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So guess what I found, everyone?

As much as today's comics are rightfully lambasted for their persistent sexist under(and sometimes over-)tones, it speaks rather glowingly of social progress that even the openly misogynist comics fans (and creators) of today would probably shudder at some of the works of yesteryear. As none of the comics on that list appear to be inhabitants of scans_daily (this edition, at least; some of them had probably been posted before the Great Crash), I have taken it upon myself to torture entertain you all with them.

First up... The Brave and the Bold #63 by one Mr. Bob Haney, creator of the Teen Titans, technical creator of Wonder Girl, and one of the most batshit insane writers of the Silver/Bronze age. I can't be certain, but I think this was the first meeting between Supergirl and Wonder Woman (this was before The Brave and the Bold turned into Batman and His Amazing Friends); if true, both "Super-chicks" have my deepest sympathies. Worse, the cover is an insidious little piece: 100% accurate to the story, 0% indicative of the shitstorm of sexism we're all in for.



Warning: do not read while drinking fluids. I will not be held reponsible for getting you a new keyboard. )
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JLA #22 has the JLA fighting Starro the Conqueror, called "It." Half the team fight It in the real world, while Superman, Green Lantern/Kyle Rayner and Wonder Woman/ Queen Hippolyta fight It in the dream world. Without their powers.

Daniel's pep talk  )
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...and remember that the World's Finest isn't two people, it's three.

The first time Superman met Batman, Batman was in full on "early days lone avenger" mode, terrifying everyone who saw him, whether they needed to be scared or not.

The second time though..

..things were a little different )
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WORLD'S FINEST was a ten issue miniseries that covered Batman and Superman's friendship over ten years in the post-Crisis post-Zero Hour DC Universe. For most of that decade, they thought their refusal to work together resulted in an innocent man dying. They find out they were wrong.

Alfred and Lois Dance )
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"I rarely do art commissions. For the simple reason that I have too many projects to do and don’t have free time to devote to commissions. However, I do take a commission or two, usually for a friend or art collectors that I know and trust – In this case, Hawaiian Dave.

Now Hawaiian Dave is a huge Batman-Superman fan, and to my knowledge, has one of the largest collection of Batman-Superman art.

Over the years, I got to know Hawaiian Dave fairly well and his art collection. And over the years, he tried to commission me to do a nice Batman-Superman piece to add to his collection. However, over the years, I resisted his offer – for the plain reason of I hate Superman. I think Superman is a boring and moronically simple character. From his Kryptonite weakness to his silly disguise with the eyeglasses, Superman is an ill-conceived character. Just because he’s the first superhero doesn’t mean he’s a good character. And don’t get me started on him crying on every other comic book cover.

One day the impossible happened, I was bored and I had some free time and Hawaiian Dave gave me a big wad of cash. On top of that, he told me that I can draw whatever I desire as long as Batman and Superman is in it… Since I hated Superman so much, the only logical conclusion was to do the scene in the Frank Miller’s masterpiece “The Dark Knight Returns” where the old Batman comes out of retirement and beat the shit out of Superman. And off I went.

This simple pin-up morphed into an elaborate pin-up which then turned into a 2 page sequential action scene complete with dialogues. To tell you the truth, I had a great time drawing this. But I can honestly say that this will probably will be the last Superman art I draw.

I really hate Superman."
- Frank Cho

Comic under the cut... )
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countdown37cover

Head Writer: Paul Dini
Writer for #37: Adam Beechen
Writer for #36: Tony Bedard
Writer for #35: Sean McKeever
Artists for #37: David Lopez and Mike Norton
Artist for #36: Jim Calafiore
Artist for #35: Manuel Garcia
Senior Editor: Mike Marts
Associate Editor: Jeannie Schaefer


Let's just get back with Countdown to Final Crisis...

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 So I went to see Batman v Superman, and I thought that it was… OK. It’s not the great disaster that so many seem to be proclaiming it to be (though it has a number of issues), it’s just an okay superhero film. Admittedly it’s a touch maudlin in places, but considering the subject matter,  it’s not really surprising. The score’s great, the action is great, the acting is fine for the most part, and even the hints at the upcoming JL movie seemed to fit into the story without derailing the main plot. I particularly liked Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman (definitely one of the highlights of the movie) and I look forward to her own movie.

Personally I'd recommend just going to see it to make up your own mind about it. I thought that it was far better than Man of Steel (even attempting to directly fix some of the issues with that movie), but it's a very different animal to the MCU movies. For one thing, people take what's going on seriously without the flippancy a lot of the Marvel films to indulge in (seriously Ultron, if you're not going to take your own plot to kill humanity seriously why should we?).

There ARE problems though, which could have been fixed with another couple of drafts of the script and maybe getting Zack Snyder to tone down some of the performances (like Luthor's).

Spoilers behind the cut

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