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Below are the 11 most recent journal entries recorded in the "Daily Scans" journal:
Walt Simonson Master Post|
Walt Simonson has just about drawn every major character for every major publisher throughout the last thirty-odd years. Best known for his work on Thor, Starslammers, Fantastic Four, Battlestar Galactica and Orion, Simonson’s style has always been lauded as having the energy to rival Jack Kirby’s. But just as his legendary predecessor’s work was seen, all of the subtlety in Simonson’s work is often overlooked. Even in the most frantic piece, Simonson manages give it a quiet sense of characterization.
Hell, he just draws purty, OK?
Since I can easily make thirty different posts based on his covers alone, I’ve posted some of my personal favorite comics and covers by Simonson.
[Archived and cross posted at: http://master-post.livejournal.com/ ]
( It’s really just a dinosaur, the signature is… )
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: conan the barbarian, char: hulk/bruce banner, char: loki, char: mephisto, char: she-hulk/jennifer walters, char: superman/clark kent, char: swamp thing/alec holland, char: thor, creator: walt simonson, group: fantastic four, group: metal men, in-joke: tl;dr
The adventures of Scott Free when he was a boy.|
Seven pages from Orion 10 by Walt Simonson, with some beautiful drawing by Art Adams.
Tags: char: mr. miracle/scott free, char: orion, creator: walt simonson
Boom-Boom versus the evil of...|
Tags: char: artie maddicks, char: boom boom/tabitha smith, char: rusty collins, creator: louise simonson, creator: walt simonson, publisher: marvel comics, title: x-factor
More Wednesday Comics!|
Again, I come to the table late and have to choose just one! Figure I should consider myself lucky I even got that much, though.
And for mods' sake, I'm gonna go ahead and keep a count of what's been posted so far:
Wonder Woman: 1
Metal Men: 1
The Demon and Catwoman: 1
One more spot open for this week if you want to post something from this issue!
Tags: char: catwoman/selina kyle, char: etrigan/jason blood, creator: brian stelfreeze, creator: walt simonson, title: wednesday comics
The Sensational She-Hulk #50|
Tags: char: she-hulk/jennifer walters, creator: frank miller, creator: john byrne, creator: terry austin, creator: walt simonson, creator: wendy pini
It's Not About The Answers: Behind The Mask Of Vic Sage, pt 4|
Intermission: Hangin' with Beetle (pt 2)
With special bonus: Vic's Cool Quota Runs A Surplus
Tonight we're looking at Blue Beetle v6 #'s 5-7, by Len Wein and Paris Cullins. There's a lot of crazy meta stuff surrounding this arc. It ends two months before Ted plays his part in the Legends cross-over, which lead to JLI, so he hasn't really fostered any relationships with DC natives yet, so they apparently decided to reinforce his friendship with a fellow Charlton immigrant first. Also, and really, really interestingly, Vic's guest spot in BB #'s 4-7 (#4, if you'll remember, we glanced at in our last post) were released concurrently with the first four issues of Watchmen. It's makes me curious as to whether this arc happened to further establish Vic and Ted's partnership in order to legitimatize the homage of Rorschach and Nite Owl. It's a lot to think about.
Current Music: Muse ~ "Map Of The Problematique" (it's on repeat, i won't let myself stop it)
Tags: char: angel/archangel/warren worthington, char: blue beetle/ted kord, char: question/renee montoya, char: question/vic sage, creator: cully hamner, creator: len wein, creator: louise simonson, creator: paris cullins, creator: walt simonson, publisher: dc comics, publisher: marvel comics, series: it's not about the answers, title: blue beetle, title: x-factor
One Perfect Moment - The Joker |
From Batman 321, this is one of my favourite defining moments of the Clown Prince of Crime
Tags: char: joker, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: walt simonson, series: one perfect moment week, title: batman
Skurge's Last Stand|
6 pages of the definitive moment of Walt Simonson's run on the Mighty Thor, the final stand of Skurge the Executioner.
Tags: char: balder the brave, char: skurge the executioner, char: thor, creator: walt simonson, publisher: marvel comics, title: thor
Cameron Hodge is gay for Angel, has horrible costume.|
So, way back when, the X-Factor was a team that combated mutant prejudice by pretending to be mutant-hunters who captured dangerous mutants, who of course they advertised as being so dangerous you needed specially-trained operatives to come in and round them up. This didn't go over well. So, Marvel did what it always does when their heroes act like idiots: Reveal it was all someone else's fault!
In this case, Cameron Hodge, the team's PR man, turned out to be a member of The Right (unfortunately, this was before Peter David's run on the title, so Hodge was never protected by the Right Guard, yuk yuk), an anti-mutant organization he created. Really, who starts an anti-mutant organization when there are already forty billion out there? On LJ, you'd get yelled at for creating a fourth Wolverine/Rogue comm.
Hodge betrayed the team and went all supervillain on them, driving Angel to pretend-suicide, kidnapping mutants for experiments, and finally kidnapping Angel's girlfriend Candy Southern, who despite the name is neither a stripper or a gay porn star.
Tags: char: angel/archangel/warren worthington, char: cameron hodge, char: candy southern, creator: louise simonson, creator: walt simonson, publisher: marvel comics, theme: slash, title: x-factor
In honor of THROG, what we can look forward to|
Since we do not have any designated week per se, I open the forum to Rain of Frogs week, starting with images of the Frog that commands the thunder and rain... THROG!
LockJaw & the Pet Avengerswill be released this week, and we can look forward to seeing this kind of action.
Some pics from the legendary Simonson run, Thor #363-#366
Tags: char: loki, char: thor, creator: walt simonson, publisher: marvel comics, title: thor
"Goodness and Mercy"|
Tags: char: darkseid, char: desaad, char: granny goodness, creator: jon bogdanove, creator: walt simonson, publisher: dc comics