Jun. 5th, 2009
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.
(4 regular issues and a last double sized issue)
Written by Paul Levitz. Art by Keith Giffen
DC let this TPB go out of print but if there is any justice in the world it will get an absolute edition
I recently became aware of a contest known as Small Press Idol.
Basically the contest has a bunch of different people trying to win the contest that would allow them to publish a #0 issue of their comic series.
Many will compete but only 3 projects can reach the finals with the winner getting the publishing deal.
However the one I'm rooting for isn't doing as well as it should so I am here to pimp it out and hopefully get a few of you to vote for the project by registering on the Dimestore website.
Aside from what I'll post here you can learn more about Diary of a teenage Heroine here.
And vote for it here , I implore you. Particularly since voting ends on the 7th if I've read the contest rules right.
(manga: read right to left)
A bit of a late entry, but part four should be back on track. Nothing to do with either Theme Week, but it does contain blatant subtext that even context can't make better. Unlike the other posts, this is less plot advancement and characterization and more of an eclectic collection of "special" moments in the series, but if you want to catch up on who these people are:
Previously, on Four Swords+... (CHUN-CHUN.)
Our hero, Link, was struck by a radioactive magic sword, from that day forward becoming Quadruplicate Lad.
The four Links could never really get along, even in the face of certain doom. So without the mightiest superpower of all to save them (it's teamwork), the merciless river rapids destroyed their stolen boat and sent the Links to an early, watery grave.
Of course, because this is Japan, that one Seduction of the Innocent moment is completely eclipsed by the homoerotic subtext that follows...in spite of the minor obstacle of all the characters involved being the same person. (God, I love this series.)
Really brings up the age-old question of "does that make it narcissism, incest, or masturbation" doesn't it?
...What's that? You say I've been skipping something? Oh, right. The entire plot. There's plenty of that, even with some subtext that's actually subtle, in the next installment. That bittersweet ending might still be coming, but it ain't here yet.
On the next Four Swords+...
Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love Evil
ETA: Because some people have asked for Roy's respone. He just kisses her and then rips off her shirt... and then they have sex. Yeah.
This is my first posting on the new scans daily (yey!) I've decided to share scans of Marvel's 1990's cross over X-Cutioner's Song. This was a 12 part series so I'll be posting scans from two issues in each post. This is the first part.
Be prepared for 90's murder, attemped murder kidnapping and torture...