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This is a repost of a piece I posted back in 2008, when I discovered that Robert Asprin had died.

14 scans below the cut, and the scan quality isn't too awesome as I'm dealing with black and white images from a comic on poor paperstock nearly a quarter of a century ago.

Klahds and Imps and Pervects, Oh My! )
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Hi and welcome to tonight's 30 Days of Winter theme: Fantasy Comics!

the quest begins! )

So, [community profile] scans_daily, what are your favorite fantasy comics?

And stick with us for the final day of our 30 Days of Winter event. Tomorrow's theme is Kid-friendly/all ages comics!
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Welcome to day 27 of [community profile] scans_daily's 30 Days of Winter celebration. Sorry it's so late, but today's theme is Funny Comics!

Here's one of my favorites! )

So, what are your favorites?
And stay tuned tomorrow, when we'll be discussing Horror Comics! As always, you can see our full schedule to be sure you don't miss a day.
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For Western Day, I thought I'd give you a bit of classic crack from America's Comics Group (ACG). The people behind Herbie Popnecker naturally wouldn't do just any old Western. Oh no! What you end up with a peculiar mashup of Western, War, and Jungle comics featuring the most awesome cowboy hero to ever exist. Here's his first appearance from the public domain comic Hooded Horseman. Scans from Golden Age Comics

11 Pages from Hooded Horseman #26 )
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Westerns! Typically set in the American old west, in the mid to late 19th century. Westerns aren't so much about the frontier itself (usually), as the ending of it, conflict between settlers and native peoples, new technologies, and all the horrible things done in the midst of it. Westerns can be funny or tragic, reassuring or unsettling--the genre is flexible enough that new Westerns movies, books and comics come out every year. Although not many.

Western comics went out of style along with romance comics (and pirates!), with the rise of superhero stories. By the sixties, Western comics were... hard to find. To say the least. In the last few years, a number of strong Western or Western-themed series have come out. Jonah Hex, Preacher, Streets of Glory, Loveless, (the disastrous) Rawhide Kid, Apache Skies (Apache kid's story), and on and on. And that's not counting the non-American stuff and updates like No Country For Old Men (you guys have seen it, right? RIGHT?). Western comics, they're back baby, and I love them.

But why Westerns? I'm in endless love with revenge stories, with unlikely or wrecked protagonists, and revenge is something Westerns have an overflowing cup of. Survival stories so muddy you're not sure you want the protagonist to survive. Beaten down, travel stained heroes, with pasts that are anything but heroic. You get the idea.

Today I'm going to share 12 pages from issues 1 and 2 the new(ish) Lone Ranger, an update and adaptation of the 49-57 tv series. high ho silver, away! )

Also, Merry Xmas for those celebrating, happy day off for those so blessed, and glory glory Western day for the rest of us.
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Welcome to Day 24 of our 30 Days of Winter event! Apologies for the lateness of this master post, and thanks to our members who've already posted for today's theme: Last Stands!

The Final Fate of the Phoenix! )

So [community profile] scans_daily, what are your favorite Last Stands?

And stick with us for the rest of our 30 Days of Winter event! Tomorrow's theme is Westerns!

And our complete 30 Days of Winter calendar is here!
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This is one of the stories that hold a deep place in my heart. I knew nothing about the Crimson Avenger before this since he's only mentioned very rarely in DC these days. In current continuity he's considered one of the first DC heroes to show up in the "modern day" inspiring the later Justice Society and Justice League.

Lord knows if it's still in continuity, I think it is, but he's fought alongside the Seven Soldier of Victory and while originally just a classy suit wearing character he later donned some superhero duds which kinda look silly but they do remind me of the Dan Garret Blue Beetle so I can't call them awful. After his stint with the Seven Soldiers of Victory he was transported to the near present roughly the time Infinity Inc started to show up I believe.

Still it's also a good example of a backup story being so much cooler than the front or main story and I hope you folks love it.

DC Comics Presents #38

Just under 2 and 2/3 pages from an 8 page story.

The Last Tale of El Vengadore Rojo-The Crimson Avenger! )
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Greetings True Believers!

Any day of Last Stands must begin with the greatest of them all....the Tale of Skurge, the Executioner who stood alone at Gjallerbru.

Walt Simonson gave Skruge an ending so epic, so metal that the warriors and the skalds of the world unite in respect and honor.

His name was as Skurge! Say it, damn you, say it loud!

Read more... )
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Welcome back to [community profile] scans_daily's 30 Days of Winter celebration! Sorry for dropping the ball yesterday, I guess it ended up being a lesser-known day (bum-duhm-CHING), but today we'll be discussing Street-level Heroes.

You all know them, the crimefighters, the detectives, the typically (though not always!) non-powered types. They usually do their heroing on a smaller, more personal scale, keeping an eye out for your everyday crimes, and sometimes things a little bigger than that.

My favorites?
As if it's a surprise to anyone at all anymore... )

So who are your favorite street-levelers?
And make sure to stay tuned tomorrow, when we'll be discussing Last Stands!
As always, you can find our full schedule here, so you won't miss a day! even when we do! /o\
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I promised I'd post this someday.

The Forensic Files of Batman isn't a comic book. Nor even juxtaposed images in sequence. (So I included a scan for legality from Superman/Batman 1) It is a prose novel by Doug Moench.

It ambitiously sets out to be Forensics 101 for the layman, depicting in as much detail as possible realistic forensic methods that Batman has used in cases. The book has no overall story. It is divided into chapters, of which each is a separate case file.

It doesn't have Robin or the JLA. It's set at the beginning of Batman's career. This is not the BatGod, nor the superninja. This is the man who fights crime by being a detective. Read more... )
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Hello and welcome to the 21st day of [community profile] scans_daily's 30 Days of Winter celebration! Today's topic is Not-Quite Comics!

Many of you've probably heard the definition before, "juxtaposed images in deliberate sequence", and that covers a lot! But what about the thing that almost, but don't quite follow all of those rules or fit in that definition? Woodcuts, picture books, tapestries, single-panel strips?

What about these Incredible pop-up books starring the Hulk? )

Well, today is their day. So post your favorite not-quite comics, or just any you think we might like to see. After all, today is all about them!
And stay tuned tomorrow, when the topic will be Lesser-known Comics! As always, you can check our full schedule to make sure you don't miss a day.
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This is slightly a double dunter*, hitting the notes for both a didactic/message book and an alternate universe book. Ex Machina is, as the finale was at pains to point out, its own alternate universe and there's no "right" way for the characters to be. Like we saw with the wedding issue, Ex Machina is full of ideas. Usually when it's talking about political ideas it doesn't put them forward as The Best Way to do things. In Smoke Smoke, Hundred's stance on relaxing drug laws is countered by his aides' and the issues are just talked out. It's a series that consistently credits its readers with more than a modicum of intelligence and political awareness

This is from the Special #4, Grassroots and introduces us to the Gardener, who's a one off character. Like Pherson before him and The White after him, Gardener for his powers indirectly from the neighbours through the Great Machine.

This was a discount store, not it's turned into a cornfield )


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