Daily Scans - March 8th, 2009
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Words to live by |
A Zen moment which had been up at the old homestead but I think it merits being seen again. This is from 1972's FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THOSE FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS by none other than Gilbert Shelton. This poster was available for a mere $2.25 and it graced many an apartment wall in the 1970s.Possibly this would make a good bumper sticker today. Rather than all those "I'd rather be fishing" or "A bad day's golf is better than a good day at work."
Tags: publisher: undergrounds
Caught in the act|
Tags: char: mickey mouse, publisher: disney
The best explanation of Kory/Dick 'ship I've ever seen.|
A single panel from the two-page "Origin of Starfire" backup in 52 Week 41.
( Now there's a parallel that never occurred to me. )
Tags: char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: starfire/koriand'r, creator: joe benitez, creator: mark waid, publisher: dc comics, title: 52
Current Mood: touched
Tags: publisher: ec comics, title: weird fantasy
A question, and some Tom Lyle Batman images.|
Probably going to have the obvious answer of "No", but I thought I'd ask;( Batman, Robin and the Joker commissions )
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: joker, char: penguin/oswald cobblepot, char: poison ivy/pamela isley, char: robin/red robin/tim drake, creator: tom lyle, publisher: dc comics
Ah, the Batcave...|
( 5 scans under the cut )
Tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson
Posting limits clarification|
Until we're finished rewriting the rules to be as TOS-proof as possible, the current posting limit is 1/3 of a work. That means no complete stories. In regards to anthologies, graphic novels, manga and pamphlets with backup stories, do not exceed 1/3 of the total page count. You can't get around the 1/3 limit by posting bits and pieces of various stories, and likewise, you cannot post more than 1/3 of a story, by arguing that complete, it is less than 1/3 of the total page count of the book in which it is published.
Tags: admin: faq, admin: mod post
Gallery in Bronze and today's mystery photo |
This page by Doug Moench and Tony DeZuniga appeared before the story in the second issue of Marvel's black & white DOC SAVAGE magazine. This title appeared in 1974 to tie in with the George Pal movie starring Ron Ely as Doc, but that film didn't exactly kick off a new franchise as successful as James Bond. Actually, it was a dud. My theory is that it would have been decent Saturday afternoon fun but Pal was instructed by the powers that be to Camp it up (*ack!*). So it goes and too bad.I really like the way this page introduces Doc and his five aides, the layout is attractive and the prose is just bombastic enough. It's not as etched into my DNA as the back cover blurb to the Bantam paperbacks ("To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange mysterious figure..."), but it's decent. I hope by putting it up here, maybe one or two browsers will be curious enough to pick up a Doc reprint and become still another fan of "the greatest adventure hero of all time."The magazine also featured some Doc interpretations by other artists as well.
( Ed Davis art, with the cast and some bad guys )
( Neal Adams, complete with the Doc Savage oath )
( James Bama, THE definitive portrait )
This appeared on the 1964 Bantam paperback of THE MAN OF BRONZE, starting a series of reprints that lasted until all 181 original novels had been put back into print, along with a handful of new adventures by Will Murray and Philip Jose Farmer
And then, today's mystery guest. What the heck, I'm not even going to provide any clues.
( not a fat balding middle-aged guy with a cigar )
Tags: char: doc savage/clark savage jr, creator: neal adams
Two Batman pictures I was wondering if someone could identify the context for...|
Current Mood: curious
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/red hood/jason todd, char: ultraman, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, in-joke: context is for the weak, title: countdown
Last Friday's Metro had an added bonus: a Watchmen wrap-around ad!
( I wanted the Metro. What's this New Frontiersman thing? )
Tags: char: superman/clark kent, creator: frank miller
Dan Dare is Awesome: Meeting the Mekon.|
After much delay, I have been able to obtain the omnibus trade of this series, and I have to say that I recommend it highly.
Here's one of my favourite scenes from the series
( Contains Spoilers for the New series )
Tags: char: dan dare, creator: garth ennis, creator: gary erskine, title: dan dare
Sharing is Caring|
Context is for the clean!
From Justice League International 13
Tags: char: captain atom/nathaniel adam, char: fire/beatriz da costa, char: ice/tora olafsdotter, creator: al gordon, creator: j.m. dematteis, creator: keith giffen, group: justice league of america, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: dc comics, title: justice league international
|( some Phantom Stranger love. )
Current Mood: geeky
Tags: char: phantom stranger, publisher: dc comics
( Cut )
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, era: silver age, publisher: dc comics, title: batman
When Wondy was Awesome, part 4 (Patriarch's World)|
From as far back as Marston, Wonder Woman's defining short phrase, her version of "Caped Crusader" or "Man of Steel" or "Scarlet Speedster," has been "Amazon Princess." Which is fair, because that's what she is in the most literal sense - the daughter of the amazon queen (well at least until they dissolved the monarchy, but at this point I think I'm going to have to admit I've lost that one) - but for most of her pre-Crisis history, was nevertheless a relatively empty phrase. Diana was a princess because girls like princesses, as any Disney exec can tell you, and that was it. Occasionally the authority was useful, but basically it was a purely meta thing that was merely convenient shorthand for her specialness.
Part of Perez' genius was to actually consider what being a princess means for Diana, especially from the mythical perspective of this very mythical character. Mythic royalty isn't about tiaras and castles, after all. It's about stewardship, struggle, king sacrifice; about servitude and symbiosis and taking your people's burdens for your own. Diana, as Athena's champion and essentially a demigod, is an avatar of the Olympians, yes - but as heir to the throne, she's also the avatar of the amazons, and that responsibility is as integral to her character as her duty to her gods. She bleeds when her people bleed, they win when she wins, their story is hers and hers theirs. And Perez' run was saturated with that understanding, in a constant intertwining of Diana's mission and the activities of the Amazon Nation as a whole. She's not just one of them, she's not even just the best of them; she is them, full stop. That concept underpins the particular awesomeness I've got on offer today - this is the story of Themyscira and how the Amazon Nation reconnected with Man's World. Because Diana did, and so that Diana could. And because it's a damn good story.
Also, Diana v. Lois action. You know you want to see that.
( Man do I love that cover. )
Next time: Perez attempts to pre-empt strawfeminist portrayals of the Themyscirans with some strawfeminists of his own for Diana to oppose. And because he is Perez, they end up completely fascinating anyway.
Tags: char: epione of themyscira, char: eris/dc, char: etta candy, char: euboea of themyscira, char: hellene of themyscira, char: hermes/dc, char: hippolyta of themyscira, char: iphtime of themyscira, char: lois lane, char: menalippe of themyscira, char: mnemosyne of themyscira, char: niobe of themyscira, char: oenone of themyscira, char: penelope of themyscira, char: philippus of themyscira, char: silver swan/vanessa kapatelis, char: steve trevor, char: superman/clark kent, char: timandra of themyscira, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: george perez, group: amazons, publisher: dc comics, series: when wondy was awesome, series: world of wondy, title: wonder woman
Some more Model sheets - This time for the Amazing Amazon|
Continuing my series of DC licensing images by the legend which is Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
These are all pre-Crisis reboot, but post the change from eagle-crest to double-W chest logo. So she still has the ridiculous heels, but that's life.
( Enjoy! )
Tags: char: cheetah/deborah domaine, char: hippolyta of themyscira, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: jose luis garcia-lopez, medium: model sheets, publisher: dc comics