Saturday, October 9, 2010

Direct Currents: Saturday October 9, 2010


Geoff Johns on Aquaman, a New Lantern Corps title, and Spirituality [NYCC]
DC Hypes Five Batman Titles for November in New Ads
NYCC ’10 | Nick Spencer and Bernard Chang to take on Supergirl
Comic Book Industry Statistics From NYCC
Friday Runaround – Analyze DC’s Publishing Operations For Money!
Diamond To Move To Tuesday Comics Delivery For All Comic Stores In 2011?
Ten Things I Learned At NYCC


4th Letter
Pre-Team Ups

The Absorbascon
Green on Green Violence in poetry
The Bat-Cycles
The Plunge

The Aquaman Shrine
Breaking News - Live-Action Mera!
Aquaman and Animal Man - 1988
"A Day In The Life of Batman and Aquaman" - 2009
Eric Vetter's Aquaman Shrine

Being Carter Hall
Read This, Too: glamourpuss
Hawkman Sketch by "Kid Benicia"
Hawkman "Amy Man" Toy (Finally!)

Comics Make Me Happy!
Harley Quinn, Feminist
75 Favorite Moments in DC History: Number 50
I got nothin'

Continued on 2nd Page Following
Emma Stone is Gwen Stacy / Iron Man 2 / Will Farrell
The Fancy Way To Read Classic Superhero Comic Strips
Continued on 2nd Page Following - Kamandi #8

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
The Huntress becomes The Prey
Dragon*Con 2010 Circe as Wonder Woman Cosplayer
Comic Alliance's The 5 Best Modes of Transportation in Comics

El Jacone's Comic Book Bunker
Mars Attacks #2
What I Read This Week

Every Day is Like Wednesday
Review: The "A Star in the Heavens" arc from Wonder Woman: Ends of the Earth
The heart-breaking sadness of newsstand comic books in the 21st century
Smallville's secret identity problem—solved

G33K Life
CBR:Quickies Green Lantern (2)
Comic NEWS! Ice on Fire!
Cartoon NEWS! In Brightest Day...

Green Lantern Butts Forever!
Getting Back to Business
Bouquets and Brickbats
A Little Whine About Winick

The Hoosier Journal of Inanity
Jordan's Greatest Plane Crashes/Wrecks/Explosions #11
It's October! WoooooOOOOOOOoooo
Mothra vs. Bat-chicks!

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
Which Martian Manhunter Villains would you like to read about here?
The Vile Menagerie: MR. V
Which Martian Manhunter Villains are among the Top 15 most interesting to our "Idol-Heads?"

Justice League Detroit
Wondercon 2010 Gypsy, Vixen & Zatanna Cosplay
Justice #5 (June, 2006)
2010 "Marvel's Storm & DC's Vixen" by Michael Magtanong

JLA fun (A Martian's sense of humor)
Birds of Prey get musical

Power of the Atom
The Palmer Posterior #6201001
Justice #5 (June, 2006)
2010 Indigo Lantern Ray Palmer art by Gary Gretsky

Pretty Fizzy Paradise
Oh, ew. No.

Speed Force
Speed Reading
Speed Reading: Art Round-Up

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
Review: Superman/Batman:Apocalypse
Upcoming Covers and Variants
Review: Justice Society Of America #43
Supergirl Statue: DVD Maquette


Diabolu Frank said...

Oh, wow. I passed out at 7:30 last night, and after waking up at 2:30, had trouble getting on the internet and other distractions until 3:30. I totally wasn't expecting a most excellent Direct Currents waiting for me. Thank you, Liss!

I'm really glad the right creative team is finally doing Aquaman justice. Still, Johns' hypothetical scene just makes Aquaman come off like a dick, and he's the last guy to lead the universe into anything. The whole Sea Kind angle is what always tanks the character, partially because monarchs are boring, and partially because Aquaman is really bad at it. His one turn as leader of the Justice League resulted in the Detroit era, and his governance of Atlantis saw it completely destroyed. Aquaman can't even supervise his own supporting cast, with his kid sidekicking knocking up his ex-girlfriend until they all died. That also made one surrogate dead son to go with the two deceased birth ones. Looking at de facto League leader Superman, routinely appointed team leader Batman, and occasional team leader and less horrible royalty Wonder Woman and trying to call the shots is like Bush running for a third term in 2012.

LissBirds said...

You're welcome!

Personally, I'm kinda psyched the most for the possibility that Diamond might ship comics on Tuesday. I was really happy to hear that. That means I might get my weekly shipment on Friday for a change.

Your point about Aquaman and royalty who just cant' get things right reminded me of Cracked's writeup of King John. I think the royalty angle is mildly interesting, but if it just winds up messing up the character, it's not worth it for me. I'm liking the Aquaman in Brightest Day, however you want to define him.