2010-11-27

Spider-man/Daredevil: Crazy On You

The relationship of Spider-man and Daredevil has just undergone a character changing moment (The Death of Jean DeWolff). It was immediately followed by a character defining arc for Daredevil (Born Again). Before, he was the older brother, the one who knew better. He started his career out of vengeance, but continues it for love. He was the preachy one who thought heroes ought to be serious. He believed in JUSTICE--and he knew that sometimes you had to take the long view and make the hard choices to get it.

Now, "crazy" has been added to Daredevil's character attributes. Along with a deeper connection to religion and a specific territory that he considered his. With the highwater mark for the title being essentially "Daredevil's crappy life", Matt Murdock's life would get bad enough that occasionally even Spider-man was impressed at it's depths.

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Untold Tales of Blackest Night #1 (Animal Man and Lyssa Drak stories)

The book came out over a month ago and only the Wondergirl (Cassandra) story was posted as far as I could see so I'm posting a bit more from it since it had a bunch of stories inside.

Animal Man had a 12 page story in the book and I'll be posting 3 from it

Lyssa Drak had a story on her which was 6 pages and I'll be posting 2.

Animal Man: White Lantern, Black Lantern and... Lyssa Drak and friend )

arbre_rieur: (DC Nation)

In the Meantime, In-Between Time...

The first issue of The Traveler, the second of the three superhero books Stan Lee is doing with Boom! Studios, is now out. On this one, Lee's backed up by Mark Waid and Chad Hardin on writing and art respectively.



The promos described the concept of this book as the adventures of a time traveler who's perfectly willing to alter history. None of the non-interference stuff you usually see in time travel stories. One issue in and it looks like of the three books, this one diverges the most from the prototypical Stan Lee model for superhero stories. So far, the main character is still very much an enigma, which is not something I recall Lee ever doing. He always showed you all the cards right up front when it came to the protagonists, but here the question of just who the Traveler is looks to be a central mystery to the series.

Who was that masked man? )

I want to learn more sign language.

As part of my S.H.I.E.L.D. and Fantastic Four fan-in for Jonathan Hickman, I've gone back through his Image stuff, most recentlyRed Mass For Mars. It's sadly not drawn by Hickman as Pax Romana and Nightly News are, though it does look like it's coloured by him, and there's still the telltale title pages.

There's a standard superhero story that supports a good idea about what utopia is, can be and has been (and it's not an island off San Francisco). We're in the future, a world not too different to that of our own comics, apart from the alien invasions and disease that has massively reduced the numbers of the human race.

To make for a mild diversion and a piece that will stand in its own right, here's Lightbender, one of the superheroes, and how he amuses himself on a slow day.

It's worth saying that this fits into the ablist, xenophobic and gore categories.

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perletwo: a girl and her dragon (kitty-lockheed)
[personal profile] perletwo2010-11-27 09:31 pm

Avengers Vs. Pet Avengers #2 - Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons

for frogs are tasty and easily chargrilled. :D

When last we left our heroes: a wacky-acting Fin Fang Foom transformed Tony, Bucky and Thor into frogs. Thor used his psychic link to Throg to summon the Pet Avengers; F-cubed swallowed first the Frogvengers, then the Pet Avengers - and made Lockheed an offer he maybe, possibly, can't refuse?
I'm not telling. )
Next issue: The cover shows the Pets doing battle against a de-frogged Thor, IM and Cap. How? Why? Tune in next month, pet lovers!

Spider-man/Daredevil: Bouncing Back

fredneil.livejournal.com comments,

"Was there ever a story featuring those two that didn't have the basic plot of "Spider-Man fights criminals, Daredevil tries to stop him, Spider-Man thinks Daredevil has switched sides, Spider-Man and Daredevil fight, Daredevil reveals that letting those criminals go was part of a greater plan, Spider-Man feels stupid?" That seems to have turned up a lot in this series."

Why yes, fredneil! There are also stories about Spider-man being framed, with Daredevil being the only one willing to believe in his innocence (as long as he took the lie detector test) and fight for him!

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