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There are some artists who were ahead of their time, or at least the printing process involved in the production of their art. Art Adam's is one of them, as this story from 1986 proves.

This is very much a case in point, you can SEE the colouring and printing process mangling this tale to hell and back, and that's painful.

This story, has, to the best of my knowledge, never been collected or reprinted, which is a shame as it really deserves a modern re-colouring and printing if any does.

Ann Nocenti was the creator and writer on the series which made Art Adams a name to be recognised; "Longshot", the story of a sort of naive, well-meaning alien dealing with the real world and finding the likes of moral ambiguity frustrating. Here we see something quite similar, using another handy naive, well-meaning alien... One of my favourites!

Warlock! And Art Adams Warlock at that! )
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There's this thing over in TV Tropes called "Reed Richards is useless", the idea being that despite all the overblown superscience avaliable in superhero comics, none of the spectacular advances made will ever impact regular folk due to the restraints of keeping the setting as close to reality as possible. This isn't the case in every series (the DCAU did a good job in keeping ideas around once they were invented, the process that created Mr Freeze being replicable, for example), but Marvel, with their long time ethic of being more "real" than DC's output it's particularly noticable.

One way that this presents itself is in that most stock of end goals for science: the Cure for Cancer! Thing is, there are numerous actual cures for the condition knocking about in the Marvel Universe, but unlike the Reed Richards is Useless trope, the reason why they're not available isn't because they're too impractical or expensive for the public market, it's... well, the people who discovered it are kind of tools.

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Since March is Women's History Month, Marvel are putting out a series of variant covers, all by female artists, and since they are not limited to drawing female characters, aside from being (IMHO) a much better idea than DC's "Cheescake covers" (We need to rely on Grayson covers for the "Beefcake" covers) some of them are just gorgeous!

Look at all the pretty )
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Jessica is trying to keep Silk alive, cause she's extra special important to the Inheritors plans, she's the bride whatever that means I haven't been following the full event, but things have not being going well... Silk's heroic instincts lead her to start a fight that called the attention of the Inheritors and got Spider-Man Noir injured... They are back in Noir's world trying to plan their next step.

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In light of the recent posts from[personal profile] history79 I figured I'd share the first 'Marvel Zombies' miniseries which branched off from 'Ultimate Fantastic Four'.

'Marvel Zombies' was a pretty fun idea at first. I think Marvel deserves some kudos for letting their characters be used in such a horrific fashion and Kirkman really went wild with the concept in ways that Millar did not. Plus they got to 'own' the term when prior Marvel Zombies was a pejorative term for Marvel fans.

Of course, Marvel is as Marvel does and they ran the franchise into the ground. They've released five versions of the same hardcover with different covers for collectors. There have been over 50 issues at this point that feature the zombies in one form or another. I think at one point there was a "Marvel Apes vs Marvel Zombies" miniseries to get an idea of how far it's gone.

Disclaimer: The following story is very gory and features tons of zombie-related violence. But you didn't need me to tell you that, did you?

Scans under the cut... )
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Robert MacQuarrie does a funny recap of Marvel's CIVIL WAR and how it might need some fixing for the next CAPTAIN AMERICA movie.

What is a futurist? )

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