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[personal profile] icon_uk2014-12-25 11:11 pm

Seasons greetings to all from Icon_UK

Now scans_daily welcomes those of all religious persuasions, or no religious persuasion at all, and long may it continue to do so.

And whilst appreciating that there are those for whom this day is not particularly special, or whose religious celebrations occur at other times of the year, I hope no one will be offended if I post a couple of Christmas themed special pieces.

So who is on the Naughty List? )
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[personal profile] zapbiffpow2014-09-26 04:23 pm

The Flash - Future's End

In five (likely non-canon) years, Wally West gets super-speed. Here's how:Read more... )
 
 
This reminds me, what if Wally's origin turned out to be exactly the same as Barry's? Would a plot point like that still be plausible in today's analytic comic-reading society?
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[personal profile] icon_uk2014-09-09 10:15 pm

DC announces it's variant covers for December...

It used to be so easy, variant covers were shiny foil versions of the normal cover, or had die-cut sections, or sometimes even holograms, and you could just ignore them...

But then come cunning bastard in Marketing came up with the idea of variant covers that readers might actually think were cool, or even worth the having. Case in point

Warning, a LOT of images under the cut, and unrepentently Silver Age-ish (and with thanks for Newsarama for sourcing them all in one place)

A series of Darwyn Cooke variant covers! )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2014-04-06 08:40 pm

The Brave and the Bold 194 - What do you do when you're a supervillain with a bad rep

And by BAD, I don't mean "Evil", "Feared" or "Dreaded", I just mean.... not that good. (I'm reminded of a line in a Transformers "Who's Who" thing, when describing Beast Wars Waspinator; "Waspinator is certainly capable of great evil, he's just not terribly GOOD at it")

Now it's true that some comic villains are magnificent constructions, with impresssive powers, finely crafted personalities and motivations that allow for a rich variety of plots. But let's be honest here, not every villain is that fortunate. They may all have grains of genius in their creation, and no villain is without the possibility of being redeemed (or the exact opposite, if you see what I mean) by the right writer. Consider The Shade, a rather generic shadowcaster before James Robinson got his hands on him. And it is of such lower rate villains we are dealing with here.

BatB194

If you thought being a C-list hero was bad, try being a C-List villain )



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[personal profile] icon_uk2014-01-14 12:52 am

Well, this I didn't expect to see

From USA Today by way of CBR

There are SPOILERS beneath the cut!!! Seriously, SPOILERS beneath the cut! I'm even leaving the character out of the tags because of the spoilerishness of it.

A certain favourite character is making their New 52 introduction in Flash Annual #3 )