Apr. 6th, 2010
Old-School folks will recall that I posted 1990's BATMAN ANNUAL #14, "Eye of the Beholder," to the original scans_daily at least twice. That's because I frickin' love this story. Not only is it one of my all-time favorite comics--BATMAN or otherwise--but it is also just above BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES for being the gold standard on everything related to the character of Harvey Dent.
It's a story that's borrowed/ripped-off from (THE LONG HALLOWEEN, and subsequently THE DARK KNIGHT) as often as it's been ignored (ROBIN: YEAR ONE), but so far, in terms of a sheer character study, I'm firmly believe that it has yet to be surpassed. Because even when it's not ignored, other writers don't quite seem to have a grasp on the complex subtleties that Andrew Helfer imbued to his new post-CRISIS origin of Two-Face. And attempts to develop it further fall hilariously flat too (why hello thar, BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE!)
Of course, this is just a 1/3 excerpt of a great entire issue--one well worth tracking down until DC finally wises up and reprints it in some capacity--but I have to say, I'm really pleased with how this edit actually tightens up the story rather effectively. It's much leaner and brutally to the point.
But enough of my yammering. If you've never read this before, you're in for a treat. And if you have, well, hopefully this falls under the beloved old category of "Never Gets Old."
( Once more... the definitive Harvey Dent story )
Finally, a question, readers: do you like my commentary interspersed through the scans like this, or would y'all just prefer I leave my essaying until the end in one big chunk? I imagine some people don't care for my blathering on and just want to read the scans, which I understand. At the end of the day, the comics really do speak for themselves, or they should anyway.
Suggested tags: char: two-face/harvey dent, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: jim gordon, creator: andrew helfer, creator: chris sprouse
( STALIN SHOOTS LINCOLN IN FORD'S THEATER BEHIND CUT! )
4 pages from Time Lincoln 1
Creator: Fred Perry
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Character: Abraham Lincoln
Some previews for the upcoming Sif one-shot, by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Matt Fraction's wife, fittingly enough, as he's the next writer on the Thor title) and artist Ryan Stegman.
( Read more... )
char: sif, char: beta ray bill, creator: kelly sue deconnick, creator: ryan stegman, publisher: marvel comics
( It goes down hill from here )
Suggested Tags: char: speedy/red arrow/roy harper, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, char: lian harper, creator: devin grayson, creator: mark buckingham, creator: paul pelletier, creator: ale garza, publisher: dc comics, title: titans
I'm doing a report on the history of EC comics for my class. Basically, a rundown of their controversial horror titles, their other genres, the wrath of Wertham, their post Code-books, etc. Unfortunately, with the exception of "Tales from the Crypt: The Official Archives", I could not find any books through my library catalog that focus on EC specifically.
I was wondering if anyone had any books that they'd recommend, that while not about EC specifically, still discussed them at a decent length? I'm not asking for anyone to go out of their way to find something, just if you know of anything off the top of your head. I imagine there's a hundred "history of comics" books out there, so I wouldn't know where to start.
In the end, I have a feeling that the bulk of my research will come courtesy of the internets and the aforementioned "Archives" , but anything that has a new angle on something I didn't know would be a huge help.( For legality... )
( Meet the residents of Ignition City. )
creator: warren ellis, title: ignition city, creator: gianluca pagliarani, publisher: avatar press
And saddened as I am by the news, he's left us a considerable body of work to appreciate. So instead of dreading the prospect of a future without him, let us celebrate the good we have from the past.
( Mostly, Greg, I just wanna say Thank You. )