Daily Scans - July 5th, 2009
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Mister Kitty Brings Us Romance|
This week's Stupid Comics: Let's have us some romance! And penmanship. And a cover promising teen decorating ideas!
Current Location: Seattle
Current Mood: awake
The Batman Family doesn't behave at weddings|
The first time Dick Grayson tried to get married, the priest blew up before he could complete the vows. The Batman Family finds this funny.
( So sad )
Tags: char: flash/kid flash/wally west, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: robin/red robin/tim drake, char: speedy/red arrow/roy harper, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy
Marvel Divas #1|
Tags: char: black cat/felicia hardy, char: firestar/angelica jones, char: hellcat/patsy walker, char: photon/monica rambeau, creator: roberto aguirre-sacasa, creator: tonci zonjic, publisher: marvel comics, title: marvel divas
Introducing Aunt Petunia!|
Tags: char: human torch/johnny storm, char: invisible woman/susan storm, char: mr. fantastic/reed richards, char: nova/frankie raye, char: petunia grimm, char: the thing/ben grimm, creator: john byrne, group: fantastic four, publisher: marvel comics, title: fantastic four
Teen Titans Comiquirer|
Tags: char: aqualad/tempest/garth, char: beast boy/changeling/gar logan, char: cyborg/vic stone, char: flash/kid flash/wally west, char: jericho/joseph wilson, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: starfire/koriand'r, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, creator: paris cullins
This post centers on Impulse, because he's Impulse|
I know He Who Must Not Be Named is persona non grata around her, but when I saw that the Young Justice 80-Page Giant was full of stories of other people writing YJ (admittedly, not as well), well, I had to share. I won't spoil the framing story, but suffice to say it's an excuse to present Young Justice in a bunch of cracky situations like hunting vampires in a silent film and being hit on by older women.
Tags: char: impulse/kid flash/bart allen
George Perez, the zenith of Wonder Woman's career.|
I originally made this post during Wonder Woman Week, hence the pile of links, which I hope y'all won't mind my sharing again.
teh_no answered my challenge of a one-line Wonder Woman/Black Canary fic.
joasakura wrote a delightful fic about Amazon Spanking Therapy.
Wonder Woman: Enemy Of Freedom by Nicolas Juzda.
I'm not here to judge or condemn. That's the job of each and every one of you. My aim is simply to lay out the facts in a clear and unbiased manner, until you can make an informed decision about the depths to which this hellspawned harpy has sunk all on your own.
If you want more Golden Age WW, scans of her daily newspaper strip from the 40's can be found here. Also there's an article and several scans here.
There are WW cartoons here and here.
hradzka wrote Escape Artistry, which is about, um, Batman and Wonder Woman tying each other up.
The Curse of Bast
Fandom: Golden Age Wonder Woman & Black Canary
Pairing: Wonder Woman/Black Canary
Summary: The romance of Dinah and Diana is interrupted when they must rescue Larry Lance from a crazed cult led by a high priestess with a pack of slavegirls.
Notes: Thank you to grey_bard, ink_n_imp, and carlanime for beta. Written for the alien_altars challenge.
Illustration by ink_n_imp!
So, now to George Perez. There are now four volumes of trades of his issues, and high time. He was the one who got me into comic books as an adult. I was always a Wonder Woman fan, at first chiefly because she was "the girl" and I needed someone to pretend to be when I was running around the backyard. But I stopped reading her comics before I entered adolescence.
Then when I was 17, I impulsively picked up the latest issue of Wonder Woman from the newsstand, just for old times' sake.
Tags: char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: george perez, creator: william moulton marston, publisher: dc comics, title: wonder woman
Spirou: Machine Qui Reve|
Machine Qui Reve is a bit of an odd book in the Spirou series, and certainly the most controversial. Not so much because of its subject matter, but becaus it was so dramatically different from the other books in the series, even the ones by the same artistic team. From what I can gather, Tome & Janry wanted to modernize the classic character, and bet the farm on this book. As sales ended up not being great, it was a failed gamble in a way, but it did get a lot of people thinking about what the essence of Spirou really was.
The story does certainly have faults. The art and tone are quite bleak, and a bit jarring when compared to what had gone before. As well, the story is a bit short to do more than a casual treatment of the underlying issues of bioethics and identity. For all of it though, the book remains one of my favourites.
( sweet dreams really aren't made of this at all )
Current Mood: cheerful
Tags: char: spirou, creator: janry, creator: philippe tome, publisher: dupuis
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
TMNT: The Forever War - Never quite the end?|
"Have you ever wondered why “The Forever War” 5-issue story arc was never printed in Archie Comics’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures? Let me tell you a story…"
( Last time... )
Tags: char: armaggon, char: shredder/oroku saki, char: splinter, group: teenage mutant ninja turtles, publisher: archie, title: teenage mutant ninja turtles
Mr. Miracle's funeral, Justice League America #40|
I had a request in an earlier JLI post I did for a page of Superman and Batman talking after Mr. Miracle's funeral. Naturally, I can't just do the one page, because the whole funeral is so awesome. Six pages of a 22-page comic, plus preview (plus a few non-comic images), not my scans.
So yeah, starts out with big fight with Despero, which J'onn ends...
BTW, this seems as good a post as any to throw this out there. It didn't strike me back in the 80s because I hadn't seen the movie, but now that I've got both the first JLI trade and the Omen series box set, I'm wondering if deMatteis modeled his Max Lord on Sam Neill as the adult Damien Thorn? Check it out:
What say you, s_d? Do we have a match?
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: big barda/barda free, char: blue beetle/ted kord, char: booster gold/michael jon carter, char: gypsy/cynthia reynolds, char: martian manhunter/j'onn j'onzz, char: maxwell lord, char: superman/clark kent, creator: adam hughes, creator: j.m. dematteis, creator: keith giffen, group: justice league of america, publisher: dc comics, title: justice league of america
The Fate of David Cannon|
So in my post series about Jan's bad luck with stalkers, the question of just what the hell happened to Whirlwind came up, since it initially looked like he'd been killed in an incident with the Avengers.
Mention of events from Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness and one page from Dark Reign: Zodiac.
Tags: char: green goblin/norman osborn, char: whirlwind/david cannon, creator: joe casey, creator: nathan fox, event: dark reign, publisher: marvel comics, title: dark reign zodiac
When did Mac Gargan become an evil sociopath?|
Tags: char: scorpion/venom/mac gargan, creator: brian reed, creator: chris bachalo, creator: joe kelly, creator: mike deodato, creator: paulo sequeira, creator: warren ellis, group: thunderbolts, publisher: marvel comics, title: amazing spider-man, title: thunderbolts
The lesbian moments of Wonder Woman|
Current Location: Denmark
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: None
Tags: char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira
"The Shadow of Jor-El"|
Tags: char: superboy, creator: cary bates, creator: joe staton
I am looking for...|
Comic art that recreates or references famous paintings and sculptures, like the Wolverine Art Appreciation covers, or this page by Roberto De La Torre. Help me SDers, you're my only hope! (Ok, not my only hope, but help me anyway).
Tags: char: iron man/tony stark, creator: roberto de la torre, publisher: marvel comics, title: iron man
Iron Man vs. Mandarin|
One of the things I've been missing in Invincible Iron Man, is how skillfully De La Torre and the Knaufs could build up dramatic tension, and then have the book just explode into a great action sequence. It's hard to present them here, because they sometimes take up half an issue or more. That's usually something that irritates me - why spend 12 pages on punching, when you could condense it to 3? But in DoS, where the pace is more measured, where the tension builds and builds for issues, a long fight sequence is welcome. So I'll just throw up some pages and hope you can grok the awesome from my meager offering. From Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #28, the big throw down between Iron Man and Mandarin, after Tony discovers that Mandarin plans to give the entire world the extremis treatment. Shockingly, just in the nick of time! Mandarin is ready to launch missiles, carrying an airborne version of the enhancile.
Tags: char: iron man/tony stark, creator: roberto de la torre, publisher: marvel comics, title: iron man
If This Be Bromance--! Marvel’s greatest buddies take the spotlight in this one-of-a-kind collection, and it’s male bonding like you’ve never seen — as Cable and Deadpool swap stories, Wonder Man and the Beast share a plane ride, Spidey and the Human Torch battle back-to-back, Wolverine makes a bet with Nightcrawler, Black Panther and Everett Ross lay their feelings on the line…and the Warriors Three set sail for fun! Plus: Captain America and the Falcon, Iron Man and Jim Rhodes, and more! Be here as Marvel says, “I love you, man!” Collecting MARVEL TEAM-UP #121, CAPTAIN AMERICA #126, AVENGERS TWO: WONDER MAN & THE BEAST #1, POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #79, CLASSIC X-MEN #4, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #30, CABLE & DEADPOOL #19, IRON MAN #216, BLACK PANTHER #25, TALES OF SUSPENSE #78 and MARVEL FANFARE #15.
Tags: genre: solicitations, publisher: marvel comics
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: joker, medium: webcomic
Those with body dysmorphia phobias may want to avoid this post...|
As an example of an artistic style being used to make the horrific REALLY disturbing, I present this delightful little parable from November 1951's Marvel Family 65 - "The Melting Mystery" (A 21 page story, which I think I make in under the 1/3 issue limit)
Tags: char: captain marvel jr./freddy freeman, char: captain marvel/billy batson, char: mary marvel/mary batson, creator: otto binder, creator: pete costanza
Wait, how does that work again?|
Figure this one out. It's a sequence from "The Return of Doctor Doom!" in THE FANTASTIC FOUR# 10, January 1963. Script by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.
So. Alicia Masters is a talented sculptor (well, her father was the Puppet Master, so you can see how she grew up with the materials around her), despite the fact that she's blind. She touches people and things to get a sense of what they look like and carves statues that are quite accurate. So far, okay, not out of the limits of the possible and (by comic book standards, quite modest a claim).
Yet how does she create these little figurines of finks like Dr Doom, the Sub-Mariner, the Skrulls? The Fantastic Four had only met the Mole Man once at this point, certainly hadn't taken any photos of him.(The statuettes are in great poses, by the way, very expressive of the subjects' personalities). Did Ben talk her through the process? How long would that take? Weeks, months? ("Naw, honey, the Miracle Man's waist was slimmer...")
There's only one answer that makes sense to me. Despite the fact he had fingers as thick as cigars, with only three fingers and a thumb on each hand, Ben was actually the sculptor! He was using Alicia as a front, because he thought his artistic inclinations were too sissy for a guy in 1963...
Tags: char: alicia masters, char: the thing/ben grimm, creator: jack kirby, creator: stan lee, title: fantastic four
Jonni Future Part 1|
Due to some interest when I suggested I might post Jonni Future when I saw the last Tom Strong post I decided to introduce scansdaily to Jonni Future! So here's 2 and 2/3 pages from her 8 page story from the first issues of Tom Strong's Terrific Tales.
Tags: char: jermaal, char: jonni future/jonni ray, creator: alan moore, creator: arthur "art" adams, creator: steve moore, title: tom strong's terrific tales