake Dream About? (no its not Kon!) )
Tags: char: robin/red robin/tim drake, char: supergirl/kara zor-el, creator: rafael albuquerque, title: superman/batman