Daily Scans - July 30th, 2009
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New Frontier: How the Trinity were Formed|
From the DC: New Frontier special released to coincide with the release of the movie.
Contains possible spoilers for the series, if you already haven't read it yet. And if that's the case, go! Go now and read it!
( 8 pages out of an issue of 44 )
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: catwoman/selina kyle, char: superman/clark kent, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: darwyn cooke, publisher: dc comics, title: new frontier
Teen Titans #73|
( Honest abe guest stars )
Tags: char: aquagirl/lorena marquez, char: blue beetle/jaime reyes, char: bombshell/amy allen, char: red devil/eddie bloomberg, char: static/virgil hawkins, char: traci 13, creator: bryan q. miller, creator: jack jadson, creator: joe bennett, title: teen titans
Superman & the Creeper|
Superman teams up with everyone's favorite Ditko loon, the Creeper, in this Crisis cross-over issue of DC Comics Presents (#88, Dec. 1985). Written by Steve Englehart and inked by Karl Kesel (cover inked by Giordano), this issue shows Giffen at his finest.
( Team ups... YAY! )
Tags: char: creeper/jack ryder, char: superman/clark kent, creator: karl kesel, creator: keith giffen
The introduction of Giganta|
THIS IS ONE OF THE CRACKIEST WW STORIES EVER.
The story reveals Marston's usual lack of compunction about deus ex machina and, shall we say, casual grasp of science. Remember that he was a psychologist, with more than a hint of the huckster about him. His editor revealed years later that "if I had let him put in all the symbolism and stuff he wanted to, the stories would have been even weirder." The mind boggles.
This story was 36 pages long, so there are lots of scans, 9 pages worth. Good thing, because I didn't want to have to drop any of them.
Also, you can see Silver Age Giganta here.
Not at all dial-up friendly.
Tags: char: etta candy, char: giganta/dr. doris zeul, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: william moulton marston, era: golden age, publisher: dc comics, title: wonder woman
Can I at least get some lube for that, please.|
Well, the moment is here.
A certain someone returns to Peter Parker's life, as of the end of SP #600. Newsarama has spoilery previous if this was handled with care or if the mythology and lore of the past 20 odd years continues to be violently, brutally, bestiallity violated. You be the judge.
Current Mood: aggravated
Current Music: Lily Allen: The Fear
Tags: char: spider-man/peter parker
Tags: char: parasite, char: zachary zatara, creator: james robinson, publisher: dc comics, title: superman
After the Arkham post, I went poking around to see if I could find more images related to that game. Since the internet is actually made out of rabbit trails though, I found something different. Came across a page with some really odd stuff, and thought I'd share a few with ya.
Tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: dr. strange/stephen strange, char: joker, char: supergirl/kara zor-el, nsfw: gore
Two pages from the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #601|
Tags: title: amazing spider-man
Harley, Ivy and Scarecrow's new look in the Arkham Asylum game.|
Tags: char: harley quinn/harleen quinzel, char: poison ivy/pamela isley, char: power man/luke cage, char: scarecrow/jonathan crane
Secret Six Preview|
After last issues revelations and startling development, we find out anti-heroes about to face another well written Gail Simone situation. All up in the night and... hey, where are you going? Don't leave me here...... Preview courtesy of DCU Blog
Current Mood: excited
Current Music: Santogold: Creator
Tags: char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: gail simone, creator: nicola scott, group: secret six, title: secret six
Three more pages from Justice Society of America 29|
Tags: title: justice society of america
Psycho Loves Jerkass: Laura and Julian (Part IV): Interruptus|
Our look at the complicated relationship between X-23 and Hellion in Craig Kyle and Chris Yost's New X-Men concludes: everybody goes to Hell, another couple's drama viciously intersects with theirs, poor Julian gets traumatized some more, and then everything ends unresolved.
Tags: char: belasco, char: dust/sooraya qadir, char: hellion/julian keller, char: lady deathstrike/yuriko oyama, char: mercury/cessily kincaid, char: prodigy/david alleyne, char: surge/noriko ashida, char: wolverine/logan/james howlett, char: x-23/laura kinney, creator: chris bachalo, creator: chris yost, creator: craig kyle, creator: humberto ramos, creator: mike carey, creator: skottie young, publisher: marvel comics, series: psycho loves jerkass, title: new x-men
LETHAL LEGION #2: Dark Reign and Continuity pr0n.|
Frank Tieri is an underrated writer, and underrated "continuity pornographer." Dan Slott is best known for continuity porn these days, since Keith Busiek's focusing on ASTRO CITY the fast few years. But Tieri can bring the continuity porn as well, as he did in WEAPON X and EXCALIBUR.
Now he brings the continuity for us to slobber over again in LETHAL LEGION #2. A lawyer named Livingston is visiting a group super-villains in the Raft to get the full story on an attempted kidnapping. And the attempted kidnapping victim was Norman Osborn. In this issue, Livingston talks to Wonder Man (!) and the Absorbing Man.
( Joaquin Phoenix and Jack Murdock are mentioned. )
Tags: char: absorbing man/carl creel, char: grim reaper/eric williams, char: wonder man/simon williams, creator: frank tieri, creator: mateus santolouco, title: lethal legion
Dark Reign: The Hood #3|
Tags: char: dormammu, char: hood/parker robbins, char: satana hellstrom, creator: jeff parker, creator: kyle hotz, publisher: marvel comics, title: dark reign the hood
Teen Titans #73|
Remember this post?
Well, it's more of the same in #73.
Tags: char: deathstroke/slade wilson, char: ravager/rose wilson, creator: sean mckeever, creator: yildiray cinar, publisher: dc comics, title: teen titans
Ultimate Nick knows all about Doom/Reed|
This is a scan from the 4th issue of Ultimatum;
( 640px × 541px )
Current Music: The Twlight Sad - Talking With Fireworks / Here, It Never Snowed
Tags: char: dr. doom/victor von doom, char: mr. fantastic/reed richards, title: ultimatum
You know, there's probably a reason Peter doesn't have that many friends|
( Two pages of Spiderdickery )
Tags: char: green goblin/harry osborn, char: spider-man/peter parker
Wonder Woman and Robin's shared interests|
Thought experiment: Has DC found an excuse yet for Wonder Woman to tie up the Boy Wonder? (If they haven't, is it because the resulting bondage explosion could not be contained by mere ink and paper?)
Googling for the two only turned up some relevant news about one of Diana's potential(ly bondage-themed) upcoming storylines.
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/red hood/jason todd, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, in-joke: bondage
Going past the theatre for eighty years|
I almost always like little vignettes like these, showingh the passsage of time while telling a story. Here it just seems to be the eighty-odd years of a man's life spent in the same town. The most obvious changes are the cars and the theatre, but the types of movies shown show how our dreams changed as well. You might also say the condition and upkeep of the buildings and street reflects the man's well-being, too (or maybe the other way around). It's all fairly poignant.
This is from the seventh issue of ECLIPSE, back in November 1982. I don't know anything about Kevin C Brown, and google has let me down, but his style looks familiar... maybe he did something for NATIONAL LAMPOON?
Tags: publisher: eclipse
Tales of the Corps #3|
( Scans under cut )
Tags: char: flash/barry allen, char: green lantern/hal jordan, creator: geoff johns, creator: ivan reis, title: tales of the corps
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 Wraparound Cover|
Tags: creator: brian michael bendis, title: ultimate comics spider-man
When Alan Moore was crap|
The 90s has a rep as a bad time for mainstream comics, and rightfully so. It was some terrible black hole of awfulness, sucking even normally decent writers into its depths. It was almost as if anything produced in the 90s (yeah, yeah, there were a couple of exceptions) would automatically suck, simply because it was 90s, and if a comic was made in the 90s, it was going to be terrible. Because it was the 90s.
Even Alan Moore managed to be complete crap in the 90s (though he recovered towards the tail end of that decade). Some of his work during this period is really appallingly bad. As evidence, I present to you the two-lane pile-up in mini-series form that is Spawn: Blood Feud.
Tags: char: spawn/al simmons, creator: alan moore, creator: tony daniel, series: when alan moore was crap
Death in Books of Magic and Lobo|
( Possible spoilers )
Tags: char: death of the endless, char: lobo, char: phantom stranger, publisher: dc comics, publisher: vertigo comics, title: books of magic, title: swamp thing