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Posts made in January 4th, 2013

PUNK ROCK JESUS IS BADASS

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The last issue just came out.  Haven’t read it yet, but the art is truly badass.  It’s also really smartly written.

Highest recommendation.

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THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #2

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Continuing my journey through Miller’s Batman comics, one panel at a time.  Issue #2 of this 4-issue mini moves away from the black-and-grays of issue #1 (which mostly used spot color only) and gets brighter, as we meet Robin.  There are so many iconic panels in this issue: Batman hanging a crook from a rooftop; Batman holding the body of a dead soldier holding a smoking gun, draped in the American flag; the full pager of Batman, grinning, stepping out his Bat-Tank to take on a Mutant Gang leader mano-a-mano.

But the real innovation here is the young girl version of Robin—an innovation that Frank Miller admits wasn’t his idea; it came from John Byrne.

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MOON KNIGHT!

LEE/KIRBY CREATIONS IN THE FIRST 100 ISSUES OF THE FANTASTIC 4!

The first 100 issues is arguably the most creative run on a comic of all time. Here’s why:

Agatha Harkness (#94) Awesome Android (#15)

Blastaar (#62)

Black Panther (#52)

Diablo (#30)

Dr. Doom(#5)

Dragon Man (#35)

Frightful Four (#36)

Galactus (#48)

Hate Monger (#21)

Impossible Man (#11)

The Inhumans (#44)

Mad Thinker (#15)

Medusa (#37)

The Microverse (#76)

Molecule Man (#20)

Mole Man (#1)

Psycho Man (#77)

Puppet Master (#8)

Rama Tut (Kang) (#19)

The Red Ghost (#13)

Ronan The Accuser (#65)

Silver Surfer (#48)

Skrulls (#2)

Sub Mariner (1st Silver Age)(#4)

Super Skrull (#18)

Adam Warlock (#67)

The Watcher (#13)

Yancy Street and the YS Gang (#20)

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