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Comic Book Goodness

A place to share nice and awesome things from your favourite comics. Funny quotes, interesting links (with pretty pictures if you please) cool panels, inspiring artwork. Don't post full stories. We are more into whetting the appetite with teasers and the like.
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Spidra Webster
"#Cosplay at #Wondercon (PHOTOS!) http://ow.ly/w0RBl pic.twitter.com/4fGttLeNTj" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Love this Capt. America! - Spidra Webster
Jed
Check out this post-apocalyptic style guide I wrote for FreakSugar.com! http://www.freaksugar.com/x-men-s...
Spidra Webster
Here Is The Male Version Of Power Girl's Boob Window (NSFW) - http://io9.com/here-is...
Here Is The Male Version Of Power Girl's Boob Window (NSFW)
"Power Girl's costume is infamous for showing off her particular endowments, but what would be the equivalent for a similarly outfitted Power Lad? Artist Cory Walker came up with this male-bodied take on Power Girl, moving her boob window down to the groin. Now showing off the groin isn't exactly equivalent to showing off the breasts, but just like I fear that the breasts will pop out of so many female costumes, I'd be afraid that Power Lad would find his little lad flapping in the wind. This would be convenient if Power Lad needed to relieve himself on the fly, though, sort of like a wildly inappropriate boxer flap." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I wish the Hawkeye Project and that ilk had come out 20 years ago. I kept trying to get my then-bf to see what I was talking about and he always denied it saying "Superheroes have idealized physiques, too". I was rusty enough on my drafting skills that I didn't have the ability to illustrate the male equivalent (or as close to it as we can get) so that he could actually see what I was talking about. - Spidra Webster
CarlC
Bryan Singer Reveals Which Mutants Will Appear In 'Apocalypse' https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Spidra Webster
"Cre­ator of Bat­man: The Ani­mated Series Bruce Timm has brought his vision of the Dark Knight back again with a new short cel­e­brat­ing 75 years of the crime fighter. The short, titled Bat­man: Strange Days, fea­tures “a lost tale from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mys­te­ri­ous lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.” Pro­duced in a tinted black and white, the short runs under 3 min­utes but sets quite a mood of dark and dank bat-reality rem­i­nis­cent of a ’30s serial. Bat­man: Strange Days is a fol­low up to a sim­i­lar film from last year cel­e­brat­ing Super­man. Super­man 75th Anniver­sary Ani­mated Short was co-directed by Timm and Zach Sny­der, and fea­tured an overview of some of the high­lights in Superman’s 75 year career. The Super­man short was the first of Timm’s “per­sonal” projects since step­ping down in 2013 as super­vis­ing pro­ducer at Warner Bros. Animation. Bat­man was cre­ated by Bob Kane in 1939 in an issue of DC’s Detec­tive Comics." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Jed
Two weeks! Can. Not. Wait!
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Spidra Webster
Batman DVD news: Possible Timeframe for the DVD Release | TVShowsOnDVD.com - http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news...
Batman DVD news: Possible Timeframe for the DVD Release | TVShowsOnDVD.com
"This past weekend, April 4th-6th, the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con 2014 was held, and among the MANY illustrious guests were both Adam West and Burt Ward. We didn't get to attend ourselves, but "Joe Comicbook" of ComicBook.com reported about it the other day. And that report is now going worldwide, with Yahoo UK spreading the word about it in their Movies section. What did they report about the DVDs? First of all, there's a timeframe! Burt Ward ("Robin") reportedly talked about it: "Finally, after an innumerable number of years, our series is going to be coming out, all 120 episodes," said Ward. "I understand it's right at the end of November this year in time for Christmas." The bold-faced emphasis is ours, but that's because we wanted to make sure nobody missed it! Both Ward and West also relayed to the crowd about how the previous week they had gone in to Warner - separately - to record bonus material that will be used on the DVD releases. They also explained how good they... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I really really hope I have some money when this comes out (and that it's not too expensive). - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Captain America's "To-Do List" is different depending on the country - http://sploid.gizmodo.com/captain...
Captain America's "To-Do List" is different depending on the country
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"Here's a fun little easter egg in Captain America: The Winter Soldier: In the beginning of the movie, we get a peek of Captain America's list of things he missed out on while he was asleep. Things like I Love Lucy and the Moon landing and Steve Jobs fill up his cute "things to catch up on to do list" but the funny thing is that the list is different depending on which country the movie is shown in. Reddit user DavinderB compiled screenshots from all the different versions of Captain America 2 to show the slight differences in perspective around the world. Though the last 5 items on the list stay the same (that would be Thai Food, Star Wars/Trek, Nirvana, Rocky and Troubleman), the first 5 things change to reflect a particular country's interest. That's why America gets the Moon landing while Russia gets the Soviet Union dissolution and the UK gets The Beatles. It's fun to think of what Captain America would be into learning from each country. You can see the full list here. Here's the list in the UK:" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
This seems a bit weird to me. The character is so *American* that I'd think it would be in character for the list to be parochial. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Fantagraphics Books Inc. — colsmi: A charming third-of-a-page advert for... - http://fantagraphics.tumblr.com/post...
Fantagraphics Books Inc. — colsmi: A charming third-of-a-page advert for...
Jed
We're coming up on wedding season, and FreakSugar has scoured the Internet for the best superhero wedding rings for your favorite Superman or Wonder Woman. http://www.freaksugar.com/superhe...
Spidra Webster
Fwd: BIG NEWS! HATE and MEAT CAKE digitally debut on @comiXology! Get the first issue free for a limited time: http://www.fantagraphics.com/index... (via http://friendfeed.com/fantagr...)
Spidra Webster
The 'father of manga' joins Google's Cultural Institute - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
The 'father of manga' joins Google's Cultural Institute
"One of the (if not the) most influential manga artists ever, Osamu Tezuka, has joined the digital halls of the Google Cultural Institute. If there was no Tezuka, there would have probably been no Dragonball, no One Piece... well, you get the picture. The collection includes a Google Street View tour of the museum founded in his honor, as well as a beautifully curated selection of photos, artwork and video clips. It's all been timed to coincide with Atomu's (Astro Boy) birthday, the robot boy that's now 62 years old-- and starred in Japan's first (yes, first) anime. While the collection might not touch the mind-blowing 700 total manga titles the artist completed in his lifetime, it's a mighty well-presented primer. 22 Comments 231356 Share Source: Google Cultural Institute Tags: anime, astroboy, atomu, google, GoogleCulturalInstitute, japan, manga, OsamuTezuka, video The 'father of manga' joins Google's Cultural Institute Next: Xbox One now shares gameplay footage direct to YouTube 22 comments Livefyre Sign in 13 people listening ronni.rasmussen Newest | Oldest | Top Comments bebe bebe" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Equinox, new Cree teen superhero, joins DC Comics lineup - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News - http://www.cbc.ca/news...
Equinox, new Cree teen superhero, joins DC Comics lineup - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News
"Metropolis's Superman and Gotham City's Batman are getting a brand-new colleague from Canada this spring: a teenage Cree superhero hailing from Moose Factory, Ont. The isolated James Bay communities of Moose Factory and Moosonee take the spotlight in the forthcoming Justice League Canada, a five-issue story arc written by comic artist Jeff Lemire for the comic series Justice League United. The stories, featuring artwork by Mike McKone, debut in April. After earning widespread acclaim for his Essex County graphic novel trilogy — based on his rural upbringing in southwestern Ontario — Lemire and his poignant storytelling style piqued the attention of comic giant DC Entertainment. After he had multiple titles (including Superboy, Justice League Dark and Green Arrow) under his belt, the Toronto-based Lemire landed a plum assignment: Justice League America. The patriotic artist and writer promptly pitched a Canadian stint for the classic DC super team. "Not just put the CN Tower in the... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I have a feeling this could help in a lot of ways. I hope, at least. We treat our Aboriginal women abysmally. - Brent Schaus
Spidra Webster
New DC Comics superhero inspired by young Cree activist - Sudbury - CBC News - http://www.cbc.ca/news...
New DC Comics superhero inspired by young Cree activist - Sudbury - CBC News
"A new comic superhero for D-C Comics will take the form of a teenage girl from James Bay. Toronto cartoonist Jeff Lemire says Shannen Koostachin — a young Cree activist from Attawapiskat — helped inspire him. Lemire said the 15-year-old, who led fellow students to Parliament Hill to lobby for a proper school, isn't far from his thoughts in drawing up the new superhero. “I think if I can capture some of that heart and some of that essence in this character, perhaps she'll almost be a guiding spirit in the creation of this character,” he said. He came up with the idea of a Cree superhero because he was fascinated with the culture he saw while visiting Northern Ontario as a child, he said. Lemire will write the stories and work with an artist on the depiction of the unnamed hero. Jeff Lemire Jeff Lemire, a cartoonist for DC Comics, will be coming up with a new Cree superhero for the new Justice League Canada. He'll be creating a teen superhero from the James Bay coast. (Supplied) “This... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Twitter / echointhecity: Can't. Breathe. ... - https://twitter.com/echoint...
Twitter / echointhecity: Can't. Breathe. ...
"Can't. Breathe. 😂😭😂😭😂😭 pic.twitter.com/7DYYchevCB" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Jed
If you're interested in entertainment news, check out this new site: www.freaksugar.com. I write for it. :)
Also, like FreakSugar on Facebook! - Jed from iPhone
Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
The ‘Mighty Marvel Superheroes’ Cookbook’ (1977) Will Teach You To Make a Sandwich - http://comicsalliance.com/marvel-...
The ‘Mighty Marvel Superheroes’ Cookbook’ (1977) Will Teach You To Make a Sandwich
The ‘Mighty Marvel Superheroes’ Cookbook’ (1977) Will Teach You To Make a Sandwich
"A while back, ComicsAlliance brought you a look back at the 1976 Mighty Marvel Strength & Fitness Book, in which the kids of the ’70s were invited to slim down with exercises like the “Torchie Twist.” It’s hardly the only strange piece of strange Marvel ephemera from the era, though, and apparently it did its job so well that by the next year, it was time to fatten up those kids all over again with The Mighty Marvel Superheroes Cookbook!Featuring the art of Joe Giella — who also illustrated Strength & Fitness and who currently handles art chores on the meddlesome Mary Worth — the Mighty Marvel Cookbook features pages upon pages of recipes that are only vaguely tied into the super-heroes. A lot of them actually look pretty tasty, but there are plenty that are extremely dubious. I mean, writing a cookbook for kids is one thing, but when you count “make a sandwich” as a recipe, you’ve crossed the line into sheer insanity. Things start to go south for the cookbook right off the bat in... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Jed
Happy 75th anniversary today, Batman. I have many role models, both real and fictional. As a kid, Batman taught me to never give up and the power of persistence, responsibility, and caring toward our fellow humans. I try my best to live up to those lessons, even when I fail.
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Just saw an episode on MeTV yesterday. Loving that channel and love the original tv series. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Jed
"Happy 75th anniversary to me. To celebrate, I'm gonna drink my feelings and fight my greatest foe: my liver." #batdrunk #Batman75
Spidra Webster
“Saperlipopette!” Improve Your Language Skills by Reading Comic Books | Language News - http://blogs.transparent.com/languag...
“Saperlipopette!” Improve Your Language Skills by Reading Comic Books | Language News
"Now I know what a lot of you must be thinking: “Comic books? They’re for kids!” In the United States, comic books have had a long history of entertaining children and teenagers with stories of super-heroes fighting villains. The mass of major Hollywood movies based on comic books in the last decade is a testament to their enduring—and even growing—popularity. Consider that just last year a copy of the very first Superman comic released in June 1938 sold for $175,000. It’s clear that comic books are still very much a part of American popular culture. But how can reading comic books help me learn a foreign language? Let’s take a moment to consider comic books outside the U.S. I lived in France for a number of years as a child and when my mom took me grocery shopping at the supermarket, I spent my time hanging out in the comic book aisle while she shopped. These were not the thin throwaway paperback comics I knew in the U.S., but were hardcover bandes dessinées (comics) that cost around... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Jed
Spoiler: So, after a couple of years of stories, Peter Parker is back as Spider-Man as of "The Superior Spider-Man" issue 30. While I knew he'd always be back (I mean, that's how comics operate), I'm still jazzed.
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CarlC
Marvel Exec: Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch Won't Be Inhumans | STACK Gamer - http://www.stack.com/2014...
Marvel Exec: Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch Won't Be Inhumans | STACK Gamer
During a recent press run for Captain America: the Winter Solider, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige debunked a rumor suggesting that the studio will use the Inhumans to explain the superpowers of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. "As it relates to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver? No. No, no no," Feige told the Huffington Post. Because Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver originally appeared in X-Men comics and Fox owns the rights to all things mutant, Marvel will have to come up with another power source for the brother-sister team. Inhumans, the product of experiments on humans run by the alien race Kree, seemed like an easy choice. Quicksilver has links to the Inhumans, and their inclusion would further establish the Kree, who play a role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. Despite Feige's assertion, Unleash the Fanboy is sticking to their guns, insisting that the offspring of Magneto will indeed be Inhuman. The site notes that it's not uncommon for studios... more... - CarlC from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
San Francisco Public Library Art, Music and Recreation Center: Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 - http://sfplamr.blogspot.com/2014...
San Francisco Public Library Art, Music and Recreation Center: Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013
San Francisco Public Library Art, Music and Recreation Center: Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013
"We are please to present Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 in the Art, Music and Recreation Center of the Main Library. This display is curated by Trina Robbins, a comics artist and historian, and consists of original art work and other ephemera relating to her book by the same title. The display includes work by early comic artists such as Grace Drayton, who created Dolly Dingle and other roly-poly tots, Nell Brinkley, famous for the Brinkley Girls, Edwina Dumm, who wrote the comic strip Cap Stubbs and Tippie which ran for over 6 decades, and Dale Messick, creator of dashing journalist Brenda Starr. There is also a display case devoted to the “fighting women of World War II” which presents the work of Tape Mills, Lily Renee, Fran Hopper and Marcia Snyder, who drew comics about competent action heroines who were not looking to be rescued but did the rescuing themselves!" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Jed
Another reason to love the Dark Knight.
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Spidra Webster
Fantagraphics Books | Comics and Graphic Novels - The Complete Zap Comix - http://www.fantagraphics.com/browse-...
Fantagraphics Books | Comics and Graphic Novels - The Complete Zap Comix
"There scarcely was an underground comics world before Robert Crumb's classic solo first issue of Zap in 1968. By Zap #2, he had begun assembling a Seven Samurai of the best, the fiercest, and the most stylistically diversified cartoonists to come out of the countercultural kiln. All of them were extremists of one sort or another, from biker-gang member Rodriguez to Christian surfer Griffin, but somehow they produced a decades-long collaboration: a mind-blowing anthology of abstract hallucination, throat-slashing social satire, and shocking sexual excess, that made possible the ongoing wave of alternative cartoonists like Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns. The Complete Zap Comix collects every issue of Zap — every cover and every story, and even the Zam mini comic jam among the Zap artists — in a two-volume, slipcased hardcover set. It will also include the 17th unpublished issue with work by Crumb, Moscoco, Wilson, Rodriguez, Shelton, Mavrides, and Williams. Plus, an... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Holy crap, that's coming up as $500.00 through our primary book vendor - Soup in a TARDIS
Yeah, it ain't cheap. I know it's 920 pages including color, but yeah. - Spidra Webster
I think I'll not be buying it for our collection then. Sheesh. - Soup in a TARDIS
Jed
Today is Celebrate Undeserved Credit Day! Have a good one, ghost of Bob Kane!
Bluesun 2600
"Superheroes tend to have longer lifespans than the rest of us, but they're still products of their times. And, when those times move forward, sometimes their powers seem to be moving forward with them. But is there a danger that they could become too powerful?After watching this new fight scene from Captain America 2, some commenters noted that this Captain America was not the Steve Rodgers of a few years ago, this was a new Cap — and a much more powerful one: o6untouchable It's worth bearing in mind Steve's training and experience during The First Avenger and Avengers. Steve is from the 1940s. Access to television is limited. The Olympics aren't the media sensation that they are today. Martial arts haven't really begun to work their way into western society. The movies that do exist don't feature much in the way of action and violence. Steve is trained as a soldier, and gains access to his abilities in an environment saturated with soldiers. He knows that the serum is supposed to... more... - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
Jed
Two of my favorite comic book characters. Beautiful.
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I really enjoyed McDaniel's run on Nightwing. I can't recall who was writing it at the time. - MoTO Moca Blend
Me neither, but I thought McDaniel captured the fun and action of Nightwing well. - Jed
CarlC
Falcon character poster released for Captain America: The Winter Soldier | TotalFilm.com - http://www.totalfilm.com/news...
Falcon character poster released for Captain America: The Winter Soldier | TotalFilm.com
The Falcon character here is looking quite steampunk. - CarlC from Bookmarklet
The costume looks pretty badass. - Jed from iPhone
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