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After hearing that this guy was a character from the old Godzilla comic, I had to look him up.
A smattering of images from the 30-page Godzilla #1, circa 1977.
KING OF THE MONSTERS
Suggested tags: publisher: marvel comics, creator: doug moench, creator: herb trimpe, creator: jim mooney, title: godzilla, char: godzilla/gojira, char: nick fury, char: dum dum dugan, char: jimmy woo, char: dr. yuriko takiguchi
Current Mood: giggly
Current Music: Go Go Godzilla
Tags: char: dr. yuriko takiguchi, char: dum dum dugan, char: godzilla, char: jimmy woo, char: nick fury, creator: doug moench, creator: herb trimpe, creator: jim mooney, publisher: marvel comics, title: godzilla
Detective skills for super-heroes|
See, this sequence is the sort of thing I would like to see Batman stories emphasise more. Observation and deduction are skills essential to solving mysteries and catching criminals. You don't see much of this lately, partly because it's harder for the writer to come up with than fight scenes and gore, but also because CSI-type gadgetry and doubletalk has taken over. One great aspect of the Doc Savage pulps was that (having been trained since infancy by experts),he was a multi-skilled genius with Olympic-level physical prowess ("Sherlock Holmes in the body of Hercules"). In one story, he ran up stairs with a full-grown man under each arm, then glanced into a ransacked room and could tell it had been searched twice-- because spilled liquids which dry at different rates were equally gelled. (This is one reason his fans say, "Doc Savage: adventure hero or THE adventure hero?").
This sequence is from Marvel's black & white DOC SAVAGE magazine, second issue from October 1975. Story by Doug Moench, art by Tony DeZuniga. Most of the story is a wild yarn about a huge cavern civilization of Reptilian people, a Mad Viking, lost treasure, that sort of thing. But to learn about this, the Man of Bronze casually shows some impressive detective ability. It's exactly the sort of engimatic clue that Lester Dent used to toss around in the pulps. What is that strange coin?
Tags: char: doc savage/clark savage jr, creator: doug moench, creator: tony dezuniga, publisher: marvel comics
Another addition to the martial arts week and again with Batman. Hey, we all have our single-minded obsessions, don't we? And that was a serious question. Anyway, this is a just short fight scene from the mind-blowingly excellent Prey storyline by Doug Moench, in which he provides a re-imagined version of Dr. Hugo Strange. Somewhat ironically it was originally meant to be a non-canonical story, but it was so good and popular that it became the foundation for the canon Hugo Strange. I would highly recommend the story to anyone, as it is worth it. Now it had a lot of good action sequences as well as excellent character moments, including an extremely brutal mental attack against Bruce, but I'm just posting this one scene as it doesn't require knowledge of the rest of the storyline to understand how awesome a scene it is.
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, creator: doug moench, series: martial arts week
Shang-Chi vs. Razor-Fist|
We can't have Martial Arts Week without a little Shang-Chi action. From Master of Kung-Fu #30, story by Doug Moench, art by Paul Gulacy & Dan Adkins:
Tags: char: shang-chi, creator: doug moench, creator: paul gulacy, publisher: marvel comics, title: master of kung fu
Batman and Superman spend the night together.|
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: superman/clark kent, creator: adrian gonzales, creator: doug moench, creator: gil kane, in-joke: never gets old, publisher: dc comics, title: world's finest comics
The rise and fall of Prince Zorba|
Tags: char: dr. doom/kristoff vernard, char: dr. doom/victor von doom, char: human torch/johnny storm, char: invisible woman/susan storm, char: mr. fantastic/reed richards, char: the thing/ben grimm, char: zorba, creator: doug moench, creator: jack kirby, creator: joe sinnott, creator: john byrne, creator: keith pollard, creator: marv wolfman, creator: tom sutton, group: fantastic four, publisher: marvel comics, title: fantastic four
Catwoman's Origin: Also Multiple Choice (but some choices are better than others)|
Recently, the issue of Catwoman's origin came up. Specifically, the post-Crisis Y1 retcon that she was a prostitute, inspired by "real man" Batman to dress up like a loony and follow in his footsteps, or something; the subsequent Zero Hour retcon to something much better; and the innumerable other retcons that ignored the Zero Hour retcon in favor of Miller's take, only more XTREEM, adding rape, underaged victimization, etc etc.
And since everything is more clear with scans, I thought I'd post those two different takes, so everybody can see the contrast for themselves.
Tags: char: catwoman/holly robinson, char: catwoman/selina kyle, creator: david mazzucchelli, creator: doug moench, creator: frank miller, creator: jim balent, publisher: dc comics, title: batman, title: catwoman