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

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 (UTC)(link)
Thank Kirby for Barda.
ext_395453: (Beast - Hmmmm)

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

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

[identity profile] halloweenjack.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 08:51 (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 (UTC)(link)
I love Barda and Scott. This is amazing. ^_^

[identity profile] jkcarrier.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 09:25 (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] gargoylekitty.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 09:43 (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 (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 13:11 (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 13:53 (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] leikomgwtfbbq.insanejournal.com 2009-05-20 14:28 (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 23:47 (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.