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There was a request for more Black Orchid, and I'm happy to oblige. Here's her first appearance, from Adventure Comics #428, 1973.
(5 pages from a 16-page story)
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If you follow the comics news sites, you've probably already heard about the untimely death of legendary artist Tony DeZuniga:


DeZuniga was probably known best as the co-creator of Jonah Hex, and for his work on Conan the Barbarian. But my personal favorite was the decidedly off-beat superheroine he created with writer Shelly Mayer: The Black Orchid.

What made the Black Orchid unique was that the stories never mentioned her true identity or origins. She was super-strong, bulletproof, and could fly, but we weren't told how. Here's a typical story from ADVENTURE COMICS #429, 1973:
(5 pages from a 15-page story)
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Me again ;) So by turtlefu's suggestion, I'm presenting a short list of Filipino artists in the American comics scene. Some you might know, some you might not, but the point I'm trying to make today is how big a part these guys play in the Comics scene.

KOMIKS talent to COMICS )

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Title: All-Star Western #10 - "Welcome to Paradise" (DC, 1972, 16 pages)
Creators: John Albano (writer), Tony De Zuniga (art)
Availability: Available in Trade

More Jonah Hex, as requested by [profile] morganna006.

Jonah Hex: Not A Suitable Role Model )
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Title: Weird Western Tales #14 - "Killers Die Alone" (DC, 1972, 12 pages)
Creators: John Albano (writer), Tony De Zuniga (art)
Availability: Available in Trade

Jonah Hex. The merciless bounty hunter with a face as scarred and ugly as his soul. A killer whose antipathy toward his fellow man is matched only by his desire for gold. His only companions are death itself and the acrid smell of gunsmoke.

And his puppy.

Jonah Hex, animal lover! )

Well, it made me laugh, anyway. ;)
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See, this sequence is the sort of thing I would like to see Batman stories emphasise more. Observation and deduction are skills essential to solving mysteries and catching criminals. You don't see much of this lately, partly because it's harder for the writer to come up with than fight scenes and gore, but also because CSI-type gadgetry and doubletalk has taken over. One great aspect of the Doc Savage pulps was that (having been trained since infancy by experts),he was a multi-skilled genius with Olympic-level physical prowess ("Sherlock Holmes in the body of Hercules"). In one story, he ran up stairs with a full-grown man under each arm, then glanced into a ransacked room and could tell it had been searched twice-- because spilled liquids which dry at different rates were equally gelled. (This is one reason his fans say, "Doc Savage: adventure hero or THE adventure hero?").

This sequence is from Marvel's black & white DOC SAVAGE magazine, second issue from October 1975. Story by Doug Moench, art by Tony DeZuniga. Most of the story is a wild yarn about a huge cavern civilization of Reptilian people, a Mad Viking, lost treasure, that sort of thing. But to learn about this, the Man of Bronze casually shows some impressive detective ability. It's exactly the sort of engimatic clue that Lester Dent used to toss around in the pulps. What is that strange coin?

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A Martial Arts Week special!

O'Neil: Vic the Seeker (pt 4)
The Great Fables Crossover! (sorry Vertigo fans, not that one)

In 1988, Denny O'Neil set off to tell a great martial arts epic, and close the book on the O-Sensei, the old master introduced in Kung-Fu Fighter, responsible for teaching Richard Dragon, Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva. While I prolly should've held this one off until after I'd posted the arc from Question v1 16-18, where Vic and Ollie first met, well, who's fault was it starting Martial Arts Week now?
But though this crossover takes place in titles starring Batman, Green Arrow and The Question,


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