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artDungeons And Dragons

For some reason, Dungeons and Dragons has been on my mind a lot lately.  And whenever I think of Dungeons and Dragons, I eventually start thinking about the D&D cartoon series from 1983.  Which of course lead me to searching around the Deviant Art website to look for a piece that struck my fancy. My fancy has been struck in this piece from Dave Perillo.

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Today’s magic themed entry into the Art Appreciation Moment of the Day, yields this Zatara piece by Chapman Baritone (if that is indeed his real name).

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Spanish artist Enrique Fernandez did the illustrations for a comic book adaptation of the series that was released in English by Image Comics last year, but he also took a turn at some of the other Oz books and characters like Pumpkin Jack.  If the style isn’t familiar, take the jump to see his cover for the Wizard of Oz, and the Magician of Oz.

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TV Guide is floating the rumor that model Serinda Swan may make an appearance on the CW’s Smallville playing the backwards talking, wand waving, magician Zatanna. Swan will appear in this season’s 17th episode, “Hex,” as Zatanna, a magician who grants birthday girl Chloe a wish. Having been through the wringer ever since Brainiac mind-boinked her and Doomsday crashed her wedding day, Chloe expresses a desire to lead the comparatively mild-mannered life of Lois Lane. Voilà! Chloe magically inhabits Lois’ (and thus Erica Durance’s) body for the bulk of the hour. Let’s see, Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Black Canary,

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BatmanNews of the StrangeSpider-ManSuperman

Here’s some crazy comic featuring Nagraj taking on Shakoora the Magician, and featuring some characters you actually know. You got me, and I read the issue twice! And seriously, Spider-Man, the Mightiest? via Alan Hunt

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DCHero HistoryLegion of Super HeroesReviewWhite Witch

Or – “The Fair Witch Project.” The Legion of Super-Heroes covers a lot of different takes on heroism, but the one thing that they all seem to share is the affinity for science.  From the “ultra-energy” that imbues Jo Nah, to Wildfire‘s transformation to pure antimatter, to the accident that empowered Lighting Lass and her brother, the vagaries of science (or at least the strange comic book version thereof) have served as the origin of many Legionnaires.  Indeed, with the bright and shiny future setting, that’s as it should be.  So today’s Historical subject is an anomaly from the get-go, holding the

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