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Below are the 10 most recent journal entries recorded in the "Daily Scans" journal:
The Brave and the Bold #32 Cover|
Tags: char: aquaman/orin/arthur curry, char: etrigan/jason blood, creator: j. michael straczynski, publisher: dc comics, title: the brave and the bold
By request: Phantom Stranger!|
Current Music: Pere Ubu ~ "Cloud 149"
Tags: char: animal man/buddy baker, char: etrigan/jason blood, char: green lantern/alan scott, char: immortal man, char: phantom stranger, char: solomon grundy/cyrus gold, creator: chas troug, creator: doug hazelwood, creator: geoff johns, creator: grant morrison, creator: paris cullins, creator: steve montano, publisher: dc comics, title: animal man, title: solomon grundy
Batman beyond #14|
( A boy and his demon friend )
Tags: char: batman/terry mcginnis, char: etrigan/jason blood, in-joke: bees. my god., publisher: dc comics, theme: dcau, title: batman beyond
More Wednesday Comics!|
Again, I come to the table late and have to choose just one! Figure I should consider myself lucky I even got that much, though.
And for mods' sake, I'm gonna go ahead and keep a count of what's been posted so far:
Wonder Woman: 1
Metal Men: 1
The Demon and Catwoman: 1
One more spot open for this week if you want to post something from this issue!
Tags: char: catwoman/selina kyle, char: etrigan/jason blood, creator: brian stelfreeze, creator: walt simonson, title: wednesday comics
Why I Love Guy Gardner|
There are some people who prefer Hal Jordan. Others who prefer Kyle Rayner. Yet others with great affection for John Stewart or Ruffles the Rage Kitty. But they're not me. Because I like a different GL.
Tags: char: blue beetle/ted kord, char: etrigan/jason blood, char: fire/beatriz da costa, char: green lantern/warrior/guy gardner, char: ice/tora olafsdotter, char: mary marvel/mary batson, char: milagro, creator: j.m. dematteis, creator: john rodgers, creator: keith giffen, creator: kevin maguire, creator: patrick gleason, creator: peter j. tomasi, creator: rafael albuquerque, title: blue beetle, title: green lantern corps, title: jla classified
Casstoons Reaction to the Previous Week|
( Possible Wonder Woman spoilers )
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, char: etrigan/jason blood, char: misfit/charlotte gage-radcliffe, char: ravager/rose wilson, char: spoiler/robin/batgirl/steph brown, char: tomorrow woman/clara kendall, char: wonder girl/cassie sandsmark, title: casstoons
Adoptive Amazon, part 1 (Introducing Cassie)|
* Credit to JRhode and arrlaari for the series title.
With the Bat-boys gone, the traditional position of Titan Leadership has been left open in both current teams of Titans, and on both teams, the resident Wonder has stepped up to the plate.
Now, this certainly makes sense for Donna, who's well-respected by her teammates, has a history of command with the amazons and the Darkstars, and is generally a competent, charismatic person with a high emotional IQ, all good traits for the job. But what about Cassie? If you've been reading TEEN TITANS since she joined the title, you could be excused for thinking that a pet rock would do a better job. Up until very recently, she's been a flat, lifeless superpowered Mean Girl with no real purpose or interest in life outside of chasing boys with status and cutting down everyone else. Even since McKeever had her reject Ares' influence and reinvent herself, she's been becoming tolerant and competent only slowly, and is still mostly a non-entity on the team.
But it was not always so! There was a time when she genuinely deserved to wear the double-double, when she was a Wonder Girl in truth and quite a likable character. Let us wander back, then, to those Halcyon days, and meet the girl who earned her symbol as few heroes do.
Next time: Our new Wonder learns more about her powers, acquires a rogue, and survives a relatively literal trial-by-fire.
Tags: char: decay, char: etrigan/jason blood, char: helena sandsmark, char: wonder girl/cassie sandsmark, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, char: zeus/dc, creator: john byrne, publisher: dc comics, series: adoptive amazon, series: world of wondy, title: wonder woman
When Wondy was... Dakota Fanning?|
Some highlights from one of my favorite JLU episodes, "Kid Stuff", in which Diana, Clark, Bruce, John... and Etrigan are tranformed into children, with Dakota Fanning voicing Diana.
And, the last three pages of Wonder Woman V2 #62, which ended the Perez run. The War of the Gods is over, though not everyone survived. Perez's final issue was about the characters closing chapters of their lives and beginning new ones, including the Amazons, Steve, Etta, and Ed, with Diana trying to figure out what she should do, next. Nessie, meanwhile, is graduating Junior High, and we conclude with a little meta and Fourth Wall breaking.
( Read more... )
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: etrigan/jason blood, char: green lantern/john stewart, char: julia kapatelis, char: morgaine le fey, char: silver swan/vanessa kapatelis, char: superman/clark kent, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: george perez, group: justice league of america, medium: videos, publisher: dc comics
When Wondy was Awesome, part 9 (From Hell to Olympus)|
Time for another author switch! We've left WML behind with the 100-issue spectacular and the death of Artemis, and now Diana's out of the stupid black straptastic bra and out of Boston, and into the hands of John Byrne.
Byrne's run is... hard to pin down. The man wrote with an agenda; there were things he wanted to fix and things he wanted to change and that's what he did. And a lot of those things were good. He repaired most of the damage WML did toward the end of his run, both to Diana and, to some degree, to Polly. He built an actual Wonder Family out of Donna and Cassie and Artemis. He made a point of making Diana unique and ridiculously first-tier badass, firmly establishing how high she belonged in the DCU power hierarchy.
( Diana really attracts a lot of writers who do their own art, doesn't she? )
Next time: Diana teams up with Zauriel, has a romance with a guy who, miracle of miracles, is actually worth her time, and saves all of creation. And the art is wicked cool.
Tags: char: artemis of bana-mighdall, char: etrigan/jason blood, char: hippolyta of themyscira, char: mike schorr, char: morgaine le fey, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: john byrne, series: when wondy was awesome, series: world of wondy
Batman Family "Dollar comic" back covers|
IJ account created, check. Joined S_D 2.0, check.
Userpic, can't find the damn thing, heck with it I'll get one later. Here we go...
The relentless stagflation of the 70's was not kind to comics. 50 cents for a 100 page super-spectacular became 60 cents, then became 60 cents for a 64 page giant, and finally 60 cents for a 48 page "giant." (back then, comic companies were actually reluctant to raise cover prices, you see). Then came the "Dollar Comic," at 80 pages for a dollar, with all-new content. But 80 pages was just too much paper to be affordable, so after only a few months of 80 page dollar comics, the page count was cut back to 64 pages.
But again, this was an era when comic publishers felt a responsibility to deliver value for your dollar, so DC eliminated all advertising from the 64 page dollar comics. 64 pages with no ads was nearly the same number of story pages as 80 pages with ads, so they could tell readers that nothing had changed except a lower printing bill for DC. And it gave the artists the opportunity to create pinups for the back cover.( Read more... )
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Tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: bat-mite, char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: catwoman/selina kyle, char: etrigan/jason blood, char: jim gordon, char: joker, char: man-bat/kirk langstrom, char: penguin/oswald cobblepot, char: ra's al ghul, char: riddler/edward nigma, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: scarecrow/jonathan crane, char: two-face/harvey dent, publisher: dc comics, title: batman family