Thursday, May 31, 2012

Good Looking: New Teen Titans

better days.
Some bits of 'Best' from the
always-spectacular George Perez!

And if you're a Titans fan,
check out Young Justice every
Saturday and Sunday morning at
10:30 on Cartoon Network!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Just a few of my favorite eras and
favorite line-ups
from Earth's Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers.



Well, right on cue for sales and ratings heaven,
the second big-deal gay marriage in comics (Kevin Keller's
in "Life with Archie" # 16 sold out earlier this year)
will be celebrated in
Astonishing X-Men # 51 in a few months.
(In case you've been living under a rock.)

Not exactly the eye-opener or the standard-setter
Marvel would like folks to believe with their Lee-styled
self-promotion. If the 'Kevin Keller' Archie character
hadn't been sales GOLD last year, this would surely
not have happened.

(And, if I seem nonplussed by the 'achievement,' forgive me.
I'm painfully aware of how quickly the pendulum can shift
in comics. I was there for dreadful years of avoiding
the matter in the 1980s, the bullshit homophobic-decree from
Shooter that made Northstar a friggin' 'faerie' to
avoid a gay character, the 'AIDS-like' disease they
struck him with, his death, etc. Yeah, yeah...Alpha Flight # 106.
I know.)

But, just as everyone from TV execs to car makers
have discovered, gay content is a big seller now.
And, also, not the social stigmace was,
since youth--those with the more expendable income--
are less concerned about such things.

Now, I like Jean-Paul (Northstar,) but have not found
an X-Men comic worth reading for some time. So,
his boyfriend Kyle, steady dating, the engagement,
etc. were not known to me. But the wedding, while
not completely inconceivable, does seem far-fetched
and very conveniently-timed. (DOMA, DADT, Presidential
proclamations, North Carolina--and every other state
in the Union-- Prop 8, election year, etc.)

This is not so much a supportive gesture from the
suits as it is a desire to ride the gravy train, I'm sure.
(Controversy and sensationalism sell;
there really is no such thing as bad publicity, especially
in a sagging sales market. Well, except maybe hanging
out with Trump, but I digress.)
hopefully it will be done tastefully and well, and will give
some exposure/education to those in need.

And, thanks up front to the One Million Morons for
boycotting the issue, making certain it will become
an even more phenomenal sales success.
Learn much, bitches?


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Best of Jose' Luis Garcia-Lopez

A phenomenal and influential talent at DC Comics
for the last 36 years,
the man is supremely under-recognized
and under-appreciated!

Take a look at just some of the
spectacular art that has covered. filled, and
inspired the industry's best!

Thanks for all the incredible craft, hard work,
and long-lasting memories, Mister Garcia-Lopez!


Super-Friends Love

 First, the original line-ups, including some
gorgeous art by Alex Toth, the story-board master,
character designer,
and artist extraordinaire.

And ultimately...


And now let the homages begin!