Daily Scans - August 24th, 2009
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Some Jim Gordon Goodness from Officer Down|
This post is filling kingrockwell's request for Jim Gordon interacting with people who aren't Batman and Robin, but I really love this book, so I might babble a little. Or, you know, a lot.
Tags: char: harvey bullock, char: jim gordon, char: question/renee montoya, char: spectre/crispus allen, creator: greg rucka, creator: rick burchett, event: officer down, title: batman
Lulu: 10 Pages of a Work in Progress|
Current Location: Seattle
Current Mood: discontent
Current Music: Do Make Say Think
Tags: char: lulu, creator: frank wedekind, creator: john linton roberson, genre: adaptation, in-joke: shameless plug
Hell hath no fury|
Like a widow at her husband's royal funeral.
Newsarama has shows the Inhuman royal family trashing the Imperial Guard. Wordless art. *with nods to the CBR board*
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: James Brown: Payback
Tags: event: war of kings, group: inhumans, group: shi'ar imperial guard
Supergirl was never the same after she found that Pink Kryptonite...|
Tags: char: supergirl/kara zor-el, group: legion of super-heroes, in-joke: context is for the weak
Misty Knight , a girl you can count on...|
For Martial arts week ...
( Read more... )
Current Music: Rubbish tranies " I fuck at right angles"
Tags: char: iron fist/daniel rand, char: misty knight, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: steel dragon, creator: chris claremont, creator: john byrne, publisher: marvel comics, series: martial arts week, title: marvel team-up
Martial Arts Week: Cassandra vs Slade Round 1 |
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: deathstroke/slade wilson, creator: devin grayson, creator: rick leonardi, publisher: dc comics, series: martial arts week
Savage Dragon #96|
Tags: creator: erik larsen, publisher: image comics, title: savage dragon
Martial Arts Week: Karate Kid and Batman|
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: karate kid/val armorr, creator: brad meltzer, group: justice league of america, group: legion of super-heroes, in-joke: herodickery, publisher: dc comics, series: martial arts week
Previews for Green Lantern #45|
You guys called it.
As if this couldn't get more "HOLY CRAP" moments....
IGN has previews for Green Lantern #45.
Current Mood: enthralled
Current Music: Public Enemy: Bring the Noise
Tags: char: green lantern/john stewart, event: blackest night, group: green lantern corps, group: sinestro corps, group: star sapphires, title: green lantern
Blackest Night: Titans Preview|
Whoa, I'll give it to the Black Lantern rings... they are persistent. Like zombies, they just do not stop....
IGN has previews to the Titans.
Current Music: Gustav Holts - Mars (the climax)
Tags: event: blackest night, group: titans
Tags: char: joker, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, in-joke: crack, title: superdictionary
Martial Arts Week|
Issue #4 Legion of Super Heroes (1984)
The Legion of Super Villains have conquered Orando (Princess Projectra's homeworld) and tucked it away in another dimension to use as their base of operations.
Nemesis Kid, Princess Projectra, Karate Kid, and Ferro Lad all applied to become Legionnaires at the same time (1966 real time). Nemesis Kid was revelead to be a spy for the Khunds and booted out. He had tried to blame Karate Kid as the traitor, that failed and he fled.
18 years later, its time to settle old scores:
( Karate Kid vs Nemesis Kid )
Tags: char: karate kid/val armorr, group: legion of super-heroes, series: martial arts week
INCREDIBLE HULK preview: You wouldn't like me when I'm... smart?|
Here are some pages previewing INCREDIBLE HULK #602. Bruce Banner apparently can't turn into the Hulk anymore (like that trick ever works).
( Me, in a small metal tube... )
Tags: char: hulk/bruce banner, creator: ariel olivetti, creator: greg pak, title: incredible hulk
Yaseen101 requested some scenes of Bruce-not-being-unbearable to Steph. I can think of like 4 instances in total, because the majority of Steph/Bruce interactions are by Chuck Dixon, Jon Lewis and Bill Willingham, all members of the Batdick family. The first one is in Green Arrow #5, but I found Steph really, really annoying there, what with the snarking after every. Single. Line. The second one is here, by Devin Grayson and Roger Robinson in the excellent Batman: Gotham Knights series. This issue is #22.
The issue, a tie-in to "Joker's Last Laugh", begins with a man being eaten by cochroaches who form a body identical to his. Barbara points out how Bruce has recently alienated every member of his family , so he'll need to call in the reserves for help.
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: spoiler/robin/batgirl/steph brown, creator: devin grayson, creator: john floyd, creator: roger robinson
That Al Pratt, what a nut|
The Atom was not one of the oddest heroes of the Golden Age (I mean, compared to Madame Fatal or the Heap or Plastic Man) but he was odd enough. He had no super-powers. Al Pratt was a college sophomore who stood 5'1" and, after a youth spent being teased and ridiculed, had built himself up through obsessive bodybuilding to the point where he could whip the snot out of four husky bruisers at the same time. He did this regularly, with obvious relish. I can't help but think of the obvuious over-compensation going on here. You can imagine every time the Atom punched a Nazi spy or threw a bank robber through a window, he was really getting back at the boys and girls who had made his life miserable in school.He was a founding member of the Justice Society and only missed two or three cases (only the Hawkman had a perfect attendance record). I just love this guy's cockiness. He's what, 19 years old and just over five feet tall but he feels perfectly at home sitting at a table with the Spectre or Green Lantern as a peer. (Just let them make a crack about his height, that's all...he'd show 'em.) The Atom had his own back-up strip in ALL-AMERICAN COMICS, but his own stories were mediocre in both writing and art. Once in a while in ALL-STAR, he would enjoy some decent art (this sample is by Mort Meskin).
Then there's his bizarre outfit.
Tags: char: atom/al pratt, era: golden age
Hey, if Casstoons can do it...|
Since I know a lot of people are upset about Batgirl 1 and Cass's spontaneous torch-passing, I wrote a quick
fix-it mock-it fic about the many times Steph has found herself taking over for another superhero and, of course, Tim being a big angsty drama queen.
“This is Tim Drake. Leave a message. Or don’t. I don’t care anymore. Bruce lives, haters.”
The machine beeped.
“Hey, Tiiiim! Timmy! Tim-Tim! It’s Steph. Pick up! Your answering machine message sounds weird and gruff. Do you have a sore throat? HEY TIM! Pick up or I’m giving Ms. Martian your phone number. And telling her you got a new kitten.”
And to apologize for this outrageously egregious bit of self-promotion, here's a Batman and Aquaman comic strip by Brazilian cartoonist Eduardo Medeiros
Tags: char: aquaman/orin/arthur curry, char: batman/bruce wayne, creator: eduardo medeiros
Martial Arts Week: Crimson Empire Part I|
Masters of the Teras Kasi this is not.
Tags: char: darth sidious/emperor palpatine, char: darth vader/anakin skywalker, creator: dave stewart, creator: mike richardson, creator: paul gulacy, creator: randy standley, publisher: dark horse, series: martial arts week, title: star wars