Sunday, December 19, 2010

Direct Currents: Sunday, December 19, 2010

Writer Hester Brings Action Following JMS on WONDER WOMAN

Vaneta Rogers talks with writer Phil Hester about following J. Michael Straczynski on DC's WONDER WOMAN.


Keith Giffen talks about his new regular penciling work on DC's THE OUTSIDER and juggling his other work.

Talking Shazam with Mark Waid

"About a year ago, I had an e-mail interview with Mark Waid over Captain Marvel (Shazam) as part of some research I was doing for a possible book about the character. Though my book isn’t off the table, I’ve pushed it to the back burner in favor of other work. Here’s the Waid interview if you’re interested..."

Spencer's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Merges a Storm of Old & New

The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents are back in full swing, and writer Nick Spencer tells you why you should join the organization.

Fan Campaign for a LOIS LANE Series Gains Industry Notice

Have you seen #LoisLaneSeries in your twitter feed the last couple of days? Well, DC Comics has, and we look at whether they might do something about it.

'Superman Lives' Costume Creation Video is Equally Horrifying and Illuminating

We've been pretty hard on Tim Burton's failed early '90s Superman revamp, Superman Lives, but it's only because it seems to be the stupefying gift that keeps on giving...

Why Are There So Few Black Supervillains?

You don't have to be a comic book fan to know that exceedingly few of the medium's villains are black. All it takes is walking past a comic book store to figure it out.

25 Comics Cancelled Too Soon

In the old days, even the dumbest comics got a chance to thrive - hell, Dazzler lasted thirty-eight issues! Unfortunately, in the post-everything America, stuff gets cancelled right and left. Here's 25 comics that should have lived longer.

Aquaman Bible Stories [COMIC]

In the story of Noah's Ark, I like to picture it from the animals' point of view. Not so much in how they ate or how they all fit on one boat, but how they managed to rally their sex drives while they watched the rest of their kind drown. The fact that we have so many species today proves that most animals have an insane genocide fetish. And something about that seems like it's a job for Aquaman. Man Comics presents: Aquaman Bible Stories.

Tea Party Politicians Form the 'Tea Titans' in 'MAD Magazine' [Exclusive]

Longtime readers of America's most enduring humor magazine, MAD, are no doubt waiting with baited breath for the 2010 edition of the "MAD 20" - the magazine's annual list of the dumbest people, events and other items of interest from throughout the year. That issue finally goes on sale December 22, and includes a very cool and comics-centric feature that we're very pleased to be the first to show you: the Tea Titans.

Travel Posters for Your Favorite Superhero Cities [Art]

I'm a big fan of vintage travel posters. Some lovely prints of classic pieces depicting Africa and the Orient Express hang on my walls, but they might have to give way to a series of elegant travel posters based on some of genre fiction's most famous locales. Created by Justin Van Genderen, the collection includes minimalist yet somehow lavish and iconic representations of Batman's hometown of Gotham City, Superman's beloved Metropolis, two versions of Marvel's New York featuring the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, and, most impressively, a lovely look at Neo-Tokyo from Akira...

Twitpic: Snowfall Superman

Our world famous #Superman Statue standing strong at the first sign of winter.

Comic Book Legends Revealed #290

In one of our oddest legends yet, learn the amazing Silver Age origins of a Devo song! Who was responsible for the Blok's death in the Legion of Super-Heroes? All this and Frank Frazetta's Thun'da! What more can you want?


The Absorbascon
Aquaman Rules

Again With the Comics
Too Much Information About Jimmy Olsen's Helmet!

The Aquaman Shrine
75 Years of DC Comics - 2010
Justice League Unlimited: "Wake The Dead"
Saturday Morning Line-Up - 10/20/67
JLA: Secret Origins - 2002
JLX #1 - April 1996
Brave and the Bold: "Darkseid Descending!"
Aquaman by Ramona Fradon & Marie Severin

Armagideon Time
A trickle down process

Being Carter Hall
Hawkman Postcard
The Brave & The Bold Postcard

The Comic Treadmill
Ultraviolent? That's the defining characteristic of the next DC event?

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
2010 Wonder Woman XXX: A Hardcore Parody Trailer

Diversions of the Groovy Kind
"H Is for Holocaust!" from Adventure Comics #442 (August 1975)

Every Day Is Like Wednesday
Action Comics Weekly #607: The one where Hal Jordan solves the conflict in the Middle East
Please enjoy this image of Hal Jordan getting slapped:

Firestorm Fan
Firestorm and Killer Frost on Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Girls Gone Geek
Sin vs. Damian: Who Would Win?

Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!
Things That I would Like to Have Happen.

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
2010 The Martian Manhunter Archives Volume 8 Introduction by Martin Lowell & Tom Hartley
Superman Annual #3 (1991)
2010 "Minimalist JLA" by Chris Samnee

Jon's Random Acts of Geekery
Cool Stuff BONUS! 1966 "Black" Batman Cards, Part 1!
Cool Stuff BONUS! 1966 "Black" Batman Cards, Part 2!
Cool Stuff: Bar-Bar-Bar, Bar-Bar-Barella and Batman Stuff!

Justice League Detroit
2010 "Minimalist Batman" by Declan Shalvey

Kevin Nowlan
Superman Red Son commission

Once Upon A Geek
New Captain Marvel T-Shirt – SHAZAM!

Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine
Doll Man #27, 1950

Reilly2040's Blog
Green Lantern #59
Green Lantern Corps #54

Rob Kelly Illustration
Monster PSA: Yvonne Craig

Silver Age Comics
1957: Batman Predicts the Quiz Show Scandal

Siskoid's Blog of Geekery
Reign of the Supermen #46: Kaleb
Amazons Strike Back
Reign of the Supermen #48: Bearded Superman

Slay, Monstrobot of the Deep!!
Comics I Wish I Had--Lois Lane #38

Subject : THE SUICIDE SQUAD (Task Force X)
Amanda Waller for President - "change we can believe in"

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
DC Dynamics Supergirl Statue
Back Issue Box: Supergirl #51 - Supergirl And Riot Pt 1
Back Issue Box: Supergirl #52 - Supergirl And Riot Part 2

The Thought Experiment
Daily Batman: The name game
69 Days of Wonder Woman, Day 38: Who the world needs me to be
Daily Batman: the little Robin has a holiday package to share

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