Daily Scans - September 2nd, 2009
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Cass vs. Zombies|
( In honour of Martial Arts Week and a semi-tie in to Blackest Night )
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: lady shiva/sandra woosan, char: mr. freeze/victor fries, char: nyssa al ghul, creator: andersen gabrych, creator: pop mhan, publisher: dc comics, series: martial arts week, title: batgirl
Spoilers: Batman Confidential #33 Preview|
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, creator: andy clarke, creator: peter milligan, genre: previews, title: batman confidential
By request: Daredevil/Taskmaster highlights|
From Murder by Numbers, a short little fight from the Chichester era. (4 pages total)
Tags: char: daredevil/matt murdock, char: taskmaster, publisher: marvel comics, title: daredevil
Weird Golden Age Patriotism - USA, The Spirit of Old Glory|
MLJ's the Shield was the first patriotic superhero in American comics, but it wasn't until Captain America came around that the trend really took off. Every publisher rushed to jump on the bandwagon and get their own patriotic hero (or several) out on the shelves. Some were fairly mundane, but others... Others were just plain weird.
In this series, I am taking a look at some of the odder, more unique examples of the trend. Members of the original scans_daily will probably remember some of them, but others will be brand new.
This post focus on one of the later. It was one of the many patriotic superheroes that appeared in Quality Comics over the years (the most famous and popular of which was, of course, the company's version of Uncle Sam). This particular character only lasted a few issues of Feature Comics. As far as I know, she was very revived by DC, or anyone else, for that matter, which I think is kind of a shame. The concept is just too odd not to be used somehow.
The following story was originally published in Feature Comics #42. Writer unknown, art by Maurice Gutwirth
( What if the Spectre was a patriotic girl? (5 pages under the cut) )
Note: I apologize for the quality of the scans. The originals were rather poor, and while I tried to clean them up the best I could, there was only so much I could do with what little photo editing software I have.
Current Mood: okay
Tags: char: usa, era: golden age, publisher: quality comics, series: weird golden age patriotism, status: public domain
Jack Kirby will scare the hell out of you|
Of the three Fourth World titles, the Forever People was probably the least of them... basically a reworking of the Golden Guardian concept with space hippies replacing the Newsboy Legion. Still, Jack Kirby is like pizza. Even when there's space hippies, it's still pretty awesome. And one issue of the Forever People easily out-fucked-up anything the Saw
franchise tiredness has ever come up with.
Tags: char: darkseid, creator: jack kirby, title: forever people
More from Tec' 856!|
Renee's investigation continues!
Current Music: Bauhaus ~ "In The Flat Field"
Tags: char: question/renee montoya, creator: cully hamner, creator: greg rucka, publisher: dc comics, title: detective comics
Your monthly Jeff Parker|
Four scans apiece from Agents of Atlas #10, shortly to enter a reboot phase aimed at boosting its popularity, and Exiles #6, which ends its tragically short existence (but they give him a ton of pages to do it in).
Tags: char: aphrodite/marvel, char: marvel girl/phoenix/jean grey, char: namora/aquaria nautica neptunia, char: scarlet witch/wanda maximoff, char: venus, char: white queen/emma frost, creator: gabriel hardman, creator: jeff parker, creator: salva espin, title: agents of atlas, title: exiles
Wordless Hulk preview|
CBR has the latest wordless preview. The art has really changed.
Current Mood: bored
Tags: char: hulk/bruce banner, char: juggernaut/cain marko, char: skaar
Spiderman: the return of ...|
CBR has a teaser image as one of the most interesting characters to develop from the Spiderman clone saga returns.
Warning, big-time spoilers behind the cut.
Current Mood: anxious
Current Music: Blondie: Rapture
Tags: char: kaine, char: scarlet spider/ben reilly, char: spider-man/peter parker
Wednesday Comics 6! Only three weeks late!|
Yeah, I kind of dropped the ball on the weekly posts, but the scans have so much time between them that my heart went out of it. Dunno whether I'll keep up, but I'm giving up on the showcase-style posts. Instead, here's my two favorite strips from week six.
Tags: char: aquaman/orin/arthur curry, char: etta candy, char: krypto the superdog, char: streaky the super-cat, char: supergirl/kara zor-el, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: amanda conner, creator: ben caldwell, creator: jimmy palmiotti, publisher: dc comics, title: wednesday comics
What any ordinary homemaker has never imagined...|
Also, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 news. And now....I BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!!
Tags: char: blade/eric brooks, char: cyclops/scott summers, char: psylocke/betsy braddock, game: marvel ultimate alliance 2: fusion, publisher: marvel comics
One page from Exiles #6|
Tags: char: beast/hank mccoy, char: wonder man/simon williams, creator: jeff parker, creator: salva espin, group: exiles, publisher: marvel comics, title: exiles
Hark! A Vagrant!: The Shetland Pony Saga|
Shetland pony adventures by Kate Beaton!
( NO MY DAHLIAS )
Tags: creator: kate beaton, medium: webcomic, theme: ponies, title: hark! a vagrant
( One page of bat envy spoiler )
Tags: char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: two-face/harvey dent, creator: judd winick, creator: mark bagley, creator: rob hunter, publisher: dc comics, title: batman
No Country for Spider-Men|
I moved from San Diego back to Austin this week, and have not had time to do more Legion stuff. I do like talking about art on s_d a lot, though, so I decided to just repost something from the old s_d.
Without further ado, here is issue #141 of the Spectacular Spider-Man, by Gerry Conway and Sal Buscema (although I strongly suspect the hand of Janson here).
Tags: char: ben urich, char: joseph "robbie" robertson, char: mary jane watson, char: punisher/frank castle, char: spider-man/peter parker, creator: gerry conway, creator: sal buscema, publisher: marvel comics, title: spectacular spider-man
Moral of the story: don't get involved with Elektra|
A somewhat belated post of four scans from Dark Reign: Elektra #5, which my store didn't get last week for whatever reason.
Tags: char: elektra natchios, char: green goblin/norman osborn, creator: clay mann, creator: zeb wells, publisher: marvel comics, title: dark reign elektra
Deadpool #15: Wade goes to San Francisco...|
Tags: char: deadpool/wade wilson, creator: daniel way, publisher: marvel comics, title: deadpool
Supergirl Annual #1|
Tags: char: lucy lane, char: sam lane, char: superwoman/lucy lane, creator: fernando dagnino, creator: jamal igle, creator: sterling gates, publisher: dc comics, title: supergirl
Solomon Grundy #7|
( The truth of who killed me spoiler )
Tags: char: green lantern/alan scott, char: phantom stranger, char: solomon grundy/cyrus gold, creator: scott kolins, title: solomon grundy
Wednesday Comics - Teen Titans|
Tags: creator: eddie berganza, creator: sean galloway, publisher: dc comics, title: wednesday comics
Teenage outlaw cowboys in love|
Lee and Kirby's RAWHIDE KID featured a lot of human interest plots. This was a trademark of TV Westerns of that era. In addition to all the shootouts and fistfights and galloping horses, much of the plotting involved the Kid getting involved with regular folks and their problems. (Of course, he usually solved their problems with more shootouts and fistfights and galloping horses but hey, this was a Silver Age comic book.) This is from RAWHIDE KID# 19, December 1960, well before those four got in the rocket ship or that student got bit by a spider.
It's important to remember that the Rawhide Kid WAS a kid. He had just turned eighteen when his foster father was killed and he set out to roam the West. Being that age, with the chip on his shoulder of being noticeably short (5'3" or so) AND redhaired, his attempts to settle down incognito never came to much. And, once in a while, being human he felt the twinges of romance, whether he wanted them or not. The fact that he was on the run, with a price on his head (I forget if he was framed or what, but the general population thought he was a murderous criminal), which meant he had to move on whenver his identity was revealed. Being a short redhead teenager made him easy to identify, eh?
Tags: char: rawhide kid/johnny bart, creator: jack kirby, creator: stan lee, era: silver age, publisher: marvel comics, title: rawhide kid
James Robinson on Prometheus|
From the text section of the latest Cry for Justice issue, Robinson muses on the character Prometheus...
Tags: char: prometheus, creator: james robinson, publisher: dc comics, title: cry for justice