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October 29th, 2009
11:00 pm


'Tec 858, what's Renee up to?

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October 14th, 2009
12:04 am


It's Not About The Answers: Behind The Mask Of Vic Sage, pt 9

O'Neil: Vic the Seeker (pt 5)

I've worn myself out doing little dances over the announcement for Question #37, so I figured I'd celebrate another way, especially since it's been a month and a half since my last post in this series.

We're going through Question v1 #'s 13 & 14 today, a two-parter that runs Vic's endurance, conviction, martial training and detective skills through the gauntlet as he takes on a elite special forces unit gone rogue. I was originally going to put #15 in this post as well, but after re-reading it I'm still not quite sure of my take on it, and it's subject matter is heavy enough that it should be analyzed on its own.

Current Mood: i prefer "hang onto your ego"
Current Music: Beach Boys ~ "I Know There's An Answer"
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September 26th, 2009
11:30 pm


It's that time of the month again! 'Tec #857!
Before I get too caught up with with tag-wrangling, let's see what Renee's up to this month.

Current Mood: cat in lap makes typing hard
Current Music: Placebo ~ "Ask for Answers"
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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 22nd, 2009
01:22 am


It's Not About The Answers: Behind The Mask Of Vic Sage, pt 7

O'Neil: Vic the Seeker (pt 3)
Tot's Reckoning

There comes a time in every title's life where the supporting characters must take center-stage and play the largest role in a story-arc's major plot while the star runs around around looking silly and ineffectual.

Current Music: Johnny Thunders ~ "Ask Me No Questions"
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August 9th, 2009
11:00 pm


It's Not About The Answers: Behind The Mask Of Vic Sage, pt 6

O'Neil: Vic the Seeker (pt 2)

After the first arc, O'Neil's series tended toward Vic confronting a Curiousity of the Month, set against the backdrop of a Hub City trying desperately (and mostly failing) to put itself back together.

Current Music: ? and the Mysterians ~ "96 Tears"
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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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July 2nd, 2009
12:31 pm


Renee's bit from 'Tec 854
I'd been waffling over whether I wanted to post this just yet. I guess I'd had some idea where I'd Start a series on Renee when I was done with Vic, but I'd have so much to go through since I'd want to start at least with her part in Gotham Central if not earlier that by the time I got to her Tec back-up it'd be old hat.

Strike while the iron's hot, they say. Not only that, but I was looking at Cully Hamner's design sketches and there's no way I couldn't share them! There's too much good here.

Current Music: Gang Of Four ~ "He'd Send In The Army"
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June 21st, 2009
10:37 am


It's Not About The Answers: Behind The Mask Of Vic Sage, pt 1

Ditko: Vic the Enforcer (pt 1)

In the mid-60s, after his falling out with Marvel, Steve Ditko returned to Charlton, for whom he'd earlier co-created Captain Atom. In addition to working on that character, Ditko created two new ones who would prove to be among the more enduring of the Charlton heroes, and he featured them in the same book. Carrying the title was Ted Kord, Ditko's successor to the classic Fox Features Hero, but it isn't Ted that brings us here today.

Current Music: Bloc Party ~ "Skeleton"
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