Daily Scans Below are the 12 most recent journal entries recorded in the "Daily Scans" journal:
October 29th, 2009
11:27 am
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More from "Ruins"

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October 19th, 2009
10:06 pm


Looking for a job? Or just some fun?
Ever considered applying.. internationally?

...Interplanetary, even?  )

Current Music: Hello Spaceboy - David Bowie
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August 31st, 2009
11:41 am
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Hercules vs. Galactus!

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August 21st, 2009
10:55 am


Preview for Beta Ray Bill God Hunter #3
CBR has the preview for Beta Ray Bill: God Hunter #3.

Current Mood: busy
Current Music: REM - End of the World As We Know It
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August 13th, 2009
01:51 pm


Positive Comic Week- Marvel Adventures Avengers

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August 9th, 2009
10:22 pm
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Spongebob Squarepants/Fantastic Four parody

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August 7th, 2009
12:55 am


More Machine Than Man Part IV
Chronicling the Rise and Fall to Rise Again of the Cyborg Superman.


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June 9th, 2009
09:51 pm
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Galactus is ridin' dirty

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12:26 pm


Three Perfect Moments: the Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, and MJ Watson
I see that no one has posted a One Perfect Moment for the Silvery Scion of Zenn-La -- the Sentinel of the Spaceways himself -- that being the divine Silver Surfer.

I am here to remedy this tragic oversight.

I'm going to actually go out on a limb here and say that the Perfect Moments contained in this post are going to have the most beautiful art and writing of any Perfect Moments posted this week. Oh yeah, I went there.

So, the first scans that this post contains, in one seven-page sequence, not one but THREE Perfect Moments for the Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, and MJ.

These first scans come from Silver Surfer: Requiem, that being an out of continuity miniseries that was scribed by J. Michael Straczynski in 2006. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful things ever to appear in the medium of superhero comics; Esad Ribic did the luscious yet simultaneously subdued and highly evocative art, and it perfectly complemented the tragedy of this story. In fact, my understanding is that Ribic painted each and every panel.

I warn you: this story is sad and extraordinarily beautiful. JMS obviously has a huge love for Surfer, and it shows. I don't know anyone who has read SS: Requiem who didn't wind up literally sobbing their eyes out by the end.

Fans of the Spider marriage take note: in retrospect, I have to wonder if JMS knew that Marvel editorial was on their way to ending the Spider marriage when JMS wrote this Surfer mini, because in the context of OMD, the scene I'm posting here reads like a big affirmation of Peter and MJ's marriage and a "f**k you" to the group of people at Marvel that ended it.

Herein are Three Perfect Moments: a One Perfect Moment for the Silver Surfer, a One Perfect Moment for Peter, and a One Perfect Moment for MJ. Actually, let's add another one: it's a One Perfect Moment for Peter and MJ's marriage, too.

Context: Norrin Radd is dying. In this scene, while he's saying his good-byes to Earth before he returns to Zenn-La for his final days, he runs into Peter, and they have a talk.

Norrin wants to give a gift to Earth before he leaves.

And so he does. Oh, boy, he does.

That is what it means to be the Silver Surfer.

But no One Perfect Moment Post is complete without showing one of the most important figures in Norrin's history, that being of course the Ravager of Worlds.

These next scans are from Annihilation: Silver Surfer. One of the few things that the previous iteration of Scans Daily seemed to universally agree upon was that Marvel's Annihilation crossover was absolutely superbly executed in terms of art, writing, continuity, plot, and pacing.

The Annihilation: Silver Surfer miniseries contained what is perhaps the very best scene between Surfer and Galactus that I've ever read.

Context: shit is hitting the fan all over the universe to the point that Galactus is worried. Norrin finds Galactus to ask for his help (!!!), and the following exchange occurs. It culminates in a page of pure distilled AWESOME.

...Yeah, that is freakin' iconic and flat out the essence of what makes both Galactus and Surfer such great characters. Like the above scans from SS: Requiem, it's a perfect alchemy of art and writing.

As if that last page weren't enough, you want to know what happens next? This.

Beat THAT, Scans Daily!

The first set of scans are from Silver Surfer: Requiem #2 with JMS on writing duties and Esad Ribic on art. The second set of scans are from Annihilation: Silver Surfer #3 with Keith Giffen writing and Renato Arlem handling the art.

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April 30th, 2009
03:22 pm


GALACTA (or "The World-Eater's Daughter")
First post at the new scans_daily! Hopefully I haven't forgotten how to do one of these things. My biggest concern is the new cut system, as requested in the userinfo, so if my HTML is borked, I'll get on it ASAP. Apologies in advance.

So! Onto the scans.

I imagine most of us didn't pay much attention to the two-part MARVEL ASSISTANT-SIZED SPECTACULAR, featuring offbeat stories helmed by Marvel's intrepid Assistant Editors.

I'd have thought a MINI-MARVELS Hawkeye comic by Chris Giarrusso would certainly get attention, as would the comic debut of THE DAILY SHOW'S Wyatt Cenac writing Luke Cage. Hell, I wish more people had noticed the fact that D-Man finally got treated with dignity after the crap Bendis put him through.

But as such, few folks probably even care that Marvel is having a poll to vote on which of the six stories deserves continuation.

For me, there is only one contender:

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March 9th, 2009
07:46 pm


Best What If ? ever ?
What If ? # 32 , "What if the Avengers became the pawns of Korvac ?"


Hmmmmm, this can't be good.

Read more... )

Current Music: Galaxie 500 " Blue Thunder"
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March 1st, 2009
07:11 pm


Some Mini Marvels to lift our spirits


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