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Feb. 17th, 2017 03:34 pm
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"In a world that already hates and fears them -- what if only Black people had superpowers." - Black Mask Studios press release


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"This is something we’ve said prior, but this is in no way a commentary on comics. It’s not really meant to be a parody. We don’t have a replacement Batman because we can’t use Batman. We have characters who have a similar look or a similar story, but that’s on purpose. Like Rahal was trying to say, these are characters who have failed. It’s not always going to work out because the world already has a Batman, Night Knight, so your shtick isn’t going to work. There are already non-powered people with dead parents, so this isn’t going to work out for you, dude. What I love about having these superhero tropes in there is that it cuts down on the time that you need to explain stuff. As soon as you see Night Knight, we’re using that language to talk to our audience. They know what’s going on. And when you see our big Justice League/Avengers-type super-team, they’re on a moon base, and we don’t need to explain to you what they are. That kind of shorthand really helps get to the meat of the story."

- Donny Cates

"And jumping off of that, the reason I think you see all of this stuff is that we both just love comics. It’s not a parody, it’s a loving tribute. We have some direct, fun references to ‘90s comic books that aren’t a parody, we just think it’s cool."

- Eliot Rahal


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"It’s a love letter! It’s everything we love about superhero comics. We got it in our heads that we’re probably still four or five years away from being let loose on a Marvel or DC book, so we decided to build our own. Buzzkill already had this rich superhero world in the background and we could go play in that world. It’s a good hook, but without the other stuff it just becomes about what are we going to repo next week and that gets old.

The thing I like about The Paybacks is that in mainstream superhero comics you get a first act and then you’re perpetually in the second act. Spider-Man is always in his second act forever. The thing I like about The Paybacks and Buzzkill is that you’re going to get that third act.

From page one, panel one all of these superheroes have already lost. It’s over. How do you carry on and become a hero again when you’re a slave to the system?"

- Donny Cates


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"With great power… comes great corruption. Superheroes are real. They walk the earth as gods among men. But the fairy tales of them protecting mankind and being heroes were all lies. Humans have become their slaves, fit only to serve their super powered masters. But in man the nature of the true hero still survives… and one group rises up to challenge their self-appointed masters. Can they hope to succeed or will their opposition only push mankind closer to extinction."

- Zenescope press release


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Warning for violence and gore... but not in the way you think.


My Hero Academia has wrapped up another long arc, so let's take a moment to check out the first half of it. I'll post about the second half later.

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Hi there. Been a while. I've been reading through old Marvel issues and came across this. It's half a page from Iron Man 246, cover date September 1989. (That's postdated by about 6 months, of course.) It's not a full issue review or anything, but I thought it might be of interest.

Tony has recently been shot, paralyzing him from the waist down. He finds the situation intolerable. He spends a while sulking until he realizes that he can modify his armor to move his legs for him based on neural impulses.

(Of course, it never occurs to him that this is a major revolution in medical technology which could benefit thousands, perhaps millions of people and make him a bundle of money in the process. Because, as TV Tropes puts it, Reed Richards is useless.*

*Warning: TV Tropes link. Do not click unless you have several hours to kill and room for a dozen more browser tabs.)

Instead, he throws himself into being Iron Man while, as much as possible, avoiding being Tony Stark. Then he comes up with an idea:

Half a page )

If only there was some way to search every computer connected to the fledgling Internet for certain "key phrases" and return information based on the results! He could learn all sorts of things about his medical condition and what treatments might be available!

He tasks an employee with writing a "virus" to do it, knowing that it's a difficult task, and (in light of data privacy issues) not entirely ethical.

This is early 1989. Altavista was founded in 1995. Google (the search engine now part of just about everything on the Internet, with questionable privacy ethics) was founded in September of 1998. WebMD was founded in 1996. (And Tony's virus doesn't even try to convince you that you have cancer.)

Tony Stark was, characteristically, years ahead of the curve.

But, of course, it didn't occur to him to patent and monetize that idea, either.
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Big things are happening in the world of My Hero Academia and it's... really damn exciting. Let's take a look at what is coming soon...


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Writer: One
Artist: Yusuke Murata

If I had to name one of my favorite story arcs in manga, it would have to be One-Punch Man’s Deep Sea King Arc. It’s an incredible, absolute amazing arc from beginning to end as the heroes try to fight against one of the most unstoppable forces they ever faced. Let’s take a look at it.

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"“Inuyashiki” will weave a story that I want to see, using all the technology I have acquired to this point.
I just want to tell a story.
I like creating stories, so I hope this manga will be able to create the world I am aiming for, and hope that this world will be something no reader has ever seen before.
I will be creating the “Inuyashiki” world on the belief that it is something that does not exist in our world…yet.
I hope all the readers will keep a note in the corner of their minds that “Hiroya Oku is creating something weird once again” (laughs).
" - Hiroya Oku

19 out of 57 pages

Warning for language.




From the creator the manga hit, Gantz, comes a brand new series. Just released last week, we have Inuyashiki. Kodansha Comics put up the first chapter online for free as a preview over on Newsrama, but let's take a look at it here.

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I don't know if I'd say that Storm is my favorite female character (mostly because I'm not sure I'd say I have "favorites" per se) but she's certainly up there. And since there were requests for Storm scans, I'm going to share some scans of her very earliest appearances, so you can know she was awesome from the very beginning. I'll also be interspersing it with other scans from the same issues that amuse me.

Onward! )
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This was requested a bit earlier today, and it was practically the first comic I pulled out of the first box I opened in my ongoing trip down memory lane tonight. So that's fate talking right there, and I got down to scanning it.

Barry Windsor-Smith is one of roughly eight thousand highly talented artists of the eighties (or in his case, 70's and 80s) who couldn't or could no longer keep up a monthly pace. You've got Windsor-Smith, Art Adams, Dave Stevens, Mike Mignola (to the point that he just writes now), Bill Willingham (ditto)...I'm sure I could come up with more given some time (Brian Bolland, Bernie Wrightson...) I think the common denominator is that they were all unwilling to produce substandard work and would take as long as it took to get it right. So they were worth tracking down even if you never knew what odd anthology or mini-series would next feature their work.

After first being exposed to Windsor-Smith's art in X-Men #186 I made a point of buying everything he did from that point onward and worked backwards too, at least until I saw what his old Conan issues from the 70s were going to cost me. Marvel Fanfare #15 was only a few months old at the time, though, so I scooped up a copy of Barry's take on the love/hate brotherly relationship between the Human Torch and the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing, and the pranks they play on each other.

Seven pages of nineteen. Astute readers will notice that the file names here start at "2", because I had to throw out one great page at the beginning even after severe triage while following the one-third rule. Even at that I skipped the epilogue and prologue that show the double- and triple-cross setups, plus it broke my heart to cut out the spring-loaded pancakes.

IT'S WAKIN' UP TIME! )

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