Daily Scans - August 20th, 2009
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These are a few of my favorite things...|
When Batgirl 1 bites
When Jeph Loeb writes
When I'm feeling sad
I simply read MA Avengers
And then I don't feel so bad
Alright, so I read through some Marvel Adventures Avengers as research for a Peter/MJ story (Plug! So cheap!) and here are a few things I now know I love.
Tags: char: abomination/emil blonsky, char: ant-man/wasp/hank pym, char: captain america/steve rogers, char: hawkeye/ronin/clint barton, char: iron man/tony stark, char: ka-zar, char: leader/samuel sterns, char: mama cage, char: power man/luke cage, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: storm/ororo munroe, char: super-skrull, char: tigra/greer grant, char: wasp/janet van dyne, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, group: avengers, publisher: marvel comics, title: marvel adventures, title: marvel adventures avengers, title: mini marvels
Jack of Fables 37|
An interesting, if unsurprising, development...
Tags: creator: matthew sturges, creator: russ braun, title: jack of fables
Let's take a look back to when Girl-Robin RULED !|
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Current Music: Loyalist Thugs "No scabs,No Vocab"
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: spoiler/robin/batgirl/steph brown, creator: bill willingham, creator: damion scott, publisher: dc comics, title: robin
Amazing Spider-Man #603|
Tags: char: chameleon/dmitri smerdyakov, char: flash thompson, char: j. jonah jameson jr., char: mary jane watson, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: fred van lente, title: amazing spider-man
Batgirl #1 Reactions|
A couple fan reactions to Batgirl #1, and a page of Gotham Knights for legality.
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: robin/red robin/tim drake, title: batgirl
Ex Machina 44|
At long last, we get some answers.
Tags: creator: brian k. vaughan, creator: tony harris, publisher: wildstorm, title: ex machina
The origin of Modesty and Willie|
Posted on the old scans_daily but maybe some here have not seen it..)
This three page recap is from 1966. Peter O'Donnell and Jim Holdaway created it for newspapers who were beginning to run the Modesty Blaise strip. There are one or two points in the origin that I think might be emphasised. Modesty was not a private detective or anything, she ran an international organization called the Network, and she got rich from a variety of crimes. Not prostitution or drugs, she explicitly hated those vices; but even if the Network mostly specialized in smuggling, armed robbery, extortion and blackmail.. and even if she tried to target rich people who could survive having their valuables heisted... Modesty and Willie certainly hurt a lot of innocent people in their career. Some guards are going to get killed, some victims will put up a fight and be shot in the struggle, that sort of thing. These two are not candidates for sainthood.
Also, while Modesty certainly deserves the praise she gets for her later crime-busting and hostage-rescuing career, Willie merits more credit than he usually receives. He is after all her right hand man, has saved her life many times and a lot of her explots would have ended badly without him. The most important thing is that she can absolutely trust him with no thought of betrayal ever entering her mind. In the overlapping worlds of organized crime and espionage, a partner who will stand by you no matter what is almost unheard of, and Modesty has that in Willie. He would very likely have remained a two-bit thug without her inspiration, but she would probably have never been as well-balanced or happy without his grounding influence. (Or as much fun to read about)
And now here it is, story by Peter O'Donnell and art by Jim Holdaway, the beginnings of one of the greatest friendships and partnerships in adventure fiction...
Tags: char: modesty blaise, char: willie garvin, creator: jim holdaway, creator: peter o'donnel
Back in the Saddle|
Preview for next week's Dark Avengers #8, the penultimate issue of the "Utopia" crossover.
Tags: char: dani moonstar, char: hela, creator: luke ross, creator: matt fraction, event: utopia
I love the sound of KROOM!|
Spoilers for X-Men Legacy #227.
Current Mood: accomplished
Tags: char: danger/danger room, char: gambit/remy lebeau, char: moonstone/ms. marvel/karla sofen, char: rogue/anna marie, char: trance/hope abbott
Bryan Q. Miller Talks Batgirl #1|
Thought some might want to hear Miller's insight on the events of Batgirl #1 and what it means for Steph, Babs, and Cass.
Spoilers of Batgirl #1 will be within this topic so click on your own accord.
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, char: robin/red robin/tim drake, char: spoiler/robin/batgirl/steph brown, publisher: dc comics, title: batgirl
"A suggestion for Manhunter and Blue Beetle"|
I just sent Didio a message asking "Why don't you do something like Countdown to Mystery, which published two normal-length stories together, with Manhunter and Blue Beetle? This would allow the writers to write 22-page stories, as opposed to 8-page ones. While both series struggled with low sales, if the audiences of both books bought the same title the sales would probably be higher."
If such a series were to be published, do you think it would work?
And, for legality...
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: manhunter/kate spencer, publisher: dc comics
AW YEAH TINY TITANS|
Current Mood: bouncy
Tags: title: tiny titans
Current Mood: chipper
Tags: char: elektra natchios, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: brian michael bendis, creator: mark bagley, publisher: marvel comics, title: ultimate spider-man
...from Secret Six and Wonder Woman.
Tags: creator: aaron lopresti, creator: gail simone, title: secret six, title: wonder woman
Black Panther (and Everett K. Ross in a domino mask)|
( Once T'Challa dreamed he was a bat... )
Tags: char: black panther/t'challa, char: everett k. ross, in-joke: context is for the weak, title: black panther
Zircher's Iron Man|
The variant cover to Invincible Iron Man #20 under the cut.
Tags: char: iron man/tony stark, char: thor, creator: patrick zircher, publisher: marvel comics
Apparently Wein got the memo|
McDuffie having gotten booted off JLA for telling it like it is, DC passed the baton to Robinson, but he was still too busy with CRY
THAT THE WRITING'S SO BAD FOR JUSTICE to jump on right away, I guess, because they've got Len Wein doing a filler arc about the Royal Flush Gang.
Which I'm actually rather liking, for reasons which are probably fairly obvious under the cut.
Tags: char: vixen/mari jiwe mccabe, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: len wein, creator: tom derenick, title: justice league of america
"Are the wickedest queens always the comeliest?"|
Some unlettered images from next month's Incredible Hercules #134.
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Tags: char: hercules/marvel, char: zeus/marvel, creator: reilly brown, publisher: marvel comics, title: incredible hercules