Daily Scans - September 3rd, 2009
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Supergirl Annual 5, and Lane family stuff|
Tags: char: sam lane, char: superwoman/lucy lane, creator: fernando dagnino, creator: jamal igle, creator: sterling gates, publisher: dc comics, title: supergirl
Hee hee. |
A parody in Miller style and a parody in Calvin and Hobbes style of the life of Superman's daughter, as imagined by Mxy. (Four pages from Adventures of Superman 638, for those who keep track.)
Tags: char: black canary/dinah lance, char: lois lane, char: mr. mxyzptlk, char: superman/clark kent, creator: greg rucka
3 from Cry for Justice #3|
Tags: char: prometheus, char: tazmanian devil, creator: james robinson, in-joke: gay for justice, nsfw: gore, publisher: dc comics, title: cry for justice
My Two Robinsons|
Tags: char: congorilla/congo bill, char: doctor light/kimiyo hoshi, char: mon-el/lar gand, creator: james robinson, publisher: dc comics
Marvel Zombies Return #1|
Current Mood: hungry
Tags: char: dr. octopus/otto octavius, char: electro/max dillon, char: kingpin/wilson fisk, char: kraven/sergei kravinoff, char: mary jane watson, char: mysterio/quentin beck, char: sandman/flint marko/william baker, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: vulture/adrian toomes, creator: arthur suydam, creator: fred van lente, creator: nick dragotta, group: marvel zombies, group: sinister six, nsfw: gore, publisher: marvel comics, title: marvel zombies return
Don't go to bed angry|
I know I am deliberately misinterpreting the scene, but c'mon. It's Scans_daily.
Previews for the conclusion to X-men: Utopia are on CBR.
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: Jurassic 5: Work It Out
Tags: char: beast/hank mccoy, char: cyclops/scott summers, char: white queen/emma frost, group: x-men
The mystery continues to unravel.
Tags: creator: mark waid, creator: peter krause, publisher: boom!, title: irredeemable
Secret Warriors #7|
Tags: char: baron strucker, char: black widow/natasha romanova, char: green goblin/norman osborn, char: nick fury, char: songbird/melissa gold, creator: alessandro vitti, creator: jonathan hickman, group: thunderbolts, publisher: marvel comics, title: secret warriors
André Franquin: QRN sur Bretzelburg|
I'm one of those European comic fans who only relatively recently started to get into the American comic world, mostly thanks to s_d.
I've been discussing comics with some of my online friends, and I've scanlated for them bits and pieces from a few European comics. I always planned to some day post that stuff in scans_daily, too. So here you go :)
11 pages + cover there, while the full comic is about 60 pages.
I've got scanlations of some other European stuff (Gaston Lagaffe, Lena Furberg comics, Cocco Bill, Benoit Sokal's Canardo) and I've been thinking of posting them some day too.
(Oh and the old s_d had a "bande dessinée" tag. Now there seems to be "medium: manga" and "genre: manga" in the tags, but no tag for BD. If a BD tag is added, should it be called genre or medium?)
Tags: char: fantasio, char: marsupilami, char: spirou, creator: franquin, publisher: dupuis
Blackest Night: GLC #40 preview|
The DCUBlog has the latest, wordless preview to Blackest Night. Yes, the s#@t has hit the fan, but it looks like we may have one genuine moment of welcome respite (before someone's heart gets torn out).
Oh yeah, mild SPOILERS behind the cut.
Tags: char: green lantern/kyle rayner, event: blackest night, group: green lantern corps
Disco- Legion uniforms !|
( Read more... )
Current Music: Rubbish tanys "Balls deep"
Tags: creator: mike grell, group: legion of super-heroes, publisher: dc comics, title: superboy and the legion of superh
U.S War Machine 2.NO: Shakespeare is SRS BUSINESS|
okay, US War Machine had some good points.
the sequel? not so much, really.
i mean, without the halfway interesting hook of an insurgence on Latverian soil, it kinda needed to do " special ops team with power suits " good, and... well, it didn't fail, it just came in well below the mark.
oh, and the ar... the visual half of the medium went to... somewhere. Anyhow, I just wanted to show you some narm. It's good narm. Quality. From Tony Stark.
Only two scans this time, so I don't hate you all nearly as much anymore.
( Besides, there's a half-tanked Tony Stark. That's always fun, right? )
Tags: char: iron man/tony stark, creator: christian moore, creator: chuck austen
My Motivational Tool|
From Eddie Campbell's HOW TO BE AN ARTIST.
Current Location: Seattle
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Revolting Cocks, "No Devotion"
Tags: char: steve bissette, creator: eddie campbell
School for Scoundrels - Justice League Style|
It's the start of a new school year and who better to celebrate with than the Justice League? Here are seven pages from Justice League Europe #6
Tags: char: animal man/buddy baker, char: cluemaster/arthur brown, char: flash/kid flash/wally west, char: metamorpho/element man/rex mason, char: power girl/kara zor-l/karen starr, creator: keith giffen, title: justice league international
Still more Wonder Woman fanart|
Tags: char: alkyone of themyscira, char: angle man/angelo bend, char: cheetah/barbara minerva, char: chuma, char: circe, char: doctor poison, char: egg fu/dr. chang tzu, char: etta candy, char: ferdinand, char: genocide, char: io of themyscira, char: miss martian/m'gann m'orzz, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: gail simone, genre: fanart, in-joke: bees. my god.
Preview for Red Robin #4|
The DCUBlog has the preview Red Robin #4.
The on going quest for the holy Bat-Grail by Tim Drake continues. And Tim sizes up some new opponents.
Tags: char: batman/dick grayson, char: robin/red robin/tim drake
X-Men Forever 6|
Paul Smith fills in as artist for this breather issue. The team takes time to get their bearings in the wake of the upheavals of the first arc.
Tags: creator: chris claremont, creator: paul smith, group: x-men, publisher: marvel comics, title: x-men forever
Batman: Arkham Asylum: The Road to Arkham #1|
( One-shot )
Tags: char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: joker, creator: alan burnett, creator: carlos d'anda, publisher: dc comics, title: batman: arkham asylum
Teen Titans 74|
Do not click unless you want to be spoiled.
( [SPOILERS AHOY] 'Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.' I heard that in a movie once. )
Tags: char: blue beetle/jaime reyes, char: miss martian/m'gann m'orzz, char: red devil/eddie bloomberg, char: wonder girl/cassie sandsmark, group: teen titans, publisher: dc comics, title: teen titans
How about a little mongoose blood?|
From the January 1940 issue of AMAZING STORIES, "Dr Varsag's Experiment" is a neat little science fiction thriller by "Craig Ellis" (actually Lee Rogow). While no classic every fan should rush out and track down, it is a brisk story with some impressive action and creepy atmosphere, reminding me very much of a Universal "B" monster movie of that time. Superhero fans should also note that here apparently is a source that Timely Comics drew on to create the Whizzer. A second-rate hero of the Golden Age, the Whizzer was basically an imitation of the Flash, dressed in a singularly unappealing yellow costume* with small wings on his helmet (and what looks like a pigeon beak, for some reason). He is best remembered for appearing in two stories of the All-Winners Squad with heavyweights Captain America, Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch.The Whizzer's origin has understandably come in for a good deal of ridicule. He was injected with mongoose blood by his father. Rather than promptly sending him into fatal shock, this somehow gave him the blurring speed of a mongose. Well, all right, it's time to make a costume and find an arch-foe. The Whizzer (surely there must have been a better name available, guys) first appeared in USA COMICS# 1 (August 1941). But his pulp forerunner had already seen print in AMAZING STORIES over a year earlier. (Comics, pulps, old time radio.... all those guys swiped ideas from each other shamelessly.)
"Dr Varsag's Experiment" takes the human mongoose concept but goes about much more plausibly, develops the character into an awesome and unsettling creature and builds toward an inevitably grim finale. Our narrator tells us of his long friendship with his two college chums. One was the brilliant but erratic Arnold Varsag, who has gone deep into esoteric research. The other friend is Dexter Montrex, who started off as a scientist but met some setbacks and instead became a prizefighter. (Quite a change in careers there, Dex.)Varsag has become fascinated with the (admittedly impressive in real life) mongoose, that weasel-like animal that does indeed fight cobras. It might be interesting to give a human being the speed and reflexes of a mongoose, he reasons. All it would take is a few completely illegal advanced surgical operations, like transplanting parts of a mongoose's cornea and nervous system into a person. (Ow, my suspension of disbelief just pulled a muscle) Oh, and a diet supplement of brown paste made from vital organs of mongooses (mongeese?)Recovering quickly, Montrex goes back in the ring and promptly becomes a huge sensation. He seems to knock out an opponent with a single punch, but a high speed camera filming the bout reveals the truth. "The camera showed nine lightning blows and behind those blows was the perfect timing and muscular coordination of the fastest animal on earth!" In six weeks, Montrex downs seven increasingly tough fighters with startling ease.He becomes known as the Human Cobra, a case of genuine irony considering the mongoose is the legendary ememy of the cobra.
Unfortunately for everyone concerned, this is not a superhero comic but a horror story. Rather than finding a noble calling in a crusade against criminals or saboteurs, Dexter starts drifting away from human concerns altogether. As he continues to mutate physically (his hair bristles now when he's angry and his eyes are starting to look pretty scary), he also begins acting more and more sullen and uncommunicative. The animal instincts are taking over. Dexter develops an unhealthy obssession with a large cobra in the city zoo and steals out at night to break into the reptile house.There, for no good reason except the call of the wild, he teases the snake face to face (Kids! Don't try this at home!), irritating the serpent no end until it's exhausted. Eventually, he makes a bad judgement call in not realizing that one night there is another cobra in the enclosure. Considering that the opening sentence of this story describes the narrator attending the funerals of both Dexter and Dr Varsag, it's not giving much away to say that they wouldn't be back for "Revenge of the Mongoose Man" in a later issue of ASTONISHING TALES.
*A yellow costume for "the Whizzer"...!
Tags: char: the whizzer, era: golden age
... some kind of fashion disaster |
I'd guess while reading older comics you get pretty much used to every kind of... let's say, interesting clothing, but this bold combination Kory's wearing really cracked me up:
Wouldn't an image of Dick fit better?
And while I'm at it, the whole scene from New Teen Titans #6 (from 1984), featuring a camp fire, some emo heart-to-heart conversation and Vic posing dramatically. (8 pages in total, which should still be fine with the posting rules since the issue has 25 pages.)
Tags: char: beast boy/changeling/gar logan, char: cyborg/vic stone, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: starfire/koriand'r, char: terry long, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, creator: dan jurgens, creator: marv wolfman, group: teen titans, publisher: dc comics, title: teen titans