Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Direct Currents: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jo Chen's Wonder Woman Pencils From Her Mystery Project Astound

Jo Chen's high-powered rendering abilities have been proven in comics via "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," UDON Capcom work and "Runaways" cover art, but some of the greatest gems in her portfolio came via these Wonder Woman pencils she made for DC's licensing department, destined for an unnamed mystery creation.

Winick Leads DC's Lost Generation

Judd WInick spoke with CBR News about the second act of his bi-weekly series "Justice League: Generation Lost," hinting at what's still to come in the hunt for the man who no longer exists, Maxwell Lord.

Former 'Batman' artist continues 'Archie' tale

Artist Norm Breyfogle broke into comics in the early 1980s and was a popular Batman artist for six years on "Detective Comics," "Batman" and "Shadow of the Bat." Now, he's drawing another iconic character: Archie Andrews, the most popular teen humor character in comic book history.

DC In New York – Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

President of DC Entertainment Diane Nelson has been adamant to me on the issue, regarding the suggested move of DC Comics from New York to Los Angeles...

Annotations: Breaking Down 'Batman' #702 [Spoilers]

We continue our annotations of the Grant Morrison run by breaking down "Batman" #702, by Morrison with art by Tony Daniel, complete with SPOILERS. This issue: the long-sought-after connective tissue between "Final Crisis" and "Return of Bruce Wayne", as well as the reason why we got to hear Bruce narrating all of these events. Last issue I was wondering what the point of this story was. This issue, nowhere near as confused.

Patricio Betteo Performs Head-Shrinking on Batman and Iron Man [Art]

Patricio Betteo tends to stretch out his subjects with the kind of top-heavy frames that Sam Kieth loves and elongated limbs that would fit right right in in an Ashley Wood book. His takes on Batman and Robocop make them look like they belong in an old-timey cartoon working out on the Jersey Shore, but his playful use of simple shapes and color palettes just make his pictures all the more striking.

10 of the Weirdest Erotic Superhero Fan Art Pictures

One of the Rules of the Internet -- #34, specifically -- states that if it exists, there is porn of it. Whether you're thinking of "Mythbusters," the "I Ching," or even the geography of the planet Earth itself, rest assured that someone out there has spent untold time and effort into making a dirty version and uploading it to DeviantArt.

Four Pages Of Action Comics #1 Goes For $6350

Can’t afford a copy of Action Comics #1 now it’s a million dollar topping comic book? Well, how about just a page of it?

A few variant covers for Tuesday

BRIGHTEST DAY #9 by David Finch and #10 by superstar Ivan Reis, DCU: LEGACIES #5 by the legendary Walt Simonson, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #2 by newcomer Felipe Massafera, another wonderful Brian Bolland ZATANNA cover (for #5, natch) and an energetic Lee Bermejo SUPERMAN #703 piece.


The Aquaman Shrine
Aquaman Header Original Art by Craig Hamilton
Atlantis Chronicles #1 - March 1990
Super Friends Centerpiece

Being Carter Hall
DC Comics Stacked T-Shirt

Charlton vs Mighty MLJ
Team-Up Tuesdays: The "S" Teams of Justice

Comics Make Me Happy!
Who Knew Martians Were So Hypocritical?!

Continued On 2nd Page Following
Kellogg's Batman and Robin Postcard Cutouts

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
2010 Vintage-style Wonder Woman Character Poster by Michael Myers

Every Day Is Like Wednesday
Go read my interview with Sholly Fisch at Newsarama (if you'd like)

Girls Gone Geek
Wanted: Ben Caldwell’s Wonder Woman

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
DC Comics Mega Sampler 2010 (July)

Siskoid's Blog of Geekery
Hey, JMS...

Slay, Monstrobot of the Deep!!
Romance Comics Are From Venus

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
Review: Justice Society Of America #42

Vibrational Frequencies
Bane's head turn for the New Batman Adventures.

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