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From The Batman Chronicles #3: "Riddle of the Jinxed Sphinx". A criminally underrated little Riddler tale, if I do say so myself. I find the art (a rather interesting collaboration between Bill Sienkiewicz and Brian Stelfreeze) to be rather hit-and-miss, but goddamn it all if Doug Moench didn't write one of the best Eddie portrayals ever.

The general plot: Riddler decides to do away with his riddles once and for all, and begins to hire himself out as a generic mastermind to various crime bosses in Gotham. Mind you, this doesn't mean that he totally abstains from riddles - just that he won't send them to law enforcement anymore. Like the Eddie we all know and love, he still performs his crimes with that overly complex supervillain flair.

Nice diner you got here... shame if something happened to it... )

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This year I attended the second London Super Comic Convention, and had a LOT of fun.

There were some great panels (Though I only attended the "Batman through the Ages" one, which had Brian Bolland, Gary Frank, David Finch and Neal Adams on the panel (and included the unforgettable moment of Neal Adams testing the microphone by singing "Over at the Frankenstein Place" to the room, and did it well too!) and some absolutely terrific cosplayers (The Rule 63 Deadshot was excellent, the Jack of Hearts was spectacular, the G'nort was... unforgettable, and the two little lads of colour (One was black, the other was, I think, Indian), who can't have been more than five or six, as Young Justice Nightwing and Captain America and who were wandering around hand in hand (Their dad's were with them I hasten to add), were among the most preciously adorable things I've seen in a long time (and I mean that in an absolutely wholesome sense)

But you know me... Artists here I come! )
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 Wow, it must have been years since this was first announced. Now we're finally getting it starting in October. I'm very excited.

It's basically the "final" Daredevil story with Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack writing and Bill Sienkiewicz and Klaus Janson on art. More info can be found here.

Art under the cut... )
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After posting artwork from issue #1, I guess I should show something from #2. Reading this this issue, it struck me how sometimes it was actually creepier than From Hell.

Read more... )
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Six and a third pages plus preview image from a 22 page story found in New Mutants v1 #18, "Death Hunt." This sums up all the reasons I loved Dani Moonstar back in the day, even though those same qualities lead to disaster in this 3-issue story.

Dani's been having psychic nightmares about the demon bear that killed her parents, and hiding it from the rest of the team.



So she works herself to exhaustion in the Danger Room fighting bears, and blows off Illyana's concerns after a sim.
Illyana didn't believe a word I said... )
love the OPM comm header, guys!
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Best idea I've heard all week: someone should write a novelization of LOST.

Just do the entire series in a single book. Perhaps like THE STAND, but even better edited to incorporate all the good stuff, cut out the dead weight, and revise things so that it all works better as a whole.

Because that's the inherent difficulty of writing for long-form serialized format, be it in TV or comics: no matter how well you plan it out, so many things can go wrong that can create plot holes, dropped threads, inconsistent characterization, etc. Maybe it can be avoided if it's all done by a single (extremely talented) writer, but it's damn well impossible with multiple writers.

That's why Greg Rucka's novelization of NO MAN'S LAND is largely superior to the original comics, both of which I've been rereading for the first time in years for these posts. He's able to iron out the kinks from the comics, even the ones he himself had originally written, while cutting out pointless subplots and letting other story elements breathe.

By and large, the actual stories of both are the same, with one major exception: the shared arcs of Jim Gordon, Renee Montoya, and Harvey Dent. Last post, it was the same, but with some added scenes of Harvey and Renee's interaction.

But starting here, the actual chain of events alters and their motivations deepen, turning what originally was a better-than-average crime/adventure story into something rather more complex and soul-searching.





Very little actual Batman behind the cut )


Next week, the grand finale: Jim Gordon('s soul) on trial, with Two-Face as the prosecutor, Harvey Dent as the defense, and Renee Montoya stuck in the middle.
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Tags-- publisher: eclipse, publisher: fantagraphics books, title: amazing heroes, year: 1985, creator: alan moore, creator: bill sienkiewicz, creator: marv wolfman, creator: george perez, creator: william messner-loebs, creator: dave sim, creator: keith giffen, creator: chris claremont, creator: howard chaykin, creator: jaime hernandez, creator: gilbert hernandez
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Last time, there was mention I'd be including the worst Amalgam issue. This is NOT that issue.

Instead, we combine the tragedy and horror of the transformation of Dr. Kirk Langstrom aka Man-Bat and the bizarre and magical ascension of the Man-Thing to get...

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Nananana, nananana, nananana, nananana, Leader-I mean- BAT-THING! )
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Skalja got us started in her Spider-Butt post, with some of Peter's more...interesting 80s fashion choices. But when I think of bad 80s fashion, rendered oh so lovingly, my thoughts immediately turn to...

Glitter Graphics - http://www.sparklee.com

And there will be more, oh yes, there will be more once I get into my archive discs. But for now, a little something I found in Marvel Fanfare #38 when I was looking for my butt shot week posts.

Ali and Rogue have a night on the town! )

Fashion tags! char: dazzler/alison blaire, char: moon knight/marc spector, char: rogue/anna marie, creator: eduardo risso, creator: amy keyishian, creator: bill sienkiewicz, creator: colleen doran, creator: jo duffy, creator: judith hunt, creator: terry austin, group: x-men, publisher: dc comics, publisher: marvel comics, series: atrocious fashion week, title: dc fall fashion special 2001, title: marvel fanfare
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Greetings True Believers! I want to present some of my favorite pages from the Captain America graphic novel, Red, White & Blue. I really like this book. The contributions from various writers and artists really capture Steve. I hope you enjoy and be forewarned, there is a lot of woobie ahead.

Bonus Cap-Points if you know where this preview image is from! ;)



Suggested Tags: char: captain america/steve rogers, char: falcon/sam wilson, char: captain america/bucky barnes, group: avengers, title: captain america, publisher: marvel comics, theme: woobie, creator: bruce timm, creator: darko macan, creator: mark waid, creator: mike huddleston, creator: bill sienkiewicz, creator: brian david-marshall, creator: igor kordey, creator: evan dorkin, creator: kevin maguire

Read more... )
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I've been enjoying what's been posted of Blackest Night so far, but I'm waiting for trade. But there was one thing, one tie in that I have to admit, I couldn't pass up.

Starman.

So I give you four pages from Starman 81.

Read more... )

Suggested tags: char: the shade/dickie swift, char: mason o'dare, char: hope o'dare, char: starman/david knight, creator: james robinson, creator: fernando dagnino, creator: bill sienkiewicz, publisher: dc comics
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The Web and the Shield have already have been posted to Scans_Daily. Now here are the debut stories of the remaining two Red Circle characters.

I'm posting these two together since their two origins sort of form one long, single story together.

Seven Hangman pages, seven Inferno pages... )

Tags:
creator: j. michael straczynski, creator: tom derenick, creator: bill sienkiewicz, publisher: dc comics, char: hangman/robert dickering, char: inferno
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Waaaay back in 1997 Mark Waid was writing the Flash and had done so for quite a while. One of his most well known story arcs included a villain named Cobalt Blue aka Malcolm Thawne (though his name wasn't revealed until later, who he first introduced in a one shot called the Speed Force Special who was essentially a retcon villain for the Flash. He started laying groundwork for the character in the story.

I previously posted this on SD 2.0 but took it down when I realized I had posted too much so I'll re-post it here. I'm also posting it since it seems the Thawne's will be playing a very big role in the future Flash titles, with yet another being introduced in the future named Mara Thawne according to Geoff Johns.

So here is that story from the Speed Force special, 4.5 ish pages from a 14 page story.



The Day Barry Allen showed fear! )


Suggested tags.

char: flash/kid flash/wally west
char: flash/barry allen
char: cobalt blue/malcolm thawne
creator: Mark Waid
creator: Jim Aparo
creator: bill sienkiewicz
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[personal profile] kingrockwell
Little late here due to an unexpected nap, but holiday times keep marching on with these two shorts featuring Alfred and the Joker!

Stories from DCU Holiday Bash #'s 1 and 3, plus some bonus material from #2! )

Tomorrow (well, later tonight): We've seen how Apokolips reacts to holiday times, next we take a look at New Genesis!

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