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Following my recent Scarecrow posting, I mentioned this story, and was asked to post if I could. And I can, so I will.

It's from Detective Comics 835 and 836, the post OYL era, in the midst of the Paul Dini run on Detective. This story isn't by him though, it's a fill in two-parter by John Rozum, with art by the legendary Tom Mandrake and some seriously creative used of colour by Nathan Eyring.

It's also VERY cinematic, this was written and drawn like a damn good horror movie IMHO (Or possibly a "terror movie", I believe Boris Karloff used to distinguish the difference between the two; A "horror movie" may make you sick to your stomach, a "terror movie" makes you scared to go upstairs to your bedroom in the dark after watching it. I know what he means)

So draw the curtains, turn down the lights and welcome to the Scarecrow in a whole new light... the light of....

Absolute Terror )
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After my Diode post I remembered another book that John Rozum wrote that came out the next week. This story, whether intentional or not, shows the difference between eccentric and crazy in the DCU. When a billionaire like Lex Luthor believes that Superman might be a scout for an invading alien fleet, he's just Lex Luthor. When a normal person has such delusions, they're taken for crazy.

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I got into comics in the 90s largely because of The Death of Superman. As the decade ended, my interest in comics waned and I left for a while. Before I gave up the hobby, though, I picked up a few sporadic books and one of them was Action Comics #756. I recently came across the book again and thought I'd share some of it with you guys, as it's really pretty fun.

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Let's have the cover and four pages from Xombi #1 (May 2011). Xombi, created by Dwayne McDuffie, was one of the second wave of Milestone Comics titles, opening up the line from the fairly traditional superhero stories it had started with. In specific, it was Milestone's equivalent of a Vertigo title, full of weirdness. David Kim, Korean-American scientist, has a hideous lab accident with nanotechnology that turns him immortal and kills his assistant. It also makes him a magnet for all sorts of supernatural and paranormal phenomena. Honestly, a lot of the menaces Xombi dealt with seem to have been gleaned from conversations with Grant Morrison circa Doom Patrol.

With the recent acquisition of Milestone's characters by DC, this is the concept that managed to get an ongoing first.

Things are slipping from their containers )

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