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I recently went down a rabbit hole about the fabulous, foul-mouthed Thori. and since my dog can also be a yelling arsehole...
i give you the heartwarming story of seven Yule puppies. )
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Has anyone ever filmed a scene where a priest blesses his own saliva then gobs in a vampire's eye? -- Si Spurrier

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After The Flintstones, it's perhaps no surprise they are shifting in the other direction temporally, and in giving us, in Novemeber...

The Jetsons )

'Faces'

Aug. 16th, 2017 06:26 pm
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Continuing Harvey Dent's 75th anniversary is Matt Wagner's 'Faces' from Legends of the Dark Knight #28-30. It's considered by a lot of people to be one of the definitive Two-Face stories. I'm personally on the fence; it's well-written and drawn but Harvey's character and overall motivations are fairly inconsistent with how he's usually depicted. The story might have been served better with a number of other Bat-villains instead. But who knows, you might think differently.  

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In the beginning, Kara wore a blue frock:

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If it looked a bit like a high school cheerleader's outfit (back in the day when cheerleader outfits didn't show much skin and weren't all that tight fitting), that was probably intentional. And this suited her just fine all through high school and most of the way though college. And then, 12 years later, her editors belatedly realized the 60's had brought a sea change in fashion, and things started to get weird. Sartorial madness ensued )

And that is the long and sad story of Kara's closet of super outfits. Maybe someone sensible came along and rescued her from further sartorial shame by stealing all but the hotpants ensemble?

In some cases sadly, in other cases thankfully, we never got to see her wearing some of the other outfits in that closet, but evidence of their existence was preserved:Read more... )

Batman #29

Aug. 16th, 2017 04:38 am

Two of a Kind

Aug. 15th, 2017 10:37 pm
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August marks the 75th anniversary of Two-Face's first appearance (Detective Comics #66). To celebrate I figured I'd post a few Two-Face comics throughout the month.

First up is Bruce Timm's 'Two of a Kind' from Batman: Black and White.

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The Shocker is a Spider-Man villain that is somewhere in the high-B low-A area. Whenever he and Spider-Man fight, he always gives Spider-Man a hard time. Yet he never quite "hit the big time." I used to think that was because he had no connection to Peter Parker or Peter's friends.

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Unstoppable! )
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I’m aware I’m on thin ice with Brian’s fans, but it wouldn’t be Brian Braddock for me if he didn’t occasionally get peevish at the ongoing madness of the world of capes. - Al Ewing

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Ah, 1970. The "Mod Squad" had been on the air for three years. Over in Britain, "Mod" styles were fading fast, but in offices of DC comics, where "hip" and "trendy" editors were always proud to be in the vanguard of all the latest cultural trends ("vanguard means in the rear, right?"), it was time for Supergirl to get slightly less behind the times, and a new "Mod" outfit was exactly the thing. Creator credits were still too radical for DC back then, but the Internet knows the blame is all on the head of writer/artist Mike Sekowsky.

adventure 397-00

5/15 pages) )

And that is the tale of how Supergirl hung up her cheerleader frock after, what, 12 years of wearing the exact same thing every day? Something tells me she would have changed things up a lot sooner if not for wanting to avoid a fight with her stick-in-the-mud cousin and his small town Kansas prudery.
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Set the wayback machine to Action Comics 273. Supergirl was still staying in the orphanage where Superman had put her, and still wearing the blue frock that looked like it had started life as a cheerleader costume. The sartorial madness of 70's era Supergirl was still a decade in the future. In the straitlaced world of 1961 comics, when a heroine needed a makeover, they didn't go to the tailor, their alter ego went to the hairdresser. And they did it by asking the readers to participate in a poll.

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click to see the results, published about 8 months later )

Mod Post: Off-Topic Tuesday

Aug. 15th, 2017 12:03 pm
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In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

The atrocious events in Charlottesville aroused the ire and blanket condemnation of pretty much everyone (Even senior Republicans were straightforward about that), with one notable exception of course.

As one commentator put it, when the people who made the Tiki Torches the White Supremacists were using (Adding a quirky, yet jejeune aspect to their hate march), offers a more literate and resounding put-down of their actions than the President of the United States, it's a REALLY depressing, and worrying, situation to be in.

Oh, and when juvenile brinksmanship tactics bringing the world that bit closer to a possible nuclear exchange is STILL the SECOND worst thing you've done in a week, words really do fail.

A 1940's Anti-Nazi film has gone viral on youtube and might be worth a watch

At the other end of the scale, the new "Duck Tales" premiere aired, to very good reviews, and Disney have made the whole episode available on their Youtube channel if you're in the US. The rest of us can just... wait, I suppose.

Also, new Scrooge McDuck David Tennant is continuing his steamrolling through every cartoon, fantasy and sci-fi franchise he can think of by not only returning for the next season of "Jessica Jones" as Killgrave, but also by being cast in the long awaited TV production of Neil Gaiman's and Sir Terry Pratchett's brilliant "Good Omens". Tennant will play Crowley (a cynical, rather jaded demon) against Michael Sheen's Aziraphale (a fussy but equally jaded angel) as both seek to deal with the imminent Apocalypse, and the apparent absence of the Antichrist they've been expecting.

Brexit shambles on with the gracefulness of an inebriated yak... and the way things are going I think I'd rather have the inebriated yak running it.

Happy 70th Indian Independence day for today (and slightly belated happy Pakistan Independence Day for yesterday!)

"Wonder Woman" picked up most of the movie categories at the Teen Choice awards. But in an inspiring choice which gives me some hope for the future, Teen Vogue did NOT livetweet it as one might expect, but instead, spent the time calling out White Supremacist terrorist bullshit.

The tone and ending of the forthcoming Justice League movie are being changed, most likely (but perhaps not 100%) due to Joss Whedon coming on board. Originally intended to end with Steppenwolf, the bad guy, being defeated, but Darkseid arriving on Earth anyway (making the whole movie essentially a lead in for a sequel), Darkseid will now not appear, giving the movie an actual ending of it's own.

Oh, and I can recommend the podcast The Orbiting Human Circus (of the air) from some surreal, quirky diversions as we peer into the life of a janitor working in the Eiffel Tower, home of the world's most popular radio show and it's unusual acts?

Hamilton Rec: Contemporary AU

Aug. 14th, 2017 04:48 pm
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i've seen 2 whole episodes of Suits don't ask me how lawyering works
by a financial diuretic
Info: Hamilton/Washington, Explicit, 25,800 Words
Summary: Alexander Hamilton and George Washington trip and fall into some sort of relationship. This would be more convenient for everyone involved if Alex didn't happen to be a lawyer at George's firm. Responsible discussions are had. Modern AU.

Notes: One caveat about this series... a couple of the stories (including the first one) feature watersports, which is not my particular cup of tea. That being said, the author very clearly tags those fics; and the rest of the series absolutely held up for me without them. So you can skip that particular kink without missing out on this SERIOUSLY WONDERFUL SERIES. (And if watersports ARE your kink, they are probably EXCELLENT here, considering how good the rest of the writing is.)

Now, let me tell you: this series really is wonderful. Beautiful writing, gorgeous use of texting as dialogue (seriously, the tone/feelings/everything this author manages to convey via text message are incredible), complicated everything. I've never seen any other take on the characters quite like this, and I mean that in the best possible way. Alex is trans, the boss/employee relationship is every bit as difficult as it should be, Laurens is protective and frustrated and perfect. Just. So many things I love about this 'verse. Yes, I've now rambled AT LENGTH. I'm not sorry. Read it.

 
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'While I was pitching Wil Moss on my Kingpin miniseries, he took over the Inhumans characters. The week he started overseeing them, I emailed him and was like, "Can I do a Quake series?" And he was like, "Uh, maybe." I pitched a Quake series, and he read it and was like, "I really love this, but I don’t know that we can do it." And he was like, "But would you want to do a team book with Quake as the leader?"' - Matthew Rosenberg

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"The only thing worse than what the Purple Man did to her originally is the thought of what he could do to her now that she has a child. Writing this has been so scary. This is scary stuff. This is psychological horror unlike anything I think I’ve ever seen in mainstream comics. We’ll see what people think." -- Brian Michael Bendis

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'That small scene, um, generated a brief rash of outraged posts and emails to DC from the Work Far Too Hard At Being Offended crowd. "Byrne portrays Superman as a child molester!!" Happily, this was more than counterbalanced by responses from female readers who thought the scene was "beautiful". I guess they got it!' - John Byrne

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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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What the Hell is the Catch? by [personal profile] dreamlittleyo
Pairing/Rating: Hamilton/Washington, Explicit
Wordcount: 3,000 Words
Summary: In which Alexander has been sleeping with his boss for months, but he is starting to want more.

Read the fic on AO3...

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'When you're likely to live forever, perceptions are going to change, and sometimes drastically. Some of the readers who took time to respond to the series were apparently not ready for my musings! There was a ripple of outrage when Bruce Wayne became involved with, and eventually married to, Lara Wayne, his "great granddaughter". Many people seemed to stick on the language, and overlook the fact that Bruce and Lara had no blood relationship.' - John Byrne

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