2017-04-21

Sam Wilson: Captain America #20



"Righties mad about looting: a nice TV is a small consolation prize for knowing a cop could shoot you anytime for no fucking reason." -- Nick Spencer

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Batman #20 - "I Am Bane, Part Five"



'Wanted to write this page since I was 9. Hope it inspires a picked-on kid, as the comics of my nerdy youth inspired me. "I'm still here."' -- Tom King

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[personal profile] icon_uk2017-04-21 02:21 pm

NoScans - Canadian artists turned back at US border for carrying unfinished Commissions

This one really does sort of take the cake in terms of "What?" And I make no apology for sharing it on scans_daily, as I know many of us have enjoyed the work of the artist in question, and commissions in general.

Gisele Lagace (artist on Archie, Jem and the Holograms and others) posted this on her Facebook page yesterday

Welp, no C2E2 for me. Was refused entry at the border. They kept pressing about the comics I had and the sketches, and well, I had to be honest and said that I did get paid for commissions but before hand, but since they weren’t complete, it was considered work in the us. Comics wise, I had maybe $700 in value if I had sold everything. Honestly, it’s not a lot.

Was asked if I was the only one doing this as I looked surprised to be refused entry. I said no, many artists from around the world attend these to promote themselves. I don’t think they cared.

My car was searched and is a mess. And to top it off, I was body searched and finger printed too (they do that when you get refused entry apparently.) It was an awful experience.

Things then went worse when they searched me throughout and found 2 white pills in my wallet. There was no identification on them and I wasn’t sure what they were. Once I calmed down after being touched all over, I remembered they were generic acetaminophen from the dollar store that I carry around in case Marc gets a headache as it sometimes happen. I forgot they were even in there.

Anyway, I wasn’t turned around for the 2 acetaminophen, as they found those after I was refused entry for the comics in my car and the unfinished sketches but they kept us longer there until they were convinced they weren’t narcotics. I never took drugs in my life!

And to think we drove close to 2 days to get there. For nothing. (No, I didn’t get anything from that body search. Maybe Zii would think it’s a good deal.) Anyway… Driving back home.

Now that I’ve been refused entry in the US for this, it’s on file. Don’t expect to see me at a US con until I can figure out a way to get in and being absolutely certain this won’t happen.

This is deeply shameful treatment involving deliberate humiliation. I believe it's technically current laws being enforced, but they have not been to this extent at any time in the past.

If she'd completed the art would they have been able to stop her?

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[personal profile] thanekos2017-04-21 08:21 pm

Last time on Battlestar Galactica: Gods and Monsters, the Cylons attacked.

They popped up on top of the Fleet.

A Raptor went below that, down to the planet where the Fleet was mining for resources.

It went to evac the few who hadn't yet been- Doctor Baltar, Apollo, Helo, and Tallos.

That last, that supposedly tame rebuilt patchwork Cylon Centurion of the doctor's, stole the Raptor and left.

Baltar took it in stride- he figured the Galactica could send another.

" Centurions are built for battle, of course. Tallos simply couldn't wait to join. "

" Yeah- " said Helo, " but on whose side? "

Above them, man and machine fought on their expected sides. )
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Danger Club #5



There were no heroes. Not anymore.

Only us.

One by one we would fall to the darkness that had descended upon our world.

It was the end of everything.

And there was nothing we could do to stop it...

...Except pray.


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