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Summer of Love 50th: Gaiman brings Brother Power back





"I'd read the two BROTHER POWER THE GEEK comics as a small boy, and thought they were seriously weird. Rereading them as an adult they were still seriously weird, and funny, and touched with a sad, strange nostalgia. I'd been reading some Ken Kesey, and somehow the idea of Brother Power as a final remnant of flower power began to possess me. 'At least you didn't bring back Prez,' said my friends, relieved. Little did they know."
--Neil Gaiman, Midnight Days

Mild gore on one page.

'Like where did the beeeautiful people go?' )
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Summer of Love 50th: Brother Power the Geek #2





More far-out DC Silver Age craziness from Brothers Joe Simon and Al Bare.

'Cool it, brothers!') )
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Summer of Love 50th: Brother Power the Geek #1





Among the most bizarre comic-book responses to sixties counterculture was the short-lived DC series Brother Power the Geek (created by Joe Simon), about a mannequin who miraculously comes to life and uses his super-strength to defend his hippie friends while avoiding capture by the Establishment. While this is most definitely not a pro-hippie comic (unlike Stan Lee, neither Simon nor his editors had much sympathy for the movement), it's so cracky I just had to share it.

'Sock it to them, babies / Before they tune out / Our geek-out!' )
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[personal profile] zapbiffpow2017-06-03 11:49 pm

World of Wonder: Wonder Woman #16



Continuing this post series on how Wonder Woman: Rebirth is the perfect source material for Wonder Womans 2 and 3!

Here's a chapter from the Godwatch arc, about two more possible members of Diana's modern-day ka-tet. Plus, some Real Talk about zoo safety regulations. Check it!
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[personal profile] zapbiffpow2017-06-03 07:35 am

World of Wonder: Wonder Woman #8




With Patty Jenkins on board for the WW sequel, there's the question of present-day Diana's supporting cast, now that Steve Trevor and Etta Candy have been canon-locked into World War One.

Luckily, WW: Rebirth provides an answer to that, in the form of (and starting with) Barbara Minerva. Check it!
 
Words: Greg Rucka
Art: Bilquis Evely

The Sojourner )