2010-05-24

Beyond the veil

Four pages from Ex Machina #49, the conclusion of the "Pro-Life" story arc. It's the penultimate issue of the series and as you might expect, some answers are revealed.

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creator: brian k. vaughan, title: ex machina, creator: tony harris, publisher: wildstorm

Those Inconsiderate Fliers

After a year of lurking, here's my first post! Oh gosh I'm so nervous Someone in a comment asked for this (Sorry! I don't remember who) and I've finally got around to it.

One page each from Marvel Team-Up V3, Issues 11 and 14.


Spider-Man on 'Armpitting' )



Suggested Tags: title: marvel team-up, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: she-hulk/jennifer walters, char: ms. marvel/carol danvers, char: invincible/mark grayson

I think this is all the tags except Nova since I'm not sure which one this is. Whichever one is younger than Spidey. If someone tells me I'll add him in.

Just a little Piper awesome to start the week

Just thought I'd share a page of Pied Piper awesome.

From Wally's Flash run, issue 93 )

Suggested tags: char: pied piper/hartley rathaway, publisher: dc comics, title: the flash

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Arrow related fun from JLA/Avengers #4 (or Avengers/JLA I don't remember how the rotation went)

Can't you just say arrows like a normal person? )

Suggested tags
char: green arrow/oliver queen, in-joke: context is for the weak, title: avengers/jla

Angel #32

The conclusion to the "Immortality for Dummies" arc...

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title: angel, publisher: idw, creator: bill willingham, creator: brian denham

Jason Todd: instead of being crowbarred, he could have died of AIDS...

There was apparently an idea that Jason could have died of AIDS, rather than be murdered.

Odd, but true. From this lovely interview with Judd Winick at SequentialTarts.com here:http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1711

I'd never heard of this at all, had any of you? Interesting, but obviously Jason dying of AIDS would never have allowed for Bruce to have the intense grief and pain over Jason's death, nor would it have made it the second worst thing to happen to him, after his parents' deaths.

Here's some choice bits:

Deciding to put my disturbingly encyclopedic knowledge of all things Jason Todd to good use, I ask Winick if he's ever heard about a storyline that was planned but never done, wherein Jason's death would have been from AIDS.

"I think it was a stunning, unbelievable thing. In the time of fears and epidemic, to have had a superhero have it, I was stunned and proud to hear about that. But they were not able to do it. I always forget to ask Denny [O'Neil] about that, about what happened.

"Denny's been great about me bringing Jason back. I was really worried about how he'd react, because the back of the Death in the Family trade, where Jason dies, there's a big quote on the back from Denny saying 'to bring him back would be a really sleazy stunt'. I got really nervous talking to him!

"But he said to me 'no, no, it would've been a sleazy stunt for us to do it, that's what I meant. If we'd brought him back six issues later.' It would have ruined their great story. But every generation has to work out their own ways to tell a great story."

"But, getting back to what we were talking about before, I think what they ended up doing with Jason's death was much better, for the story, than the AIDS storyline would have been. Because it wouldn't have been Batman's failure, for Robin to die of a terminal disease. Batman's failure is the Joker killing Robin in a warehouse."



Jason/Mia under the cut )

Wonder Woman 207: Diplomacy with Diana

Spoilers: From the 'Eyes of the Gorgon' trade
Seven Pages )

title: wonder woman
char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira
char: veronica cale
char: steve trevor
creator: greg rucka

A rare thing with relationships in comics...

And it is in a KID'S comic to boot! )


tags: char: Sally Acorn, char: Monkey Khan/ Monkey Ken, title: Sonic the Hedgehog.

Gargoyles #1-3


In the mid-late 90s Marvel put out a Gargoyles comic to run alongside the television series. In all it ran 11 issues, and canceled without a real end(literally, the last issue ends with talk of the next issue that never came). While it had its moments and some Amanda Connor drawn Elisa Maza to make nice, a fair amount of it was rather awkward and some just plain wtf(not as much in this post, but definitely in future ones). Regardless, or perhaps because of, this I positively had to have it. And now I do. :)

So, a post.
Well, a series of posts. But it takes one to get to two and so on, so here's the first.
Stone by day, warriors by night )

tags: title: gargoyles, creator: amanda conner, creator: martin pasko

Manga ESB, #4 of 4 - "It's a trap!"

The part you've been waiting for. Lots of double-page spreads and spoilers for 30 year old movie behind the cut.



They told me they fixed it! It's not my fault! )

21 pages + cover from an 80+ page volume.

This is how I display my heroism

This post is dedicated to Big Brother.

He was talking about Antichrist and said that while it was a decent film, you did get to see a lot of Willem Dafoe's dick. This is slightly off putting when all that's going through your head is that it's Norman Osborn, apparently.

So, I told him about Sins Past and about a chance to see Norman Osborn's O-face when he's impregnating Spider-man's girlfriend, but that the real fun with Naked Norman Osborn was from Thunderbolts.

Yes, this is as Bill as the Hills, but it's The Best Norman Osborn scene ever (even better than Dark Avengers #3 and is pretty much the reason why we got Dark Reign.

God Bless President Goblin )

If you like it, buy your own copy of Caged Angels at amazon. Yours probably won't be signed by Warren Ellis like mine, but never mind.
P.S. )