Daily Scans - August 22nd, 2009
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It's Not About The Answers: Behind The Mask Of Vic Sage, pt 7|
O'Neil: Vic the Seeker (pt 3)
There comes a time in every title's life where the supporting characters must take center-stage and play the largest role in a story-arc's major plot while the star runs around around looking silly and ineffectual.
Current Music: Johnny Thunders ~ "Ask Me No Questions"
Tags: char: question/vic sage, char: tot/aristotle rodor, creator: bill sienkiewicz, creator: dennis o'neil, creator: denys cowan, creator: rick magyar, in-joke: not getting any, in-joke: one punch, publisher: dc comics, series: it's not about the answers, theme: drugs, title: the question
Context what do you see?|
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Tags: char: archie andrews, char: betty cooper, char: jughead jones, char: veronica lodge, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: archie
Golden Age Predecessor to BLACKEST NIGHT...|
This week--or rather, last week--at Mister Kitty's Stupid Comics, we see one of Hitler's many dastardly plans to destroy America. But unlike Nekron in Blackest Night, he goes for something much simpler and cost-effective than reviving superheroes: reviving the homeless.
Remember that hobo you shot last week? Here he is, back again!
Ah, the old days, when a cop could shoot an unarmed bum dead just for shouting. But as you see, Officer Friendly has a nasty surprise.
Current Location: Seattle
Current Mood: crappy
Tags: char: adolf hitler, char: captain america/steve rogers, creator: jack kirby, creator: joe simon, era: golden age
Some days, it just doesn't pay to get out of bed in the morning|
Tags: in-joke: context is for the weak
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man: "It's lonely being the smartest guy around."|
2 Pages via CBR previews for MA Spider-Man #54, in which Gwen Stacy runs into Peter, Peter runs into Capt. Stacy, and Capt. Stacy runs into hoodlums in a park.
Tags: char: gwen stacy, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: paul tobin, title: marvel adventures
Power Girl #4|
Tags: char: power girl's cat, char: power girl/kara zor-l/karen starr, creator: amanda conner, creator: jimmy palmiotti, creator: justin gray, publisher: dc comics, theme: cats, title: power girl
Terrra /PeeGee...I have lost my pants...|
3 pages from Powergirl 4
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Current Music: Lotalist Thugs "sorry about your boat Lord Mountbauten"
Tags: char: power girl/kara zor-l/karen starr, char: terra/atlee, publisher: dc comics, title: power girl
Aunt May, in "Memory Lane"|
Tags: char: ben parker, char: may parker, char: nathan lubensky, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: al milgrom, creator: bill mantlo, creator: kerry gammill, creator: sal buscema, publisher: marvel comics, title: spectacular spider-man
Uncanny X-Men: The Sentinels...LIVE!|
Here's a classic Silver Age X-Men storyline by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams. In which the Sentinels return, Alex and Lorna meet for the first time, crazy '60s jewelry is worn, and Scott out-robots a robot.
( PREPARE YOURSELF, MUTANT! )
Tags: char: beast/hank mccoy, char: cyclops/scott summers, char: havok/alex summers, char: iceman/bobby drake, char: marvel girl/phoenix/jean grey, char: polaris/lorna dane, creator: neal adams, creator: roy thomas, era: silver age, publisher: marvel comics, title: uncanny x-men
When Alan Moore was crap (Deathblow: Byblows, Part 2)|
And here's the second half of the mini-series that introduced Moore's new Deathblow to the Wildstorm universe.
Tags: char: deathblow, creator: alan moore, creator: jim baikie, publisher: wildstorm, series: when alan moore was crap, title: deathblow byblows
X-MEN/WILDC.A.T.S: A look back at crossovers.|
James Robinson is usually admired for his work on STARMAN. I appreciated his attempt to improve Rob Liefeld's CAPTAIN AMERICA series. But JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE has resulted in him falling out of favor. Here's one of his 90s works, with art by Adam Hughes.
( Robinson's X-MEN/WILDC.A.T.S after the cut. )
Tags: creator: adam hughes, creator: james robinson, publisher: marvel comics, publisher: wildstorm, title: wildcats/x-men
Black, white and gray with Roy Crane|
Posts like these may not be for everyone, but if you're interested in art technique and storytelling, Roy Crane was a master. He wrote and drew an amazing strip blending screwball comedy and high adventure, WASH TUBBS (later titled CAPTAIN EASY). Like Milton Caniff, he gave his famous strip to an assistant and went to create a new strip, which he would own himself (these newspaper artists were no fools and almost always made much more money than comic book artists). This was BUZ SAWYER. This sample is from 1949. Accompanied by his wife Christy and a local oil company representative, Buz is in Central America trying to forestall a revolution by swiping a load of guns and ammo.
Crane got astonishing results without color. Just black ink on white paper, for the most part. He used Benday and Craftint doubletone paper to get shades of gray, letting him show depth, foreground and background. His style is just cartoony enough to allow the exaggeration needed for newspaper reproduction, realistic enough to be convincing.
Tags: creator: roy crane, era: golden age
Doctor Doom Loves/Hates Morgana Le Fay Part 3|
Tags: char: dr. doom/victor von doom, char: morgana le fay, creator: bob layton, creator: david michelinie, creator: john romita jr., publisher: marvel comics
Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen: After Hours|
Tags: char: jimmy olsen, char: lois lane, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: dc comics