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Long time no post. This week I manually backed up my photobucket account and deleted it (shakes fist at greedy monkeys who run Photobucket). In the process, I found some scans that I uploaded there but never posted here. So without further ado, here is Evangeline #2, "Hate Boat," from 1984. The entire issue was online for a while on artist Judith Hunt's webpage, but the site's gone, so have 9/28 pages.

For those who weren't here last time, my post on Evangeline #1 is here. The TL/DR: an old sadly never-reprinted series by Chuck Dixon and Judith Hunt. In the 22nd century, Evangeline is a nun who performs black ops and assassinations for the Vatican. Cross the church and she'll be sent to cross you out.

Evangeline #2 fc

Evangeline vs a lot of bad guys, poor bad guys )And yes, because Chuck Dixon was doing the writing, the next issue features dinosaurs, as well as the final fate of Mr. Frye.

But because the mid 80's were a dark time for indie comics publishers, it took 3 years for the dinosaur issue to appear - Comico went under, then the company that picked up the series went under after putting out a special (which just reprinted issues 1 and 2), then finally First Comics braved the curse and published 12 more issues. Dixon and Hunt parted ways after the first 4, though, and the latter part of the run doesn't quite have the same élan.

Tags I am not able to add: creator: Judith Hunt, char: Evangeline, publisher: Comico, title: Evangeline
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A tale from the days of yore, wherein we get an origin for Man-Bat which is heavily influenced by the David Cronenberg remake of the Fly.

Warning for Ableism and body horror.

15 pages from the a 60 page annual.

Read more... )
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JOKER: LAST LAUGH #1 had Dick Grayson take Barbara Gordon out so she wouldn't focus on the Joker (locked up in the Slab). Being a superhero story, Barbara will blame herself for the Joker escaping (with a gang of Jokerized super-criminals) since "She only looked away once."

Anyway, two pages of Dick and Babs have them discussing if what the Bat-family does counts as revenge.

The only one without an ax to grind )
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... written by Chuck Dixon.

(That said, it's a strong contender for Greatest Joker Story Ever Ever too, at least in my book.)

One of the few Joker-related things done by the New 52 leadership that I absolutely agree with is their including Detective Comics #726 in the Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years TPB. I find Chuck Dixon to be one of the most criminally underrated Joker writers of all time, and they probably couldn't have picked a better representative of his Joker writing than this one (Robin #85, while delightful, is a little too continuity-heavy, and most of the others are too long).

This is a tight little yarn that depicts the Joker at his most primal - no purple suits, no laughing gas, and he doesn't even leave Arkham. And yet he's instantly recognizable in every panel, not just because of the white skin and green hair, but because Dixon gets the heart of the character: that sneering, sadistic edge, always (always) cut with a genuine comedic flair. It's a lesson that certain other Joker writers would do well to take to heart.

Let's take a look.

A Lecter and his Starling, behind the cut )


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