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It's not one out of tune with the rest of Dynamite's work featuring King Features characters.

It's one that's a little more apparent, because of the exaggeration of Jesse Hamm's art.

The lightness of Jeff Parker's writing is also a bit more so than previous efforts.

Some of those were his. )
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The human Cylons hidden in the Fleet feared it.

So did the humans of the Fleet, especially with the evidence that it- Tallos, as Baltar had named it with his sense of aptness- might still have some will of its own.

Though Baltar believed he'd straightened out that problem, Commander Adama still worried.

To test his worries, he had the human Cylon they knew about (the instance of the Number Eight model that Helo and Starbuck'd brought back with them from Caprica) taken out of the brig and put before Tallos, so that they could see if the reprogrammed Centurion would obey human orders even when another Cylon was there.

The moment Tallos saw the one Helo still called Sharon, he broke his bonds and threw aside those around him.

Everyone reacted unsurprisingly. )
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Frank and Joe Hardy, the Hardy perennials (Sorry, couldn't resist) of the "plucky teenage detective genre" have a new series coming from Dynamite in a couple of months, and Dynamite Entertainment have released details, covers, and model sheets via entertainment Weekly, and they seem to have going a VERY different route this time.

Which should surprise no one, since the Hardy Boys have been re-invented more times than Batman in their ninety year history, spanning multiple book imprints, two TV series (three counting the Mickey Mouse Club adaption), a psychedelic 60's cartoon, comics and graphic novels..

This time around we seem to be looking at something akin to Hardy Boys Noir, as a very different Nancy Drew joins them in...

The Big Lie )

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It began before that, with an explosion in the sky.

Colonel Steve Austin fell. He lost his legs, his arm, his eye.

He gained faster, better, stronger replacements- had gained, because that'd already happened.

He thought he was reliving that in dreams again- except the voice in his head said he wasn't.

He woke up, wondering who that was.

He realized where he was. )
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He rebuilt a Centurion, because his ego was provoked.

He unveiled it to the Fleet.

He brought it online, and it took a knee.. before Sharon Valerii (not the one who was Boomer, but the one who would later be Athena), the tolerated Cylon prisoner.

That was a surprise. )
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Like Dynamite's last Flash series, it's written by Jeff Parker.

Unlike Dynamite's last Flash series, it's drawn by Jesse Hamm.

His art's definitely not Evan Shaner's.

That's not at all a bad thing. )
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The best of the two depends on the circumstances.

Those circumstances can depend on whom the thing's being done for.

They can depend on the mood of that person.

That can be estimated, correctly or not. )
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It's set in the 2004 remake universe.

It's set in Season Two, before Pegasus.

The opening makes that very clear.

It leads into plot all this series' own. )
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It was four issues putting the latter in the former.

It opened with a Nazi rally in New York being broken up by the Shadow, his .45s, and some explosions.

The vigilante and his allies got away; in the backseat of their getaway car, his assistant Margo Lane pointed out how indiscriminate his justice was.

There'd been women and children down there, where he'd fired bullets and she'd set bombs. The Shadow answered that he'd taken his precautions, that he'd shot only those who shot at him, and that " [t]he weed of crime.. "

She cut him off, saying that he'd lost something- a " ..connection to people, to humanity. "

" I used to be weaker. I used to know fear. Compassion. Mercy.

" They interfere with the work. "

" Compassion isn't a weakness. Mercy isn't a weakness. Kent Allard knew that, but you've forgotten all about him. He's buried under too many masks. "

An explosion nearby punctuated her remark.

Another one directly under them echoed that.

It began a journey. )
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Gold Key: Alliance #3 showed this in the part focusing on its Magnus, Robot Fighter.

Not with him directly- he was already a straightforward translation to the present day- but with one he saw.

That one came to him in the midst of a fight.

It came to him in a punch. )
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Dynamite Entertainment has just announced that it will be publishing a crossover of two series with iconic female leads from 1970's TV; Wonder Woman (as in the Lynda Carter version) and the Bionic Woman (with Lyndsay Wagner)

Two series I have fond memories off, it'll be fun to see what they can do with this.

Also interesting that Dynamite has opened offices in DC and basically tapped some of the talent and staff that DC let go when they moved to California!

The article also mentions that they will be publishing new comics featuring The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew (though not, I would imagine the Shaun Cassidy/Parker Stevenson/Pamela Sue Martin versions);

Their new series, which will make its premiere next year, will take two tracks, Mr. Rybandt said — “one, which aims for the mass-market teen and tween reader, and also something for the comic book market that aims a little older.

The "mining the past" has been paying dividends, so this seems like a fairly sensible plan, as recently, DC has published three 60's TV franchises crossoing over all featuring the Batman '66 TV cast.

The Batman '66/Green Hornet crossover was fun, and had some nifty deathtraps, even if it did highlight what a fundamentally dull character the TV Green Hornet was (It never screened in the UK when I was growing up, so I have no nostalgic attatchment to the series, but have to say Kato I wanted to see more of, GH not so much)

Batman '66/The Man from UNCLE was thoroghly enjoyable, and I really must post some from it, as it includes an excellent analysis of what motivates Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin.

Batman '66/The Avenegers (Well, "Steed and Mrs Peel") has just started and I'm not sure about yet. Steed and Emma would meet characters like Batman and Robin in their own show, but would treat them as humourous eccentrics, whereas Batman '66 plays it's characters dead straight (when it's doing it right) so we'll see. Also the Avengers have characters die on a regular basis (especially given the bad guys they're using for the series) whereas Batman 66 had a combined death toll of about three people and all in the first few episodes (Molly in the first story, and two gunmen in the Zelda the Great episodes).

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It's been telling their stories in the proceeding of, without any preceding preface to justify them.

The first issue began with the one relatively least remembered, the post-apocalyptic strongman.

Like the rest of them, he was in the present day- his characteristic setting was in his head.

The first page deftly established that. )
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Story-wise, there's no reason for it to be.

Art-wise, there is- the first part's not drawn by the regular team.

The division between it and the second feels natural; they're two wholes that make one.

The first opened with a title page like a pre-opening credits scene.

It's a neatly compressed scene. )
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Sometimes, they lead them.

There's a neat example in last month's Kings Quest #1, involving Prince Valiant.

He's on Arboria with Flash Gordon and friends because of time, fighting the men of Ming the Merciless.

He goes up a jungle-man's leg. )

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