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I wasn't really planning to post any of this, which came out a few weeks ago. But I just found out Honey's portrayer Anne Francis died Monday, so this seemed a fitting way to recognize.

You may recall in issue 1, Killer on the Keys Part 1: Bikini Death, ocelot-owning P.I. Honey West was hired to go undercover as a go-go dancer at the Purple Pussy to find out who killed the accompanist and the waitress he was canoodling with. Another dancer landed in the hospital after dancing in a bikini treated with poisoned day-glo paint, a bikini meant for Honey!

When we left our heroine, she had stormed off to confront the hippie-chick dressmaker Velvet who made the bikini, only to be sucked into a Happening that left Velvet shot dead with a prop gun meant to contain only blanks. Issue 2 picks up with hunka-hunka burnin' JUSTICE Lt. Mark Storm arriving on the scene to find Honey standing over Velvet's body in "Killer on the Keys Part 2: Requiem for a Dressmaker."
She's dead, Mark. Five minutes ago she was laughing... )
4 pages out of a 22 page story. R.I.P., Anne. May your forever abode be filled with slinky catsuits and leopard-print sheaths, cool cocktails, and plenty of tall, dark and handsome strangers to trade entendres with.
perletwo: Movie Supergirl is easily distracted by shiny things. (supergirl shiny)
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Picked this up on a lark, because it looked so up my alley.

For those of you who don't know her, Honey West was the heroine of a series of hard-boiled mystery novels in the 1950s. Honey wore close-fitting clothes and lots of animal prints. She has an ocelot, Bruce. She knows Judo. She has a cool car. She's smart and no-nonsense.

In the 1960s the books were made into a TV series which lasted one season. Spun off Gene Barry's successful urbane-detective show Burke's Law, Honey West looked to cop a little of that Emma Peel cool. It did not hurt that she was played by Anne Francis:


And here's a little of Moonstone Comics' take on Honey. )

Next issue, "Chapter 2: Requiem for a Dressmaker." We can only hope it will have more of the ocelot.

Mods, the preview image isn't from the story proper but from an ad for the DVD set. Let me know if that's not cool and I'll yank it.
morgana006: Booster Gold and Blue Beetle dancing (Boostle Dance)
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Jaime learns something about the armor, meets the birds, and finds out what Lonar's Forehead is made of. Most of these bits were posted on the old comm, but I don't think they've been posted to the new one. So enjoy!

From issues 3, 4 and 11, respectively. John Rogers, Keith Giffen, writers. Cynthia Martin, Cully Hamner, Raphael Albuquerque, artists. Characters: Jaime Reyes, Barbara Gordon, Black Canary, Lonar.
What are you packing in there? )
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To celebrate the return of the Scans_Daily that I knew and loved (with this thread where they cheerfully dissect a racist caricature in a random Marvel work-for-hire piece), I am posting another random Marvel work-for-hire comic of no importance, but this one is from the 80s and beautifully drawn.

Web of Spider-Man Annual #4! 1985 go go go!

That's the Slug. He appears in this issue.

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In a couple of other threads, we discussed the potential of a conflict between Wonder Woman and Poison Ivy. They're both mystically connected to the Earth Mother. That's an aspect of Diana that hasn't been touched on in a while, so we'll revisit a story from the classic Perez run.

Perez used the classic Greek myths heavily during his Wonder Woman run. One myth he used tied in so perfectly to Diana's origins one would think Marston had to have had it in mind when he created her, except... He never mentioned a connection to Pandora.

Like many classic mythological figures, Pandora's stories have a lot of contradictions as the myths were modified over time. The version we're most familiar with is the woman molded from clay, gifted by the gods, and sent to Earth with a box... Or was it a jar?

However, an earlier version of the Pandora myth had her a nature goddess ("Pandora" translates to "all-giving") who embodied the fertility of the Earth, the giver of fruits and grains.

So, which version of the myths, in this series, was the true one? The answer, in true Perez fashion: Both.

And doesn't she look very... familiar?
Read more... )


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