http://seriousfic.insanejournal.com/ ([identity profile] seriousfic.insanejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-05-20 07:36 am

Barda and Scott - Moving Day!

This is a very special story to me. Well, not really, but it is where I got my icon from.

Around the time of the Bwa-Ha-Ha League, Keith Giffen actually managed to get the greenlight on what was basically a sitcom revolving around Mr. Miracle and Big Barda, who were trying to lead a simple suburban life, complicated enormously by the fact that they were superheroes. Booster Gold and Blue Beetle stopped over, their neighbors got suspicious, there were the Robot Beatles (not robotic beetles, mind you)... fun stuff. It's not quite as good as Jack Kirby's characterizations, IMHO, but it's very hard to dislike. I mean, just look at 'em.



In today's installment, our intrepid heroes (and Oberon) are moving out of the suburbs to the big city. That's right, it's Moving Day (what can I say, Giffen likes this plot). As always, disaster, flirtiness, and banter ensue.







I love how Barda is reworking her old "oppress planets" energy into saving money on groceries. How much does the JLI pay them again?



That's Shilo Norman at the end there. We'll skip him, because you don't need proof that not everything Jack Kirby invented was genius, do you? "Yeah, let's take Mr. Miracle, then get rid of everything that makes him distinctive and likable." Meh.



That last panel was THIS CLOSE to being my preview image.



Ignore Scott's emo; he comes around. I love Barda's facial expressions and poses here. I think it's Kevin McGuire on art, in which case the title really lucked out. You could icon any of those panels and get icon love on any self-respecting DC comm.



The family settles in to watch Oberon's home video while Barda finally gets to try out her canned chili.

Oberon: Do you smell something?

Barda: Uh, sorry guys...



[identity profile] oddpuppets.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 08:13 am (UTC)(link)
Thank Kirby for Barda.
ext_395453: (Beast - Hmmmm)

[identity profile] angelophile.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 08:24 am (UTC)(link)
What comic/issue is this actually from?

[identity profile] sailorlibra.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Issue #21, to be exact.

[identity profile] darklorelei.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 08:29 am (UTC)(link)
I love them so much.

[identity profile] halloweenjack.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 08:51 am (UTC)(link)
Oberon following Barda around everywhere, constantly taping her as she's lifting and carrying stuff in skimpy workout gear, is kinda pervy. Naturally, I want a copy of the tape.

[identity profile] liarashadowsong.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 09:23 am (UTC)(link)
I love Barda and Scott. This is amazing. ^_^

[identity profile] jkcarrier.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 09:25 am (UTC)(link)
Funny stuff. Not sure who the artist is, but I don't think it's Maguire. Too many backgrounds, for one thing. ;-)

[identity profile] sailorlibra.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
It's Joe Phillips.

[identity profile] gargoylekitty.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 09:43 am (UTC)(link)
Definitely one of my favorite stories and just the thing I needed to start my day.

:D

[identity profile] filbypott.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 10:05 am (UTC)(link)
Scott handles Barda's mighty mega-rod gently, with care.

The jokes, they write themselves.

[identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 01:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Keith Giffen actually managed to get the greenlight on what was basically a sitcom revolving around Mr. Miracle and Big Barda, who were trying to lead a simple suburban life, complicated enormously by the fact that they were superheroes.

Yet another entry on my list of TV Shows I Want To See But Will Never Happen.

[identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG yes. And really, if they were willing to even consider making The Graysons, surely the Scott & Barda Show would stand a chance at being given green light.

[identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 01:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Or the green light, even.

[identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 01:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, and then you could have that episode where Booster and Beetle visit, and if that goes well, there'll be a Blue & Gold spin-off series!

DC really does have a lot of sit-com worthy characters and teams. It's kind of funny that WB/CW automatically goes for the ones that are least likely to work as a TV show, where cheese, camp or general silliness aren't going to be detractors.

"Lana is the descendant of Kryptonian witches"

See, the benefit of not having watched seasons four and five as they aired, is that I mostly just skipped right over those crazy bits.

[identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
While I'm far from an expert on Smallville, didn't it go on the air AFTER 'Birds of Prey'? So it wouldn't be BoP imitating Smallville, it'd be the other way round.

[identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com 2009-05-21 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
OK, my bad. I don't have a TV hookup, so I'm not really up on these things.
Grayson actually aired? Really? I thought it was one of those shows that were announced but never actually made.

[identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com 2009-05-21 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
Ah. That's pretty much what I thought happened, but I wasn't sure.

[identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
oh, you're talking something in Supernatural for some reason?

I thought you were talking about the time Lana was possessed and then she stuck the members of her coven into Chloe and Lois.

[identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 01:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, I was just about to head out and then something hit me: Oberon calls Barda's mega-rod the "father-rod" here, and it made me think...Barda has a "father-rod" and Scott has a mother box. Those are some oddly complimentary innuendos right there.

Is that done on purpose? Has everyone already noticed that or am I just really slow on the uptake?

[identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I realize that it's not really called "father-rod", but it's a relatively phallic-shaped object, and calling it a father-rod just made me think about the fact that Barda has an object that's vaguely masculine, and Scott has a mother-box (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=box). Both husband and wife carrying around powerful objects whose names/shapes have to do with the opposite sex. I just found it odd, but interesting, that their possessions compliment each other that way. (Or is Scott not the only one who has a mother-box?)

Of course I could just be looking for patterns where there aren't any.

[identity profile] leikomgwtfbbq.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 02:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Scott and Barda are so cute. I demand that they have a similar series running again. :D

[identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Barda is very well-written here. It's a nice bit of characterization that she desperately WANTS to be a good little housewife to her husband (although she'd still wear the pants in the relationship; I mean, who are we kidding here?), but she just can't quite make the mental transition between 'I SHALL SMITE YOU, VILLAIN!' and 'bake until fully browned, then garnish with parsley'. It's like if Conan the Barbarian and June Cleaver were sharing the same body.

[identity profile] magus_69.insanejournal.com 2009-05-21 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
It's like if Conan the Barbarian and June Cleaver were sharing the same body.

...

...

...

... I HAVE SEEN IT! I CANNOT UNSEE IT!

[identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com 2009-05-21 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
It appears I have sparked an epiphany...