Friday, May 31, 2013

The Doom Patrol in Super-Team Family: The Lost Issues

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A few months back, we spotlighted the blogger Ross' 2010 The Brave and the Bold: The Lost Issues: Batman and The Doom Patrol. In revisiting his swanky, fan-ficy pad, it seemed only right to throw up links to the rest of his DP-themed posts... ...More Lost Team-Up Issues...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

2008 “Earth's Mightiest Mortal” Captain Marvel color art by Imbong Hadisoebroto

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

2013 “The Post-Punk / New Wave Plastic Man by Butcher Billy”

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What makes a pop culture icon?

"Would it be the effect of their contribution to a cultural movement? Is it the way they impact the time and the generation they are targeting? Or just how their exposure constitutes a defining characteristic of a given society or era?

As a child of the 80's I was heavily influenced by everything from saturday morning cartoons on TV to the music coming from the radio. Ian Curtis or Johnny Rotten are as iconic to me as Superman or Batman. Real people or imaginary characters, the incorruptible ideals of perfect superheroes or the human flaws and desires sometimes so desperately depicted in song lyrics - all of those influences affect us to the point of defining our character and personality, career paths and life choices.

The references we are exposed and specifically the ones we choose to absorb make us who we are. Who are your heroes?"
I really, really like most of Butcher Billy's choices for amalgamations, and I suppose Robert Smith's theatrically exaggerated personal style (specifically the epic hair) lends itself to Plastic Man. Still, we could have done better here. With the perpetual thick glasses and sardonic humor, "Eel" O'Brian and Elvis Costello might as well be relatives. As for repurposed lyrics, might I suggest "We slip through the streets, While everyone sleeps. Getting bigger and sleeker and wider and brighter." Regardless, I love each of the combined subjects, and am grateful for a straight Pliable Paladin instead of that goddamned Grant Morrison Jim Carrey crap. This a swell image that's I'd totally hang on the wall!

The Post-Punk / New Wave Super Friends

Monday, May 13, 2013

2010 “Huntress Gatheress” art by Gary Martin

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"Brush and india ink on 11x17 bristol."

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

2013 Captain Marvel “We Can Be Heroes: Might” silhouette by Steve Garcia

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“For every hero, there comes a day. A day when they step forward. A day when talk turns to action. Over 8 million people have had their lives affected by the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. It’s bad. And it hasn’t been this bad in over 60 years.

All of us at DC Entertainment are joining with Batman and the Justice League and making a stand. Today is the day we fight.”

More at Images courtesy of Bleeding

“We Can Be Heroes”

Sunday, May 5, 2013

2012 “Darkseid Eats” art by Kyle Latino

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"Based off the painting by Francisco Goya, Saturn Devouring His Son."
Kyle Latino