Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Direct Currents: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A first look at CAFU’s T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS

Not long ago, we broke the news that Nick Spencer and artist CAFU would be relaunching the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS in November – along with a lovely cover by superstar artist Frank Quitely. But why stop there? Editor Wil Moss was kind enough to not only shoot over some lovely CAFU character designs, but he also kept me on the phone for a few minutes to talk up just what you guys are looking at. So, what’s the score, Wil?

Comic Twart's Stunning Sandmen

Asking accomplished comics artists to each draw their own Sandman rendition is akin saying, "Hey, sketch Captain Marvel for me." The name belongs to several men on both sides of the Marvel/DC dividing aisle, which makes Evan Shaner's "Legion of Sandmen" group portrait all the more awesome. The same artists club at Comic Twart that brought us Luke Cage drawings for Comic-Con has now seen fit to address The Sandman as envisioned by Neil Gaiman and otherwise, and the results are magnificent.

'Batman: The Brave and the Bold' HappyMeal Toys on the Way at McDonalds

The line will include mini action figures of Batman, Blue Beetle, the Joker, Plastic Man, Aquaman and Green Arrow, plus vehicles like the Batmobile and Black Manta's sub. Unlike most of Marvel's toys, most of these figures sport some serviceable articulation in addition to their action feature to boot.

The Line It Is Drawn: DC and WB

The latest sketches based on your DC/Warner Bros. mash-ups are up! Check them out and vote for your suggestions for next week's theme - Comic Book/Saturday Morning Cartoon mash-ups!

Great Comics That Never Happened Annual #1: The Official Handbook of the GCTNH Universe! [Original Art]

For the past seven months, writer Chris Sims and artist Rusty Shackles have been putting their imaginations to good use in order to bring you the best comic book stories that never were. Now, with 13 issues under their belts, it's time for the very first Great Comics That Never Happened Annual!

DC Quick Fixes.



The Aquaman Shrine
Mera and Aquagirl by Mike Madrid
DC Heroes RPG - World In The Balance - 1992
Missed Opportunity: Secret Origins - 1975

Being Carter Hall
Read: Hawkman v.3:no.2

Charlton vs Mighty MLJ
Steeler Sundays: Inaspcious Introductions
Marvel Mondays: Glorious Gal-Pals

Comics Make Me Happy!
75 Favorite Moments in DC History: Number 66

Continued On 2nd Page Following
Some Favourite Selections from the 1997 JLA Gallery - Part 5

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
Sexism: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for Jun 18, 2008

Every Day Is Like Wednesday
I'm pretty sure that I hate the new Batman costume. A lot.

Firestorm Fan
White Lantern Firestorm Cover on Brightest Day #8

Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!
Holy Namedropping, Batman!

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
1997 JLA Gallery: Tommy Lee Edwards

Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine
Spy Smasher #2

Reilly2040's Blog
Green Lantern Corps #50

Slay, Monstrobot of the Deep!!
The Root Of All Evil: Roller Derby
How To Cure Amnesia--The Superman Way!!

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
Review: Adventure Comics #517

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