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September 13th, 2009
06:26 pm
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Going Silently in to the Night
Small foreword before starting the post itself. I originally intended to this post back in the Martial Arts week a few weeks back, but then I was snared by the simple awesomeness of Batman: Arkham Asylum, after which I had to return to work with my vacation having ended. So this post kind of simmered away, but I still kind of wanted to do it due to several discussions I have had and read on the subject, so here it is finally happening. With that said, to the first part of the topic itself.

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September 2nd, 2009
12:38 am


Cass vs. Zombies
In honour of Martial Arts Week and a semi-tie in to Blackest Night )

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August 31st, 2009
09:55 pm


Martial Arts Week: Cassandra Cain vs Lady Shiva The Rematch
As promised round 2 between two of the greatest martial artists in the DCU.

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02:33 pm


Martial Arts Week: Cassandra Cain vs the Mad Dog
Before Round 2 vs Lady Shiva and my little finale in posting in this event. The prelimary bout: Cassandra fighting her father's "first" the one called the Mad Dog.

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August 29th, 2009
11:43 pm


Martial Arts Week: Shitty comic, great fights

Chuck Dixon's 2004 Richard Dragon series was lousy, to be sure, but it definitely had one thing going for it. Scott McDaniel's art, while no one is accusing it of being pretty, has an energy and flow that fit the series like a glove and made every fight a joy to read.
As evidence, I bring you the climactic clash between Richard and Lady Shiva.

Current Music: Elliott Smith ~ "Coming Up Roses"
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02:13 pm


Martial Arts Week: Cassandra Cain vs Lady Shiva

Two of the greatest Martial Artists in the DCU go at it.

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August 28th, 2009
12:08 am


Martial Arts Week: Cassandra/Shiva
The Fabled First and Second Meetings from two of the greatest Martial Artists in the DC Universe.

Dial Uppers Beware!!

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August 26th, 2009
12:02 am


It's Not About The Answers: Behind The Mask Of Vic Sage, pt 8
A Martial Arts Week special!

O'Neil: Vic the Seeker (pt 4)
The Great Fables Crossover! (sorry Vertigo fans, not that one)

In 1988, Denny O'Neil set off to tell a great martial arts epic, and close the book on the O-Sensei, the old master introduced in Kung-Fu Fighter, responsible for teaching Richard Dragon, Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva. While I prolly should've held this one off until after I'd posted the arc from Question v1 16-18, where Vic and Ollie first met, well, who's fault was it starting Martial Arts Week now?
But though this crossover takes place in titles starring Batman, Green Arrow and The Question,

Current Music: Jimi Hendrix ~ "Crosstown Traffic"
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August 23rd, 2009
10:05 pm


Martial Arts Week: The theme week that'll kick your keister!
Who's in? It's easy, all you have to do is post from your favorite martial arts related comic!
To kick us off, I've got kind of a long discussion to start here...

So let's see what you guys have!

Current Music: Carl Douglas ~ "Kung Fu Fighting"
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July 23rd, 2009
10:59 pm


It's Not About The Answers: Behind The Mask Of Vic Sage, pt 5
O'Neil: Vic the Seeker (pt 1)
featuring the Post-Crisis debuts of Tot, Lady Shiva and Richard Dragon!

When last we left our hero, he was brought up on charges by the Cool Quota Cops. In the two months between his appearance in Blue Beetle and the debut of his very first self-titled series, he was found by a jury of his super-cool peers guilty of hubris in the first-degree.
The sentence, carried out February 1987 by Dennis O'Neil and Denys Cowan...

Current Music: R.L. Burnside ~ "Bad Luck City"
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June 5th, 2009
01:57 pm


No DOOM, only SIN (part 1)
Sorta continuing my previous posts of cute kids from the DCU.

I like Sin and thought there was a lot of potential in her and Dinah's relationship. I definitely hate what happened to her and the apparent reasons why. I thought I would go through Sin's brief appearance (12 issues in all) and subsequent disappearance. Warning: this post contains an amazing amount of Dinah being awesome and badass.

From issues #92-#95 of Birds of Prey (collected in TPB Vol 5: Perfect Pitch) There are a lot of scans here, but I don't go over the 7 page rule for any issue.

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June 4th, 2009
08:26 pm


To Catch A Thief
So yesterday I finally sucked it up and bought Birds Of Prey: Sensei & Student despite it's gratuitous, egregious, and generally calamitous cover. Even for Greg Land, this is a bad cover. Those who haven't seen on the trade or the first time it was printed with #67, I'm not posting it, I'm not linking it, I'm not subjecting you to it. If you want to see it, it'll have to be on your own time by your own decision. I'm just here to talk about it. I'd originally decided to tear it off and burn it, but I don't keep matches anymore since I quit smoking a few weeks ago.

Current Music: Black Mountain ~ "Bright Lights"
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May 13th, 2009
08:36 pm


Context is for the Weak: Lady Shiva and Tim Drake
One panel from the first Robin mini-series:

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March 6th, 2009
04:35 pm


Help finding some Oracle art?
A few days before THE GREAT DISASTER, someone posted some pages from a comic that had really great art of Oracle. I'm fairly sure I own the comic and just hadn't read it in a long while, and I've been trying to find it now, but I don't know where to look.

I remember it being Oracle with short hair and I think the rectangle-shaped glasses. Ring any bells?

Under the cut is a picture we really need here. Behold: The Birds of Prey! )

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