Archive for October, 2012

Stripped to the Bone


It would appear that burlesque can be adapted to suit the tastes of any audience. Including monsters.

So…uh…do we stuff bills in her ribcage or somewhere else entirely? o_O

This comic book adaptation of the movie The Monster Club has been brought to you by Dez Skinn and John Bolton. Special thanks to Captain Video’s Secret Sanctum for providing the original scans.

Oh, and Happy Halloween everyone…whatever you are. 😉

Strange Moments in Video Gaming – Part 7


I’m not sure what I find more bizarre: the U.S. being in the midst of a crime wave perpetrated by ninjas…

Drugs and ninjas everywhere. Growing up in the 80s was rough, man.

…or that Americans seem to be on a first name basis with the President of the United States.

Well, if I weren’t, then I wouldn’t have inserted those quarters, now would I?

Today’s moment of incomprehensibility courtesy of Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja by Data East.

Skipping Chapters in the Superhero Handbook


Meh. Rules were made to be broken, anyway.

Geez, suck every last ounce of fun of this job, whydontcha?

This breach of superhero etiquette has been brought to you by The Pro (July 2002) by Garth Ennis, Amanda Connor, and Jimmy Palmiotti.

Costume Hijinks – Part 5


If anyone remembers Syndrome and Dollar Bill’s fates in The Incredibles and Watchmen, respectively – or even Edna Mode’s extended diatribe in the former – you’d come to the conclusion that wearing a capes is a very bad idea when it comes to superhero and supervillain costumes. So why do so many members of the spandex crowd wear them? Well, according to Empowered, you may as well chalk this one up to insecurity and body image issues.

I wonder if J-Lo and Kim Kardashian wear capes in the Empowered Universe?

While the above panel from Empowered – Volume 1 (March 2007) by Adam Warren answers half of the question, it just calls more attention to the unanswered half: namely why so many male superheroes and supervillains wear capes. Perhaps the world will never know.

Special thanks to Skadi the Slamazon of Stuporheroes for inspiring this blog post with one of her own. 🙂

Comic Book Sexual Innuendo – Part 27


I’m not going to comment on the political incorrectness of strip searching a woman in public – even one as free-spirited and liberal-minded as She-Hulk – but it’s fascinating how much you can tell about a man from his reaction to the sight of a naked member of the opposite sex.

And that’s the story behind Dum Dum Dugan’s SECOND heart attack.

This “gross misuse of authority” courtesy of Marvel Graphic Novel No. 18 : The Sensational She-Hulk (January 1985) by John Byrne and Kim DeMulder.

Strange Moments in Video Gaming – Part 6


I can’t stand ambiguity.


Borderlands 2 is a copyright and trademark of Gearbox Software, LLC. Special thanks to Spiceybutth0le for the screenshot.

The Lunar Archivist’s Sketchbook – Part 7


I don’t make a habit of promoting erotic art on this blog – and today won’t be the day that changes 😉 – but here’s an interesting piece I recently acquired that’s definitely worth mentioning:

Artwork by Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri

This sketch – which came free with the purchase of any (admittedly pricey) artbook or hardcover graphic novel by a few dozen lucky people – is by the Italian artist Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri, best known to Western audiences as the writer and illustrator of the Druuna series, which was (re)published over the course of many years in Heavy Metal magazine.

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