Ann U.'s illustrations caught my eye the instant I spotted them on DeviantArt, and it led me to even more of her striking art posted on her Live Journal. I cannot resist the work of an artist with a gift for facial expressions and body language, and Ann's drawings radiate personality. The first piece that … Continue reading Squee! of the Week: Ann U.’s Sketchbook
Can Supes handle the Speedforce?
If a picture says a thousand words, the World's Finest covers of yore are entire novels. Faulkner novels. As in, engrossing and deeply troubling. While this storied title was innocent, action-packed fun for generations of comic book-loving kids, things look very different when viewed from an adult perspective. It's like when you look at H.R. … Continue reading WTF? Wednesday: Three’s Company
The most believable Supes.
The very handsome Brit Henry Cavill is the new cinema Superman, and for the life of me, I can't tell whether anyone cares. Too soon? It seems like we were just being introduced to Brandon Routh, who did a good job in a flawed movie, Superman Returns. I'm not all that excited about a reboot, … Continue reading New Supes: Do You Care?
Superman #701 Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artists: Eddy Barrows, Rod Reis (colors) and J.P. Mayer (ink) Cover: John Cassaday and David Baron Letters: John J. Hill There’s nothing new about the similarities between Superman and a certain carpenter from Nazareth, but in some stories, the parallels are neon-sign obvious. Shortly after watching Superman Returns — … Continue reading Comic Judgment: Superman, Superstar
Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? Writer: Alan Moore Pencils: Curt Swan Inkers: George Perez and Kurt Schaffenberger DC Comics Though I accept that Alan Moore is an exceptional and groundbreaking writer, I’ve often found his work difficult to love. However, when Moore’s “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” stories were reissued in … Continue reading G3 Rewind: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
My LCS owner and I were doing our regular news-of-the-week chat when I started griping about the Earth One projects DC has planned for Superman and Batman. Gripe is probably too strong a word, because I'm a big fan of Gary Frank, who'll be illustrating the Batman arc. However, I said something about being annoyed … Continue reading Note To Self: Stop Hating