Daily Scans - September 12th, 2009
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Horror is...HELLCOW !|
Bovine Vampires are on the lose...
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Current Music: Abraxus "19th"
Tags: char: hellcow, char: howard the duck, publisher: marvel comics, series: horror week, title: giant sized man-thing
Horror Week: Horror We? How's Bayou?|
Tags: publisher: ec comics, series: horror week, title: haunt of fear
Batman Vs Predator Part III|
The epic battle with some equally epic moments...
Tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: jim gordon, char: predator, creator: adam kubert, creator: andy kubert, creator: dave gibbons, publisher: dark horse, publisher: dc comics
More of James' shady past comes to light...
Current Mood: blank
Tags: char: captain america/bucky barnes, char: ms. marvel/carol danvers, char: spider-man/peter parker
Herr Doktor Tenma (Part 1 of 3): Best Intentions|
Hey, I figured that since it's horror week, a bit more of Naoki Urasawa's Monster is appropriate.
Up until now, I don't think I've actually gotten into what the series is about. I've showcased a couple of characters, and I think that the themes behind the series has also been gleaned, but nothing much in terms of the overarching plot. To rectify this, how about a summary of volume 1? Let's go back in time to 1986 and witness the horrifying events at the Eisler Memorial Hospital in Dusseldorf.
Tags: char: eva heinemann, char: kenzo tenma, creator: naoki urasawa, medium: manga, title: monster
Berserk for Horror Week. |
This will be a three part post, with of stuff taken from the Guts first encounter with the forces of his universe's version of the Vatican.
This first part will mostly be introduction, but it sets the scene for the next two.
Tags: title: berserk
Dark Reign: The List - Avengers #1|
Tags: char: ares/marvel, char: green goblin/norman osborn, char: hawkeye/ronin/clint barton, char: moonstone/ms. marvel/karla sofen, creator: brian michael bendis, creator: marko djurdjevic, event: dark reign, event: the list, publisher: marvel comics, title: dark reign the list avengers
Late for Martial Arts Week: Shang-Chi vs. Midnight Sun|
I'm late for Martial Arts Week. Here's a battle between Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung-Fu, and M'nai, the Midnight Sun. One will live. One will die and then get his body stolen and revived by Kree scientists to fight the Silver Surfer some years later.
( Brother vs. Brother )
Tags: char: m'nai/midnight sun, char: shang-chi, creator: jim starlin, creator: steve englehart
You can take the boy out of the circus, but...|
Someone who has just done me a brilliant sketchcard (which you'll see soon enough, believe me it's a thing of utter beauty) mentioned he'd like to see a sample of the "Robin goes back to the circus" stories that we've posted here and on S_D 1.0, so this repost from there is for Sonny, a thoroughly nice guy who I hope will see fit to join us here if he's interested.
I know that when he was in the Titans Dick got used to be carried through the air by Starfire, but honestly....
It's a purely fun blast from the past from DC Comics Presents #31, written by Gerry Conway and drawn by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez with inks from Dick Giordano (Always a killer combination for classic DC characters) - Where Superman hoists an elephant, Robin battles a half-and-half hermaphrodite and Jimmy and Lois show why Clark really IS the brains of the Daily Planet's star trio.
A few of the scans aren't the greatest quality because it's an old, old comic now!
Not so much "Not Dial-up friendly" but "Actively dial-up hostile".
Tags: char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: superman/clark kent, creator: gerry conway, creator: jose luis garcia-lopez, title: dc comics presents
Good Marriage moments. Amazing Spiderman 381.|
That chameleon Peter/Michelle makeout fall to floor scene remind me of a Better scene that happened in Amazing Spider-man with the marriage. a scene that felt right and good complete with good mark bagely art. Despite his flaws and how Marvel 90s were, I did enjoy David Micheline run with Mcfarland, Larsen, and Bagely. This scene reminds me why.
Tags: char: mary jane watson, char: may parker, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: david michelinie, creator: mark bagley, publisher: marvel comics, title: amazing spider-man
Tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: bob kane, creator: jerry robinson, creator: jim aparo, creator: len wein, era: bronze age, era: golden age, publisher: dc comics, title: detective comics, title: untold legends of the batman
Horror week: Your own personal hell|
Oh how the mighty have fallen. Once a top-tier bad guy, we now get this:
CosmicBookNews has the preview of the latest on Ghost Rider(s) and the supernatural. And this... yeah, this is bad.
Current Mood: blah
Current Music: B-52's: Your Own Private Idaho
Tags: char: ghost rider/danny ketch, char: ghost rider/johnny blaze, char: master pandemonium
The insult that made a man out of "Mac"|
Oh dear Lord. This has got to be one of the longest-running ad campaigns since the first alphabet was devised. If you've read any old comics or magazines, odds are good you've seen it.
If girls hitting puberty worry about what kind of breasts they will grow, how their hair and skin will turn out, boys the same age are just as fretful over whether they will be tall and strong. For every girl trying tissue paper in the training bra, there's a boy anxiously pressing the top of his head against a pencil mark in a doorway. The stigma of being short and skinny still horrifies boys and men today, the casual insults remain as cutting as ever. (I personally was lucky in that I hit six feet just before high school, but I had friends back then who never got beyond five feet six inches and put up with a lot of mean remarks from girls as well as other guys.)
It's no surprise that two of Marvel's most successful characters play on this anxiety by offering vicarious compensation. Peter Parker and Bruce Banner both are referred to frequently as "puny." The early Ditko Parker, even as Spider-Man, remained thin and under average height, which made his beating up of beefy goons a real wish fulfilment for kids who looked more like Parker than Steve Rogers. And Bruce Banner offered even more extravagant compensation as he went from a frail-looking ineffectual bookworm to something which has become a synonym for brute strength. The whole gig of being abused and taunted until you abruptly freak out and beat the snot out of your tormentors is a big part of the Hulk's appeal.
Tags: medium: advertising
|The Power Company! Skyrocket and Manhunter!|
Tags: char: green lantern/hal jordan, char: manhunter/kirk depaul, char: manhunter/paul kirk, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: skyrocket/celia forrestal, creator: bob layton, creator: christian alamy, creator: dan jurgens, creator: joe staton, creator: kurt busiek, creator: tom grummett, title: power company