Or – “I Have A Rather Sizable Crush On Mike Sekowsky’s Wonder Woman…”
This week, at Gatekeeper, my co-worker Chris and I had a discussion about who drew some of the most attractive female characters (spinning out of our discussion of Amanda Conner’s work on Silk Spectre #1.) When I mentioned the awesome 70′s mojo of Mike Sekowsky, he had no reference to work from, so I pulled out this issue for his perusal, and it seemed like a natural progression to the full Retro Review treatment…
My recent ruminations on Franklin Richards and Marvel Time have led me to think about some comics stories that have suffered from the passage of “comics time.” Many characters are somewhat tied to certain time-frames (Superman’s 30s carnival strongman uniform is one example, while Iron Man was forged in the fires of the Vietnam War) but continuity can be a harsh mistress. When Bruce Wayne (first appearance: 1939) and the Hall Brothers (first appearance: 1967) meet up in the Reagan-era, the timescales require a sliderule and an abacus to keep track of…
William Dunn sent me a quick e-mail to let me know about a new paint blog he’s started on Flickr showcasing his background work on Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Not only do you get to see the environments the animated characters move around in, you also get a lot of insight into the process, and behind the scenes info.
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Yes, issue #22 of Batman: The Brave and the Bold is ending in November. The good news is The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold is headed our way from writer Sholly Fisch and Rick Burchett. The first two issues feature Superman and Shazam! teaming with the caped crusader. And by Shazam! I’m hoping DC really means Captain Marvel and not the wizard Shazam, but really, Batman teaming with the wizard would be pretty cool, too.
If there is one action figure package I want from SDCC’10, it has got to be the Starro mega-pack that features a bendable Starro (that I hear can fit over your own face for crazy hijinks) and five action figures that pay homage to The Brave and the Bold #28.
While this figures themselves are going to rock in only the way that Mattel can serve up, it’s the packaging itself that might have many needing to buy two – one for the figures, the other for the awesome Kevin Conroy recording that is just a button push away.
Hot Wheels has announced that the Brave and the Bold Batmobile is set to arrive in stores at the end of the month, which is just around the same time as a rather big comic book convention in San Diego, California. I bet if you look hard enough at the show you’ll be able to find one…
Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame fully immerses fans into the vivid animated world of the successful TV series where kids can play as Batman or together with family and friends in two-player co-op mode. Players can choose from iconic characters ROBIN, GREEN LANTERN, BLUE BEETLE, along with drop-in heroes such as AQUAMAN to help solve puzzles and fight foes. The game also features the majority of the great voice talent responsible for characters in the animated TV series.
The image above shows Blue Beetle and Batman in action as the duo fight gorillas.
Here’s some cool news; Batman: The Brave and the Bold is getting the video game treatment thanks to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.Â Matthew, Rodrigo and I were raving about the series just the other day, and knowing two of the three of us actively play videogames, I foresee this in a couple of stockings near the holidays.
Or – “Turkey Fact #12: If You Leave A Turkey Out In The Rain, He’ll Drown… Stupid Bird.”
Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to take it easy on Thanksgiving, and every year, I pretty much feel like a python who swallowed a wild boar. Yesterday, I had three slices of pie, an enormous wedge of ham, and half a bag of crackers with cheese spread, and that was the day BEFORE the holiday feasting. In order to help you digest YOUR Thanksgiving dinner, (Disclaimer: May not be valid in all areas!) we’ve got another line-up of things to be thankful for in the comics world… To Infinity – And BEYOND!!!!!
Last I check, the fishman was trying to steal the hearts and souls of his loved one as parts of his body decomposed. For those who would rather remember the King of Atlantis in his hey day, check out the cover to the upcoming Brave and the Bold #32.