Daily Scans - November 7th, 2009
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Granny Goodness wants YOU - For the Female Fury Cadets....|
The Karl and Barbara Kesel run on Hawk and Dove was one of my favourite titles back in the 1990's. They oversaw the introduction of Dawn Granger as the second Dove (Who was, to be honest, FAR more interesting than Don Hall had ever been) and created as good a superhero comic as one might hope to find as well.
The Kesels are amongst the few people who seems to "get" Jack Kirby characters and concept, Karl in particular used them a lot in things like this title (and Superboy), and in a way that was usually respectful, but expanded on them in ways that Kirby never did, usually because he was already moving on to his NEXT idea.
Take the Female Furies, Granny Goodness' elite warriors; Lashina, Stompa, Bernadeth and the marvellously named Mad Harriet. In some way these ladies are a lynchpin of the DCU, an equivalent perhaps to the MU's Wrecking Crew. They're powerful, versatile, each has an awesome visual design, and together form a team which is a good, but not unbeatable, challenge for a new hero team (or single hero if they're powerful enough) to test their mettle and resourcefulness. They also have the advantage of not needing much explanatory motivation "A mission from Darkseid/Granny Goodness" covers a multitude of plot points.
And at the same time, they had a static membership for a LOOOONG time. Prior to this story they had only ever added ONE member to the team when John Ostrander introduced the archer Artemiz and her cyber-pack (Technologically enhanced Apokaliptian wolves, NOT exactly cuddly puppies).
And then we had this story, from Hawk and Dove 21, with guest art from Steve Erwin, which presents us with a...
Tags: char: dove/dawn granger, char: hawk/hank hall, creator: barbara kesel, creator: karl kesel, creator: steve erwin, group: female furies
Tags: char: buffy summers, creator: jane espenson, creator: joss whedon, publisher: dark horse, title: buffy the vampire slayer
When Matt met Luke: Marvel Knights #11|
So, last time I was here I posted some pages from the 2000 series Marvel Knights, a fun little exercise into street level team-building, featuring Daredevil assembling a team to take down the Punisher and for about fifteen issues, taking on various threats of a superpowered kind. The team was originally just Daredevil, Black Widow, Shang-Chi and Dagger (from Cloak and Dagger), but the group got an expansion in issue #5 with the inclusion of Moon Knight. The latter thought the team needed some organising (y'know, some actual being a team) and in issue #11, he brought in Luke Cage for some reinforcements.
This is a response to starwolf oakley's recent post, featuring Cage's interaction with DD in the pages of Bendis' Daredevil.
Scans not mine. Written by Chuck Dixon, drawn by Ed Barreto. 7/22.
Tags: char: black widow/natasha romanova, char: dagger/tandy bowen, char: daredevil/matt murdock, char: moon knight/marc spector, char: power man/luke cage, char: shang-chi, creator: chuck dixon, creator: ed barreto, title: marvel knights
Gar Logan on Space Trek 2022|
We didn't have any New Teen Titans stuff recently, and with the scans of Gar Logan's first appearance a few days ago I thought I could dig out the Gar issue from the Tales of the New Teen Titans mini series (1982).
Flashbacks of Gar getting sakutia are repeated every now and then, but the TotNTT mini also has a few nice scenes of Gar's tv show Space Trek 2022 plus the Titans sitting around a camp fire being all cute and kind with each other (which I miss these days).
So, Space Trek, camping Titans, Hot Dog drama and Gar Logan in top shape are right ahead:
Tags: char: beast boy/changeling/gar logan, char: cyborg/vic stone, char: flash/kid flash/wally west, char: raven/rachel roth, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: starfire/koriand'r, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, creator: george perez, creator: marv wolfman, group: teen titans, publisher: dc comics, title: teen titans
The suicide squad sneaks into Israel ,leaves the uniforms at home.|
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Tags: char: amanda waller, char: bronze tiger/ben turner, char: deadshot/floyd lawton, char: ravan, char: vixen/mari jiwe mccabe, creator: john ostrander, group: suicide squad, publisher: dc comics, title: suicide squad
Punch Magazine 7/13/83|
Punch magazine was founded in 1841, and enjoyed over a century as a weekly humor magazine, satirical but not "low." It was immensely popular and influential in its day, featuring many famous cartoonists and humor writers.
By the time I was in England, Punch was long past its glory days, and would cease publication in 1992, but I still found it amusing enough to save an issue or two. Here's some bits from the July 13, 1983 issue.
Much of the early Punch output is in the public domain, one site that may be of interest is http://www.punchcartoons.com/ .
Current Location: Most of the places I've lived have been demolished
Current Mood: nostalgic
Current Music: "The Saga Begins" -- Weird Al Yankovic
Tags: medium: magazines, title: punch
You dirty son of a sea-mammal|
This is from YOUNG MEN# 24, December 1953. This was a brief revival by Timely (or Atlas, or Marvel, whatever)of the Human Torch, Captain America and the Sub-Mariner. Here, Bill Everett has Betty Dean explain to her roommate about Namor. (Sounds like a natural submission for READERS DIGEST "Most Unforgettable Person I Ever Met," eh?)
Is it just me, or does Betty refer to Namor's folk in an odd way. Not Mer-people or aquatic humans, but "sea-mammals" and "manlike mammals." Betty, what's WITH you? Do you think the Sub-Mariners evolved from seals or what?
Tags: char: sub-mariner/namor mckenzie, creator: bill everett, publisher: marvel comics
Some perfectly legal Young Justice|
As much as I love YJ, there is an obvious barrier to me posting it here. Luckily, there's a handful of pages from Young Justice #22, by Todd's Dezago and Nauck.
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Tags: char: impulse/kid flash/bart allen, char: superboy/kon-el/conner kent, creator: todd dezago, creator: todd nauck, publisher: dc comics, title: young justice