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October 30th, 2009
10:02 am


Swamp Thing 44: The Bogeyman
In many ways, Bissette's finest--and most "Bissette-ey"--sequence in the whole run.

Current Location: Seattle
Current Music: Philip Glass/Kronos Quartet, "Dracula"
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08:56 am


Swamp Thing 26-29 excerpted: Just Say Uncle.

Current Location: Seattle
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August 31st, 2009
08:36 am


Walt Simonson Master Post

Walt Simonson has just about drawn every major character for every major publisher throughout the last thirty-odd years. Best known for his work on Thor, Starslammers, Fantastic Four, Battlestar Galactica and Orion, Simonson’s style has always been lauded as having the energy to rival Jack Kirby’s. But just as his legendary predecessor’s work was seen, all of the subtlety in Simonson’s work is often overlooked. Even in the most frantic piece, Simonson manages give it a quiet sense of characterization.

Hell, he just draws purty, OK?

Since I can easily make thirty different posts based on his covers alone, I’ve posted some of my personal favorite comics and covers by Simonson.

[Archived and cross posted at: http://master-post.livejournal.com/ ]

It’s really just a dinosaur, the signature is… )

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August 5th, 2009
10:42 pm


10 Minutes, a Pen, and a Notepad: How To Kill A Demigod
so, as all comic protagonists will do, swamp thing once had dudes from the government gunning for him.

Dudes who had a realistic projection of what conventional weaponry would do for their chances...  )

Current Music: Slow Hands - Interpol
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July 28th, 2009
04:44 am


Moore/Bissette/Totleben At Their Best: "Another Green World," Two Sequences
Today is a little exhibit of how to draw mainstream horror comics.

Current Location: Seattle
Current Mood: duh
Current Music: Do Make Say Think
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July 16th, 2009
01:56 pm


The Truth About Poison Ivy
A bit of Harley/Ivy discussion brought this issue of The Batman Adventures to my attention; it addresses the design change Ivy underwent in Batman TAS, and while it's a really interesting explanation, it's also horribly depressing (to me). In addition, it features Alec Holland, the man who would become Swamp Thing.

A bit of set-up: in the previous chapter Batgirl sprayed Ivy with weedkiller, leaving her weak and injured.

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July 6th, 2009
09:15 pm


The Swamp Thing, Alec addresses the Parliament
Written by Allan Moore, I present to you, a scene from Issue #47 “The Parliament of Trees” collected in Swamp Thing Vol. 4 "Murder of Crows"

Current Location: Office
Current Mood: ditzy
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June 21st, 2009
12:24 pm


The Swamp Thing, when Allec met Alex.
Ive always wanted to contribute something to this community since back when were were still in LJ.

Better late than never, right? First time posting, so please tell me if Im doing it wrong... because Im not sure how to work the LJ cut.

So this is what I will be sharing, my favorite arc of Swamp Thing under Allan Moore starting with issue #46 “Revelations” collected in Swamp Thing Vol. 4 "Murder of Crows"

5 scans under the cut )

Current Mood: okay
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March 17th, 2009
06:34 am


Gotham City Sirens, Who They Are and How They Came To Be, Part 1: Poison Ivy
With the upcoming series starring Gotham's three most prominant bad girls, I figured I'd spotlight each of them in current DCU continuity, their origins, motivations, what they have in common and what sets them apart. We'll start with everyone's favorite psychotic eco-terrorist, Dr. Pamela Isley, aka Poison Ivy.

Poison Ivy was introduced during the Silver Age, and was typical of the gimmick villains of the time. Her original origin was she was a botanist who assisted Marc LeGrande in stealing ancient Egyptian poisonous herbs. He attempted to kill her with them, but she survived and discovered she was immune to all poisons and diseases. She was a femme fatale with a plant theme.

After Crisis of Infinite Earths, many characters and series had their continuity rebooted or revamped. In Ivy's case, the revamping for the new era was done by a then up and coming writer named Neil Gaiman.

Needless to say, the result was a more complex, not to mention much darker, Poison Ivy.

Read more... )

Current Music: Brian Eno - "Deep Blue Day"
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