Daily Scans - August 19th, 2009
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Batman and the Joker|
Every now and then, I'd like to do a little gallery of splash pages from THE SPIRIT. The strip appeared as an insert in syndicated newspapers (and as such, the Spirit had an astonishing circulation; many thousands who never picked up a comic book read THE SPIRIT every week). This impromptu selection leaves out several of the types of stories Will Eisner did so well. There were his satires on advertising and consumerism and current fads; there were his whimsical fantasy or science-fiction romps, his tough gangster sagas and locked-room mysteries; the little misadventures that Ebony or Sammy went off on their own; and so many that are hard to classify. You just never knew what you would find when you opened your Sunday paper.
It flummoxes me how heartbreakingly good Sunday comics used to be. From the 1930s to around 1960, you might pick up a paper that had THE SPIRIT, POPEYE, PRINCE VALIANT, TERRY AND THE PIRATES, POGO, MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN, GASOLINE ALLEY, KRAZY KAT... Then the size of the pages started to shrink faster and faster, the quality of the printing and coloring dropped, the era of high adventure and screwball humor faded away.
Tags: char: the spirit/denny colt, creator: will eisner, era: golden age
The time Green Goblin killed Gwen Stacy on national television|
Someone asked if the Goblin had been shown killing on national television. And, you know what? Yeah, yeah, he had been. You know why? Because he put it on there himself. Since this is apparently the first time the public has seen it, we must presume that Goblin set up his own camera beforehand. (Which would be an interesting retcon to get into if someone ever bothered to follow up on it.)
5 pages from Peter Parker-Spider-man, vol. 2, issue 45
Bonus scan from the same arc: Goblin re-enacts with action figures.
Tags: char: green goblin/norman osborn, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: humberto ramos, creator: paul jenkins, publisher: marvel comics, title: peter parker spider-man
Positive Comics Week: A tale of Batman|
It's been about eight months since I discovered s_d back on LJ, and since I'm going to be busy soon I thought I'd make my first contribution now. It also fits nicely with Positive Comics Week (which is still on, yes? Till the 20th, at least?).
This is from Batman: Gotham Adventures #22. It's seven pages from a 22-page book.
(It's bigger and clearer in context, honestly)
Tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: robin/red robin/tim drake, creator: rick burchett, creator: scott peterson, creator: tim levins, publisher: dc comics, series: positive comics week, theme: dcau, title: gotham adventures
Batman is a punk rocker.|
Current Location: not at work
Current Mood: chipper
Tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/red robin/tim drake, creator: adam beechen, creator: freddie williams ii
Wally/Dick: Guy Love|
Tags: char: flash/kid flash/wally west, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: peter j. tomasi, creator: rags morales
Legion of Super-heroes: The Goat Saga!!|
Tags: char: brainiac 5/querl dox, char: cosmic boy/rokk krinn, char: dream girl/dreamer/nura nal, char: karate kid/val armorr, char: shadow lass/umbra/tasmia mallor, group: legion of super-heroes, publisher: dc comics
Matthew Murdock vs. The Hand|
Ed Brubaker's run on Daredevil concludes; four scans from Daredevil #500.
Tags: char: daredevil/matt murdock, char: kingpin/wilson fisk, char: lady bullseye/maki matsumoto, char: master izo, creator: ed brubaker, creator: michael lark, publisher: marvel comics
The Mysterious Case Of Jane Doe|
xdoop posted some scans from Batman: Streets of Gotham's Manhunter stories a few hours ago. They featured Jane Doe, who was... quite different from the last time I'd seen her in comics. The first time I'd seen her was in Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, where she was one of the three or four parallel stories featured in the six issue miniseries. This post contains a summary and several spoilers for the book.
All books were written by Dan Slott, illustrated by Ryan Sook, and colored by Lee Loughridge. The artwork has a very Hellboy, Mike Mignola vibe to it which works well in this context.
Current Mood: annoyed
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: great white shark/warren white, char: jane doe, creator: dan slott, creator: ryan sook, publisher: dc comics, title: arkham asylum: living hell
Who'd have thought so many people would fuss over the Scarlet Witch?|
Four scans from Mighty Avengers #28.
Tags: char: amadeus cho, char: ant-man/wasp/hank pym, char: hercules/marvel, char: loki, char: patriot/eli bradley, char: stature/cassie lang, char: vision/jonas, char: wiccan/billy kaplan, creator: christos gage, creator: dan slott, creator: khoi pham, publisher: marvel comics, title: mighty avengers
Over at the DCU blog.
( The page in question, so as not to bring the thunder of the mods down upon me. )
Tags: publisher: dc comics, title: batgirl
Current Mood: tired
Tags: char: blind al, char: deadpool/wade wilson
Streets of Gotham #3|
( Images under cut )
Tags: char: batman/dick grayson, char: robin/damian wayne, creator: dustin nguyen, creator: paul dini, title: streets of gotham
Current Mood: pissed off
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: spoiler/robin/batgirl/steph brown, creator: bryan q. miller, creator: lee garbett, publisher: dc comics, title: batgirl
Blackest Night: Superman #1|
Tags: char: superboy/kon-el/conner kent, char: superman/clark kent, char: superman/kal-l/clark kent, creator: eddy barrows, creator: james robinson, creator: ruy jose, event: blackest night, title: blackest night superman
A bit more Batgirl #1 and DC Nation|
Three interior pages, the DC Nation column, and spoilers under the cut.
Tags: char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, char: jim gordon, char: spoiler/robin/batgirl/steph brown, creator: bryan q. miller, creator: lee garbett, creator: trevor scott, publisher: dc comics, title: batgirl
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Batgirl vs Batman|
Batgirl #49-50 aka Bruce versus Cass with her wanting to remain being Batgirl.
Why indeed Cass. Why indeed.
Tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/red robin/tim drake, creator: dylan horrocks, creator: rick leonardi, in-joke: herodickery, publisher: dc comics, title: batgirl
Marvel Adventures: Avengers #39|
So, after gathering up my pulls this week, I noticed I had a couple bucks to spare. I'd been thinking about picking up Blackest Night: Superman, but man, with Pet Avengers over I needed something fun. Then I had a better thought.
Current Music: Spoon ~ "The Way We Get By"
Tags: char: power man/luke cage, char: rhino/aleksei sytsevich, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: storm/ororo munroe, char: tigra/greer grant, creator: horacio domingues, creator: paul tobin, group: avengers, publisher: marvel comics, series: positive comics week, title: marvel adventures avengers
Who is the best partner of Dick Grayson?|
Current Location: here
Current Mood: aggravated
Tags: char: impulse/kid flash/bart allen, char: martian manhunter/j'onn j'onzz, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, title: adventures in the dc universe
Amazon vs Acrobat!|
ladymirth asked for scans of Donna putting Dick through a wall. I happen to have been collecting Donna scans for a while, and have those on hand, so...
Let's enjoy some beautiful art from "Blacksad: Red Soul"|
Greetings people of scans_daily! First time poster here who thought perhaps we could all take a break from Marvel and DC comics and enjoy some scans in English for the last Blacksad volume I managed to find (it's 54 pages). I give you all a little bit of:
Blacksad Vol. 3: Red Soul
First off, for the dial-uppers, here are the links!
He's good at what he does
Whatever happens in Vegas...
He chooses physics over girls?
None of my lectures were ever like THIS
Enjoying the view
A dog that can't swim. Irony...
He has a point
A literal example of a "Big-Lipped Alligator Moment"?
Get rid of that cursed hat
Blacksad? Run. NOW.
3, 2, 1...
If you think about it, shouldn't Blacksad have tackled the guy INSTEAD of the Professor?
THAT'S gotta sting
Current Location: My apartment
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "Runaway" by Love & Theft
Tags: char: blacksad, creator: juan díaz canales, title: red soul
Thanks a Heap, Ceres!|
Here's a sample of the Heap from a late 1940s issue of AIRBOY. The character started in the Skywolf strip but proved popular enough to get his own back-up and even took over the covers a few times. Obviously inspired by Theodore Sturgeon's great 1940 story "It" in UNKNOWN, the Heap was himself echoed a quarter-century later in Marvel's Man-Thing and DC's Swamp Thing. By this point, the half-alive walking pile of moss and muck surrounding the corpse of a WWI German ace has come under the guidance of the goddess Ceres. It's great to see such an overlooked Olympian get some time onstage. Naturally, storytellers over the ages have gone for the more flamboyant and glamorous of the gods and goddesses (sex and violence always sell), but Ceres deserved her place in the pantheon. After all, if she chose, she could see that the other Olympians would have no worshippers.
Wellll, the writer didn't know much about octopuses if he thought they only had one vulnerable spot. They're not exactly armored. And Ceres is seriously deluding herself with this talk about how no one has to fear the Heap because he means no harm, etc. This is the same creature that used to drink blood and which left a trail of broken corpses all over Europe in its rampages. Maybe she means that now, under her control, the monster can survive as a vegetarian but he sure wasn't always that way. (The art is by reliably good Dan Barry, I don't know the writer.)
Tags: char: the heap, era: golden age
Wade finally gets a happy ending|
And lots of awesome fourth-wall breakage.
Spoilers for Deadpool: Suicide Kings 5.
Tags: char: deadpool/wade wilson, char: outlaw/inez temple, publisher: marvel comics
Well...this is awkward...|
Source is Amazing Spider-Man #157.
Current Mood: uncomfortable
Tags: char: dr. octopus/otto octavius, char: may parker, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: len wein, creator: ross andru, publisher: marvel comics, title: amazing spider-man
Deadpool doesn't just bump into the 4th Wall. He jumps through head-first! (Plus an Idea!)|
Greetings True Believers! I'm posting a selection of scans from Deadpool: Suicide Kings #5 about Wade exhibiting his "Comic Awareness" and I had an idea!
Why don't we have a breaking the 4th wall week? Rules would be simple, post scans from a story where a character breaks the 4th wall. Then classify it. Is it story-connected? It is over-done? Is it right for this story/character? Is it just for shits and giggles?
Does it sound fun? We have the usual suspects for breaking the 4th wall, Deadpool, She-Hulk, Animal Man but who else has done it???
So if you're interested, put in! To begin, I offer a couple of dee--lightful scans of DP and they will crack you up!
Oh and I have decided to call this week, "Breakin' the Wall, Breakin' the Wall."
( Read more... )
Current Location: Outer Dark
Tags: char: deadpool/wade wilson, char: punisher/frank castle, char: spider-man/peter parker, group: wrecking crew, publisher: marvel comics, series: breakin' the wall
Blackest Night : Superman RISE!!!|
Tags: char: superboy/kon-el/conner kent, char: supergirl/kara zor-el, char: superman/clark kent, creator: eddy barrows, creator: james robinson, event: blackest night, publisher: dc comics, title: blackest night superman