20 August 2017 @ 09:01 pm
Land of the Lustrous  
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According to Kodansha Comics, this is a series for those who are fans of Steven Universe, so there you go.
Frankly, I say you'll probably like this if you like some abstract stuff.

The first chapter is available to read for free, thus the amount of pages below. Feel free to check them out on the site here though.

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20 August 2017 @ 05:13 pm
Wonder Woman visits Jerry Lewis (march 1970)  
Once upon a time, DC comics understood that comics don't have to be always serious grimdark heavy drama involving lots of gratuitous violence and rape. That was a good thing, but the less serious comics that DC put out weren't always worthwhile. Today it seemed appropriate to post 8/23 pages from issue 117 of the mercifully forgotten "The Adventures of Jerry Lewis" comic, an issue worthy of note today only because it guest starred Wonder Woman in her "mod" phase.

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gratuitous sexism and unfunny jokes ahoy )

The past was a different country, one in which it was possible for there to be over 100 issues of a Jerry Lewis comic.

ETA: the last page includes a statement of management and circulation. in 1970, "The Adventures of Jerry Lewis" was selling 175,000 copies every month. Do you think maybe, just maybe, going after ever more grimdark crossover events might have been a mistake on DC's part?

Giving this the crack tag, I guess? And the misogyny tag, because Jerry Lewis.
 
 
20 August 2017 @ 03:48 pm
Death Experience: Volume 3 - Resurrection of the Body  


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19 August 2017 @ 07:15 pm
Two Down  
 

Continuing Harvey Dent's 75th anniversary I'm going to be posting a few comics featuring Two-Face by Greg Rucka. I don't know if I'd call him the definitive writer for the character but he gets his mindset and has written for him on several occasions. This was first try at the bat so to speak.

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19 August 2017 @ 11:20 pm
Preacher #42  


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19 August 2017 @ 08:30 pm
The Legend of Korra - Turf Wars  
"Avatar: The Last Airbender" and it's sequel "The Legend of Korra" featured some of the best worldbuilding of any cartoon series I've ever seen. The various societies were rich, and complex, and they included their resident elemental powers with creativity and practicality.



One area the cartoon did not expand on was how certain social matters were addressed, and the Korra finale, which showed Korra joining hands with Asami Sato, the woman she loves, as they step into the Spirit World, was positively subversive in showing a blossoming same sex relationship.

Luckily for us.... )
 
 
19 August 2017 @ 09:52 pm
Captain America #413  


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19 August 2017 @ 03:03 pm
REPOST: Shamrock vs. Arnim Zola  
This is from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #24, and an early story by Scott Lobdell with art by Dennis Jensen. Shamrock, aka Molly Fitzgerald, vs. Arnim Zola.
I wanted to repost it since it seems to equate "With great power comes great responsibility" to "Must punch bad guys in the face."

Arnim Headroom? )
 
 
19 August 2017 @ 05:42 pm
Death Experience: Volume 2 - Celestial Cemetery  


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18 August 2017 @ 11:33 pm
Thori's littermates  
When last we saw the Hel-puppies, they had been distributed to their forever homes.

Hel-puppies in the New Mutants, and the Exiles crossover )
 
 
18 August 2017 @ 10:52 pm
There're two villains in Secret Weapons.  
One of them's a monster, Rex-O.

The other's a man, the Scavenger.

Last month's issue #2 ended on the latter.

The focus on him wasn't an introduction- #1'd already done that.

It was an elaboration.

The narrative stepped into his life at night. )
 
 
Current Music:: Triple Science - Amon Tobin
 
 
18 August 2017 @ 06:48 pm
SUPERMAN #29  
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18 August 2017 @ 06:34 pm
Original Sins  


This one's not a particularly famous story but it's still an interesting look at Two-Face. It first appeared in Secret Origins Special #1.

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18 August 2017 @ 01:33 pm
Dark Days: The Casting #1  


"Whenever it’s that level of shocking darkness, I think it gets you in the store. But I also genuinely believe that it’s been a really rough year for everybody, regardless of what political side you’re on. It’s a rough time. People are angry at each other. There’s a lot of divisiveness and terror out there about what’s going to happen, and from all corners. Metal is a story that’s about things that keep me and Greg up. It’s about the ways in which you can find yourself in a story that you didn’t think was possible, and it’s much darker than the one that you thought was inevitable." - Scott Snyder

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18 August 2017 @ 04:20 pm
Death Experience: Volume 1 - Ra's Boat  


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18 August 2017 @ 12:26 pm
Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #6  


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17 August 2017 @ 08:49 pm
DARK NIGHTS: METAL #1  
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17 August 2017 @ 09:01 pm
'Eye of the Beholder'  
 

'Eye of the Beholder' from Batman Annual #14 is probably the most important modern Two-Face story ever written. This was the issue that fleshed out Harvey Dent's origins and redefined his characterization as someone who was already struggling with his psyche before the acid hit. A lot of the material here was later used in 'The Long Halloween', the animated series as well as The Dark Knight.

Unfortunately this has yet to be reprinted by DC, either in trade or in digital format. I imagine the latter will happen sooner or later (Comixology is constantly adding old comics to the archive) but DC's treatment of this has always puzzled me.

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18 August 2017 @ 12:58 am
Captain America #412  


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17 August 2017 @ 11:59 pm
Hitman: Tommy's Heroes - Part 3  


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