Sunday, February 8, 2015

RE-Populating the DC COMICS UNIVERSE!

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.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

'Young Justice' Team...1980's Style!


Here's a little "Shoulda-Woulda-Coulda"
Ret-con Lovin'!
Why on earth were there no youth-oriented teams
at DC Comics (aside from Teen Titans) in the
late 1970s, early 1980s?
 



There were a plethora of unused/underutilized
characters, and in the window between Teen Titans
being cancelled and New Teen Titans debuting,
there was a real vacuum!


So here are some suggestions for a
retconned team of kids and barely-legals
that could have been a fun part of the DC legacy!


How many can you name?
Additional suggestions?



Thursday, August 29, 2013

Art of Homage # 15: Captain America # 109



"I Feel Like Bustin' Loose..."
New characters or new beginnings debuting by literally
(well, two-dimensionally speaking anyways!)
bursting through the comic book!
Hot damn! Who wouldn't want a comic
with so much crap in it that it was
actually spilling out of the confines of the
comic book!

Who can say what the first was for such a popular theme,
but it has been used many years, with a few particulars
(like smashing through walls and newspaper headlines)
being the more popular versions!

















(Okay, so all of DC's new 52 had exploding
covers for their "0" month...I'm not putting
them all up...just a representation!)























(see also Giant-Size X-Men # 1)
 
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

TOP 100 Comics: "Top 10" (Alan Moore)


Fun, edgy, and surprising story lines,
superbly detailed art with a ton of
hidden surprises, a muted coloring that creates a lush and
unique atmosphere, and some truly colorful characters
that stay with you!

This is "Top 10"