Daily Scans - March 2nd, 2009
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The Death Patrol (by Jack Cole)|
Nobody takes death in comic books very seriously. Honestly, nobody should.
It is long comic book tradition to die--until a writer in need resurrects you. (Or the just restart the whole you storyline in a universe breaking way. No, I'm not bitter.). So long that even in the 1930s people weren't taking things seriously.
One of the first features of Military Comics was The Death Patrol. It really takes confidences in your skill you put Death in your name.
Meet Butch the safe cracker; Gramps the pickpocket; Hank the rustler; Slick the a con artist, and millionaire Del van Dyne.
Tags: creator: jack cole, era: golden age, group: death patrol, status: public domain, title: military comics
I've been reading scanlations from Snoopycool ever since someone posted a bit from Franken Fran back at the old s_d. They've got a bunch of awesome series - Franken Fran, Doubt, El El, Crazy Maniax, Aoi Destruction, and more.
Recently, they've started one called Sumire17, which...well, the first few pages of any given chapter do a much better job of explaining the premise than I could... I'm using chapter 5, since I'm particularly fond of how it's done.
( So, let's get to it, then.... 13 page )
Remember - Snoopycool for the whole series.
Tags: in-joke: crack, medium: manga, title: sumire17
Harley Quinn being a badass|
For my first post in the new place, and to celebrate the coming Gotham City Sirens series, here's one of the stars killing some deserving folks...
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Current Music: Little Steven & the Deciples of Soul - "Forever"
Tags: char: harley quinn/harleen quinzel, publisher: dc comics, title: harley quinn
What would happen if all the Earth2 heroes vanished ??|
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Current Music: Insekt 5 "jesus is just a guy who mows by lawn"
Tags: char: brainwave/henry king sr., char: cheetah/deborah domaine, char: floronic man/jason woodrue, char: killer frost/crystal frost, char: mist/kyle, char: monocle/jonathan cheval, char: psycho-pirate/roger hayden, char: ragdoll/peter merkel sr., char: signalman/phil cobb, char: ultra-humanite/gerard shugel, group: secret society of supervillains, publisher: dc comics, title: justice league of america
Spotlight: Mirage is, quite literally, the first comic book I ever bought. I thought it would be a fitting first post to S_D, too.
Until August 16th, 2008, I had subsisted on old issues and TPBs of my father's, leading me to have read most of Sandman when I was twelve, been left on a cliffhanger in Elfquest for five years, and have most of the Superhero comics I could get my paws on being Superman (usually The Death Of) and Batman. A few months before that lovely day, I had been introduced to Transformers through TFA, and had been working through the various animated series and diving into the wiki as often as I could.
And, on the 16th, I got paid for a commission I'd done for my mother, in the form of my first TF toys and this comic.
Best choice I ever made. (Until I went back a couple months later and picked up some awesome Marvel issues. Goldbug! Blaster! :D )
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I encourage anyone with even a vague interest in Transformers to look up this comic. It's an interesting character study, and a definite stand-alone, unlike most of the Spotlights (though a lot of them are pretty damn shiny), a good choice for anyone who likes a bit of trippiness and depressing in their comics.
Current Mood: contemplative
Tags: char: mirage, publisher: idw, title: transformers
Damn right your mom drank it!|
A "context is for the weak" image that needs context to work. Oy. During Phil Jimenez's run on Wonder Woman, Hippolyta was dead. Wonder Woman (Diana version) has traveled back in time to the 1940s, when Hippolyta was the Golden Age Wonder Woman (and alive, obviously). Since, in Hippolyta's subjective timeline, Diana is dead/the Goddess of Truth, Diana has to disguise herself as Miss America, a contemptorary superhero that has probably been updated by Geoff Johns and joined the JSA by now.
Everyone caught up now?
So, Miss America/Diana and Wonder Woman/Hippolyta have a team-up, Polly not knowing that Miss America is secretly her daughter...
Man, that's gonna make things awkward now that Hippolyta's resurrected.
Hippolyta: Awww, wook at the pretty kitty! I just love cats! They're so soft and furry and fun to play with!
Diana: Great Hera, mom...
Hippolyta: What? Awww, he's licking my toes...
Tags: char: hippolyta of themyscira, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: dc comics, title: wonder woman
Browsing through my photobucket I found...|
Tags: char: ant-man/wasp/hank pym, char: captain america/steve rogers, char: hawkeye/ronin/clint barton, char: loki, char: odin, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: storm/ororo munroe, char: thor, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, creator: chris giarrusso, publisher: marvel comics, title: mini marvels
The Lil' Leaguers|
( A couple scans of crack over three issues )
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: black canary/dinah lance, char: catwoman/selina kyle, char: doomsday, char: flash/kid flash/wally west, char: green lantern/john stewart, char: joker, char: lex luthor, char: red tornado/ulthoon/john smith, char: speedy/red arrow/roy harper, char: supergirl/kara zor-el, char: superman/clark kent, char: vixen/mari jiwe mccabe, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, char: zatanna zatara, group: justice league of america, group: lil' leaguers, in-joke: crack, publisher: dc comics, title: superman/batman
Oldpost rebuilding, part one: CP9|
I thought I'd try to help get the comm up and buzzing again by recreating some of my old scans_daily posts. Not all of them, of course, just a few of the ones I thought were good fun. In no particular order, we begin with a brief scene from One Piece, introducing the assassin group Cipher Pol Nine, who served as the main adversaries of the Straw Hats through the Water Seven and Enies Lobby arcs. They are also cracky as all hell.
Eight medium and two large images behind the cut. Read right to left.
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Tags: medium: manga, title: one piece
That One Time Spider-man Rips Off His Shirt and Gives Mouth to Mouth to Flash|
This is my first time posting and wanted to share something I found a while back where Spider-man rips off his shirt and puts his lips between Flash Thompson.
( ASM extravaganza )
Tags: char: flash thompson, char: hobgoblin/jason macendale, char: spider-man/peter parker, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: marvel comics
Keepers of the Maser|
This is the first thing I've actually scanned for S_D.
Frezzato's Keepers of the Maser, an Italian comic (originally published in French, I believe), that I stumbled upon at Comic-Con a couple years ago. The story is nearly inconsequential, reading sort of as a pastiche of Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, but the mixed media art is absolutely gorgeous. It's published stateside by Heavy Metal, and as one might expect from the publisher, there is the occasional naked or otherwise exposed person running about. They certainly don't dominate the story, and are quite often not meant to titillate at all (I'm looking at you, Queen of the Dwarves). They are a bit pricey, being nice oversize European-style albums, which, incidentally, makes them rather difficult to scan.
There are robots, dwarves, airships, great character designs, and giant whale-things. Fantastic visual candy all-around.
( Anyway, on with the scans. )
There is a seventh volume which Frezzato wrote, but did not draw that set up the beginning of a second story, but I don't think he's pursued it further. And to be honest, without his art, the setting seems a little less rich. There's also a heftier sketchbook volume full of Frezatto's graphite preliminary work. Process is always fascinating; his is also just as gorgeous as his finished work.
Hope you enjoyed!
Tags: creator: massimiliano frezzato, title: keepers of the maser
Marvel Romance Redux - Mice and Money|
A couple of years ago, Marvel did some spoof comics around the Valentines period, getting various writers to rescript Kirby era Marvel romance comics. I was tempted to post the Peter David story, but rather than put the cat amongst the pigeons (honestly, I suspect that this community is never going to see Peter David's books ever again, is it?), I decided to post novelist Joe R. Lansdale's short story "Mice and Money" from the "Love is a Four Letter Word" volume.
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On a totally unrelated note, am I alone in finding this particular theme a bitch to read? Are the same themes available here as they are on LJ? I'd kinda gotten used to the Scans_Daily standard. Call me old-fashioned.
Batman Water Gun|
( ...there are no words. )
( For legality... )
Current Mood: dirty
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/red hood/jason todd, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: dc comics, status: outdated link
Always a classic|
Hey, how about I do a repost of my very first post at S_D for old time's sake?
( Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Deadpool! )
Tags: char: deadpool/wade wilson, char: shadowcat/kitty pryde, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, publisher: marvel comics
Ad of unknown origin and based on unknown drugs.|
Because what is a comic without the crackalicious ads in the back of the issue?
( It's a-me! In your-a bath! )
Tags: char: mario, medium: advertisement
what they don't teach you in public school....|
So a couple of weeks ago I went to the Creationist Museum in Kentucky. It was....quite, um, informative. At the very least, it inspired me to post some of the cracky religious psuedo-science scans I saved from the old community...enjoy.
Tags: theme: religion
Some spider-bondage to cheer you up|
Alright, I think we've met our quota of Tim Drake scans, how about some Peter in peril?
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Tags: char: dr. octopus/otto octavius, char: green goblin/norman osborn, char: kraven/sergei kravinoff, char: medusa/medusalith amaquelin, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: venom/symbiote, publisher: marvel comics
Count Nefaria beats the crap out of the Avengers !|
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Current Music: Rubbish tranies " I fuck at right angles"
Tags: char: ant-man/wasp/hank pym, char: beast/hank mccoy, char: black panther/t'challa, char: captain america/steve rogers, char: count nefaria/luchino nefaria, char: edwin jarvis, char: scarlet witch/wanda maximoff, char: thor, char: whizzer/robert frank, char: wonder man/simon williams, creator: jim shooter, creator: john byrne, group: avengers, publisher: marvel comics, title: avengers
JLI #8 - Fixer-upper needs a little TLC|
Found this at the local junk/comix shop today and flipping through it found myself reminded of s_d's current travails.
So, forthwith, I offer 5 pages + the cover + 1 preview image from issue #8 of Justice League International, by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire and Al Gordon.
( 'I think that's one of the Santini brothers!' 'They heroes?' 'No...movers.' )
Tags: char: captain atom/nathaniel adam, char: martian manhunter/j'onn j'onzz, char: mr. miracle/scott free, char: oberon, creator: j.m. dematteis, creator: keith giffen, creator: kevin maguire, group: justice league of america, publisher: dc comics, title: justice league international
Question regarding scans|
Do covers count in the page limit? I've got a comic I want to post that's 24 pages plus the cover, so if I wanted to post the cover along with it, would that mean I can post 8 pages plus the cover, or 8 pages including the cover?
If I get answers, you get this comic:
Current Music: Gang Of Four
Tags: char: madman/frank einstein, char: superman/clark kent, publisher: dc comics
Superman/Madman Hullabaloo! part 1|
I've said in comments before that Madman Atomic Comics (Image) is the only ongoing series on my pull-list. Mike Allred's an amazing artist, but as a storyteller he has unprecedented Silver Age sensibilities (read: crack). It's a really fun time and I'd definitely recommend everyone check it out, along with the earlier series, Madman Comics (Dark Horse) and The Atomics (AAA Pop!), both of which are available in trade.
Anyway, recently (like, earlier tonight) I finally added a second title to my pull list: Superman/Batman. I am never looking back. To celebrate, I give you the time both worlds met, 1997's three issue Superman/Madman Hullabaloo, written and drawn by Mike Allred, with colors by the lovely Laura Allred.
NOTE TO MODS: Comparing the .cbr I have to my hardcopy of the issue, due to some inexplicably missing pages and a couple backup previews, it turns out the book's 32 pages, so I posted ( 10 pages under the cut )
Tags: char: lois lane, char: madman/frank einstein, char: superman/clark kent, creator: mike allred, publisher: dark horse, publisher: dc comics
Just because we haven't done this one yet.|
So you're probably wondering to yourself, "my groin is not as productive as I'd like it to be, is there anyway to change that?"
( IS THERE EVER! )
Tags: char: coagula/kate godwin, char: codpiece, creator: rachel pollack, creator: scot katon, group: doom patrol, publisher: dc comics, title: doom patrol
Incest is best, put your sister to the test!|
I ran across this while looking for material for another post. I'm pretty sure it was posted on the old s_d, but now that that's gone, what better time to repost it.
( From Avengers & Power Pack Assemble...one page. )
Tags: char: captain america/steve rogers, char: energizer/katie power, char: iron man/tony stark, char: lightspeed/julie power, char: mass master/jack power, publisher: marvel comics, title: power pack