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Below are the 15 most recent journal entries recorded in the "Daily Scans" journal:
Wonder Woman Villains - Giganta (It's a big one!)|
Been a while since I did one of these. Here's the old ones:
Egg Fu/Dr. Chang Tzu
Tags: char: black canary/dinah lance, char: blue beetle/jaime reyes, char: flash/kid flash/wally west, char: giganta/dr. doris zeul, char: hercules/dc, char: paco, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: john byrne, creator: phil jimenez, series: world of wondy
Supplementary Tomorrow Woman post|
Aside from what I've shown of Tomorrow Woman in my previous (not so mega) mega post
She's made two more cameo appearances that I hadn't included in my original post, one most people might have seen since it was in 52 but another that was in a much less known little story
Just a little going away post for SD since I'm going on vacation to visit my family in Greece for a month tomorrow afternoon.. Nothing like Tomorrow.
Tags: char: amazing man/ will everett iii, char: blue beetle/ted kord, char: booster gold/michael jon carter, char: crimson fox/constance d'aramis, char: crimson fox/vivian d'aramis, char: flash/barry allen, char: general glory/ joseph jones, char: hourman/matthew tyler, char: ice/tora olafsdotter, char: jonathan kent, char: martha kent, char: martian manhunter/j'onn j'onzz, char: maxima, char: maxwell lord, char: red tornado/ulthoon/john smith, char: rocket red 4/ dimitri pushkin, char: silver sorceress/laura neilsen, char: sue dibny, char: tomorrow woman/clara kendall, char: vibe/paco ramone, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, char: yazz, creator: andy lanning, creator: butch guice, creator: geoff johns, creator: grant morrison, creator: greg rucka, creator: joe kelly, creator: keith giffen, creator: kevin conrad, creator: mark propst, creator: mark waid, creator: phil jimenez, creator: richard bonk, group: metal men, title: 52, title: superman y2k
Gratuitous Logurt post.|
Because a person asked for more of Logan/Kurt and because I want to, here are some random scans of the two going into conniptions over each other's safety:
Current Mood: geeky
Tags: char: nightcrawler/kurt wagner, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, creator: alan davis, creator: chris claremont, creator: frank tieri, creator: joe casey, creator: joe kelly, creator: phil jimenez, creator: sean chen, creator: sean phillips, title: uncanny x-men, title: wolverine
A new theme week proposal - "One Perfect Moment"|
Insipired by proteus_lives post here, may I proposes a new theme week for scans_daily 2.0
"ONE PERFECT MOMENT"
A celebration of those moments which just define a character.
Here's your chance to post the scene which, to you, summarises what makes a particular character work!
Here are my suggested guidelines.
- It could be a single panel, it could be a scene, but the emphasis should be on "moment", so let's say.... two pages absolute maximum, and they have to be from the same issue of a title.
- No fanfic, it has to be canon from a published title. (Sadly that precludes the Black Cat's output :( )
- It can be a hero, villain, supporting character or whatever. They've all had magnificent moments.
- And it doesn't have to be from superhero comics of course, the perfect Little Nemo moment, the scene with the Cryptkeeper which gave you PROPER nightmares, the Bash Street Kids summarised in a single panel, or whatever.
- And of course, we can have multiple moments for the same character.
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: geoff johns, creator: phil jimenez, series: one perfect moment week
Donna Troy and Terry Long: The breakup|
You watched them fall in love. Now watch them fall apart.
( I never dreamed that we'd be distanced by a hate, that all the trust we had would go... )
Tags: char: angle man/angelo bend, char: dark angel, char: green lantern/kyle rayner, char: helena sandsmark, char: mirage/miriam delgado, char: pantha/rosabelle mendez, char: robert long, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: speedy/red arrow/roy harper, char: terra/tara markov, char: terry long, char: wonder girl/cassie sandsmark, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: bryan hitch, creator: chris batista, creator: george perez, creator: jay faerber, creator: jeff jensen, creator: john byrne, creator: jon regis, creator: marv wolfman, creator: paul pelletier, creator: phil jimenez, creator: ron marz, creator: terry dodson, creator: tom grindberg, creator: vince russell, creator: william rosado, group: team titans, group: teen titans, publisher: dc comics, title: team titans, title: teen titans, title: wonder woman
Two panels from Amazing Spider-Man #595...|
Hopefully this is okay with the new legal limits as it's 1/4 of a page...
Tags: char: spider-man/peter parker, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, creator: joe kelly, creator: phil jimenez, publisher: marvel comics, title: amazing spider-man
Amazing Spider-Man #595|
Tags: char: green goblin/harry osborn, char: green goblin/norman osborn, char: j. jonah jameson jr., char: may parker, char: menace/lily hollister, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: joe kelly, creator: phil jimenez, publisher: marvel comics, title: amazing spider-man
Dick Grayson: Ever the Detective|
(From JLA/The Titans #1, co-written by Devin Grayson and Phil Jimenez, penciled by Jimenez.)
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: devin grayson, creator: phil jimenez, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: dc comics, title: jla/the titans
Books of Magic - Who is Tim Hunter?|
First post on InsaneJournal, please let me know if I do something wrong.
A post the other day reminded me of The Books of Magic, and I noticed that there are no tags here for Tim Hunter! I wanted to remedy this, and thought that people in this community might enjoy part of The Books of Magic Annual #3: A Thousand Deaths of Timothy Hunter.
These 8 pages from the 39 page annual show a story about a Timothy Hunter in a somewhat familiar universe (well, actually two Timothy Hunters, but neither of them are the main Timothy Hunter character).
( this is the text of the cut )
Tags: char: john constantine, char: tim hunter, creator: mark millar, creator: phil jimenez, publisher: dc comics, title: the books of magic
Wonder Woman Villains - The Aggravating Case of Angle Man, part 2|
In this post we look at some appearances of Angle Man which contain very bad writing.
Tags: char: angle man/angelo bend, char: captain cold/leonard snart, char: catwoman/holly robinson, char: catwoman/selina kyle, char: hugo strange, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, char: zatanna zatara, creator: david lopez, creator: pete woods, creator: phil jimenez, creator: robert kanigher, creator: will pfeifer, in-joke: get thee to an editor, publisher: dc comics, series: world of wondy, title: catwoman
Wonder Woman Villains - The Aggravating Case of Angle Man, part 1|
( Angle Men... DC's got a million of 'em! )
Tags: char: angle man/angelo bend, char: cheetah/barbara minerva, char: dr. psycho/edgar cizko, char: wonder girl/cassie sandsmark, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: phil jimenez, creator: robert kanigher, publisher: dc comics, series: world of wondy
When Wondy was Awesome, part 15 (The Swan, the Witch and the Warrior)|
Back to the main Wondy title this time, where we've moved on from the Luke era into the Jimenez era. Generally, I'm not a big fan of Jimenez. He had the particular talent of being both spectacular and spectacularly bad within the space of a single panel, he was a slut for continuity porn to a point often detrimental to storytelling, and he expected his readers to be familiar with pre-Crisis Wondy and random Power Company bad guys and the Super Friends show and all kinds of random crap in order to make sense of half his secondary & tertiary characters. Also, he did a hack job on Polly and saddled us with the travesty that is Trevor Barnes.
However, he gave us some important storylines with some interesting ideas behind them, even when the execution wasn't totally on, and he does a reasonably good Cassie (although again, I don't really know how much of that is that he does a good Cassie and how much is that my standards for "good Cassie" have dropped significantly since YJ ended). So onward we go, with the sad tale of Circe, Diana, and Vanessa Kapatelis: Silver Swan II.
Next time: The JLA indulges in petty bickering, a funny-looking alien calls Diana a whore, Major Disaster takes his life in his hands, and Manitou coins my favorite Wondy nickname of all time.
Tags: char: circe, char: silver swan/vanessa kapatelis, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: phil jimenez, series: when wondy was awesome, series: world of wondy
The Many Faces of Barbara Minerva, part 4 (Phil Jimenez)|
I actually lied when I started this series; Cheetah doesn't show up in every run of Wonder Woman. Luke never touches her (or any other Wondy rogue, barring his own obligatory reintroduction of a Golden Ager), so for our next take on Cheetah we jump ahead to Jimenez' run and a tale that can probably be most accurately summed up, both in its content and its absurdity, by two words: Boy Cheetah.
Now last time, I called this story "confusing," which isn't entirely true. Provided you know who Fury *is*, how her powers work and how she's involved with the Wonders, and are able to keep track of a story told in two-page installments over the course of twenty issues, it's actually pretty straightforward right up until the very end. And even then it's more plot-hole-y than genuinely hard to follow.
However, the fundamental point of it seems to have been "let's get rid of Barbara Minerva, Cheetah works so much better as a man," which... what? I mean, I'm the first to admit the woman's been a little inconsistent as a character but seriously, what?
Next time: Rucka and Johns compete over who can annoy me more. To no one's surprise, Johns wins handily.
Tags: char: cheetah/barbara minerva, char: cheetah/sebastian ballesteros, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: phil jimenez, series: many faces of barbara minerva, series: world of wondy
When Wondy was Awesome, part 13 (Amazon Queen)|
Back in the summer of 2001, DC kicked off one of their many epic, universe-spanning Crossover Events with an issue of SUPERMAN in which Pluto goes missing. Yes, Pluto, the
planet astral body. This Crossover Event was "Our Worlds at War," and it was not particularly well-received by fandom. Which makes sense; the plot was needlessly byzantine and, as ever, there was a lot of c-list fodder happening, particularly with women, surprise surprise. I find it fairly mediocre standard crossover fare myself, but '01 was quite a while before ICk and Shamazons, so I don't know if that's just a calibration issue and maybe it was pretty bad for the time.
But I will say this for it: despite being, ostensibly, Superman's crossover (his badguys, mostly his book, his long-term plot threads), the impact on and contribution from Diana and her corner of the DCU was significant, which is something you don't usually see - major impact on Diana's obviously not unheard of, but contribution in proportion to that impact is much rarer and worthy of note and approbation - and it had one of the greater Wondy moments on record, which is what we'll be looking at today.
Next time: The League is imperialist and Diana pretty much singlehandedly justifies every statement Clark or Bruce have ever made about hating magic.
Tags: char: darkseid, char: hippolyta of themyscira, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: phil jimenez, event: our worlds at war, group: justice league of america, series: when wondy was awesome, series: world of wondy
Wonder Boy, the sidekick other sidekicks... wait, huh?|
Towards the end of his run (and I'm talking the tail end, folks), Phil Jimenez introduced a new supporting character in Wonder Woman, a young boy pretty clearly intended to be a Wonder Boy. But much like that whole awful "unknown soldier" thing at the end of Bill Willingham's run on Robin, hints at later creators picking the character up were meant with a resounding "yeah, right." And it's not hard to see why, given that even the original creator can't do much more with the idea than "Wondy shreds, dawg!"
By the modern era, the "like X, but a girl!" thing had pretty much run its course and nowadays you can't get a Batwoman or a Supergirl off the ground without some new spin (or a whole lotta nostalgia). So, given that you already had Wonder Girl and Troia fulfilling the same function, there wasn't much reason to do "like Y, but a boy!" Plus, Diana, skateboard. If John Byrne were here, that'd earn him a depowering and a beatdown, sight unseen. But I like sharks, so here's some selected scans from the Wonder Boy that Wasn't.
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Tags: char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: phil jimenez