24 September 2017 @ 11:36 pm
Crisis on Infinite Earths #3  

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24 September 2017 @ 10:46 pm
Transformers: Lost Light #3 - "Dissolution, Part 3: A World Misplaced"  

I always wanted to give the franchise as much depth and weight as possible. One of the easiest ways to do that is to politicise it. -- James Roberts

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24 September 2017 @ 09:04 am
The debut of Cheryl and Jason Blossom!  

Long before Cheryl and Jason Blossom were the victim and victimizer within a taboo relationship in Afterlife with Archie, or respectively mentally disturbed and dead in the Riverdale TV series, they were more lighthearted elitist troublemakers in the old Archie Comics continuity. That doesn't mean what they got up to wasn't envelope-pushing in its own way for the relatively family-friendly venue. Especially in this, their first appearance.

'Maybe it's time to shake them up around here!' )
24 September 2017 @ 07:36 am
Groo: Friends and Foes #3 (2015)  
Dark Horse: "As the Year of Groo bumbles on, the world’s stupidest barbarian and his dog wander into those two sinister witches, Arba and Dakarba . . . who have a scheme to conjure up a giant duplicate of Groo! That means more Groo for your buck!"

Arba is the one in blue, Dakarba is the other one )

Next: Arcadio the hero.
24 September 2017 @ 08:35 am
Namor the Sub-Mariner #2  

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24 September 2017 @ 01:21 am
In which Marvel gets clever with their marketing  
Dazzler #42 )
24 September 2017 @ 02:35 am
Crisis on Infinite Earths #2  

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24 September 2017 @ 12:03 am
Injustice 2 #21  

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23 September 2017 @ 11:36 pm
Dazzler #13 - "Trial... and Terror!"  

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23 September 2017 @ 04:01 pm
Josie and friends in "The Hold Up"  

Josie is best known today as leader of the Pussycats. However, for her first six years of existence, she wasn't a rock star but a sort of Everygirl counterpart to Archie (although they wouldn't appear in the same universe until some time in the Pussycats era). And before Alexander Cabot III became her band's manager, he was Josie's friend and sometimes-boyfriend. However, just as Melody was always a "dumb blonde" (prior to the 2016 reboot attempt, anyway), Alex was always a haughty and often flaky rich guy, as we see in this classic story.

'Glad to, my good man! You've made a very good choice of victims!' )
24 September 2017 @ 12:24 am
Astonishing X-Men #1: "Life of X," Part One  

"I think I’m known for writing a certain kind of X-book, after DEATH OF WOLVERINE, DEATH OF X and IVX. ASTONISHING X-MEN is no exception. If people want consequences, they’ll get ‘em." - Charles Soule

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23 September 2017 @ 09:35 pm
Curse Words #1  

'“Curse Words” in particular was born from the idea that I wanted to do something with no restrictions on either the writing or art side, to best take advantage of Ryan’s unique storytelling abilities. Magic fit the bill in a big way, and from my initial pitch to Ryan (“So, I have this idea about a wizard who’s kind of a dick…”) the book came to be.' - Charles Soule

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23 September 2017 @ 02:47 pm
Namor the Sub-Mariner #1  

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23 September 2017 @ 12:36 am
The Roto readied their next strike.  
Its target, Brynjar of the Paznina, was out hunting.

The Roto let fly.

Their projectile flew through the air.

Brynjar was returning, successful. )
Current Music: Villains of Circumstance - Queens of the Stone Age
23 September 2017 @ 09:54 am
Star Trek: New Visions #17: All the Ages Frozen  

'Based on feedback they have apparently found that NEW VISIONS goes over big with people who are not "conventional comic readers". I interpret that to mean those people who have spent WAY too many years reading comics, and have built all kinds of rules for what they should be. The people who complain that they "don't like photos with word bubbles in them" but who have no problem with the photorealistic painted books.' - John Byrne

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23 September 2017 @ 03:23 am
Crisis on Infinite Earths #1  

"While writing Green Lantern I received a letter from a fan asking about a mixup in DC continuity. In my reply I said, “One day we (meaning the DC editorial we) will probably straighten up what is in the DC Universe ... and what is outside.” At this point in its history DC Comics had Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-Three, Earth-B, etc. There were super-heroes on each Earth and though old-time readers had no problem understanding DC continuity, it proved off-putting to new readers who suddenly discovered there was not one but three Supermans, Wonder Womans, Batmans, etc."

- Marv Wolfman

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