Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Direct Currents: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Young Justice" Is In DC Continuity

More details have emerged about Cartoon Network’s "Young Justice" animated series including the fact that the show takes place on Earth 16, placing it firmly in DC Comics' continuity. SPINOFF has the details.

First Image From Superman XXX: A Porn Parody

And here he is. Not only a porn star, with an X-styled Superman logo, he is also. apparently, a qualified parajumper, which will enable Vivid to film scenes in the air, with the chute hidden under his cape. You really will believe a man can fly. And do other things as well.

Deviant Art Versus Comic Book "Inkers." Wait, What?

Deviant Art, possibly the top site for artists to show off their skills, has betrayed a baffling ignorance of comics art in their decision to remove the art ("deviations") of an inker over copyright claims, as explained by veteran inker Bob Almond.

Superboy Fights Mulleted Lex Luger (And No, That's Not a Typo) [Video]

Despite the fact that it ran for four seasons during my childhood, I don't have a lot of memories of the 1988 "Superboy" TV show, which featured an awful lot of writing from ComicsAlliance favorite Cary Bates. I'm pretty sure the fact is that I never watched it, because if I had...

The 9 Craziest Moments of the Silver Age Batman Annuals

This week sees the latest release from the "DC Comics Classics Library" line, which -- despite its extremely awkward name -- has been a showcase for some great stories that haven't gotten the reprints they deserve. This time around, they're offering up "Batman Annual" #4 - 7, a quartet of 80-page giants from the mid-sixties.


The Aquaman Shrine
DCU: Legacies #4 - Oct. 2010
DC Dynamics Aquaman Statue - 2010

Being Carter Hall
White Lantern Hawks -- Variant Cover Image

Charlton vs Mighty MLJ
Marvel Mondays: Energetic Egyptians

Comics Make Me Happy!
75 Favorite Moments in DC History: Number 61

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
I Could Never Be Your Wonder Woman

Every Day Is Like Wednesday
Review: Harley Quinn: Preludes and Knock-Knock Jokes

Firestorm Fan
Super Powers: Darkseid… of the Moon

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
DC75: Daddy Is Dead, Child (Justice League America #38, 1990)

Once Upon A Geek
My Wife is a Wonder Woman

Power of the Atom
The All New Atom #11 (July, 2007)

Slay, Monstrobot of the Deep!!
Barry And Iris

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
Supergirl On Smallville


LissBirds said...

Inkers are the unsung heroes of the comics industry. (Well, maybe letterers might be, too.) They really don't get the credit they deserve, just like film editors. Both are similar skills, I think, and work best when you don't notice them. Shame on DeviantArt.

LissBirds said...

Wait, so "Young Justice" takes place in continuity, but it's set on Earth 16. Did I miss something? :)

"Miss Martian is Martian Manhunter’s niece."

Oooookay....so Malefic had a fling with a White Martian? Is that going to be revealed in Brightest Day or something?

Diabolu Frank said...

Young Justice is no more in continuity than any Earth without a "New" or hyphenated "1" attached to it. I liked it better when they'd said Miss Martian was J'Onn's daughter. A niece is still better than a cousin, but a far cry from treating J'Onn as a full fledged parent.