Friday, July 8, 2016

Cross-Over Appeal # 2

Youth! Rebellion! Happenstance! Former side-kick angst!
What could possibly go wrong?
art by Mark Bagley & Jackson "Butch" Guice
Young Justice (animated) & the original New Warriors!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cross-Over Appeal #1

art by Yanick Paquette and studios (?) Slip! & Blond

What If.....a couple of  wild and powered groups 
of teenagers--membership of five, similar 
personalities, similar dynamics, but everything else
about them at odds--were to have a meet-up?

I'd wish for art by Carlos Pacheco and Steve 
Lightle....and let the magic explode the heads of 
fanboys everywhere!

art by Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger, & Marte Gracia

"G-Force meets the all-new (time-displaced) X-Men"

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Longing for those Long-Johns Days of the JSA

In case you haven't watched the latest season of "The Flash" on the CW,
there's a new Flash in town!  The incredible John Wesley-Shipp debuted 
his doppleganger, the real Jay Garrick of Earth 3, a.k.a. the Flash of that
Not much else has been revealed  about Earth 3 at this point, but fans are
anxiously anticipating more info and appearances next season! Since I'm
a huge Justice Society of America fan, as well as John Wesley-Shipp fan,
I thought I'd do a little fan-passion casting!

Check it out on my pinterest page! Justice Society of America: CWTV


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Comic Book Characters Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month!

Don't have a name for where this originated from...obviously most 
or all is clipped from original art sources (Golden Age "Police 
Comics" for the Firebrand and friend piece, "Adventure Comics" for
Sandman and Sandy. etc.) 

Certainly not all are actually gay, but it's an interesting acknowledgement 
of the invisibility of gay and lesbian characters in comics for so many 
decades. Solidarity is a great thing; allies are always welcome at a 
Pride Parade!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

JSA Goodness with Steve Lightle

The Justice Society of America:
Comics' first, greatest, and most patriotic
super-hero team. Part of the Greatest Generation,
these DC Comics icons are proudly remembered
as part of America's World War II fighting forces.

Veteran artist Steve Lightle did these incredible pieces 
of art to showcase these classic characters and experiment
with a simpler art style that was an expression of that time period.
The results before you, exquisitely rendered.

You can seethe love and respect for these characters 
in each print!
Fans are already clamoring for Steve to be given a shot
at drawing a regular book featuring the Justice Society.
And with DC's announcement of "Rebirth," there seems 
to be some hope it could happen.

Rebirth is bringing back the possibility of stories
and characters from other eras, other
continuity. This allows the door to the 
original Earth 2 team, the Justice Society of America, to be
opened. If you would like to see this project come
to pass, let DC Comics know!

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Likely borrowing inspiration from the 'Occupy' Movement,
'Anonymous,' and 'The 99%' comes "We Are Robin."

Finally and at last!

This last week, DC Comics made a HUGE series of announcements
concerning new books, new focus, massive changes, and the future
of the comics line.

For more details, check out the link here;Newsarama

I have been saying for YEARS that this is exactly what we needed to
not only avoid stagnation for existing fans, but to bring in new recruits!

In a nutshell, DC is pulling back from their crippling uniformity and
interconnectedness that has especially been on display since the debut
of their 'new 52' several years ago. The execs now say the focus is more
on story than continuity.

Yes, yes, YES! Since the death of the Multiverse in Crisis on Infinite Earths
(in fact, the very anal nature of the industry that felt the need to have a 'Crisis'
in the first place, in order to 'simplify' and homogenize everything (blech!,)
there has been an ever-increasing limit on creators.

Writers got stories nixed because they weren't 'in keeping with the tone of
the book,' or because something in the plot 'contradicted plans in another
series,' and so on and so on. Continuity--meant to be fun and complimentary
to the regular fans--became a horrible stranglehold on creativity and growth.

There's no reason that at any one time, there couldn't have been pre-Crisis
books alongside new 52 books, alongside Elseworlds books (at one time,
a sure-bet hot seller for the company!) As DC's press release illustrates, they
finally get the concept of entertainment and story quality trumping the
dictates of canonical tales.

Ironically, Marvel Comics, once the masters of a diversified publishing
spectrum, seem to be trading spaces with the old DC as they are creating
a single new world for their heroes to live on. Let's hope these enormous
changes redeem themselves in the long run, bringing in new fans, luring
back old ones, and maintaining the current aficionados.