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But just how DOES a wirepoon work?|
I'm 90% sure that, before the 1989 movie, Batman did not use a launching device for his silken cord. Either he tied it to a batarang or threw a noose like a cowboy around any handy protrusion on a building. Then.. and here's the tricky part.. he often would swing up off the ground. What? How? Don't ask me. It never made any sense to me how someone standing on the street and holding a cord could swing up off the ground. The first Tim Burton movie introduced the idea that Batman would fire a line from a little pistol thingy which had a motor to reel him up like a hooked fish. And this has been featured prominently ever since.Yet Batman need not have waited fifty years to get hold of such a useful gizmo. His fellow Justice Society member the Sandman had been using a wirepoon since the early 1940s and it's exactly the same sort of device. Above is a panel from WORLD'S FINEST COMICS# 7, Fall 1942. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby helpfully provide a diagram of the wirepoon gun and (who knows?) if you were good in metal shop class, maybe you could make one for yourself.
Tags: char: sandman/wesley dodds, era: golden age
The Halls of Fate, Part One|
(yes, I know, bad pun, shut up)
After the events of Gaiman's Sandman, it's revealed in JSA Secret Files and Origins that Wesley Dodds, the man who fought crime under the name Sandman in the 40s, still retains the "gift" of prophetic dreams that he gained in his encounter with Morpheus. And so our story begins with a death, a murder, and a reincarnation.
Thirty two total pages from Secret Files, and JSA #1-4. So very not dialup friendly.
Tags: char: black canary/dinah lance, char: dr. fate/kent nelson, char: dream of the endless, char: flash/jay garrick, char: green lantern/alan scott, char: hawkgirl/kendra saunders, char: mordru, char: nuklon/atom smasher/al rothstein, char: sand/sandman/sandy hawkins, char: sandman/wesley dodds, char: silver scarab/dr. fate/hector hall, char: stargirl/courtney whitmore, char: starman/jack knight, creator: james robinson, creator: stephen sadowski, publisher: dc comics, series: halls of fate, title: justice society of america
The Origin of Johnny Sorrow|
A recent happening in the most recent Supergirl issue, I won't say what for spoiler purposes, struck me as being kind of familiar.
Here what happened in Supergirl,
Spoilers, in case you were wondering,
( Supergirl Spoilers behind the cut )
Ah, in other eldritch horror news: a new episode of the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody, aired today in Japan.
Tags: char: johnny sorrow, char: sand/sandman/sandy hawkins, char: sandman/wesley dodds, publisher: marvel comics, title: justice society of america
THAT is some magic Thunderbolt...|
Thunderbolt brings dead JSA'ers back to life...including Batman ?????????
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Current Music: Das fisthump "I am my own father"
Tags: char: atom/al pratt, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: jade/jennifer-lynn hayden, char: jakeem thunder/jakeem williams, char: mister terrific/terry sloane, char: sandman/wesley dodds