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[personal profile] skjam2014-09-16 08:06 pm

The Tragedy of P

Hi folks!

Still digging through my comics collection, and ran across Manga Vizion #1.



Rumiko Takahashi is best known in the U.S. for her long-running series like Ranma 1/2 and Inu-Yasha, but she has written many short manga stories as well. These have been collected in "Rumic World" volumes. The short stories have some humor in them, but tend to be rather melancholy.

case in point )

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[personal profile] ozaline2014-09-16 02:40 am

Spider Woman Battle of the Origins: pt 3 all the gross triggery stuff

Trigger Warning Abelism, sexual, and romantic acts peformed under false pretenses, and possibly gore (though mild).

When last we left Jessica Drew, she had just been ordered onto a mission to save her lover, and fellow Hydra Agent, Jared, from SHIELD's Monaco base, and assassinate Nick Fury. We join her now already in battle against Fury himself when things start to go against her.


Three pages from Marvel Spotlight #32 (which brings me up to my 1/3rd quota for that comic over the past three posts), 7 1/2 of Origin #3, 7 1/2 of Origin #4)



Read more... )
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[personal profile] ozaline2014-09-15 12:32 am

Spider Woman battle of the origins: Pt. 2 Hydra is the place for young love



When last we left Jessica Drew she had either accidentally killed her first love after leaving the high evolutionary, or awoken from an 11 year coma, and confronted by General Wyndam. Six of one half a dozen of another I guess. Now it is time to learn how she joined Hydra and found love with her fellow operative Jared.

2 Pages of Marvel Spotlight #32, 7 Pages, 2 panels of Origins #2.

HAIL HYDRA! )
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[personal profile] skjam2014-09-14 05:47 pm

Star Wars: Invasion #0

Hi folks!

This one might have been on the LJ SD community, but I don't think it's been posted since the moves. In 2009, Dark Horse Comics did a number of one-shots with, purportedly, a complete story in each issue; counterprogramming it against whatever big crossovers Marvel and DC were doing at the time. This is one of them. (My copy was a giveaway by a local shop, thus the label.)



Seven pages of twenty-two.

Message Received )

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[personal profile] icon_uk2014-09-14 11:00 pm

Justice League 3000 reveal - Ummm.... WHAT?

Spoilers for... well, the New52 DCU concept as a whole I guess...

I'm not even going to mention who is going to be showing up in JL3000 #12 in the tags, just to maximise the surprise.

Trust me, it's a weird one )
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[personal profile] ozaline2014-09-14 05:16 am

Spider Woman battle of the origins: Pt. 1 Wundagore

So while I still plan on sharing some of the spooky stories that appear in the first handful of Spider-Woman's apperances, some questions I got both on and off the site about my last post, have prompted me to do something else I've wanted to for a long time: Compare her original origin to the one crafted by Brian Micheal Bendis. This was a sore spot for me when Bendis re-introduced the character, though there is no denying we wouldn't even have Jessica Drew comics right now if it wasn't for Bendis. I've been wanting to make a show similar to Atop the Fourth Wall, and would love to delve into this in more detail, but right now I present with minimal commentary of part one of Bendis vs Wolfman, and Goodwin...

(7 pages of Spider Woman Origins #1, 4 Pages 1 Panel of Spider Woman vol 1 #1, 6 panels of Marvel Spotlight #32)

Wundagore )

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #44-45: "Turf"

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #44 has quite a cover. Batman could grit his teeth like that, but only in the 1990s. This was Steven Grant and Sean McManus's first Batman story.

Legends of the dark knight  #44 - Page 1

Nutshell: Batman and Gordon vs. racist cops. )
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[personal profile] skjam2014-09-13 01:50 pm

Viva la Revolution!

Hi folks!

As I am going through my Animerica Extra collection (looks like I am going to have to sell a bunch of comics soon), I found the first chapter of the Revolutionary Girl Utena manga by Chiho Saito.



This was a tie in to the Shoujo Kakumei Utena anime series, which had some interesting themes about gender roles, the destructiveness of the virgin/whore ("princess/witch") dichotomy, Thelemic philosophy, and the need to "grow up" to become a complete human being. It also had some trippy visuals, some disturbing sexual moments, and a twist on the standard shounen fighting tournament story arc.

The director of the anime, Kunihiko Ikuhara, wasn't very good at explaining his concepts to Ms. Saito, so the manga (which started a year before the show aired) is very different in tone, and has some characters that don't appear elsewhere (but are referenced in flashbacks.)

Break the shell of the world! )

Your thoughts and comments?
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[personal profile] ozaline2014-09-13 04:02 am

Spider-Woman #8

Trigger Warning for Suicide



So Jessica Drew has been getting some bad press as of late, so as one of her biggest fans it lies to me to to share some of her exploits of yore. So as Halloween approaches I think I'll share some early issues of Spider Woman, when the comic had the catchphrase "To Know Her is to Fear Her," and focused a lot on supernatural, and horror elements (Really Hydra was only a small part of her backstory at this point).

Thing's are starting to go pretty well for Jessica at this point, for the first time since she left the High Evolutionary's Mountain stronghold of Wundagore she's found someone to love, Jerry Hunt, and things are looking up for her... So why then is she willing to die for a stranger?

Read on fearless spideretts, and hear the tale of the Man Who Could Not Die )
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The Comet and...the Hangman?





Last time, we saw that John Dickering, the Comet, under the influence of bad-guy hypnosis, had committed several robberies and disintegrated at least one cop in the process. He snapped out of it, discovered he was now a wanted man, and vowed to clear his name. Which would be a tall order, given that while still mesmerized he'd managed to kill both his captors. So, did he ever clear his name? Find out in this story from Pep #17 (July 1941) which, like all issues up to #71, is in the public domain (scans courtesy of ComicBookPlus.com).

Watch the Comet achieve an historic first for the superhero genre! Major spoilers ahoy! )