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November 11th, 2009
06:53 pm


Awesome Comics Are Awesome

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November 6th, 2009
10:55 am


The Opening Defense In The Human Game
so, the Human Defence Corps.

Currently the unit General Sam "Wade Eiling 1.1" Lane's in command of, they were created under the Luthor administration to be the one armed gov't group gunning after non-baseline threats that was actually public.

And they know what they're doing, surprisingly.  )

Current Music: King Gainer Over! - Yoshiki Fukuyama
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November 1st, 2009
12:16 am


The Thrawn Trilogy: Dark Force Rising
"I have no qualms about accepting a useful idea merely because it wasn't my own."

Here's the other half of Dark Force Rising. First part was here. You can probably tell that this time I have the book in hand.

When I uploaded these, I forgot to shrink them, and I am not going to delete them and reupload smaller versions. So the contents of this post are on my Livejournal.

Well? What is your choice?

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October 22nd, 2009
07:07 pm


Superman Special #1 and twenty-four hours with Gil Kane
Hello there, I would like to present to you two works, or perhaps one and a half. The first is Gil Kane's classic Superman story, "Behold, the Ultimate Man!" The second is my 24-hour comic where I attempted to redraw and retell the story, with mixed success.

I don't know how easy this will be to read -- you're reading two things at once, and it can be confusing. There is a lot of writing below. Take your time and please feel free to respond to only part instead of the whole.

Superman Special #1: "Behold! The Ultimate Man!" 44 pages, of which the equivalent of 14 are reproduced below interwoven with 24 pages of hasty reinterpretation.

Read more... )

Current Location: Austin, TX
Current Music: Fela Kuti "Lady"
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October 17th, 2009
03:31 pm


The Thrawn Trilogy: Heir to the Empire
Five years after Endor and the death of the Emperor, the Empire was in bad shape. There had been successors who had ruled the Empire, or tried to. Pestage, the Tribune, Ysanne Isard. Under them it splintered, warlords like Teradoc and Zsinj splitting off on their own to fight them and the New Republic. The Empire just kept losing people and worlds, rarely if ever winning any important battles. And then the last of the Grand Admirals came back from the Unknown Regions. Alien. Analytical. Awesome.

"I am Grand Admiral Thrawn. I have been away, but now I have returned. I know some of what has occurred. You will fill in the details of the rest when I come aboard. Rejoice, Captain, for the Empire will rise again." - A Grand Admiral Returns

Next up is Dark Force Rising.

Why is the tag "Heir of the Empire"? And why have a tag for it at all? Only two posts will ever use it.

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October 16th, 2009
12:17 am


The Thrawn Trilogy: Heir to the Empire
"It was just after four o'clock on November 6, 1989, and I was three days into writing my first novel for my new publisher, Bantam Books, when the phone rang. It was my agent. "Tim," he said after the usual pleasantries, "we have a very interesting offer here."" - Zahn

This is the honorary Episodes Seven, Eight, and Nine. This is what kickstarted the Star Wars Expanded Universe as we know it. Marvel Star Wars was there first, true, and so were Han Solo's and Lando Calrissian's short trilogies, and Splinter in the Mind's Eye, and assorted minor comics and kidlit. They didn't usually stray far from the movies, though, and they weren't epic. Not like this. Well, actually, this is just the comic book adaptation of that trilogy. And it's not as good, but I can't find too much fault with that. I love the Thrawn Trilogy, Zahn's writing, and his characters. I really do.

The art for Heir to the Empire really isn't all that good. Stick around, though. Other books get better. I think two posts per book, meaning three issues per post, should do. There are twenty eight pages in the first issue, twenty six in the second, and twenty four in the third.

Current Mood: pleased
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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 13th, 2009
10:09 am
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Positive Comics Week, take two

Since the last post got disemboweled by 404: Reposting! Plus a few more images from the same thread:

Current Mood: cheerful
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