Friday, September 16, 2011

Direct Currents: Friday, September 16, 2011

Agent of S.T.Y.L.E.: The Maces and Masks of Hawkman!

In a few months, DC Comics will evidently have a new origin and backstory for Hawkman. But for the moment, this is where his history and continuity stand.

Rare Access To Early Superman Strips

Sid Friedfertig has posted a treasury of rare Superman comic strips that ran between 1959 and 1966. As he explains, Superman first appeared as a daily comic strip in 1939 and ran through 1966 but most of the strips from about 1944 have not been reprinted.

Say Goodbye To Summer With Photos of Acrobatic Waterskiing Super-Heroes

I hate to say it, friends, but with August coming to a close, the end of summer is upon us. [Ed. Note: Noooooo!] But before we fully brace for autumn (or as we know it around here, Hurricane Season), Marc Tyler Nobleman has unearthed the perfect piece of summer: A series of photographs of Sea World's "Salute to the Super-Heroes' Waterskiing Show from 1977, where many of DC Comics's most popular characters saved the day through the power of legitimately impressive waterskiing pyramids. And also America.

DC Confirms James Robinson And Nicola Scott On JSA… And Earth 2

'Neon Sign Posters' Light Up Batman, Superman and More in Clever Animated Ways

Best Cosplay Ever (This Week) -



Green Lantern Corps Edition



Fourth of July Edition




Comic-Con Memories: The Cosplay

Comic-Con Edition

Comic-Con Fashionistas Edition!





The Absorbascon
Marriage: Lois & Clark
Marriage: Iris & Barry
Marriage: The Perfect Couple
First Comes Love...
Wonder Woman versus the Indigenous Genre

Amazon Princess
Larry Welz's Wonder Woman

The Aquaman Shrine
Ideal Justice League Playset Catalog - 1966
Aquaman Art Gallery: Chris Samnee
Aquaman: Death of a Prince Introduction
German DC Comics Ad - 1976
Death of Superman Poster - 1992
DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide

Armagideon Time
Nobody’s Favorites: Firebrand
Nobody’s Favorites: The Yellow Peri
Nobody’s Favorites: The Alpha Centurion
Nobody’s Favorites: Steel: The Indestructible Man

Being Carter Hall
Read: Hawkman v.4:no20
90s Katar Hol Rocking It Hardcore
Read: The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #9
Hawkman "Cover Tryout" by Steven Butler
Read: Hawkman v.3:no.5

Comics Make Me Happy!
Think Batman will ever be like this again?
Man Up by Liam Brazier

Continued On 2nd Page Following
Batgirl #1

Evan Shaner corners AQUAMAN
Evan Shaner corners GREEN LANTERN

DC Fifty-TOO!
DEADMAN #1 by John Bishop
ELECTRIC WARRIOR #1 by Aaron Conley
JIMMY OLSEN #1 by Paul Salvi
NEW GODS #1 by Benjamin Marra
THE SEA DEVILS #1 by Dieter Van der Ougstraete
TEEN TITANS #1 by Tim Seeley
UNEXPECTED #1 by Trevor Alixopulos

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman
The Next Degeneration of Teen Just Ass
2010 Wonder Woman Twin Pocket Folder Style #1490DC
2009 Wizard World Chicago Convention Sketch by Evan “Doc” Shaner
2008 Wonder Woman Icon Wallpaper by Richard Manship
The Wonder Woman Gallery

El Jacone's Comic Book Bunker
What I Read This Week

Every Day Is Like Wednesday
Two thoughts on new Wonder Woman costumes (Only one of which is mine)
Wonder Woman: The Story of The Amazon Princess
Has DC been getting Wonder Woman wrong for 15 years now?
Apropos of nothing, here's an Art Baltazar drawing of Wonder Woman riding her kanga Jumpa

Firestorm Fan
Firestorm Logos Through the Years
DCnU Needs Bizarro Firestorm!
Firestorm Art by Fans
Firestorm in Flashpoint: Legion of Doom
Fred Hembeck draws Firestorm
Another Amazing Yildiray Cinar Piece
Pat Broderick 2011 Firestorm Sketch

Girls Gone Geek
Silk Spectre by Olga Ulanova
Cheetah vs. Catman: Who Would Win?
Madame Xanadu by Mikel Janín

The Idol-Head of Diabolu
Post-Pointal Reactions & Directions
2010 Martian Manhunter Brightest Day Character Design by Joe Prado
1998 Martian Manhunter Project by Marz, Hitch & Moeller
Post-Pointal Discussion: J'Onn J'Onzz and the Justice League
2011 Martian Manhunter Color Head Sketch by Jason Ho
Post-Pointal Declaration: From the Watchtower to Stormwatch
My Funny Martian

J.M. DeMatteis's Creation Point
Brooklyn Dreaming

Jim Shooter
2007 Legion of Super Heroes Overview Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Legion Overview Question and an Answer
Super Lad
10 Best Comics’ Creators’ Quips and Quotes
1984 Chicago Comicon Program Superman Cover

Justice League Detroit
Post-Pointal Discussion: Aquaman and the Justice League
2008 Zatanna Conventon Sketch by Ted Naifeh
Vixen: Return of the Lion #5 (April, 2009)
2008 Aquaman Convention Sketch by Phil Hester
2010 The Vixen by BeeBoyNYC

Power of the Atom
Post-Pointal Discussion: The Atoms and the Justice League Satellites
Captain Atom: Armageddon #7 (June, 2006)
Wonder Woman Annual #1: “Backstory” (2007)
2008 Hawkman & the Atom Convention Sketch by Phil Hester

Silver Age Comics
The Faceless Creature/Hunter from Saturn
Diamond Jim
Johnny Cloud
Plastic Man #1

Subject : THE SUICIDE SQUAD (Task Force X)
J'onn J'onnz, the Black King?
Bronze Tiger: fan art by Stuart Sayger and more!
25 Year Suicide Squad Anniversary! Get up to speed with my handy dandy quick reference timeline

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
DC Universe Online Legends #9
Titans Annual #1
Action Comics #463
Avenging Angels Part 1: Resurrection Man #16
Avenging Angels Part 2: Supergirl #24
Avenging Angels Part 3: Resurrection Man #17

Tommy Tejeda
Green Lantern Corps

The Thought Experiment
Daily Batman: Batman begins
Fight Club Friday — Daily Batman: Punching toupees off edition
Daily Batman: Alpha, Beta
Daily Batman: Batpachino
Daily Batman: Batcam
Daily Batman: Breaking up is hard to do

Review Section

Comic Shop Comics by J. Caleb Mozzocco

Wednesday Is Any Day For All I Care by Diabolu Frank

Comics Of The Weak by Tucker Stone

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