Saturday, October 2, 2010

Direct Currents: Saturday, October 2, 2010

David E. Kelly to Take on "Wonder Woman"

Smallville: Battlestar Alum Set to Play DC's Deathstroke

The Amazing True Story of Ray Palmer!

Great Comics That Never Happened #15: The Justice Luchadores of America

The 10 Most Insane Jimmy Olsen Moments of All Time

The 10 greatest all-nude fight scenes in comics

'Superman/Batman: Apocalypse' Is A Faithfully Flawed Adaptation [Review]

What Did Bob Harras Ever Do For Us?

The Legal Superman Iceberg Inches Closer

Dave Wachter's Fuses Seinfeld With Superman and More [Art]

You Can Own The Batmobile: Full-Sized Replicas On Sale Now for $150,000

The 7 Best Bat-Songs From 'Guano: The Uncollected Batman Songs of the '60s'

Rating the Justice League of Snack Cakes: Flash Cakes and Glo-Balls

Comic Book Legends Revealed #280


The Absorbascon
Green on Green Violence in poetry

The Aquaman Shrine
The Secret Origin of the Justice League - 1981
Mego Ad - 1974
Argentinian Tattoos, Pt. 2 - 1983
Cover to Cover: 100-Page Super Spectacular #6
Aquaman in Justice League: Heroes

Armagideon Time
Nobody’s Favorites: The Butcher
This is what happens…when you hire Jimmy Olsen to design the Mars Rover.

Being Carter Hall
Hawkman Sketch by "Kid Benicia"

Captain Comics
So, You Want to Join the Legion of Super-Heroes . . . . (Part 1)

Charlton vs Mighty MLJ: Courageous Carrot-Tops Week
Colorful Crusaders
Sidekicks Assemble
Medical Secrets!
Weapon Wielders
The Henpeckers
Red Rubes

The Comic Treadmill
Showcase Presents Hawkman, Vol. One, Entry Eight: Hawkman 6-9 (1964)

Comics Make Me Happy!
The bitter, sweet taste of jealousy and disappointment.
Fashion Friday: Wonder Woman Photo Manip by "Fan Art Exhibit"
Finally got my nerd street cred...!

Confessions of a Superman Fan
Clark Kent’s Brother!

Continued On 2nd Page Following
An Arbitrary Panel With the Name of This Blog - Featuring The Suave Pickup Stylings of Mr. Dirk Morgna

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
Dragon*Con 2010 Circe as Wonder Woman Cosplayer

Diversions of the Groovy Kind
"The Wrath of the Spectre!" from Adventure Comics #431 (October 1973)
Vigilante in Adventure Comics #'s 417 (December 1971) and 422 (May 1972)
Historical Plops

El Jacone's Comic Book Bunker
Everybody's Linking For The Weekend

Firestorm Fan
Jamal Igle Firestorm Sketch Colored by Brandon DP

Girls Gone Geek
Desperately Seeking Wonder Woman

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
Mr. V: The Fourth Most Important Martian Manhunter Adversary
Dragon*Con 2010 Best of Martian Manhunter Cosplay
Charles Brigham Dade

Justice League Detroit
Wondercon 2010 Gypsy, Vixen & Zatanna Cosplay

Kingdom Kane
"Hang Him High" from Weird Western Tales No. 15, December-January 1972-73

Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine
The Boy Commandos in City At the Center Of the Earth
"Untamed" from Romance Trail (1949)

Power of the Atom
Dragon*Con 2010 Peacemaker Cosplayer

Siskoid's Blog of Geekery
Dial H for Hell's Going On?

Slay, Monstrobot of the Deep!!
Nightmare Fuel out of Weird Mystery

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
Review: Smallville Legends: Kara And The Chronicles Of Krypton
Review: Justice League #49
Review: Action Comics #893

AICN Comic Reviews Shipping Week: 9/22/10

Comics Of The Weak by Tucker Stone

The Buy Pile 9/29/10 by Hannibal Tabu

Bouquets and Brickbats by SallyP

Wednesday's Cryptozoology Is A Buck For All I Care #83 by Diabolu Frank

IGN Comic Book Reviews for 09/29/10

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LissBirds said...

I like the snazzy new (old) banner!

I really enjoyed the Ray Plamer article, especially considering that I like astronomy and Carl Sagan. Now if only comics could get their scientific facts right every now and then to go along with all that inspiring-kids-to-do-great-things. Lots of jargon is thrown around today as "science" but writers never seem to check up on the facts, even the small ones. :)

Diabolu Frank said...

I pulled the first Direct Currents banner from a 1977 comic I had lying around, because I refused to put any excess thought/effort into a linkpost design. Then I stumbled onto that ginchy 1967 number while researching the Mr. V post, and it cleaned real nice.

Didn't there used to be a character whose answer to any questioning of his technobabble was "It's Science!" That's comics writing in a nutshell. Inconsistent continuity? Left field characterization? Disregard for the laws of physics? "It's Pseudoscience! Do not question!"