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This flashback from AVENGERS #266 is a great Namor moment. I'd call it "cool," except it involves hot lava.

Lava dehydrates you )
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I now have a Imageshack account, but that's not important, what is Important is the comic I scan next! Magnus returns this time it's personal! Okay while not as classic as Steel Nation the next arc is just as good. This Arc Introduces another Character who becomes one of what I like to call one of Major connections between the two the Time Zones, RAI! Rai will be introduced into the main post but For now let's GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD!
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In Response to arbre_rieur here's some scans of the New Magnus Robot Fighter and a comparison on all three(wait there are three?) Magnus Reboots!
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There are many reasons why I only showed the end to Alpha and Omega mostly because I did not to run up the page limit and also because the first 12 issues of Solar are important to the overall Story of the Valiant Universe. So the next part let's focus on the other important establishing book Magnus Robot Fighter! Magnus was nothing like I was expecting, if I have to compare it to something it's like the New Doctor Who, more contemporary but also a continuation of the Old Series, this tends to be a strong contrast to Solar which is a total revamp with a new lead. It also deconstructs it's older stories. Also it's opening story Steel Nation is one of Variant's Best works so let's read on!
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Valiant Comics, ah the 90's a time of gritty, gritty and Liefeld. During this time many a comic company has surfaced but one of the big ones, the one that somehow made it in top 3 or 4 was Valiant! Admittedly this post was inspired by the Latest Atop the Fourth Wall episode, and while I did not grow up in the 90's but I discovered a love of this really cool universe from my mom when She gave some Shadowman comics after a trip to Hawaii. I will be going over the titles, the history and some of the thing and why this company did some good work at least in the beginning. So let's start with the Creation of the Universe!

Okay This is Taken from Solar Zero Alpha and Omega, now this was published in a back up in Solar 1-10 but it's own story and forms the basis of the Universe, it's 69 pages story wise so here's the last Bit's from the comic itself, and to set up my posts here's the breakdown. I'm showing only the last pages.
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Dark Horse recently revived the old Gold Key property Turok, Dinosaur Hunter. He was a comic book character first, but he's perhaps best known these days for the video games.



Anyway, it's a Native American warrior fighting dinosaurs. How can you go wrong with that, right? Two issues in and Jim Shooter's doing some wacky stuff mixing and matching the people of different geographies and historical periods, which the patchwork setting of the series provides him ample opportunity for.

In dinosaur country, anyone can be a god )
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So for all intents and purposes, there wasn't a single Harvey Dent appearance in the Silver Age of comics. He essentially bypassed the entire era until the birth of the Bronze Age, where Denny O'Neill brought him back.

However, a Two-Face DOES make one single Silver Age appearance. But while the Golden Age gave us our fair share of impostor Two-Faces, the twist here is that this particular impostor isn't just another crook trying to frame Harvey or take up the mantle! So who... is... Two-Face?





Yeah, didn't see that one coming, did you? Wait'll you see the actual story itself!


An oddball Silver Age gem from 1968's Worlds Finest Comics #173! )
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It didn't start out bad.

The West Coast Avengers first miniseries, issues #1 through #4*, only the panels with Tigra.

Roger Stern wrote this, Bob Hall pencilled it, Brett Breeding inked it, Mark Gruenwald was the editor and Jim Shooter was the Editor in Chief.

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One of the most fascinating things about Jim Shooter's writing is how, if you read a large chunk of it, you start seeing the message that the human race is really kind of crap. It's an undercurrent that runs through his body of work. All his characters, from the most noble superheroes on down, will display these startling moments of petty or pathetic behavior. They might be noble and good as much as 95% of the time, depending on what character you look at, but in that other 5% they become these nasty little weasels.

This shouldn't be confused with grim 'n' gritty or shades of grey, though it overlaps with those trends (see: Hank Pym's breakdown). Generally, it's less about moral compromise and more about behavior that's just incredibly small or petty.

Shooter was recently hired to re-revamp the old superhero property Dr. Solar: Man of the Atom. "Re-revamp" because this is the second time he's done it; the first was during his days as editor-in-chief of Acclaim Comics, where he re-imagined the character for the modern day. Now he's done it a second time, this time for Dark Horse and the 21st century. Issue #1 came out two months ago, and as you can see, the aforementioned tendency in his writing is still in full force.



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So, um. Here's a thing.

As near as I can figure, this is from what started out as a magazine called Rampaging Hulk, later shortened to The Hulk!, that Marvel published in the late Seventies. This particular selection is from a story called "A Very Personal Hell," from issue #23, published in 1980, and was written by Jim Shooter and drawn by John Buscema and Alfredo Alcala.

In it, Bruce is on the run following a botched attempt to steal some information that might give him a clue how to reverse his transformations into the Hulk. He checks into a YMCA to spend the night, and, uh...

Perhaps a word of explanation here. This was right around the time of the smash success of the Incredible Hulk TV series, the whole reason for the Rampaging Hulk magazine's existence in the first place, as Marvel tried to use the series' popularity to capture an upscale market. In that vein, then-editor Shooter apparently decided the magazine would be a good showcase for more "grim-n-gritty" storytelling; less Silver Surfer, more Starsky and Hutch. In that vein, he decided to make his first story for the magazine especially hard-hitting and realistic.

So. Bruce at the Y.



Warning for attempted rape and MASSIVE homophobia )
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I was reading this old Thor graphic novel, with art by Paul Ryan and Vince Colletta, and you know what? It was totally sweet. Colletta is great. He was Gordon Lish to Kirby's Raymond Carver. His stuff is solid, readable, believable, and awesome. It's to the point. The expressions are strong. He doesn't waste your time, because in real life Colletta was a loanshark who had his studio in a whorehouse, and he did not have time to waste.

So here's to Vince Colletta, an interesting human being who produced fine art work and made comics a better place.



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Comics Alliance had a great page about the upcoming "One Moment in Time" story, which explains the hows and whys of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson not getting married in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #21. Chris Sims points out that nearly the entire annual is Peter thinking he doesn't really want to get married, and then getting married.

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/04/19/spider-man-mary-jane-omit-wedding/

Some of the original pages after the cut:

suggested tags: creator: jim shooter, creator: david michelinie, creator: paul ryan, char: spider-man/peter parker, char: mary jane watson,

Maybe we shouldn't... Hey, something distracting! )
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So it's gratuitous butt shots we're wanting, eh? I turn here to three panels from "Dazzler The Movie" for bringing sexy back:



What, you were expecting something more fanservice-y? Well then... )

There's more fanservice where that came from, but these are the best butt-specific bits. :D

tag-o-rama! char: dazzler/alison blaire, creator: frank springer, creator: Jim Shooter creator: vince colletta, publisher: dc comics, series: gratuitous butt shot week, title: dazzler the movie
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Well, my last post seems to be well-received as a novelty post of sorts, so now seems like the perfect time to follow it up two more pieces of fluff-interest.

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--LBD "Nytetrayn"
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Gather 'round, chilluns, it's storytime.

I was originally intending to post some Christian-comic cheese, but having the memory of this brought up made me insistent on sharing the pain, especially since the original S_D went bust and took this with it. Thus, I bring you the story of how Carol Danvers gave birth to her own rapist, featuring pages and partial pages from Avengers #197-200*.



*Issue 200: Roughly 10 1/2 of 35 story pages.
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In the final months of the threeboot book the Legion was joined by the young M'rissy. At the time I thought it was obviously how Shooter saw himself in his early years writing the Legion but went on to discover the name M'rissy is actually referring to a fan of the Legion who had since died, Rich Morrissey. (His writings about Coluan Lifespans, from the Legion Fanzine 'legion outpost' is available in 'the best of the Legion outpost' on amazon)

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