Archive for August, 2010

Don’t Quit Your Day Job…

2010/08/24

There’s a good reason why Deadshot isn’t a professional litigator. A very good reason.

I'd like to see what he considers a misdemeanor.

Today’s legal counsel courtesy of Birds of Prey #107 (August 2007) by Gail Simone, Nicola Scott, and Doug Hazlewood.

Cool Convention Swag: “Death Note Chronicale” Poster

2010/08/19

While shirtless bishounen really aren’t my cup of tea, I made an exception for the following poster I stumbled upon at Otakuthon 2010 due to its sheer compositional and artistic excellence:

“Death Note Chronicale” by Sakimichan (2009)

This marvelous piece of Death Note fanart comes to you courtesy of Canadian artist (and fellow Montreal, Quebec resident) Yue .W., a.k.a. Sakimichan. Purchase your own watermark-free version from her deviantART website at  http://sakimichan.deviantart.com today!

Cool Convention Swag: Starman Plushie

2010/08/16

Now this is an interesting item I picked up at Otakuthon 2010: a handmade, hand-painted Starman plushie complete with a little set of blue overalls to prevent him from flashing (at least in the non-invulnerability-granting sense).

He protects you from harm...but who protects his dignity?

Unfortunately, due to this particular anime convention’s penchant for keeping a tight lid on the personal information of participating amateur artists, I literally can’t give credit where credit is due. All I can say is thanks to the anonymous ladies of Artists’ Area Booth 469 for this cute little guy!


Comic Book Sexual Innuendo – Part 13

2010/08/13

Whether you consider her a tree hugger or an ecoterrorist, one thing is certain: Poison Ivy loves plants and trees. What’s a bit more surprising is that she also…uh…loves plants and trees.

I'm all for free love, but not outside-of-my-biological-kingdom free.

This page from the beginner’s guide to dendrophilia courtesy of Batman: Harley and Ivy #2 (July 2004) by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, and Shane Glines.

Strange Comic Book Cameos – JLA #8 (August 1997)

2010/08/10

Rejoice, everyone! It’s time for the premiere of yet another ongoing series of blog posts. This time around, I’ll be focusing my attention on funny, unlikely, or just plain bizarre cameos that comic book writers and artists, in their infinite mischievousness, have (secretly) incorporated into their works. While none of the examples that I’ll be citing here will be on par with the insane cameos, in-jokes, and references from Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and some examples will possess all the subtlety of a brick to the  skull when it comes to presentation, I’m hoping that at least some of you out there will be pleasantly surprised.

And what better issue to kick things off than JLA #8 (August 1997) by Grant Morrison, Oscar Jimenez, and Chip Wallace, where Connor Hawke, (the then-new) Green Arrow, is seen receiving reassurance about the inherent safety of biological matter teleportation from what might just be the worst possible authority on the subject?

Just be glad he didn't offer to teleport any baboons or cats up with you.

Yes, that government lab technician is none other than Jeff Goldblum, or, more correctly said (and as his name tag indicates), Dr. Seth Brundle, the unlucky molecular physicist from David Cronenberg’s  horror classic The Fly (1986).

It’s worth noting that this version of Dr. Brundle looks significantly healthier (not to mention more human) than his movie counterpart. Given the existence of super-science and incredibly advanced technology in the DC Universe that would make the film’s Telepods look like 1970s pocket calculators, however, this is perhaps not all that surprising…

Robosexuality – Part 5

2010/08/06

As a theoretician, anthropologist, and daydreaming road hazard, Skids makes for a rather unlikely warrior in the ongoing conflict between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Like most of us, he only wants the simple things in life: to escape the horrors of war; to enjoy a peaceful existence dedicated to pursuing his own interests; to receive sponge baths from hot chicks in Daisy Dukes.

If this van's a-rockin', don't come a-knockin'.

Today’s lesson in interspecies pampering has been brought to you by The Transformers #20 (September 1986) by Bob Budiansky, Herb Trimpe, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey.

Hat’s Off To You!

2010/08/02

Whatever else Captain Marvel may be, one thing’s for sure: he makes a lousy salesman.

You just can't get good customer service these days...

This lesson in department store etiquette comes to your courtesy of The Power of Shazam #3 (May 1995) by Jerry Ordway, Pete Krause, and Mike Manley.


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