([identity profile] wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-05-29 10:19 pm

This is the first Comic I can recall reading....


I guess Kole thought Jerricho was into girls, Heh...

Hot Insectgirls under the cut.






What was with the Titans always ending up in some chem. tank ???


[identity profile] 2009-05-29 09:55 pm (UTC)(link)
jericho is not gay.

[identity profile] 2009-05-29 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
He's not?

Though it's true no self-respecting gay man would have had that hair after 1981. (and not those muttonchops since...I don't know, 1974)

[identity profile] 2009-05-29 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
According to The Titans Companion, George Pérez considered making Jericho, his creation, gay—which probably in the mid-1980s would have meant fighting the company for some ambiguous portrayal.

But then Pérez thought that depicting a character he'd already decided was artistic and emotionally sensitive as homosexual would be perpetuating a stereotype.

Not to mention that this gay character would have come already nobly handicapped, and with the power to go inside people's bodies. The symbolisms could have been overwhelming.

I seem to recall this, yes.

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 12:19 pm (UTC)(link)
So instead, Perez took the opposite route and made Joey a real heart-breaker, with a different girl on his arm every week.

If I remember correctly, the guy was getting more tail than Dick at one point.

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 11:13 am (UTC)(link)
And bell sleeves! A dead giveaway.

[identity profile] 2009-05-31 10:29 am (UTC)(link)
Come to think of it, for someone whose power consisted of being disembodied and taking over other people's bodies, he had an awfully elaborate costume.

[identity profile] 2009-05-29 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, as far as fathers in comics who are total assholes? This guy. He TURNED KOLE'S MOM INTO A GRASSHOPPER. And as long as we're on the chemical tanks thing, I'd add: what was it with parents experimenting on their children? Although I might be misremembering Cyborg's origin, but what I recall is that in some ways it wasn't that far from this.

Actually, I wonder if this was Wolfman's veiled way of talking about child abuse, psychological and physical.

I propose a theme week, by the way: Bad Fathers(or just Bad Parents) In Comics. Anyone up for that? God knows in DC comics alone you won't run out of examples...

[identity profile] 2009-05-29 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Wasn't Cyborg "experimented" on because he had almost been killed by an extra dimensional being and had to be saved by his dad?

[identity profile] 2009-05-29 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah. But regardless of the intention, Wolfman seemed to be fond of parent-modifies-child stories.

And as I recall, Vic wasn't too happy about it. (seriously, talk about castration anxiety)

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
No he was not, but he did get over it, and even reconciled with his dad before he died.

But yeah, what happened with Vic and....THIS are worlds apart.

I dissagee.

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 12:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I disagree on the grounds that if we try it, we'll never be able to stop coming up with examples. There are comics were parents vs. kids are a prevalent theme. Heck, Runaways revolves around this.

[identity profile] 2009-05-29 10:59 pm (UTC)(link)
What was with the Titans always ending up in some chem. tank ???
Tell me about it, I have the issue where they get stuck in the devolution tank. Almost the same setup as here; stuck in a tank half filled with bubbling green goo, slowly turning them into cavemen (Except for Star, who was becoming a cat girl), only to have it wear off the second they were free.

I mean they talk about how Claremont's writing was fetishtastic, but honestly the titans got it just as bad sometimes (Like how many times has Raven gone evil?)

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
What always irked me about the "fetishtastic" parts of Marv Wolfman's Titans stories was that Wolfman never actually did anything with it. The devolution tank was a prime example: the devolution wore off before the cavemen-Titans even got to do anything.

Likewise, Wolfman's Titans had a tendency to get mind-controlled (or similar) into becoming evil for a few pages, only long enough for a fight scene or a bit of shock value, and then just revert back to their good selves as if nothing had happened. (The Terror of Trigon story is one of the most spectacular examples: Page after page is spent on corrupting and turning each individual Titan evil... and then, after all that fuss, they only stay evil for the total of five pages and do nothing with their newfound evilness other than beat up on Raven and saying "Ha ha ha ha" before reverting to their good selves again the moment the plot no longer requires them to be evil.)

That's one of my major problems with Wolfman's stories, especially when he tries to do something big and grand: The climax is hardly ever worth the setup. I usually end up just thinking "was that was all the fuss was about?"

That said, I'll take the Wolfman's "wait, was that it?" Titans over the current "drop like flies in the most gruesome ways" Titans any day. ^_^

Well, I have a theory about that.

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 12:15 pm (UTC)(link)
The devolution tank was a prime example: the devolution wore off before the cavemen-Titans even got to do anything.

Maybe because someone pointed out that evolution doesn't even remotely work like that?

Re: Well, I have a theory about that.

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
You mean like in cartoons, where characters are able to pull off the most impossible feats until someone points out that it is impossible? ^_^

That would actually have been kinda funny.

Titans: "GRRRRR! We devolved into evil cavemen!"
Convenient passerby: "Hey, hang on! That's impossible! Evolution doesn't work like that!"
Titans: "Really? Oh. Never mind then." *turn normal again*

Re: Well, I have a theory about that.

[identity profile] 2009-05-31 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
Aw, but where would the fun be in that? ^_^

(Anonymous) 2009-05-29 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Is it sad that's the first thing I noticed was Dick grappling what appears to be a naked man on the third page?

[identity profile] 2009-05-29 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Wait, wait. Does this mean Kole's daddy invented the bug juice that turned Jason Todd all tentacletastic in that Nightwing post a day or two ago?

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
Nah, Jason got his tentacle powers because he fought a dwarf who was secretly a shapeshifting tentacle monster who swallowed him, sealed in a lump of... well, let's not squick ourselves out this early in the morning and call it "resin", excreted him (ooh, there goes the squick) and left him to absorb through his skin for 24 hours.

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 07:42 am (UTC)(link)
... O_o

I can see where he'd want to keep that a secret. Like a dwarf doesn't have enough to deal with every day already, what with the cruelty and prejudice and tall furniture. :(

[identity profile] 2009-05-29 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I just realized something: In Jericho's current appearences he's evil, and in the past he had muttonchops. The muttonchops were what was keeping him good!

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Ack! You're right! He even had the mutton chops on the cartoon (even though they made him look like a flunky for Mad Mod).

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
My muttonchops sense danger!

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
You wanna know how much of a psycho Kole's dad is? He's actually disappointed that all that happened to his daughter from his experiments was that she got stupid ol' crystal-making powers, but she didn't also turn into a cockroach, which was the point.

I notice, by the way, that he hasn't done the treatment on himself. And say, Kole's daddy--suppose the nuclear war never comes, which it didn't?

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
suppose the nuclear war never comes, which it didn't?

Then something else would have. Our suicide as a species was considered inevitable; the only question was which of our self-destructive behaviors would do us in first.

And for those of you who weren't around back then, yes, it really was that bleak and pessimistic of an era. I figured the odds of making it to my 30th (in 2000) to be about 50/50.

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
well, my 30th was in 1999 and I grew up in Charleston about ten miles from a naval weapons station, and a fairly major one. It's why stuff like SPECIAL BULLETIN was set there.

And you're right--the assumption of apocalypse was a given.

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 07:47 am (UTC)(link)
A quick hunt of the Comic Book Database says this NTT issue was 1985, so yeah, it's of a piece with the Watchmen worldview.

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I remember SPECIAL BULLETIN in original broadcast. :/

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
In Charleston they had to put "DRAMATIZATION" in every corner of the screen, despite that it purported to be a live broadcast, was clearly taking place during the day, but was shown at night.

Even so hundreds of people called into the station asking what "DRAMATIZATION" meant. "Does that mean it's REALLY dangerous?" reportedly said one.

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 08:15 am (UTC)(link)
The last few appear to be backwards...

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 08:59 am (UTC)(link)
See, even tentacled, distorted insect girls insect boys insect things are helpless before the lure of the DiscoWing costume (Which seems to be split to the navel in this pic!


[identity profile] 2009-05-31 12:39 am (UTC)(link)
I see tentacle rape.

Wait...are those tiny hands?

[identity profile] 2009-05-31 10:56 am (UTC)(link)
Could be... all the better to tickle him with perhaps?

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 09:10 am (UTC)(link)
Aww Kole's adorable. I do find it funny she just jumps into Jericho's bed. XD

[identity profile] 2009-05-30 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
It's amazing how much humanity has tortured itself over the years over the perceived inevitability of this or that. Not having grown up in the Cold War years, it's almost impossible for me to grasp the sheer level of PANIC that must have bubbled under the surface of the public consciousness for so many years. Of course, there are still disasters looming - global warming is going to mess things up real good, you watch - but it's not as dramatic as it used to be.

[identity profile] 2009-06-01 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
Okay, third scan: Is Gar headbutting the glass wall? Everyone else is banging on it, and he's just headbutting it. This would make sense if he was like, a ram or rhino or something but he's just Gar!