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No, the title is not a reference to Sins Past or any of that. Today we will look back at Gwen Stacy during the Steve Ditko days on Spider-Man. Gwen was a much different character during Ditko's days.

Warning: Budding Ditko Romance )
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Hi again!

Last issue, the Defenders learned whose brain was residing in Nighthawk's skull. Nighthawk recapped his origin, and the Defenders were knocked out by Ruby Tuesday.

Now, let's look at six pages of eighteen (and dessert) from "The Defenders" #33.

Bambi returns! )

Next time: Nebulon's plan to save the world!

Your thoughts and comments?
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Greetings, Mortals! Chocochuy is finally back!

After so many months fighting my OCD and whatever illnesses that ailed mine soul, I decided to restore my life back and to fight the good fight for Justice, Peace, Freedom, Love and Chocolate (as well as to pay Icon_UK some money he lent me). It has come to mine attention how saddening things have turned on the worlds of Comicbooks and, well, it is due time to get the magic back. Long enough have we seen heroes against themselves for the most bizarre motives as well as blood and gore ad nauseam, so why not bring back some good old fashioned fight between good and evil? Simple but excellent fun. Remember that time when Cap and the Red Skull fought for their souls at Hell? Well, comrades and dudettes, today you are in for a treat. Today Cap gets to duke it out with the Devil himself for the fate of the universe!

'Nuff Said! )
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Back in the old days of Spidey comics, Aunt May was often portrayed as a doddering old codger who didn't realize that her nephew was Spider-Man. But she also wanted something else out of Peter. She wanted him to date Mary Jane Watson.

Read more... )

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For Dude in Distress week, I thought I'd post a few pages of when the Red Skull has Captain America at his mercy... and decides to bore him with his origin story.

Origin time )
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In American comics you've got your Jack Kirby and you've got your Steve Ditko. The number of artists who aren't influenced by them is infinitesimally small. But there has been, over the last thirty years, a slowly growing contingent of superhero artists who use another guy as their touchstone -- hero of FreedomFrench comics Jean Giraud or, to be more precise, Moebius, as he prefers to be known when talking about his SF and fantasy work. He only really came to prominence on this side of the Atlantic around 1978-9, when the English translations of Métal Hurlant began to take off in the States, but within a few years you could see his influence on the likes of Walt Simonson and Art Adams, an influence that has spread down to 2011 in the drawings of Frank Quitely, Geof Darrow, and others -- not least because his style seems to be a natural starting point for, bitte Gott hilf uns, imitators of Rob Liefeld to up their game. And let us not forget his international influence: Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga is noticeably Moebius-like, though mixed with Miyazaki's own genius it's one of the few pieces of such work that can stand toe-to-toe with the Frenchman's best and not be knocked flat to the canvas.

But as much as I love his art, what drives me absolutely mental about Moebius is his taste in stories. While acknowledging that it is just a matter of taste, I can't stand the preciousness of, say, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and that's the sort of thing Moebius returns to again and again with all of his collaborators and in his own writing. It's maybe tilting at windmills in a genre that co-opts everything fantastic and turns it into stew, but I do prefer straightforward story-telling.

This brings me to Silver Surfer: Parable, for which Moebius supplies the art and Stan Lee provided the story. I don't think I'm going against the critical grain to say that Lee's muse had long since wandered away when this was printed in 1989. I can see that you'd have something interesting if this had been made twenty years prior to that (and preferably twenty-five), but Lee's writing had collapsed in a thick dust cloud of ponderousness and self-seriousness by the time this made it to print.

So I'm not going to try very hard to sum up the story here, particularly the second plot arc. It soberly informs us that religious leaders are often interested in their own power and people rely on religion to avoid thinking, which is bad, m'kay? And it does so with a singular lack of finesse. Instead I'll focus on the Surfer and Galactus and the A-Plot, which...

...brings a lot of the pretty )
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Greetings True Believers!

I know this because The King and The Man tell me so.

Plus, Volstagg must have taught some of his mad hiding skillz to Solid Snake.


Read more... )
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Greetings True Believers!

Captain America: The First Avenger was awesome.

If you haven't seen it, go forth and do so.

Fair warning, under the cut:

Spoilers, Spoilers, Spoilers Spoilers, Spoilers, Spoilers Spoilers, Spoilers, Spoilers Spoilers, Spoilers, Spoilers Spoilers, Spoilers, Spoilers Spoilers, Spoilers, Spoilers Spoilers, Spoilers, Spoilers Spoilers, Spoilers, Spoilers Spoilers, Spoilers, Spoilers Spoilers, Spoilers, Spoilers.

Read more... )
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Greetings, People from Planet Houston. Today I am proud to give you another chapter of the exciting adventures of Captain America. I can safely assure you that it will be one hell of a ride. Enjoy.

Cap goes to Hell! )
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Yesterday's night I posted some weird stuff and today I have decided to redeem myself by posting more cool stuff done by Gene Colan. It was thanks to Proteus_Lives and Auggie18 that I have decided to post the story where our beloved Sentinel of Liberty goes to College. Here is looking at you, amigos! Enjoy.

Cap goes to College! )


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