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[personal profile] skjam2014-09-02 05:03 pm

Speak Now...or Forever Rest In Peace!

Hi folks!

When Superman the Animated Series and Batman the Animated Series were on, they had tie-in comics, the Adventures line. We've seen scans from those every so often. But there was a third title, Adventures in the DCUniverse that covered everyone else in the DCU in kid-friendly stories.



This version draws most closely on the Jerry Ordway Power of Shazam continuity. 7 pages of 22.

Say the word! Feel the power! )

Now we wait for the newest Shazam-related series to find a hole in the schedule.

Your thoughts and comments?
SKJAM!
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[personal profile] zapbiffpow2014-09-02 01:28 pm

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination - And Now...We Party

Man, I loved Scribblenauts Unmasked. It's such a great mixture of stupid, insane, nerdy, childish and awesome.

I retconned Jor-El and Lara into putting baby Kal-El in a helicopter. I made the Justice League fight Flash's Rogues and after there was a flock of magical doves everywhere, and I didn't even summon any magical doves. I had to chop down some trees, so I summoned 'George Washington' and 'axe', and the game basically said, "Correct, PLAYER. Let's go watch some goddamned chopping."

The comic book sequel was also surprisingly fun. A lot of great references in these next four pages, but I've listed the best ones after the cut:


Above: A vigilante is locked in vicious combat. )
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Trees #2-3



"All I can say is that, for me, science fiction remains the best tool for a certain kind of social fiction..." -- Warren Ellis

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Fantomah and the Jungle Demon





Time for another cracktastic Fantomah: Mystery Woman of the Jungle adventure by Fletcher Hanks (as Barclay Flagg). This story is from Jungle Comics #6 (Fiction House, June 1940), which is in the public domain (scans courtesy of ComicBookPlus.com).

Trigger warning for the racist depiction of African indigenous people.

Just Say No to drug berries of the Unexplored Red Region, kids! )

About that Manara Spider-Woman cover...

A lot of talk in the fan press about the sexism of that Milo Manara Spider-Woman cover. Generally, I am with people when they talk about the oversexualization of females in comics.


But in this particular case...oddly enough, I'm not so sure.


manarasw2


Let me explain why...


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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - "Twenty Plus One"



"MTMTE#31 is an experiment: one scene, set in one location, told in 'real time'. It's Transformers meets 'Rope', or The MTMTE Bottle Episode." -- James Roberts

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Is This Tomorrow: America Under Communism!





These scans are from a one-shot propaganda comic. Created in 1947 by an uncredited writer and artist, and issued by the Catechetical Guild Education Society, a Roman Catholic publisher, Is This Tomorrow envisions, step by step, how a communist takeover of America might take place. While the scenario isn't entirely implausible (we're not talking anywhere near Chick Tract-level distortion of reality, here), it does call for more than a little suspension of disbelief in places. And snark. Let's not forget the snark.

This 48-page comic is now in the public domain (scans courtesy of ComicBookPlus.com).

It Can Happen Here(?) Also, trigger warning for racism and violence/gore )

AXIS, Ambigrams and Comics Logo Design

Marvel's latest crossover event is really innovative in at least one respect. It wants to get you looking at comics in an entirely new way. Upside down.

AXIS Cover

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[personal profile] skjam2014-08-29 08:45 pm

Yesterday Man

Hi folks!

Zero Hour came about for two main reasons; DC needed a big crossover event, and their post-Crisis continuity had become a bit of a mess. There was all sorts of debris left over from pre-Crisis, and series like Hawkman had introduced new retcons that didn't fit properly with the timeline established right after Crisis on Infinite Earths.

So there was a big time-travel plotline, and DC's continuity was reset. The various DCU series running at the time had new #0 issues to present new origins or backstory. In the case of the Superman-related titles, the zero issues created a new villain from Clark Kent's past, Conduit.



And that was the gimmick of this particular supervillain, that he hated Clark Kent rather than Superman. Kenny Braverman was a kid about the same age as Clark Kent, who'd been exposed to Kryptonite radiation from the ship that brought Clark to Earth. This caused him to have bouts of illness, so that while he grew up to be a good athlete, he always came in second best to Clark Kent.

(In this continuity, Clark did not start getting his powers until his very late teens--once they kicked in some, he quit sports so Kenny was unable to surpass him. It did not help that Kenny's father constantly compared him unfavorably to Clark.)

Sometime later, Kenny had begun working for the CIA, but when he and Clark coincidentally met in Europe, Clark inadvertantly ruined the covert op and destroyed Kenny's chances of promotion in the normal way. However, the Kryptonite radiation was still in his body, and the CIA developed a special suit that would allow him to use it as superpowers.

And now 7 pages of 21 from Action Comics #0. )

Later, Conduit found out Clark Kent and Superman were the same person, and launched a convoluted revenge plot that ended in his death.

Your thoughts and comments?
SKJAM!