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Aw snap, I hope there's no rule against lots of fanart posts clumped together like this XD

But I've got a collection of some lovely pictures of Diana and how could I not share them?

Read more... )
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Hey Guys. I don't know if this qualifies as a legality (is it fan art or a web comic as the artist does seem to post regularly?). I requested a drawing from NotThisCrap on Tumblr (who is fast becoming my FAVORITE artist ever) for my birthday a week ago, and i wanted to share it here,

Happy Birthday to ME! )
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A little bit of a plug, if that's all right: I'm the project admin for Womanthology, a comics anthology coming out from IDW this December and featuring work by over 140 women. I know I'm not the only SD-er involved: our creators include both established pros (Gail Simone, Ming Doyle, Colleen Doran, and Fiona Staples, among others) and unpublished newcomers--and some exciting teams that mix the two! We've been raising funds on Kickstarter for the last month, and the campaign ends tomorrow. As of now, we're within sight of the (astonishing, to us!) $100,000 mark: if we can hit that target we can get free copies to libraries and schools, and make more books like this in future to give new and unpublished creators a chance to get their work seen.

For legality, and because they're awesome, some pages from Birds of Prey #12 (4 and a bit pages) and #13 (just under 1 page), by Gail Simone, one of our contributing writers. Art is by Jesus Saiz and Diego Olmos. These pages feature a Huntress/Question team-up that makes my heart happy :)

Son of a.... backpack! )
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So I've been a little out of the loop lately, for various reasons. Given the current direction of DC, expect that to continue. But I managed to stick my head back in and check in with my girls this week, and a few brief moments stood out as worthy of comment. Or maybe I just feel a need to talk about comics before the coming reboot steals all motivation to ever do so again, idk.

Some short pulls from recent comics )
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This is a big one. Grab a snack.

I've been putting off reviewing Batman: Face the Face for five years now. Every time I started, my criticisms melted down into curses and incoherent ranting, until my computer screen became obscured by rabid spittle. Okay, it wasn't THAT bad, but still.

In some ways, it's actually an ideal introductory trade paperback to get into Batman. Like Hush, it's a murder mystery that also serves as a tour of Gotham's inhabitants, and it was immediately followed by Grant Morrison and Paul Dini's runs. Unfortunately, it's also deeply frustrating, especially if you're a fan of Harvey Dent.

This was the first story to use the character in the three years since Hush, since Loeb supposedly had plans for Harvey hich kept him in limbo until those plans would reach fruition. They never did, and I think folks at DC wanted their precious status quo back in place. I also understand that Two-Face is Dan DiDio's favorite villain, which may have been a factor. In any case, Face the Face is one of the most significant Two-Face stories in canon, and also one of the most painfully frustrating. After five years, I finally have the words to explain just why.





The lost year of Gotham's Unknown Protector, Harvey Dent )




Batman: Face the Face can be purchased here if you wish to read the story in full, including the Tim Drake subplot, several other Rogues doing their Rogue things, and the entire issue dedicated to Harvey and Two-Face's discussion. As mentioned above, it also serves as a gateway to the comics which are coming out today, leading directly to Dini's Detective Comics and Morrison's Batman.
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It’s a shame that one of the most important things to ever happen to Harvey Dent as a character occurred in an overblown mess like Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee’s Batman: Hush.

It’s even more of a shame that no one developed Harvey from there on, instead leaving the character to gather cobwebs in limbo for THREE YEARS before utterly squandering all that potential in Face the Face. In an exercise of sheer masochism, I shall review both to examine all the great potential that DC pissed away in the name of mediocrity and the damned status quo. But before I can even analyze Harvey’s role, I need to go over his appearances in Hush as they actually played out. Be warned: this will result in a LOT of bitter, bitter sarcasm. I loathe Hush, both the story and the character, but I won’t be able to review the story as a whole for two reasons:

1.) I’m only interested in Harvey’s story, not in any of the seventeen other subplots happening at the same time in this poop-strewn labyrinth

2.) I like my blood pressure where it is, thank you very much.

So yeah, fair warning to those who love Batman: Hush. If you wish to defend it in the comments (or correct me on any details I might have missed), feel free. I won’t bite your head off, I promise! I know that this is a popular and beloved book to many, so I don’t want to step on any toes, but I simply cannot accept this story as anything other than crap... not even considering what he does with Harvey, which is admittedly pretty cool.

By which I mean, MY version of what Loeb does with Harvey. Because I'm not sure even Loeb knew what he actually did.





The return of Harvey Dent (but not his hair) behind the cut, along with lots and lots of ranting on my part )



Does anyone know if it's true that Loeb planned to write a Hush follow-up with Harvey Dent, and thus that's why he didn't appear in comics for three years?

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