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Below are the 4 most recent journal entries recorded in the "Daily Scans" journal:
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
The Halls of Fate, Part Two|
(Now with 30% more ranting!)
In the first chapter of our story, Doctor Fate was reincarnated as someone several of the older JSA members knew well. In this chapter, we get a quest, a resurrection, and some nice, old fashioned WTF. Forty pages spread out over JSA #8-#46.
Tags: char: black adam/teth-adam/theo adam, char: captain marvel/billy batson, char: dove/dawn granger, char: dr. fate/kent nelson, char: dr. mid-nite/pieter cross, char: flash/jay garrick, char: green lantern/alan scott, char: hawk/hank hall, char: hawkgirl/kendra saunders, char: hawkman/carter hall, char: mister terrific/michael holt, char: mordru, char: nuklon/atom smasher/al rothstein, char: sand/sandman/sandy hawkins, char: silver scarab/dr. fate/hector hall, char: stargirl/courtney whitmore, char: wildcat/ted grant, creator: geoff johns, creator: leonard kirk, group: justice society of america, publisher: dc comics, series: halls of fate, title: justice society of america
Blackest Night: Titans #1|
Current Mood: disappointed
Tags: char: beast boy/changeling/gar logan, char: dove/dawn granger, char: hawk/hank hall, char: hawk/holly granger, char: robert long, char: terra/tara markov, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, creator: ed benes, creator: j.t. krul, event: blackest night, publisher: dc comics, title: blackest night titans
Blackest Night #2|
Four scans from Blackest Night #2, one of which I found particularly interesting.
Tags: char: aquaman/orin/arthur curry, char: dove/don hall, char: hawk/hank hall, char: mera, creator: geoff johns, creator: ivan reis, event: blackest night, publisher: dc comics