Adventures of Superman #45 [download]
↳ written by Ron Marz and art by Evan Shaner
Damn, docshaner, this stuff is awesome! How can we get those muttonheads at DC to put you on the main Superman titles?
And if any of them at DC are reading this, I mean “muttonheads” in the NICEST possible way!
Our armed forces and their families deserve better than to be treated like laboratory rats in some radical social experiment. The people of Ukraine are now paying the terrible price for America’s leadership deficit disorder. We don’t need a head of state that guts our defenses and draws phony red lines with a pink crayon. Yeah, I said that.
Oliver North (via azspot)
Just who appointed this disgrace to the uniform to speak for us? The damage Boulanger wannabes like Ollie North have done to the military and its families will take years to correct.
But what can you expect from a man who disparages the Constitution and the liberties it secures, until he can use it to hide from accountability for his crimes against the nation and his own oath to the service?
Earlier today I posted about the promo card left developed to promote the Austin based Capital Comic Con. Here’s another look at the card.
I reached out to the contact on their web site, Aaron Luevano who told me by email that he was aware of the card and approved…
I’m disappointed something even tangentially connected with SXSW is taking this attitude. Female con attendees, you have one less place to consider spending your considerable money.
someone on facebook posted this intending it to be negative but instead it’s INCREDIBLE. go girl scouts
The only bad thing about this is the use of Comic Sans.
This is wonderful.
This is why I buy as many cookies as possible.
Tagalongs can be frozen and saved, you know.
Best Artists of Women in Comics
So there’s this intensely boring debate going on about who draws the prettiest women in comics. It is dominated by exactly the same artists you’d think.
But what I want to know is who draws your favorite images of women in comics. Friendly, powerful, bad ass, sexy, or just honest. Whose women deserve to line the hallowed halls of great representation? Feel free to include links or images.
Let me open with this CHRIS BACHALO variant cover of Valkyrie. I can’t explain my love, it just is.
Chris Bachalo is one of my ALL time favorite artists, but right now I think some of the best women being drawn come from Kris Anka, not particularly in variation in body shape/size, but in the designs he offers in regards to costumes and the like.
Ross Campbell too. If you haven’t read his run on GLORY with Joe Keatinge writing, you are missing not only beautiful art full of amazingly well designed and varied characters (and no cookie cutter/cheesecake to really speak of) but an amazingly well-done story that acts as a redemption note to an almost vaguely offensively bad character created during the 90s boom at Image Comics. Check out Wet Moon for more Ross Campbell writing/art , as well.
Fiona Staples does awesome work with Saga, specifically because not everyone in Saga is your standard bipedal hominid, and yet she can make even the weirdest concepts super weirdly sexy (see: The Stalk).
It also is worthy noting J.H. Williams III (Batwoman; one of the greatest female characters in the DCU with one of the greatest creative teams until they left the character late last year) and Cliff Chiang over at DC on Wonder Woman. While not terribly varied in shape the designs he’s come up with for the various vixens of the Greco-Roman Pantheon are nothing short of stellar, not to mention his presentation of Diana and current psuedo-sidekick Zola are top notch.
Also worth of note are the great and wonderful things coming out of Image comics; the aforementioned Fiona Staples with Saga (writing by Brian K. Vaughan, a longtime favorite of mine) Steve Epting for his presentation of Velvet Templeton in his and Ed Brubaker’s ongoing cold war spy series Velvet from Image Comics, and also Emma Rios for her ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL art for her and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Pretty Deadly.
There’s tons more, but I feel like I’ve rambled enough. Lots of good stuff though!
This is funny because I posted the same question on twitter and ended up talking about and then to Ross Campbell.
Also, I am in love with no fewer than three women in Saga, all of whom look drastically different.
Ross Campbell is so great and is responsible for my delving outside of the Marvel DC world of comic books. I also should mention Lazarus’ artist but their name escapes me. Mike Allred to because despite his style being very uniform his women aren’t all weird spineless stick figures.
Michael Lark is the artist on Lazarus and a fantastic addition to this list!
I am wondering, not exactly happily, about who are the “same artists you’d think” that are apparently SO boring, but any conversation on this topic that does not include Nicola Scott and Stuart Immonen is not worth having.
And Cliff Chiang is phenomenal. I just wish it was in service to a better book.
I agree with all your choices. As for boring, the conversation included J. Scott Campbell, Frank Cho, Greg Land, and the like.
Whew — no argument there. Photocopying is not my style. Give me Amanda Conner or Ben Caldwell any day. A name you might not have heard of is a fellow named Axel Medellin, who does Elephantmen and another horror book called Hoax Hunters. When you need a woman to kill a buttload of monsters, Axel is probably your guy to draw it.
Dress shopping at the last minute.
I’d go with the navy blue wrap, but there’s not a bad choice here.
Damn. I wish I looked HALF that good in anything.
This was a Broadway story for a Hack/Slash benefit book. I had a blast.
Zombies would explain why people think they can turn The Bridges of Madison County into something anyone would want to see, I suppose.