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Metropolis is usually seen as the "less weird" Gotham City.

Metropolis is all sunshine and clean urban lifestyle, bustling and somewhat wholesome, whereas Gotham is the twilight and shadows and overall slightly sleazy freakyness. The cities heroes and villains reflect that too of course.

But it's nice to be reminded that even Metropolis has it's... weirder side (Be warned there is one image which appears to be a form of self-harm)

Case in point - The Bizarro Scene )
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I promised Steve Gerber, and by golly, I'm delivering. Mr. Gerber did a number of oddball titles for Marvel in the 1970s, including The Man-Thing.



Like the Swamp Thing, created almost simultaneously over at DC, Man-Thing was originally a scientist, Ted Sallis. He was working on recreating the Super-Soldier serum that created Captain America when there was an explosion and he was flung into the Florida swamp. There, the chemicals reacted with the mysterious forces in the Swamp (the Nexus of Reality) to create a muck-monster out of Sallis's body.

Unlike Swamp Thing, Man-Thing did not have access to Ted Sallis' memories most of the time. It shambled about mindlessly, drawn or repelled by human emotions. In particular, fear annoyed Man-Thing, and it would attack the source of that emotion. And "Whatsoever knows fear...burns at the Man-Thing's touch!"

Given this, Man-Thing is usually less of a protagonist, and more of a force of nature that other characters who the story is actually about interact with. This story is not an exception.

Six pages of 18 from #9, five of 17 from #10 )

Your thoughts and comments?
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In the previous issue, we were introduced to the new Red Guardian, Arthur Nagan was an asshole, Chondu got a makeover, and Valkyrie got arrested.

So now it's time for the final chapter of the Nighthawk's Brain saga, The Defenders #36.



Five pages of seventeen, and an ad.

A Garden of Earthly Demise )

Your thoughts and comments, especially as this is the end of the post series?

Next time--something that isn't Seventies Marvel.
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In the previous issue, Nebulon unveiled his plan to help humanity through Celestial Mind Control, which manages to be even skeevier than it sounds. Valkyrie voiced her objections to strip-searching, and Chondu demonstrated that being in the body of a fawn doesn;t make him harmless.

So, five pages from seventeen of "The Defenders" #35, plus a Hostess ad.



Arthur Nagan is an asshole. )

Next time: The conclusion of the Nighthawk's Brain plotline.

Your thoughts and comments?
SKJAM!
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Last issue, we learned that Jack Norriss' mind is in Chondu's brain, which is in Kyle Richmond's body. Chondu's mind is in Bambi's brain and body. Kyle Richmond's mind is in his own brain, which is in a shallow dish. The other Defender's minds are in their own brains and bodies, but may not be right any more. The Headmen's HQ is in ruins, and Nebulon is back in town.

Which brings us up to The Defenders #34, five pages of seventeen (nrrgh) and dessert.



I Think We're All Bozos In This Book! )

Next time:. Chondu gets a makeover!

Your thoughts and comments?
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Hi again!

Last issue, the Defenders learned whose brain was residing in Nighthawk's skull. Nighthawk recapped his origin, and the Defenders were knocked out by Ruby Tuesday.

Now, let's look at six pages of eighteen (and dessert) from "The Defenders" #33.



Bambi returns! )

Next time: Nebulon's plan to save the world!

Your thoughts and comments?
SKJAM!
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Hello again!

In the previous issue of The Defenders, we saw Kyle (Nighthawk) Richmond be captured by the Headmen, who transplanted the brain of Chondu the Mystic into his skull. Chondu infiltrated the Defenders, but tipped his hand too early, allowing him to be captured by our heroes.

Now, issue #32. Six pages of eighteen, plus dessert (and I mean that a bit more literally this time.)



So if your friend is acting out of character, who do you call? )

Next time--The return of Bambi!


Your thoughts and comments?
SKJAM!
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Hi, folks!

Given recent Spider-Man events (if you haven't already heard, you may want to come back later) I decided you folks might like to see how this sort of plotline has been handled by Marvel in the past.

In specific, the "Nighthawk's Brain" arc in "The Defenders" starting in #67.



Six pages of eighteen, plus a dessert.

Subplots! Lots of subplots! )

Next time, more mind boggling madness!

Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!


Your thoughts and comments?
SKJAM!
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I don't know if it is Shanna Week or not, here are some pages that show Shanna vs. Nekra. Nekra would later become an Avengers villain. This is the 1970a SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL #4.



You know Straw Men? Nekra takes that literally.

The angrier Nekra gets.... )
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The Elseworlds story SUPERMAN: LAST SON OF EARTH, by Steve Gerber, is the tale of Clark Kent, a Terran who was rocketed from the dying planet Earth to the distant world Krypton, where he was raised by the kindly couple of Jor-El and Lara.

I posted from Part 1 of the story a while back, to very positive response, so here's Part 2. You should probably read that entry before this one, or you're going to be rather confused. Part 1 was about his life as the lone human on Krypton, while Part 2 covers his return to the wastelands of Earth.

Read more... )
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Superman: Last Son of Earth was an Elseworlds written by Steve Gerber. When a cataclysmic asteroid heads for Earth, Jonathan and Martha Kent rocket their biological son Clark away from the planet. The lone infant reaches the planet Krypton, where his ship's landing is discovered by the aliens Jor-El and Lara.

Read more... )
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The Superman/Destiny post mentioned using "the church as villains" in superhero comics. So I'm posting some pages featuring Silver Dagger, a Dr. Strange villain who used to be part of the Vatican. Steven Gerber wrote this story, so references/homages to H.P. Lovecraft abound. Frank Brunner and Dick Giordano did the art.

What is a grimoire anyway? )
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To celebrate the return of the Scans_Daily that I knew and loved (with this thread http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/369302.html?view=8885654#t8885654) 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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