([identity profile] wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-09-10 08:58 pm

DCAU Blue Beetle

From JLU #5.

So we have a very bored Blue Beetle on watchtower duty on a very slow night. Cue time lapse montage!

Apparently pantry pilfery is also present in the Watchtower. Wonder what's in the Bat-jar...

I wouldn't wanna know what he did to the other costumes...Or do I???

He calls Batman, but is busy. So he calls the others...

It's The General!

Aaaand that's all folks! :D

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 01:24 pm (UTC)(link)
1)I wonder what about that pastrami is kryptonian strength?
2)And they didn't show him in wonder woman's costume why?
3)aww, that little wave!

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 01:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Awww. Show of hands. Who just fell in love with DCAU's Blue Beetle? I did.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 01:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Yup. Wasn't hard, though.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 02:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Very true. *nods*

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 02:13 pm (UTC)(link)
It's really SUCH a shame the rights issues didn't allow him to be in JLU proper. At least we got to see Ted on B&tB!

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 03:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Raises hand.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 05:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I did. This just adds fuel to my already huge love for Ted.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
More like suddenly remembering my love, but I do know what you mean.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd raise my hand but that would imply I hadn't already done so when this first came out waaaaaay back.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Very funny, though I'm finding it hard to believe Adam Beechan wrote anything this entertaining.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I think Adam Beechan's work is reflective of the universe he's writing. Put him in the DCUA, he gives you a bright, happy story. (JLU #11 contains the best Stargirl story ever written.) Drop him within the crappy confines of the mainstream DCU and he writes crap. Maybe his fault maybe not, but I have to imagine it's a trick writing anything positive within the DCU these days.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"Maybe his fault maybe not, but I have to imagine it's a trick writing anything positive within the DCU these days."

Bingo. I think you've hit the nail on the head. None of Beechan's DCU-proper work has made me think much of him (not only did he massacre Batgirl but he was also one of the "team" behind Countdown). But it just may be that some people can't write the dark, dreary stuff Didio & Co. seem to want and make it read convincing. I don't think I could do it that well myself.

Maybe I should check out the Stargirl issue you mentioned.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 02:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I think my favorite moment is when he's waving. This is awesome.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 02:16 pm (UTC)(link)
So much love for DCAU Ted. :D Thanks for posting., I wish I had something constructive to say, but it's too cute.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 02:21 pm (UTC)(link)

Now I DEMAND to see his Medieval Appreciation Ode. Which he probably wrote on a previous monitor duty shift.

Also, yes! More fodder for my growing collection of food-related icons!


[identity profile] 2009-09-12 10:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Could... could I pinch this?

[identity profile] 2009-09-12 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
But of course! Share and enjoy, I say!

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I can't believe that DC does't make more of an effort to sell the DCAU books. It's really great stuff, by many comic shops just stick them in the children's section to be over looked...

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
From what I can tell, the direct market isn't the main market for the DCAU/Johnny DC titles. If you are selling a comic to young children, you want to get it in grocery stores and libraries and set up subscriptions, not sell it in dark and dingy comic book shops.

(DC may still not be promoting these books well enough, but complaining about how they sell in comic book shops seems to miss the point.)

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
That last page is hilarious. Just...

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 04:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, you better post the ending to this issue. No likes a cliffhanger.
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Worried Bruce)

[personal profile] kingrockwell 2009-09-10 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd have to dig out my copy and double-check, but I'm pretty sure there's only one page left to post. Yeah, this is six out off twenty pages, so there's only 2/3 of a page left.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Awwwwwwww, I miss Ted! :-(
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Happy Babs)

[personal profile] kingrockwell 2009-09-10 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, a few months ago I was digging through JLU back-issues, trying to find the Question-centric ones. Instead, I found this one, bought this one, loved this one.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Did you get #36? That's probably the best Question story ever.
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Vic Sage)

[personal profile] kingrockwell 2009-09-10 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Durlan invasion. Vic is sent on a wild goose chase that runs him across various urban legends, including the Chupacabra, Loch Ness Monster and the Mothman. When he gets to the end, the League admits they came up with the scheme to keep him out of the way while they dealt with the invasion.

He knows, of course, and zaps Superman with a taser, revealing him and the others to be Durlans. Then the real League (whom the Durlans had put on a ship headed to the sun, but Vic saved them off-panel) burst through and the day is saved.

Also notable for being the only JLU thing I know of where anyone actually called him Vic.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 10:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Must find!

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, I must find this, too. :D It sounds great! And DCAU!Question is made of Crazy Awesome anyway.

[identity profile] 2009-09-11 12:40 am (UTC)(link)
"Obvious, in hindsight."

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I tried posting it, but it's simply too awesome to cut down to 7 pages. It's about conspiracies and brilliance and the JLA and AWESOME THAT'S WHAT IT'S ABOUT.
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Snarky Vic)

[personal profile] kingrockwell 2009-09-10 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd argue that being JLU Vic is a very different Vic, but it is a good story. Never found it or #8, and, come to think of it, forgot them completely when I ordered my last Vic fill-pack from MileHigh, same with the Showcase '95 story (which is now the only Denny story i don't have). Obvious with hindsight.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 05:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Ted, how are you so awesome?

thanks for posting!

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Booster's awsome rubbed off on him. They won;t say how it happened though.

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Just another reason to LOVE TED!

[identity profile] 2009-09-10 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Damn, I'm sorry I missed this one. DCAU Ted is great stuff.

[identity profile] 2009-09-11 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
Ha, he googles himself.

I can totally imagine Ted in a wiki war with his superhero wiki page.

[identity profile] 2009-09-11 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
So many iconnable moments! Ted munching his sandwich, Ted burping, Ted playing paddle ball...

[identity profile] 2009-09-11 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah. I laughed pretty hard at the whole thing. Especially "CANDYGRAM!"

Why in God's name do all the heroes keep their uniforms in one closet?

[identity profile] 2009-09-11 06:50 am (UTC)(link)
It's probably just their spare outfits in case of emergencies. You know, there's an alien invasion or something, Vigilante's cowboy hat gets blown to bits, he can't very well show his face in public without his trademark Stetson, so he picks up a spare from the costume closet.

[identity profile] 2009-09-11 06:53 am (UTC)(link)
I love that last page. Ted's all like 'Uh... hi? Oh damn, I'm screwed.'
(Also, given the coloring, I'm guessing what's in the Bat-jar is either mustard or honey.)

[identity profile] 2009-09-11 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm, I thought the JLU Watchtower had a staff?

Not that I mind; this was a great story anyway.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"