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Gotta say, compared to last year, this year has been good to me and am very much looking forward to 2012! :)

Among the positives of 2011...I guess rejoining this comm after my two year hiatus from it. I was originally a member of the LJ comm before it got flushed by the LJ Gods, and was mostly active there in 2007-2008 (around the time I actually got into mainstream comics). Admittedly I was reluctant to rejoin this comm at first since I noticed things were a bit...well *different* from the original LJ version, but after being here the last couple of months, I gotta say it's been worth it. :}

Comics-wise? Heh...honestly? I've only read three titles that were published this year prior to the relaunch: Power Girl, Gotham City Sirens, and Birds of Prey Vol. 2; all of them being girl-leading books. (You are all now free to tell me I've missed out on a lot. I've had one person tell me that already). :P

All three books were okay this year. Admittedly I felt Power Girl's book was better under the Jimmy Palmiotti/Amanda Conner team since they captured the character's wit and essence beautifully while bringing a sense of fun to the book. It was certainly a nice change of pace from the grim and gritty books I was accustomed to reading. Under Judd Winick...the book had its moments but didn't have the same flavour from the previous run. :(

So now I wrap up this post (and the last remaining hours of the year) with my favourite BOP scene of 2011!!!! :D

Is there booze? Oh yes. Epic fun? Most definitely. Naked beefcakey men? Haha, you'll have to click and see! ;) )

As the saying goes...HAPPY NEW YEAR PEEPS! ;)
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Ever wonder what Steve Ditko would think of the Occupy Wall Street movement? Well, here's an idea!



More after the cut )<img src="http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101006214316/marvel_dc/images/a/ae/Showcase_Vol_1_75_001.jpg/></a>
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I'll say from the start, as I've said before, that I love the Kesels' "Hawk and Dove" run, Hank and Dawn were great characters, the supporting cast was fun, they went to some interesting places and developed the concept of Hawk and Dove in ways the original series never managed.

I ALSO love themed villains, those whose obsession takes control of their lives and emerges in some warped form of criminality or lifestyle. The Riddler, the Serpent Society, hell, even the Death Throws (The Multiverse's only homicidal criminal team of... umm... jugglers)

Now even bearing both those facts in mind, I have to admit that sometimes things can be taken a little far, an amusing verbal tic becomes so irritating that you just want to scream at the people on the page to STOP IT!!

Case in point.... from 1991, Hawk and Dove



That's one heck of a melodramatic title isn't it? "Input: Action.... Output: DEATH!" (Dun-dun-DUNNNNNNN!)

Meet the Cyber Brats... )

Moar BoP5

Sep. 17th, 2010 07:03 am
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2/3 of one page, and one specific panel. If I'm hitting a limit here, lemme know, since this book was 22 pages.


CUT )
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So, who else thought it was going to be a bad idea trying to raise Hawk II? Hm? Anyone else?

Well let's just see how that panned out.

Three pages below the cut )
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VA VA VROOOOM. To throw in some fun with the recent depressing crap befalling my beloved Titans, I am giving a "Pre-New Teen Titans" spotlight on each of the Fab Five (and even some of their pals! Duela! Lilith! Mal!). Of course, I am starting with Wonder Chick.

See how Wally's crush on her REALLY was! See her indulge in great Donna-dickery when she finally rejects him! See the Donna-Roy relationship without prophecies!! See how she's not a wallflower in any way lol Titans20lol. See her initial pettiness toward Lilith, her first roommate, Sharon -- and her relationship with Hawk go from amiable and amorous to antagonistic!!!

Also witness her worst fear -- TO BE SEEN AS UNFEMININE!!!!!!!!!!!

No more than four pages from each issue, and about fourteen issues are featured!

GREAT HERA!!! )

suggested tags: title: teen titans, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: the flash/kid flash/wally west, creator: bob haney, artist: nick cardy
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The Karl and Barbara Kesel run on Hawk and Dove was one of my favourite titles back in the 1990's. They oversaw the introduction of Dawn Granger as the second Dove (Who was, to be honest, FAR more interesting than Don Hall had ever been) and created as good a superhero comic as one might hope to find as well.



The Kesels are amongst the few people who seems to "get" Jack Kirby characters and concept, Karl in particular used them a lot in things like this title (and Superboy), and in a way that was usually respectful, but expanded on them in ways that Kirby never did, usually because he was already moving on to his NEXT idea.

Take the Female Furies, Granny Goodness' elite warriors; Lashina, Stompa, Bernadeth and the marvellously named Mad Harriet. In some way these ladies are a lynchpin of the DCU, an equivalent perhaps to the MU's Wrecking Crew. They're powerful, versatile, each has an awesome visual design, and together form a team which is a good, but not unbeatable, challenge for a new hero team (or single hero if they're powerful enough) to test their mettle and resourcefulness. They also have the advantage of not needing much explanatory motivation "A mission from Darkseid/Granny Goodness" covers a multitude of plot points.

And at the same time, they had a static membership for a LOOOONG time. Prior to this story they had only ever added ONE member to the team when John Ostrander introduced the archer Artemiz and her cyber-pack (Technologically enhanced Apokaliptian wolves, NOT exactly cuddly puppies).

And then we had this story, from Hawk and Dove 21, with guest art from Steve Erwin, which presents us with a...

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