Sep. 11th, 2011

Inside Out

Sep. 11th, 2011 01:36 am
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Following up on turtlefu's earlier post, there seems to be a surprising number of scenes in comics that involve a character exploding out from inside another character. Here's another one from Punisher volume 7, #5. It happens to be my favorite of this grotesque little mini-genre mostly because I like cheesy action films filled with one-liners.


Pizza Delivery )
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On the one side, you've got the Red Hulk, Thunderbolt Ross: formerly a four-star general in the Air Force hunting the Hulk, currently a dead man turned Rulk being hunted.

On the other, the technomorphic transhuman Zero/One, Dr. Parul Kurinji: once working for the shady super-scientific Omnisapient Systems, now for the future's betterment.

They're a natural protagonist/antagonist pair, opposites that they are; one's raw power and just-in-time tactics, the other's refactored intelligence and long-term strategies. Until this month's Hulk #40, they hadn't yet had a direct confrontation, Zero/One only sending her attack augment Black Fog time and again in bids to eliminate him.

But then, last month, the crimson crusher's latest bĂȘte noire Omegex the world-ender BRAMMM'd him right into Bar Harbor, Maine. )
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Peej may clearly wear the pants in any relationship that she's in, emasculate any man who dares to come on too strong, be the one to punch through walls and amputate arms to protect the people she loves, and she may even enjoy living up to her reputation of being an arrogant, brash hardass (pun possibly intended) that doesn't take any bullshit from anyone.

But when it comes to spending *quality* time with others, or showing other emotions besides anger, she feels more vulnerable than an actor standing naked on stage in front of a live audience.

Oh yes...lesbian subtext was most definitely had... )
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Now with added letters.

Found these over on tumblr, I suspect they might be from a preview copy, since they do appear to be scanned rather than released graphic images.

We've seen a couple of these pages unlettered

Shiny PVC-clad Grayson butt! )

Now with added blue recolourisation! )
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The most peculiar '80s comic event was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle boom. Or rather, it was the flood of knock-offs inspired by TMNT's incredible success (for a while issue #1 was selling for a couple of hundred bucks). Pretty much every publisher put out something black-and-white involving funny animals, most of which didn't make it past the first issue. A lot of them skated dangerously along the "parody" line -- a quick poke around the web to refresh my memory turned up Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, Geriatric Gangrene Jujitsu Gerbils, Adult Thermonuclear Samurai Elephants, Naive Interdimensional Commando Koalas, and Pre-Teen Dirty-Gene Kung Fu Kangaroos. It felt like Blackthorne Publishing printed nothing but them for a while. It was a weird time, kind of similar to the record companies' rush to Seattle after Nirvana hit big...hmmm, Stone Temple Pilot Turtles? Nah.

Anyway, one nice side effect of it was that for a while other more original B&W funny animal stuff would get printed, and a lot of very non-mainstream stuff snuck through. The quality was pretty uneven, to be kind, but there were gems. One of my personal favorites, forgotten by me until I stumbled across their one-shot from Eclipse this afternoon, was Weasel Patrol.

Ken Macklin has dropped off the map, unless he's this Ken Macklin, which I have a funny feeling he might be -- I vaguely recall he was Canadian, and so's this sculptor. Whatever happened to him, it's a shame he's apparently stopped making comics because the guy had serious talent. His signature work was Dr. Watchstop, a Vaughn Bodé-esque SF strip that started out in Marvel's Epic magazine and then became a back-up series in Eclipse Comics' Fusion. It was beautiful.

On the other hand this collaboration with fellow Fusion artist Lela Dowling was a throwaway. But it was funny and the art was nice, which is two more points than many of the funny furries of the TMNT Land Rush had.

For no obvious reason their one solo outing sent them to the Old West. Well why the hell not? We'll begin with their recurring villain, Reefer Rick:

Even the crime of cattle rustling hadn't changed, until one day so many cattle were missing that folks noticed, and the local sheriff appealed for help... )


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