Jan. 26th, 2010

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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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Last week's post on Harvey's sides(s) in NIGHTWING: THE GREAT LEAP provoked some absolutely awesome discussion, which was so great to see after all the work I put into that'un. I realize that most of these posts are catering to a specific niche, and will usually just get a handful of comments.

But hey, I love the character. And besides, when it comes to being the best damn comics-discussion community in the world... well, what can I say? I believe in [community profile] scans_daily.

That said, this week's entry is gonna be much lazier. No essays or opinion pieces, just a sampler from two Harvey-centric short stories, both of which s_d old-timers will remember from the original community. In the first one, Harvey and his old buddy Commissioner "Jimbo" Gordon briefly reunite to track down none other than "Boss" Moroni himself (still alive in this story, natch).

In the second, Harvey fights a werewolf in Arkham. Because really, why not?

Unusual Two-Face pairings behind the cut! )
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Helena Wayne is the one and only Huntress.

This can't end well...

tags- Helena Wayne/Huntress,Cyrus Gold/Solomon Grundy,Ceator:Joe Stanton,Publisher:DC comics

Read more... )
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I have recently initiated a massive purge of my comics collection (the majority of the stuff I've decided to clear out is here -- I hope you people are proud of how much you've contributed to that!) and, happily, I found where all of my old Calvin and Hobbes collections were hiding! It's been a good afternoon, despite the fact that I've gotten next to no work done. Less happily, they're really too brittle to take well to being mushed onto my scanner, but I'm in a Watterson kind of mood, dammit, so I dug up some of his old college strips. So far as I know, these aren't in print anywhere. There was a webpage with a small collection -- which is where I'm certain I originally got these -- but I can't seem to find it.

Seven cartoons beneath the cut )

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creator: bill watterson
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More Sequential Art, this time pieces of the first giant plot arc. (Image heavy as all hell.)

Read more... )

tags: medium: webcomic, title: sequential art
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A couple of pages from the latest chapter of NEW VOICES IN THE DARK that I translated.

Long ago, two villages faced each other across a river. They hated each other, but instead of building walls or taking up arms, they hung up mirrors reflecting the other side. And decades ago, the inhabitants of both villages vanished. The mirrors are all broken now, left to a team of anthropologists to decipher what happened.

2 scans under the cut )
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Back in the early 1980s, the British comic book industry was pretty healthy. Nonetheless, some titles did suffer from poor sales. The standard tactic in the industry was to fold the failing comic into a more prosperous one. The most popular strips would be carried over, replacing less liked ones in the host comic. The series would bear both titles for a few months to a year, then quietly drop the extraneous one. ("Whizzer and Chips" parodied this trend by having the second comic never entirely go away.) Some popular serials outlasted several magazine titles in a row.

So it was with tonight's offering, the "Whoopee" of July 2nd, 1983, which welcomes its sister comic "Wow" to its pages.

Let's party like it's 1983! )

As always, the tricky part was deciding what to cut. So, 9 pages out of 27, with the remainder merely described.
Yes, even child actors have to have normal classes. )

*The Bumpkin Billionaires--A Beverly Hillbillies takeoff, about a hick family that wins a fortune in the football pools. And that's "billions" in British nomenclature, remember. They have come to despise their immense wealth, but their banker refuses to let them get rid of it. In this installment, they give their entire winnings to the banker, but then discover there was a horrible mistake--their actual prize money is twice as much! And now the banker can't accept their gift as he'll be too busy managing their new fortune.

*Teammates--a youth soccer team. Their manager, Glenn, announces that he's arranged a summer tour for the team. Before he can finish telling the kids about it, they're all off to get passport photos. At the end, they're disappointed to learn that the "tour" is of the neighboring streets, playing their kid teams.

*Creepy Comix--A young fellow finds a haunted newsagent that sells...creepy comic books. This time, a "collected" volume that is the home to The Collector, a giant spider that collects things in its web, like human victims. Fortunately, it's subject to its owner's orders and he has it collect stamps that have fallen out a window instead.

*Chip--A rogue computer chip escapes the factory and becomes Mike's friend. Its ability to bring anything to "life" comes in handy chasing off a hungry club-wielding tramp.

*Ossie--A boy and his pet escaped ostrich. A zookeeper parachutes down to catch them, but is easily booted away. Possibly the weakest strip in this issue.

*Sweeny Toddler--Noisy brat insists on seeing "Moby Dick" in the theatre, fails to catch the nuances, and goes on a whale hunt in the high street. He winds up spearing an inflatable dolphin and chasing the other kids with its "corpse" before Dad reappears and gives him the slipper (off-panel.)

Capital vs. Labor for Kids )
A shocking look at the rise in senile delinquency. )

*Spare-Part Kit--A boy whose father has invented over-muscled arm and leg prosthetics that shape-shifting spies want for Zoblobnia, which wants to use them to cheat in the Olympics.

*Family Trees--A group of trees, uprooted from their home by developers, seek a new place to vegetate. This strip, they find an isolated island, and a veddy British tree that invites them to stay. But quickly, humans start drifting on to the island, and before you know it, the trees must again flee, along with their new friend.

What SKJAM! was like as a boy )

*Kid Comic--Aspiring stand-up comedian with a very tired act is pleased to meet a new friend, Smiler, whose face is trapped in a permanent rictus, and thus always looks happy to hear yet another corny joke.

Eleven long-haired Friends of Jesus in a chartreuse micro-bus )

*Toy Boy--Inventive lad is bored with ordinary mobiles, so he comes up with an airplane-themed one powerful enough to life a dollhouse off the ground. His father is pleased that Toy Boy scraps plans for a full-sized version.

*Quick Strips--simple 3 and 4-panel gags, none particularly good.

*Lolly Pop--Wealthy pinchpenny (ala Jack Benny) and his son. Son wants a bunny, Pop thinks it would be too expensive to feed. He suggests an ant, as they can find their own food. One thing leads to another, and the entire vegetable garden is destroyed by Pop's carelessness. Son gets a rabbit.

*Shipwreck School--An educational cruise runs ashore on a tropical island, but the headmaster insists on holding regular classes and school activities regardless. In this strip, we learn that Brainy has taught carnivorous plants to play cricket.

Homing Monster )

*Mustapha Million--Oil sheik's son. He goes camping with some local boys, only to find a Bedouin tent isn't suitable for the wet English weather. Good thing he has a caravan with a three-story luxury tent as a backup!

The beginning of a beautiful romance )

*Snack-Man--A yellow sphere-shaped creature with an enormous appetite. (Sounds familiar somehow.) Snack-Man's human friend has gotten a stick of Blackpool rock (a chalk-hard candy associated with seaside vacation) and wants to break it to make the treat easier to hide from Snack-Man. The sphere has other ideas, however, and is able to make off with the candy stick. It hides in a tiny tent, which turns out to be another seaside tradition, the Punch and Judy show. Snack-Man gets in a fight with Punch, using the rock as a weapon. This breaks the candy into pieces, which the human lad scoops up, adding insult to injury with a lame pun.

Your thoughts, comments, questions? We're slowly coming towards the end of the gag comics, then it will be back to more action fare.

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creator: Robert Nixon
medium: British comics
title: Whoopee
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DC has announced another ring promotion via The Source. Retailers can order new Green Lantern rings with GL 53, and Flash rings with The Flash 1 (at a reduced rate; only ten issues are need for a store to get rings, as opposed to the 25 issues for the last promotion.)

Hopefully they'll also have Legion rings for when the new LoSH series starts up.

For legality, a preview page from Tiny Titans 25, featuring a certain writer )

Suggested tags: title: tiny titans, creator: geoff johns, char: speedy/red arrow/roy harper


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