Daily Scans - August 23rd, 2009
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Batman Does Tartaros|
I was revisiting the Torment arc in Superman/Batman and discovered this little gem of a page in issue no. 41.
Current Mood: nerdy
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: bekka, char: orion, creator: alan burnett, creator: dustin nguyen, title: superman/batman
"A beautiful giant!"|
After this, I had to post the bit where Herc takes an immediate liking to Giant-Girl in Marvel Adventures: Avengers #18.
Tags: char: hercules/marvel, char: hulk/bruce banner, char: iron man/tony stark, char: odin, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: wasp/janet van dyne, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, creator: ig guara, creator: jeff parker, creator: paul tobin, creator: ty templeton, title: marvel adventures, title: marvel adventures avengers
Newton Would Not Approve.|
Oh that Clark Kent. He sure knows how to handle the ladies.
Current Music: Yellow Magic Orchestra, Technodelic
Tags: char: superman/clark kent, creator: cary bates, creator: dave cockrum
Fine work by Leslie Turner|
[This was posted last year but I thought it would be rewarding to study it next to the Roy Crane sample I put up yesterday. Even if your area of interest is mainly super-hero comics, it's worth taking a few minutes to check out the skill shown in this page. Look at the third tier, where they're on the bridge.]
"Leslie Who?" I hear the chorus. Okay, he was Roy Crane's assistant on the strip WASH TUBBS, which was retitled CAPTAIN EASY after a supporting character who took over. Crane left this strip to create BUZ SAWYER, which he would own outright. This was why Milton Caniff dropped TERRY AND THE PIRATES to come up with STEVE CANYON, which would be entirely his. $$$ These comic strip artists were no saps. Anyway, Captain Easy was a globetrotting, two-fisted soldier of misfortune. Not all his stories involved overthrowing small Balkan governments or recovering lost pirate swag. Here, he spends a few months trying to help an alcoholic straighten up enough to feel worthy to meet his little daughter. The main thing I want to point out is the panel in the third tier. Turner was working without color, just black and white and some gray wash. Also, he was drawing for newsprint which is particularly shoddy and porous. Yet he managed some very neat techniques. His use of gray backgrounds without sharp outlines suggests depth and makes his foreground characters stand out more. I love this level of worksmanship and Leslie Turner isn't even considered one of the better newspaper strip artists of his day. You usually don't hear him mentioned with Alex Raymond or Milton Caniff or Noel Sickles or Harold Foster... but take a minute to study this 1949 page.
Tags: era: golden age
More Fun with Super-Pica|
Found this in Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #1, and it jumped right out at me after reading these posts. One page, not my scan. No writing or art credits on the issue, but it looks like Kurt Schaffenberger to me.
I love it when Clark winks at the fourth wall like that.
Tags: char: lois lane, char: superman/clark kent, title: superman's girl friend lois lane
Fun with time travel|
Tags: char: lex luthor, char: superman/clark kent, creator: louise simonson, creator: paul ryan, publisher: dc comics, title: superman man of tomorrow
Ollie & Bruce: Crush or Competition? You decide.|
We know Ollie owes his Green Arrow persona to Bats, but do you know here was a time when Ollie didn't know that Bats was Bruce Wayne? Here from a JLA Giant from 1999 are 3 1/3 pages from a 10 page story that looks back at a time when Ollie got a little, let's say, obsessive with Bruce.
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: green arrow/oliver queen, char: speedy/red arrow/roy harper, title: jla
Hey! That's not Bob Hope!|
In 1949, Bob Hope was one of America's biggest celebrities, having become famous in vaudeville, on radio, and in movies. With such a highly recognizable face, it is no surprise he ends up being one of the first real life people to get his own impersonator in comics.
Being published in November 1949, this character actually predates Bob's first appearance in The Adventures of Bob Hope from National Periodicals/DC a year later.
Note: the comic is public domain, and I got this scan from the Golden Age Comics Archive Plus these were very large scans, so dialup beware.
Tags: char: aquaman/orin/arthur curry, char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: cheetah/barbara minerva, char: hippolyta of themyscira, char: io of themyscira, char: lois lane, char: spoiler/robin/batgirl/steph brown, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira
Martial Arts Week: The theme week that'll kick your keister!|
Who's in? It's easy, all you have to do is post from your favorite martial arts related comic!
To kick us off, I've got kind of a long discussion to start here...
So let's see what you guys have!
Current Music: Carl Douglas ~ "Kung Fu Fighting"
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: black canary/dinah lance, char: bronze tiger/ben turner, char: green arrow/connor hawke, char: lady shiva/sandra woosan, char: richard dragon, creator: chuck dixon, creator: damion scott, creator: dennis o'neil, creator: don newton, creator: gail simone, creator: greg rucka, creator: luke mcdonnell, creator: pat olliffe, creator: paulo sequeira, creator: scott mcdaniel, publisher: dc comics, series: martial arts week
Aunt May and her boyfriends|
Doop posted this from Mark Millar's Trouble miniseries. An attempt by Marvel to use modern soap opera in a romance comics way and shoehorn in a shocking twist to the origin of Spider-man. It was received terribly and isn't canon.
I personally believe Roger Stern had in mind a sort-of 'this is how you SHOULD have done it' style retcon when he wrote 'Just A Sweet Old Song' for The Amazing Spider-man Family 7. Because it's still a recent comic, I had to chop up the bits I could show, but it also mentions the events that were originally shown here, also by Doop. As far as we know, this IS current canon.
(Roughly 4 pages worth of scans under the cut)
Tags: char: may parker, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: roger stern, creator: val semeiks, title: amazing spider-man family