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Below are the 14 most recent journal entries recorded in the "Daily Scans" journal:
Granny Goodness wants YOU - For the Female Fury Cadets....|
The Karl and Barbara Kesel run on Hawk and Dove was one of my favourite titles back in the 1990's. They oversaw the introduction of Dawn Granger as the second Dove (Who was, to be honest, FAR more interesting than Don Hall had ever been) and created as good a superhero comic as one might hope to find as well.
The Kesels are amongst the few people who seems to "get" Jack Kirby characters and concept, Karl in particular used them a lot in things like this title (and Superboy), and in a way that was usually respectful, but expanded on them in ways that Kirby never did, usually because he was already moving on to his NEXT idea.
Take the Female Furies, Granny Goodness' elite warriors; Lashina, Stompa, Bernadeth and the marvellously named Mad Harriet. In some way these ladies are a lynchpin of the DCU, an equivalent perhaps to the MU's Wrecking Crew. They're powerful, versatile, each has an awesome visual design, and together form a team which is a good, but not unbeatable, challenge for a new hero team (or single hero if they're powerful enough) to test their mettle and resourcefulness. They also have the advantage of not needing much explanatory motivation "A mission from Darkseid/Granny Goodness" covers a multitude of plot points.
And at the same time, they had a static membership for a LOOOONG time. Prior to this story they had only ever added ONE member to the team when John Ostrander introduced the archer Artemiz and her cyber-pack (Technologically enhanced Apokaliptian wolves, NOT exactly cuddly puppies).
And then we had this story, from Hawk and Dove 21, with guest art from Steve Erwin, which presents us with a...
Tags: char: dove/dawn granger, char: hawk/hank hall, creator: barbara kesel, creator: karl kesel, creator: steve erwin, group: female furies
More Machine Than Man Part II|
The Reign of the Rogue Superman whose behind you! Look!
DIAL UPPERS BEWARE!!!
Tags: char: cyborg superman/hank henshaw, char: doomsday, char: lois lane, char: mongul, char: superman/clark kent, creator: dan jurgens, creator: karl kesel, publisher: dc comics, title: superman
Dark Reign: The Goblin Legacy |
Tags: char: green goblin/norman osborn, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: victoria hand, creator: john romita sr., creator: karl kesel, creator: stan lee, event: dark reign, title: amazing spider-man
Superman & the Creeper|
Superman teams up with everyone's favorite Ditko loon, the Creeper, in this Crisis cross-over issue of DC Comics Presents (#88, Dec. 1985). Written by Steve Englehart and inked by Karl Kesel (cover inked by Giordano), this issue shows Giffen at his finest.
( Team ups... YAY! )
Tags: char: creeper/jack ryder, char: superman/clark kent, creator: karl kesel, creator: keith giffen
The Power Company: Witchfire|
What happens when singer, actor, stunt girl etc.... Witchfire and Wonder Woman meet at a concert?
A rather interesting meeting with a very powerful DC supervillain who is in no way *cough* connected to Blackest Night.
Just thought you all might enjoy this...
Tags: char: nekron, char: witchfire/rebecca carstairs, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: gloria vasquez, creator: karl kesel, creator: kurt busiek, creator: matt haley, event: blackest night, title: power company
|Superman has put Superboy though a Virtual Reality tour of Krypton's history, up to it exploding. Basically, Superman wants Superboy to spy on Cadmus, which Superboy isn't very comfortable with. After all, Cadmus is his home.|
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Tags: char: superboy/kon-el/conner kent, char: superman/clark kent, creator: karl kesel, series: one perfect moment week
One Perfect Moment: Cyborg Superman|
This moment never gets old!
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Tags: char: cyborg superman/hank henshaw, creator: karl kesel, creator: tom grummett, series: one perfect moment week
One Perfect Moment: Superboy and Tana.|
Before Wonder Girl, Before Batgirl, and before Knockout. There was a girl that was a flame to the Teen of Steel's heart. Her name was Tana Moon.
Sorry about the lack-cut, it was late and I need to head to bed early, plus I took the time to check my grammar.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: We Didn't Start the Fire By Billy Joel
Tags: char: superboy/kon-el/conner kent, char: tana moon, creator: karl kesel, creator: tom grummett, group: dna project/cadmus, group: wild men, series: one perfect moment week, title: superboy
One perfect moment - Impulse and Superman|
From Adventures of Superman #333
Superman has received a threat involving bombs planted all around the world...
Tags: char: impulse/kid flash/bart allen, creator: karl kesel, creator: stuart immonen, series: one perfect moment week
Week of Doom: A Choice of Dooms|
Curses. I was working on scanning some more Doom 2099 and remembered something when reading the Unthinkable entry. We lost a great Doom moment from Fantastic Four vol. 3 #54 aka "A Choice of Dooms" that was posted awhile ago. Given it's a week of Doom, now is the perfect time to revisit it.
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Tags: char: dr. doom/victor von doom, char: human torch/johnny storm, char: invisible woman/susan storm, char: mr. fantastic/reed richards, char: the thing/ben grimm, creator: carlos pacheco, creator: karl kesel, creator: mark bagley, creator: rafael makin, group: fantastic four, publisher: marvel comics, series: week of doom, title: fantastic four
Cats, and Poison Ivies, and Girls Named After Motorcycles, Oh My!|
The long and convoluted history of Catwoman with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. This thing ain't dial-up safe, seeing as there is over fifty scans below.
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: catwoman/selina kyle, char: harley quinn/harleen quinzel, char: jim gordon, char: poison ivy/pamela isley, creator: devin grayson, creator: jeph loeb, creator: jim balent, creator: jim lee, creator: karl kesel, creator: terry dodson
Marvel Apes Speedball: Meet the parents|
Tags: char: ape x/roy reyna, char: speedball/penance/robbie baldwin, char: taskmaster, creator: karl kesel, creator: ramon bachs, publisher: marvel comics, title: marvel apes
Harley Quinn vs. Batman|
Continuing posts in anticipation for Gotham City Sirens. Here's a scene from Harley Quinn #12 which climaxes Kesel's first arc.
Kenny Two-Bear had henched for just about all the main colorful freaks in Gotham. His brother, Nixon, was a veteran of Intergang, but was new in town. They both started working for Harley, but Nix just never quite got how things worked in that city. Kenny was always warning him that things are different, there, that there are things you can do other places, but that you just don't do in Gotham if you want to survive.
Nix didn't listen, and decided to break one of those rules, namely betraying his colorful psychotic boss. Kenny doesn't like the idea, knowing the consequences, but goes along because Nix is his brother.
Meanwhile, Batman, who's been investigating for several issues (And he's especially mad about the destruction of Wayne Manor in an earlier issue, though that totally wasn't really Harley's fault) is closing in...
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Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: harley quinn/harleen quinzel, creator: karl kesel, creator: terry dodson, publisher: dc comics, title: harley quinn
When Jason Todd believed in heroes -|
- helped turn the tide on the umpty-millionth Apokolips invasion, and Bruce acted like a real father to Jay. Six scans (not my scans!) from the Legends miniseries, circa 1987, writing by John Ostrander and Len Wein, art by John Byrne and Karl Kesel.
( It just keeps getting worse! )
Gosh, remember when stopping Apokoliptic invasions was actually fun?
ETA: Can I get a "Jason Todd" tag, Your Modlinesses? Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson and Cass Cain already have them, so, equal time for black sheep Robins plz?
Current Music: John Barry, "Diamonds Are Forever" OST
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: captain marvel/billy batson, char: glorious godfrey, char: robin/red hood/jason todd, creator: john byrne, creator: john ostrander, creator: karl kesel, creator: len wein, publisher: dc comics, title: legends