Daily Scans - August 8th, 2009
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Beacons in the Darkness|
As an avid Batman fan, I do think that there are several reasons why the Bat-verse stands so high among readers and is a source for so many great stories, and while the most important reason is up to everyone's own opinion, I think that it is hard to argue that one of the most important reasons isn't the supporting cast, their relationships with each other and the very world they inhabit. They all share a depth and complexity that is unfortunately relatively rare in such abundance in comic books and perhaps even more importantly, they can all be wrong in something. Especially Batman, as he has often been. They are flawed individuals, who just struggle to overcome those flaws and just do the right thing, not always succeeding, and to me makes them so relatable and even more heroic to me.
Tags: char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: jim gordon, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: ed brubaker, creator: greg rucka
Earth 2 Anniversary fun.|
( Scans under cut )
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: lois lane, char: superman/clark kent, creator: bob oksner, creator: kurt schaffenberger, era: bronze age
Is Morrow a stooge?|
Spider-Man vs. Wolverine|
In response to this post...
Tags: char: mary jane watson, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, creator: billy tan, creator: reginald hudlin, group: new avengers, title: marvel knights spider-man
A little insight into the Black Lanterns?|
Tags: char: deadman/boston brand, creator: peter j. tomasi, event: blackest night, group: black lantern corps, title: blackest night batman
Weird Golden Age Patriotism - Super-American|
MLJ's the Shield was the first patriotic superhero in American comics, but it wasn't until Captain America came around that the trend really took off. Every publisher rushed to jump on the bandwagon and get their own patriotic hero (or several) out on the shelves. Some were fairly mundane, but others... Others were just plain weird.
In this series, I will take a look at some of the odder, more unique examples of the trend. Members of the original scans_daily will probably remember some of them, but others will be brand new.
First, we have Super-American, originally published by Fiction House. The following story originally appeared in Fight Comics #15. Writer unknown, art by Dan Zolnerowich.
( Super-American kicks some crypto-Nazi ass... in America! (13 pages under the cut) )
I was originally going to put up dial-up links, but then I noticed that I kept getting errors and reread the rules. So, if anyone out there has a dial-up connection (or has to deal with a wireless connection to a coffee shop), you can go to this folder.
Current Location: Argo Tea, Chicago
Current Mood: nostalgic
Tags: char: super-american, creator: dan zolnerowich, era: golden age, publisher: fiction house, series: weird golden age patriotism, status: public domain
Just to clarify some discussion from the post I made yesterday, here are some pages from Absolution issue #0. #1 is a flashback to the first time John Dusk deliberately broke the law; #0 is from the "current day."
The pages after the cut are SFW.
( four pages after the cut )
Tags: creator: christos gage, publisher: avatar press, title: absolution
Fill in the blank!|
From the Amazing Spider-Man comic strip.
Tags: medium: newspaper comic, title: amazing spider-man
More fun with Mary Jane and Wolverine.|
Tags: char: dr. octopus/otto octavius, char: mary jane watson, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, creator: larry lieber, creator: stan lee, medium: newspaper comic, publisher: marvel comics, title: amazing spider-man
Amazing Spider-girl #19|
( Getting back into the series and loving it. )
Tags: char: spider-girl/may parker, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: ron frenz, creator: tom defalco, title: spider-girl
Together again, for the first time.|
News from Chicago concerning the futures of Agents of Atlas and Incredible Hercules.
Tags: char: hercules/marvel, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: adi granov, group: agents of atlas, publisher: marvel comics, title: incredible hercules
Crisis of Infinite Barts|
Whats more awesome than the Million Marios take of Quantum Physics? Bart Simpson, with a million of him with everyone else in Springfield. It all starts out when Bart watches Prof Frinks's house while his out. Being the trouble maker that he is, he founds a machine that monitors everyone in town. Then he presses a few buttons. and... well....
Tags: char: bart simpson, title: bart simpson
The secret origin of snakes|
My favorite creator from the Golden Age of Undergrounds, Gilbert Shelton (here aided and abetted by Tony Bell), with Wonder Wart-Hog back in the age of dinosaurs. Not only do we see a Tyrannosaur whose teeth have been knocked out by a fighting-mad super-powered humanoid wart-hog (and how often does THAT happen), not only do we learn how snakes actually lost their legs (it was not millions of years of evolution, as we have been led to believe)... but we see the ancestor of a famous Muppet and the first recorded instance of a famous sound effect. How much history can one page hold?
Tags: creator: gilbert shelton, publisher: undergrounds
More Machine Than Man Part V|
The Grand Finale...
DIAL UPPERS BEWARE!!
Tags: char: anti-monitor, char: cyborg superman/hank henshaw, char: green lantern/hal jordan, char: green lantern/john stewart, char: green lantern/warrior/guy gardner, char: sinestro, char: superboy-prime, char: superman/clark kent, creator: alan burnett, creator: dan jurgens, creator: ethan van sciver, creator: geoff johns, creator: ivan reis, creator: patrick blaine, event: sinestro corps war, group: manhunters, group: sinestro corps, publisher: dc comics, title: green lantern