chrissamnee:

boomerstarkiller67:

John Romita (1975)

Ooooh!! I’d never seen this before!! I need a poster of this, like, nowsville!!

This is the cover image for Son of Origins, the book that introduced me to the wider Marvel Universe. 
My copy is tucked away in my studio, along with some other Fireside Books: Bring On The Bad Guys, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk. Any day now, they will be sprung on my poor, unsuspecting child.
Well, after I scan them for sexism. Sixties Sue Storm may not pass. 

chrissamnee:

boomerstarkiller67:

John Romita (1975)

Ooooh!! I’d never seen this before!! I need a poster of this, like, nowsville!!

This is the cover image for Son of Origins, the book that introduced me to the wider Marvel Universe. 

My copy is tucked away in my studio, along with some other Fireside Books: Bring On The Bad Guys, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk. Any day now, they will be sprung on my poor, unsuspecting child.

Well, after I scan them for sexism. Sixties Sue Storm may not pass. 

So, I like this post enough that I just kinda want to talk about it some more, even if it’s just to myself.
pulpatoon:

The Benito Cereno Challenge: an all-female Justice League.

Barda : Leader. Big Barda has shown up on a lot of people’s JL rosters because she is an awesome character. Boom Tubes, Mega-rods, the spirit of Roz Kirby, yes. 
Isis : Goddess. Isis recently made her entrance into the DCU, but my associations with her are from the Shazam/Isis Power Hour. Since my memories of her are about 40 years old, it made sense to make her older. Also, the Ancient Egyptian Mother-Goddess thing. 
The Bride : Monster. Every collection of good guys needs someone scary, for texture. I don’t know much about The Bride from the comics, but I like her look. Four arms, red leather, too many weapons.
Professor Light : Genius. Like Isis, Light is older both because my memories of her are old (JLI back in the Eighties), and because it makes sense for an established Professor of Astronomy to not be in her early twenties. A little shift in her name, and some not-really-seen-here changes to her costume to separate her from the male Dr. Light, who has been permanently icked up.
Liberty Belle : Soldier. An established favorite of mine. This Liberty Belle served in WW’s I & II. Maybe she’s time-displaced, or immortal, or a hologram, or I don’t know. She carries around a 300-lb. brass bell, which she uses in combat. 
Lady Luck : Detective. Is this character in the DC stable or the public domain? I love all the Golden Age dame detectives who color-coordinated their masks and evening dresses when fighting crime. Of them all, Lady Luck has the distinction of being created by Will Eisner. She does not have luck powers. She will never have luck powers.
Lori Lemaris : Ambassador. This is the biggest visual departure from the established comics character. Maybe she has red hair and a Fifties ‘do when she’s on dry land? I needed a psychic and a non-combatant, and Lori brings a lot of bonus color with her. I imagine her powers as going beyond telepathy—more of a broad spectrum of awareness about both her environment and the people in it. She was absolutely Superman’s college girlfriend.

So, I like this post enough that I just kinda want to talk about it some more, even if it’s just to myself.

pulpatoon:

The Benito Cereno Challenge: an all-female Justice League.

Barda : Leader. Big Barda has shown up on a lot of people’s JL rosters because she is an awesome character. Boom Tubes, Mega-rods, the spirit of Roz Kirby, yes. 

Isis : Goddess. Isis recently made her entrance into the DCU, but my associations with her are from the Shazam/Isis Power Hour. Since my memories of her are about 40 years old, it made sense to make her older. Also, the Ancient Egyptian Mother-Goddess thing. 

The Bride : Monster. Every collection of good guys needs someone scary, for texture. I don’t know much about The Bride from the comics, but I like her look. Four arms, red leather, too many weapons.

Professor Light : Genius. Like Isis, Light is older both because my memories of her are old (JLI back in the Eighties), and because it makes sense for an established Professor of Astronomy to not be in her early twenties. A little shift in her name, and some not-really-seen-here changes to her costume to separate her from the male Dr. Light, who has been permanently icked up.

Liberty Belle : Soldier. An established favorite of mine. This Liberty Belle served in WW’s I & II. Maybe she’s time-displaced, or immortal, or a hologram, or I don’t know. She carries around a 300-lb. brass bell, which she uses in combat. 

Lady Luck : Detective. Is this character in the DC stable or the public domain? I love all the Golden Age dame detectives who color-coordinated their masks and evening dresses when fighting crime. Of them all, Lady Luck has the distinction of being created by Will Eisner. She does not have luck powers. She will never have luck powers.

Lori Lemaris : Ambassador. This is the biggest visual departure from the established comics character. Maybe she has red hair and a Fifties ‘do when she’s on dry land? I needed a psychic and a non-combatant, and Lori brings a lot of bonus color with her. I imagine her powers as going beyond telepathy—more of a broad spectrum of awareness about both her environment and the people in it. She was absolutely Superman’s college girlfriend.

The Benito Cereno Challenge: an all-female Justice League.
I didn’t intend to make a deep-cuts line-up. I started with Barda and Liberty Belle, and then went looking for characters to fill the positions I had in mind:
Barda : Leader
Isis : Goddess
The Bride : Monster
Professor Light : Genius
Liberty Belle : Soldier
Lady Luck : Detective
Lori Lemaris : Ambassador

The Benito Cereno Challenge: an all-female Justice League.

I didn’t intend to make a deep-cuts line-up. I started with Barda and Liberty Belle, and then went looking for characters to fill the positions I had in mind:

Barda : Leader

Isis : Goddess

The Bride : Monster

Professor Light : Genius

Liberty Belle : Soldier

Lady Luck : Detective

Lori Lemaris : Ambassador

cactusleague:

This past weekend at Memphis Comic Expo I tricked pulpatoon into giving me a quick sketch of his in exchange for a portrait of Lincoln that occupied my wallet just so I could get my hands at coloring it!
It was a lot of fun to color and reminded me that I digitally paint things from time to time.

Nice coloring, Elliot!

cactusleague:

This past weekend at Memphis Comic Expo I tricked pulpatoon into giving me a quick sketch of his in exchange for a portrait of Lincoln that occupied my wallet just so I could get my hands at coloring it!

It was a lot of fun to color and reminded me that I digitally paint things from time to time.

Nice coloring, Elliot!

thenearsightedmonkey:

Sneak peek! Professor Bootsy’s new book debuts at SPX this weekend in Washington DC. Can you DIG it? We KNEW that you COULD!

Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor

Published by Drawn and Quarterly, Monteal

Top o’ my shopping list.

http://www.memphiscomicexpo.com/

benito-cereno:

benito-cereno:

Do you want the opportunity to hang out with me, thechrishaley , Matt D Wilson ( superheroeswearingjackets ), Darick Robertson, Jim Mahfood, Kate Leth, Mike Norton, Jenny Frison, and Jerry “The King” Lawler all at the same time and within close proximity to the alleged but spurious “final resting place” of Elvis?

GOOD NEWS

You can do this in less than three weeks at the Memphis Comic Expo, September 13 at the Agricenter. Click that link for more info!

HELLO

This event is this weekend!

It will have all of the people mentioned above, plus the recent addition of Joel pulpatoon Priddy! Perhaps he will tell you all about our secret collaboration!

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY COME FIND ME

I will have copies of both Hector Plasm specials, all the Tick singles I still have copies of, and singles and trades of Guarding the Globe and Invincible presents! Unfortunately, I do not have any copies of Tales from the Bully Pulpit left, but I will happily sign one if you bring one, or anything else for that matter.

Please come hang out on Saturday, it will be super fun.

Public Service Announcement

My Name Is Inigo Montoya Jr

I’ve been officially announced as a contributor to Goblin Quest! I’ll be illustrating an iteration of the basic game: My Name Is Inigo Montoya Jr. 

The kickstarter is going well. A ton of stretch goals have been met, including my part in the project. Coming up: funding some very cool guest writers, including such gaming names as Robin Laws and James Wallis who… oh holy gawd, you have got to check out his Baron Munchausen game. Ahhrgh, so good.

So check out the link, pony up some cash, and enjoy!

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

Tom Gauld!

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

Tom Gauld!

Remember The Tick? Well, He's Coming Back!

benito-cereno:

Hmmmmmmm

O PLEASE O PLEASE LET IT BE TRUE

joekeatinge:

#tbt

Jack Kirby Day is Best Tumblr Feed Day.

joekeatinge:

#tbt

Jack Kirby Day is Best Tumblr Feed Day.

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