Daily Scans - October 15th, 2009
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Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #6|
Tags: char: cameron chase, char: nemesis/tom tresser, creator: ivan brandon, creator: marco rudy, event: final crisis, publisher: dc comics, title: final crisis aftermath escape
Secret Six #14|
Tags: char: bane, char: catman/thomas blake, char: jeannette, char: ragdoll/peter merkel jr., char: scandal savage, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: gail simone, creator: nicola scott, title: secret six
Bring it on! DOOMWar|
That big fight that has been tossed around in recent Marvel titles where heroes in the near future unite to get rid of Dr. Doom once and for all. It's upon us.
Newsarama has the details.
Tags: char: dr. doom/victor von doom
Pluto: Character designs and story shifts.|
For Alternate Universe Week! Assuming we can get more people on board for this.
And what's an alternate universe without the things that make it different from the original? Today, we're going to start off with a few scans that show off some of the characters, including new characters and redesigns, and finish off with a major plot twist that wasn't (IIRC) in the original story.
Tags: char: brau-1589, char: epsilon, char: gesicht, char: herakles, char: pluto, char: professor ochanomizu, char: tetsuwan atom/astro boy, char: umataro tenma, char: uran, creator: naoki urasawa, creator: osamu tezuka, medium: manga, title: pluto
Buffy Season Eight #13|
This is a repost from the Old Scans Daily, so not my scans, obviously. I don't know who exactly to credit, but thank you, whoever you are.
Anyway - for seasonal appropriateness and lulz, I give you:
Tags: title: buffy the vampire slayer
Oh, don't we just wish...|
So, following all the hullabaloo about the next Archie wedding issue, the Precious Curmudeon posted what they think would be a far better alternative...
Never gets old...
Tags: char: apollo, char: midnighter, creator: garth ennis, creator: glenn fabry, theme: homosexuality
The New Age Begins|
Four scans from The Marvels Project #3.
Tags: char: human torch/jim hammond, char: sub-mariner/namor mckenzie, creator: ed brubaker, creator: steve epting, publisher: marvel comics, title: marvels project
Spiderwoman: agent of S.W.O.R.D.|
Of course if you want the animation...
Tags: char: spider-woman/jessica drew
It's Part 3 of the "Witches" story arc, but this issue Bufkin steals the show.
Tags: creator: bill willingham, creator: mark buckingham, publisher: vertigo, title: fables
Why use a good cover only once?|
It seems odd now, but up until the late 1960s, comics editors and publishers worked on the principle that their readership had a turnover every few years. With a few exceptions who were collectors, fans were thought to read comics for a few years around the age of ten and then move on to other interests. This is one reason why Golden and early Silver Age comics have such an irrational dreamlike quality to them... they were essentially fairy tales dressed up with modern trappings and did not have to make too much sense. Since very few fanatics errr fans kept collections of comics and followed them throughout their lives, it was thought safe to repeat yourself shamelessly. The kid at the newsstand or spinner rack had never seen comics from five or ten years back. So why not reuse some story ideas? This was particularly useful with this new Justice League which (since it was a reworking of the Justice Society) could easily go through the same paces its predecessor did. And there you have it. When getting ready to plot a new Justice League story, Julius Schwartz or Gardner Fox could look back over older DC comics there in the office and pick something that looked workable.
Of course, they also swiped shamelessly from the pulps (which had gone out of business around 1949 and which everyone thought were long forgotten). That Giant Turtle Man from JIMMY OLSEN was almost a tracing of a cover from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, for example. But that's another post.
Revenge of the Star Sapphire|
Back before Carol Ferris and the Zamarons, there was the Golden Age Star Sapphire, Queen of the 7th Dimension, this is her appearance in Mark Waid's revisionist text Flash/Green Lantern: The Brave and the Bold
Spider-Man: Reign #4|
Tags: char: j. jonah jameson jr., char: kraven/sergei kravinoff, char: mary jane watson, char: mysterio/quentin beck, char: sandman/flint marko/william baker, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: venom/anti-venom/eddie brock, creator: kaare andrews, title: spider-man: reign
About a page from 'Tec Annual #11|
I'm not gonna try to showcase the story here since I want to do a post on Kelly Jones' Oracle story instead (prolly tomorrow!) and wouldn't have many pages to spare, but there were a couple interesting points I wanted to share.
(and i'm sure i'll do a full post on this story once INAtA gets that far, but that won't be any time soon. months, maybe years!)
Tags: char: batman/dick grayson, char: harvey bullock, char: question/renee montoya, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: fabian nicieza, creator: tom mandrake, publisher: dc comics, title: detective comics