Daily Scans - August 28th, 2009
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Martial Arts Week: Cassandra/Shiva |
The Fabled First and Second Meetings from two of the greatest Martial Artists in the DC Universe.
Dial Uppers Beware!!
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: lady shiva/sandra woosan, creator: damion scott, creator: kelley puckett, publisher: dc comics, series: martial arts week, title: batgirl
Of course he's single|
And to continue with the Martial Arts week with another Batman post to exemplify my obsession. Now this post proved to quite challenging, as I felt the brawl in this story automatically belonged to this week, kind of, but the story had so many great moments and scenes to choose from while trying not to cross the posting limits. In the end I decided to stick with the fight scene in the beginning and the ending scene, which actually refers to said fight. What is this story I'm writing about? A masterpiece called Batman/Planetary: Night on Earth by Warren Ellis/John Cassaday.
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, creator: john cassaday, creator: warren ellis, series: martial arts week, title: planetary
Preview for the conclusion of Old Man Logan|
This story arc has it's moments. Great ones and foul ones.
The preview image behind the cut is a good example of being both.
IGN has the preview.
Current Music: "Tusk", Fleetwood Mac
Tags: char: wolverine/logan/james howlett
The end of Avengers: The Initiative #27|
Tags: creator: christos gage, creator: rafa sandoval, publisher: marvel comics, title: avengers the initiative
3 pages from Guardians of the Galaxy #17.
Tags: char: adam warlock, char: captain marvel/martyr/phyla-vell, char: gamora, creator: andy lanning, creator: brad walker, creator: dan abnett, title: guardians of the galaxy
This is now my favorite thing in the history of ever.|
I can read this a million times and it'll never get old; that's how awesome I find it.
Tags: char: impulse/kid flash/bart allen, char: professor zoom/eobard thawne, title: flash rebirth
Martial Arts Week: Leonardo vs the Foot Clan|
If we're going to have a Martial Arts Week, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just gotta be represented. So I present the Leonardo One Shot (originally published by Mirage) IN GLORIOUS COLOR!!
Tags: char: shredder/oroku saki, creator: jim lawson, creator: kevin eastman, creator: peter laird, group: teenage mutant ninja turtles, publisher: mirage, series: martial arts week, title: teenage mutant ninja turtles
"If only that Ditko fellow was less subtle and more overt regarding his personal politics ..."|
For as much fail as it churns out, Big Hollywood occasionally offers some genuine gems.
I can't stand Objectivism, but I find Steve Ditko's treatment of it irresistibly compelling, perhaps because the comic book medium is a far more appropriate venue for such a Manichean philosophy than the thousand-page rape-justifying tomes that Ayn Rand routinely shat out (it certainly helps that none of Ditko's characters ever barfed up a 70-page screed like John Galt, not to mention the fact that Ditko actually managed to create characters who were more believable as human beings than any of Rand's strawmen or Mary Sues, even when his characters were radioactivity-powered superheroes).
The following four pages constitute "In Principle: The Unchecked Premise," a short story originally published in the 160-page graphic novel Steve Ditko's Static in 1988:
As crudely simplistic as it is, it's still better than either reading or watching the "fireplace scene" between Howard Roark and Dominique Francon in The Fountainhead, but then again, so is getting punched in the crotch until you hemorrhage internally and die.
Tags: creator: steve ditko, theme: objectivism
"That's why they're called Pawns"|
So based on my previous post about the Taskmaster, and weather or not it's smart to know when to cut and run/ discretion is the bet part or valor ...
I bring you 4 pages form Avengers : Initiative.
( Read more... )
Current Music: Insekt 5 " the boot is poison"
Tags: char: constrictor, char: dazzler/alison blaire, char: dr. sax, char: johnny rock and roll, char: taskmaster, group: shadow initiative, title: avengers the initiative
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special #2|
Tags: char: codename assassin/jonathan drew, char: fury/amazing woman/erik storn, char: jimmy olsen, creator: bernard chang, creator: james robinson, creator: max fiumara, creator: peter milligan, creator: travel foreman, publisher: dc comics, title: infinity inc., title: superman's pal jimmy olsen
Ommm..... Ommm..... Ommm.....|
Newsarama have a preview for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #2 up here.
But I wanted to post the cover, which is rather... mesmerising.
Tags: char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: david lafuente, genre: previews
Who put the magnets in Captain America's shield (bee bop a lu bop)|
Cap was revived from comic book limbo in THE AVENGERS# 4, March 1964. Two issues later, the story opened with a surprising scene where he is making his shield fly around and change direction. It seems Iron Man decided to beef up the shield by putting "sub-miniature transistors" in it that Cap could operate through magnets attached to his glove. (Stan Lee had an interesting idea of what transistors were, that is he thought they were magic.) I'd guess that it was Jack Kirby who dreamed this up, he absolutely loved adding gadgets that were never seen again; the man's imagination was always in high gear.
Tags: char: captain america/steve rogers, creator: jack kirby, creator: stan lee, era: silver age, publisher: marvel comics, title: avengers
Notice Black Canary is the ringleader here|
Current Mood: uncomfortable
Tags: char: black canary/dinah lance, char: lois lane, group: justice league of america, in-joke: context is for the weak, in-joke: herodickery, title: superman's girl friend lois lane
Martial Arts Week: Crimson Empire Part II|
The finale to Crimson Empire.
Tags: creator: dave stewart, creator: mike richardson, creator: paul gulacy, creator: randy standley, publisher: dark horse, series: martial arts week, title: star wars
Blackest Night: Solomon Grundy|
This development was predictable, but still interesting how it the story unfolds.
IGN has the preview for Solomon Grundy #7.
Current Mood: curious
Tags: char: green lantern/alan scott, char: phantom stranger, char: solomon grundy/cyrus gold, event: blackest night, title: solomon grundy