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A long time ago, when Ann Nocenti was announced as the new writer on Catwoman, I had a look around to see what else she had written to see if I liked her stuff. I think I only read a preview of her Catwoman (where Selina hisses No parents! I'm a bastard child! Can't you tell?) and then decided it wasn't for me. It was a good decision, as it really wasn't for me.

Better value though was her 2004 work with
John Van Fleet on Poison Ivy: Cast a Shadow. I haven't seen anything like his work in my time of reading comics, except a little bit of Johnathan Hickman's early stuff. Fleet is very moody and dark, but uses light and shadow well, especially in this story which is all about light and shadow.

Because it's Ann Nocenti, it's absolutely barking. It's a clear enough story, and follows the standard things you'd expect from a Poison Ivy tale, but everybody involved goes around chewing the scenery.

The synopsis is pretty standard too
A rash of bizarre deaths Batman has been investigating is somehow linked to a new tower that has been blocking out the sunlight to Poison Ivy’s cell in Arkham Asylum.

Let's begin )
I like this story, because it's beautiful, and it has something to say, but Nocenti is quite overblown with what she does and how she does it that some things get lost a bit in the shuffle.
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Selections from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS are hard, since the stories were 8 pages each (with an exception for WEAPON X). Anyway, here are two pages from one part of a Ghost Rider/Typhoid Mary story.

Trigger warning for misogyny and misandry.

The war between the sexes. Literally! )
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Ann Nocenti's DAREDEVIL run. It's pretty out there, since that's Nocenti's "thing." But this issue involves a brawl at a peach march and Daredevil doing the whole "Am I doing good as a vigilante" every superhero goes through now and again.



Johnny Storm also shows up for one page.

Vital Signs. )
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Here's one of my favorite Daredevil stories, and it really isn't "special," aside from being the final issue of Ann Nocenti's run on the book. Also, the art is by Lee Weeks.

I'll start my own media empire! )
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Ann Nocenti: I remember after a Captain America story we got a letter that said, "Get the commie off the book." We had a big laugh about that one. Luckily, I had an enlightened editor, Ralph Macchio, so while we had lots of fun conversation about the issues, and he often disagreed with my politics, he let me do what I wanted. He was an extremely supportive and intelligent editor.

DAREDEVIL #283 is an Ann Nocenti story that features artwork by Marc Bagley. It has "The Cold War is winding down, now what?" themes and guest stars Captain America.

Nocenti gets 1990 political )
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batmanthedarkknight234cover

Writer: Ann Nocenti
Artist: Georges Jeanty
Inker: Dexter Vines
Colorist: Michelle Stewart


So... since we've been discussing the Joker's Daughter, why not look at her first real issue? She debuted one issue before this, but this is her official debut.


Warning for violence and self-harm.

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Klarion #1

Jun. 12th, 2015 07:51 pm
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"Klarion isn't naturally heroic. He's not out to save the world or rescue anyone. He's a mischievous teenager who has done some bad things, but perhaps there's more to him. So what came to mind was an occult coming-of-age story. The high school years are a strange time of questioning, searching for direction, and rebellion. Klarion's on a reluctant quest to master sorcery and, hopefully, become one of the protectors the mystical universe." - Ann Nocenti

Writer: Ann Nocenti
Artist: Trevor McCarthy
Colorist: Guy Major

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There are some artists who were ahead of their time, or at least the printing process involved in the production of their art. Art Adam's is one of them, as this story from 1986 proves.

This is very much a case in point, you can SEE the colouring and printing process mangling this tale to hell and back, and that's painful.

This story, has, to the best of my knowledge, never been collected or reprinted, which is a shame as it really deserves a modern re-colouring and printing if any does.

Ann Nocenti was the creator and writer on the series which made Art Adams a name to be recognised; "Longshot", the story of a sort of naive, well-meaning alien dealing with the real world and finding the likes of moral ambiguity frustrating. Here we see something quite similar, using another handy naive, well-meaning alien... One of my favourites!

Warlock! And Art Adams Warlock at that! )
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Forget Foggy's possible cancer for now. Let's wind the clock back a few years for a heartwarming scene from Ann Nocenti's run:

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