Daily Scans - July 26th, 2009
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Uncle Scrooge's Money Bin: A Few Things I Wonder|
Current Location: Seattle
Current Mood: thinking too much about this
Current Music: ISIS, "Oceanic"
Tags: char: scrooge mcduck, creator: carl barks
New Avengers v. Transformers: Cybertronians Could Totally Take Magneto, Shut Up|
so yeah, the New Avengers/Transformers crossover.
basic plot: there's about to be a war going down between Symkaria (yes, a silver-haired lady shows up for a panel or two) and Latveria. SHIELD, detecting a mysterious structure in the area, sends in the Avengers to figure out what's going on.
(addendum: those whose computers tend to choke on image-heavy posts, the comments warn me that you might want to beware.)
( And surprisingly, this one's only partly on Doom's head. )
Current Music: Entertain Me
Tags: char: captain america/steve rogers, char: dr. doom/victor von doom, char: iron man/tony stark, char: megatron, char: optimus prime, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, group: new avengers, group: transformers, title: transformers
Popeye, crossdresser with a cause|
THIMBLE THEATRE by EC Segar is so one of the greatest comics strips ever to hit print. The humor, pathos, action and suspense remain amazingly effective almost a century later. The art and dialogue work perfectly. And the Fleischer Brothers cartoons from the 1930s (even though not quite as good as the strip) show much of this magic.
This Sunday page from June 1932 is a good example. Popeye has taken in an desperate orphan*(for a rough weathered old sailor, he has a heart like a big marshmallow). Trying to make her feel at home, he puts on a skirt and plays at being her grandmother. Popeye is so confident in himself that he's not embarassed at all to go out in public like this. When the abusive "Big Butch" comes to claim the little girl, he has no idea what he's confronting and Popeye thrashes him. It's interesting too that the cop not only doesn't try to stop the "woman" beating her husband unconscious, he encourages it ("Knock him around all you please, Grandma.")
*(1932, no Department of Child Services or anything like that, no Welfare, millions out of work and going hungry. There were plenty of homeless children on the streets.
Tags: char: popeye, creator: e.c. segar, era: golden age
Why I Love Golden Age Steve Trevor|
There are from Sensation Comics #1, 1942.
Tags: char: steve trevor, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: william moulton marston, era: golden age, publisher: dc comics, title: sensation
I love Lovecraft, part 2.|
Three more stories, posted in their entirety, from the first volume of Cthulhu Tales (totally free online, thanks to the good people at BOOM! Studios. There is still some icky Lovecraftian horribleness, but still fairly SFW.
As promised: The King in Yellow! The horror in your local comics store! And this guy!
Movie Avengers line-up finalized|
According to io9, it'll be Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and Nick Fury (he counts? That's like saying Franklin Richards is a member of the Fantastic Four), with possibly the Black Widow and "members of the Hulk universe" as additional team members.
I don't know, it's a bit disappointing to me. On the one hand, it's good they're not going the route of some other comic books movies and just cramming the story with a bunch of
mutants Avengers. On the other hand, is it really the Avengers if you don't have Hawkeye? The Vision? Ant-Man? Wonder Man? To say nothing of the fact that 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes' are three white guys. You can't throw in the Wasp/Giant-Girl, She-Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Ms. Marvel, Photon? Just Scarlett Johannson, maybe? It just seems to me like the point of an ensemble movie is that you can incorporate some of the more minor characters who couldn't carry an entire movie by themselves.
Tags: char: supergirl/kara zor-el, in-joke: crack, title: superdictionary
With the new Batgirl about to make her debut and consensus that it is not Barbara Gordon, I thought I would share an BoP tale where Babs gained the use of her legs. The story was written by Terry Moore with art by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Got to be good, right? A not very dial up friendly 13 and half pages from issues 47-50 of Birds of Prey.
Tags: char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, char: black canary/dinah lance, creator: amanda conner, creator: terry moore, title: birds of prey
The Saga of Itty|
I posted it over at the place I post stuff and I was told I "NEED" to post it for the world to see, and so I shall! The wonder of Itty should be given to the world, after all.
Dial-up warning: this post is epic big. Like, 40 images or something over about two decades, so proceed with caution if bandwidth is tiny; I've so been there.
So, what's in all this epic-ness? Cuteness! Tentacles! Alien sex! Hal intentionally crashing into a tree! Homoerotic tension with Ollie! Homoerotic tension with Barry! Hal in chains! Hal as a giant! It's all here, and more, in the more-or-less complete story of Hal's little buddy Itty. What is Itty, do you ask? He's one of the Ayries. They look like this:
It takes him about those twenty years to actually have lines, which does not stop him from being amazingly helpful. And adorable.
I really like the character and all, but I don't feel that big need to see him pop back up again. Would that be super-neat? Oh sure. But sometimes, the end is just so good that it leaves you with just that right feeling of closure.
Tags: char: black canary/dinah lance, char: flash/barry allen, char: green arrow/oliver queen, char: green lantern/hal jordan, char: green lantern/katma tui, char: itty, char: star sapphire/carol ferris, in-joke: crack, title: green lantern
Every year at the Vertigo Fables panel the creators give a 'throwaway' page, usually a gag, but this year they made a page hinting what the next 100 issues of Fables will be about.
"...For the first time we decided to go the other way and do a serious, very dramatic Fables story, one that has far-reaching consequences for the series to follow. This one-page comic hints at what the second hundred issues of Fables will all be about.”
( The future adventures of Snow and Bigby's kids... )
Tags: creator: bill willingham, title: fables
and still you ask , why didn't superman ever visit the (pre-crisis) Legion ?|
So, Legion of 3 worlds is over I would say I really enjoyed it, I take a moment to recall someof good/bad reboots the book has had...
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Tags: char: superman/clark kent, title: dc comics presents
Psycho Loves Jerkass: Laura and Julian (Part III): A Night on the Town|
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Our series hits Part III, easily the longest segment, covering the "Mercury Rising" storyarc that ran from New X-Men #33-36. Laura and Julian take a break from saving each other (though they end up doing that too) to save someone else, and Julian tries to get her to go cold-turkey on killing bad guys. And Emma finally directs her righteous bitchiness at an wholly appropriate target.
Oh, and Laura has clearly been sitting in on Marvel's creator summits, enabling her to predict the future.
Tags: char: hellion/julian keller, char: kimura, char: kingpin/wilson fisk, char: mercury/cessily kincaid, char: owl/leland owlsley, char: white queen/emma frost, char: x-23/laura kinney, creator: brian michael bendis, creator: chris yost, creator: craig kyle, creator: ed brubaker, creator: leinil francis yu, creator: michael lark, creator: paco medina, publisher: marvel comics, series: psycho loves jerkass, title: new x-men
The mini-comics of Brian John Mitchell|
So, Friday night I went to see a couple bands play at one of my favorite bars. The first one was Remora, the one-man show of Brian John Mitchell, head of Silber Records. He played his effects pedal more than his guitar, but to interesting effect. Anyway, when he mentioned he had mini-comics on sale for fifty cents, the dollar in my pocket was already spent.
Current Music: Low ~ "Dinosaur Act"
Tags: creator: brian john mitchell, genre: indie, medium: videos
Its like watching a gorilla fling poo|
You know it stinks, but you can't help yourself.
IGN has the interview with the team behind the Hulk books!!! Yes, plural. With new from SDCC
Beward the coming of Wolrd War Hulks!!!
Current Music: Santogold - Creator
Tags: char: domino/neena thurman, char: hulk/bruce banner, char: red hulk
Nick Simmons' Incarnate|
Haven't seen this posted yet...
Tags: creator: nick simmons, genre: indie, title: incarnate