Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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Saturday, July 26, 2008
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
The web says that Taiwanese-American artist James Jean grew up in New Jersey, but he currently resides in Los Angeles. He has worked on the DC Comics series Fables and also provided many covers for Green Arrow, Batgirl, Batman, Amazing Fantasy, The Umbrella Academy and Runaways.
I have a very nice Fantastic Four print by Jean that was a offered as an incentive at the Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC a few years ago. James Jean has done an outstanding illustration of the Sally Jupiter character from the upcoming motion picture adaptation of Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons classic mid-1980's Watchmen series (also originally from DC comics).
For those of you who may not have read Watchmen, Sally was the 1940's costumed adventurer Silk Spectre, who was later the mother of Laurie Juspeczyk (Silk Spectre II). Jean's painted artwork of the first Silk Spectre really channels an old Vargas-style pin-up girl vibe, so this fabulous art earns a spot as my "Gal" Friday this week; and also because he has captured the actress who will portray Sally in the film (uber-sexy Carla Gugino) in a very fetching way.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
One day while he was visiting his parents at S.T.A.R. Labs, an experiment in dimensional travel went horribly wrong when a massive gelatinous monster was released through a portal and then it killed Victor's mother. The creature also turned on Victor and severely mutilated him before his father managed to force the creature back into the portal.
To save his son, Victor's father replaced his damaged limbs with experimental prosthetics of his own design, but the equipment could not be worn inconspicuously, and Victor was horrified to see much of his body, including part of his face, replaced with sheer metallic limbs and implants.
He joined the New Teen Titans, initially for the benefit of a support group of kindred spirits and outsiders and he has remained with that group ever since. Victor found other new friends who saw past his disfigurements to his own nobility, such as a group of children who were adjusting to their own prosthetics and idolized Victor with his fancy parts and exciting adventures as well as their beautiful teacher, Sarah Simms, who has often assisted him. Cyborg and Sarah have a deep relationship that is likened by some fans as Cyborg's one true love, although writer Marv Wolfman insists it is just a deep, caring friendship.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
I just found out about this today, but golden age comic book artist Creig Flessel passed away on July 17, 2008 at the age of 96. He is most closely associated with National (now DC) Comics original version of the Sandman, but Flessel also created the Shining Knight and worked on many other features, including a run on Superboy which lasted into the late 1950's.
Flessel then left comics and worked for many years in the advertising business, in addition to drawing a syndicated strip about a young minister, David Crane.
Friday, July 18, 2008
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Monday, July 7, 2008
This Howard Nostrand written & illustrated parody on the Gary Cooper western film classic "High Noon" is from the December 1953 issue of of Harvey Comics, Black Cat Mystery #47. This fine tale is also provided courtesy of THOIA. Today Karswell is running a"casting call" contest for his daily horror tale. Go visit and give it a try!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
(Courtesy of THOIA)
My pal Karswell, sent me this 1980's ad for "Cube Lube" as a curiosity to pass along to all of you guys that wondered what ever could be done with your Rubik's Cube at those times when it was just too damn hard to adjust that plastic nightmare of a toy.
I've never successfully completed a cube and didn't even know that this product existed.
"The Horrors Of It All" is to blame for filling me in on this item. Sigh!