Daily Scans - September 7th, 2009
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When Alan Moore was *not* crap? (Violator: The World, Pt 2)|
I've changed the title for this one entry because most of the people who commented on Violator Part 1 said they actually thought it was good. In some cases, very good. Personall, I don't see it.
I'm surprised because the second half of the Violator Vs. Badrock mini-series had a very similar tone to this, but the comments to that were almost uniformly negative.
Tags: char: violator, creator: alan moore, creator: bart sears, creator: greg capullo, publisher: image comics, series: when alan moore was crap, title: violator
AMAZING #408: Spider-Man vs. Armada|
Upon the request of psychop_rex, here are a few pages that show Armada, a spider-villain that fell by the wayside.
This is from AMAZING #408, and features the Ben Reilly Spider-Man in a costume I always kind of liked.
( Ben shows his bad-assery after the cut. )
Tags: char: armada/david breyer, char: scarlet spider/ben reilly, creator: mark bagley, creator: tom defalco
Horror Week: Even the devil hate critics.|
( Cut )
Tags: era: golden age, publisher: acg, publisher: b&i publishing, series: horror week, status: public domain
You've Probably Already Seen This|
( But, What The Hey )
Tags: char: joker, creator: brian bolland, creator: frank quitely, publisher: dc comics, title: batman and robin
The Blue Beetle's Enemies, Part the Next: Doctor Alchemy and the Madmen!|
(yeah, Doctor Alchemy's a Flash villain. Not all of his villains are original to the series, but they fight Beetle nonetheless.)
so, after the Incendiary Man's vanishing (complete with a "We found no body in the fire", leaving him open to a return, which he apparently pulls off as a kill-people-with-fire-for-hire guy at a time down the road), it's time for one of the several foreshadowings laid out over the past two issues to pay off.
( Foreshadowings like this one, from Blue Beetle #2... )
Current Music: Heartful Neko-romancer - ARM
Tags: char: blue beetle/ted kord, char: doctor alchemy/alvin desmond, char: question/vic sage, creator: len wein, creator: paris cullins
John Rogers, the Kung Fu Monkey, uses the phrase "competence porn" to describe people's reactions to the briefing scenes on his show "Leverage." People apparently enjoy watching characters who know what they're doing.
While Richard Rider is often brash and headstrong, he actually does know what he's doing most of the time, and is now in the odd position of being the Nova Prime. Abnett and Lanning (along with Keith Giffen) have quietly taken him from being that guy on the New Warriors who went in first and got decked first to a wise, experienced superhero and space cop.
Plus, sometimes he fast-talks guys.
( Rich vs. Blastaar )
Horror Week: The Loathsome!|
Tags: publisher: ec comics, series: horror week, title: weird science
Wednesday Comics 7: Strange Adventures|
Issue 7's Adam Strange feature guest-stars that other superhero/archaeologist of DC's...
Tags: char: adam strange, creator: paul pope, publisher: dc comics, title: wednesday comics
The Curse of the Cat-Woman|
By John Francis Moore and Kieron Dwyer. Lee Loughridge, colorist and John Costanza, letterer. From Batman Chronicles #11.
Tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: catwoman/selina kyle, creator: john francis moore, creator: kieron dwyer, series: bat/cat, series: horror week, title: batman chronicles
Watchmen: The French Covers|
Here are six covers for the French edition of Watchmen drawn by Dave Gibbons. I believe these were originally posted on SD 1.0, but they're lovely and some people haven't seen them, so here they are again! Large images.
Tags: char: comedian/edward blake, char: dr. manhattan/jon osterman, char: nite owl/daniel dreiberg, char: ozymandias/adrian veidt, char: rorschach/walter joseph kovacs, char: silk spectre/laurie juspeczyk, creator: dave gibbons, publisher: dc comics, title: watchmen
Ra-Ra-Rasputin vs. Atomic Robo|
( Five Pages and a video behind the link )
Tags: char: atomic robo, char: rasputin, creator: mike mignola, title: atomic robo, title: hellboy
Where the stuff you lose really goes|
This story is ironic in a metatextual way, as in a few years Captain Marvel (and his family) would really go to Limbo, when the Fawcett comics closed up shop. There they would chill in the timeless void of fictional characters without a home, until the same company that had caused their titles to be dropped would buy up rights to them and bring them back as secondary characters. (Cap never showed it on the page but he must have been bitter.
Be that as it may, this is a typically charming little tale. Captain Marvel discovers that recent thefts of valuables are the work of the Collector, a wizened old coot who is assigned to take worthless inventions, badly written books, crummy art and such away. (From what I see on sale everyday, he hasn't kept up.) Limbo is a gigantic junkyard. The Collector decides to start confiscating something nice once in a while, just to brighten up his metaphysical realm. This is where Cap takes notice.
Tags: char: captain marvel/billy batson, era: golden age, publisher: fawcett comics
Booster Gold 24 preview|
Newsarama has a preview for Booster Gold 24
( For legality, one page and a relationship you wouldn't expect, because that's tonight's theme. )
Tags: char: booster gold/michael jon carter, char: green arrow/oliver queen, char: green lantern/kyle rayner, char: lex luthor, char: zatanna zatara, creator: dan jurgens, title: booster gold
Buffy the vampire slayer # 28|
( Wow did not see that coming )
Tags: creator: andy owens, creator: georges jeanty, creator: jane espenson, creator: joss whedon, publisher: dark horse, title: buffy the vampire slayer
A serious competition for Terry Long?!|
As requested I continue posting random 80's Teen Titans stuff.
So... not happy with Terry Long being Donna's lover? Too old? Too annoying? Too creepy? And on top of that a silly haircut? Well, in New Teen Titans #11-12 (1981) he's getting a rival:
See for yourself if the new guy in town can keep up with Terry!
Tags: char: raven/rachel roth, char: starfire/koriand'r, char: terry long, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, creator: george perez, creator: marv wolfman, group: teen titans, publisher: dc comics, title: teen titans