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November 6th, 2009
03:46 pm


A smorgasbord of Superdictionary silliness.
Yeah, have a handful of Superdictionary entries! Always appreciated, I know. I went back through the IJcomm, and I'm pretty sure none of these have been seen on it up to this point, so yes.

Under the cut are fourteen entries. That is as many as one ten plus four. )

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August 21st, 2009
11:05 pm


Katar and Shayera know ALL your dirty little secrets
Some bits from 1961 and 1962 issues of THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. Script by Gardner Fox, art by Joe Kubert.

One of the most off-beat but underused aspects of the Silver Age Hawkman strip was that Katar and Shayera Hol had prepped for their arrival by using a device called an Absorbascon to transmit all memories and knowledge from the brains of Earth people. (There has to be a limit to the depth and type of information fed into the Hols' brains, I think. Probably they started with intake of language, geography, history, that sort of thing and cut off before they started getting into what size shoes Trotsky wore or how to make haggis. But you never know. The text says "everything" and perhaps the information was stored in compressed form in their brains, sort of like cerebral MP3s.)It was a slightly eerie touch that made our Hawks seem "other," not just everyday humans in costumes. They would sometimes sit in the dark and concentrate to try to bring out just the bit of knowledge they needed. One limitation was that (as I recall) they only did this Absorbascon process once. So if a Mad Scientist invented a reverse evolution ray while the Hols were here, they wouldn't have any information on it. Whether they would know about Green Lantern's weakness or Alfred's collection of antique keys is debatable. On the other hand, they would be great to have around when trying to do the SUNDAY TIMES crossword.

This last page doesn't relate to the Absorbascon, but I wanted to show off some Joe Kubert art. He often drew Hawkman and Hawkgirl at night, making them seem more mysterious and even ominous. Kubert also drew regular human bodies, something of a lost art. Shayera is not Jenna Jameson, Katar is not Lou Ferrigno. They're normal people in good athletic shape and that's enough.

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August 13th, 2009
09:16 pm


Justice League Adventures 20
In this issue Psycho Pirate took control of a city's emotions. He also manipulated the emotions of the League. A lot of funny and some really wrong stuff happens.

If your a DCAU Batman/Wonder Woman fan then you'll love this.

Also it's official in JL (not JLU) Batman is pushing 50. That means the 40 years later of Batman beyond Bruce has to be 90. He would be 70 or so when he retires at the begining of "Rebirth part 1".

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August 12th, 2009
11:25 am


7 is also the number of deadly sins.
Here's some of the choice scans of the Psycho Pirate story in the Justice League Adventures 12 (due to popular demand).

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Current Mood: cold
Current Music: Airconditioner Slurr
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