29 June 2009

Hey, Look! A New Post!

Well, it's been like what, two weeks since I last updated this blog? Sometimes real world responsibilities set up an ambush for you and you have no choice but to take care of it and leave everything else (like a blog about comic books). Anyway, I'm back and let's hope I won't go away for long after this, huh?

So what's this? John Stewart and the Martian Manhunter arrive at the planet Xanshi. They were assigned to Xanshi by the Highfather and Darkseid to destroy the Anti-Life Aspect before it destroys the planet and put the Milky Way galaxy in peril.

So off the Lantern goes without his Martian partner because he's ring is all-powerful and all that...

The thing they were sent there to destroy is in freakin' yellow, the one colour a Green Lantern's ring cannot fight against (pre-Green Lantern: Rebirth) and John Stewart just left his all powerful Martian friend a few thousand kilometres behind him. This will not look good on his resume, that's for sure. But wait...

Who the heck is this guy? Seriously, who is he? Look at the first panel up there. The locals have a distinctive look. This guy looks like Jerry Garcia. Is that how writer Jim Starlin looks like? It just took me out of the story for a second. It's like seeing a Charlton Heston cameo in a silly comedy or something.

20 years ago, a Cosmic Odyssey threatened to destroy the galaxy. Jim Starlin and Mike Mignola were there to chronicle it. The collection is still available online or you can wait till September and get the new edition. Probably nothing new other than a new foreword maybe.

12 June 2009

Friday Night Fights: G7 Fight Music round 3

I'm A Dinosaurus Roar, Roar, Hey everybody, I'm A Dinosaur ~ Former Fat Boys

Devil Dinosaur shows everyone why he's top lizard in Devil Dinosaur Omnibus by Jack Kirby

11 June 2009

Shut Up, Paco!

Yeah, Vibe, because your shockwave abilities are oh, so cool.

I have an irrational dislike for Paco Ramone a.k.a Vibe, can you tell?

10 June 2009

B'wana Beast: Alpha Male

There are two reasons why I love Grant Morrison. First, he brought back crazy stories into the pages of superhero comics when he took over Doom Patrol when everyone else was going for grim and gritty. The other is when he saved B'wana Beast from obscurity and reintroduced him to a new generation of comic fans in the pages of Animal Man. Because that made the writers of the Justice League Unlimited cartoon show remember B'wana Beast as well and that, in turn, prompted Adam Beechen to feature B'wana in an issue of the Justice League Unlimited comic.

That's why I love Grant Morrison.

Anyway, in issue #29 of the JLU comic, the League is up against mind controlled gorillas in Seattle and they're actually having trouble subduing the apes. Mainly because there's no help from B'wana Beast. He's off doing his "Lord of the Jungle" thing, much to Superman's chagrin.

B'wana's such a jerk...but I love him, the big lug.

Superman then asks Animal Man to go talk to B'wana Beast seeing as how they both have animal-related powers. B'wana ain't interested, baby.

B'wana Beast gives help to no one, whelp!

So then the League receives an emergency call from Mexico City. Queen Bee is holding the entire city ransom. Lots of money or she'll sic her mutated killer bees on the populace. Not nice. The League goes to work. Superman orders Animal Man and B'wana Beast to try and channel abilities of natural bee predators like wasps or bears but B'wana Beast ignores him because:

Yeah. He's off doing his own thing again until, that is, when Animal Man gets into trouble

So BB isn't such a jerk after all.


I love the all-ages superhero comics. Justice League Unlimited, Tiny Titans, DC Superfriends, Batman: Brave and the Bold, Marvel Adventures. They're not pretentious and they tell their story in one issue. Plus, I can share them with my kids. This story is collected in Justice League Unlimited: Heroes and was written by Adam Beechen with art by Carlo Barberi and Tom Fowler.

09 June 2009

Batman Has Eggnog With The Kents

Awkwaaaard. And does Clark have boobs in the background there?

From Justice League Unlimited: Heroes by McAvennie, Greene & Massengill

05 June 2009

Friday Night Fights: G7 Fight Music round 2

This time round, Spacebooger insists that all fights must relate to a song, lyric from a song or music in general. He doesn't believe in taking it easy, the Booger. So here's my entry: a giant sized man beating the heck out of a reptilian monster in briefs.

He did the mash
He did the monster mash
The monster mash

It was a graveyard smash
He did the mash
It caught on in a flash
He did the mash
He did the monster mash

Chorus from Bobby "Boris" Pickett's Monster Mash. Panels from Marvel Monsters hardcover collection. Written by Steve Niles, art by Duncan Fegredo

04 June 2009

Out Of Context Sunday...erm, no, Thursday.

There's a hot looking woman chained in this guy's bomb shelter, wearing high-heeled boots and practically nothing else and he wants to know if she's a vampire???

I think he's gay.

Yes, I went there.

From Vampirella: Crimson Chronicles Maximum collection from Harris Comics. Story by Archie Goodwin, artwork by Jose Gonzalez.

03 June 2009

Great Moment In Comics History No. 8: Holy Crap, Kal-El!

Not really that far back to be considered 'history' but check this out:

Jay Garrick gets struck by lightning and what does Superman from Earth-22 do? He jumps in and punches away the lightning bolt!!

That is hardcore.

From Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come, Part Three by Johns, Ross, Eaglesham and Pasarin (DC, 2009)