Saturday, December 31, 2011


I know I said I had made the last post of the year, but this was too much... How does John Constantine's niece get back at him? How does his father in law get back at him?

Yeah, like that. I just had to post this.

(From Hellblazer #286, December 2011.)

Last Moments Of The Year

Well, not the last moments from comics this year, but it's certainly the last post of the year, chaps. First, a moment from Justice League of America #4:


And three moments from Wolverine & The X-Men #3. First, Krakoa (or one of its scions) joins the X-Men!

... and Wolverine starts educating it:

And what happens if you mess with Wolverine and his X-Men? He'll go berserker on you, right? No, he'll send you his lawyer:

(All books from December 2011.)

Happy new year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Criminals are cowardly and superstitious lot, but they have smartphones:

(From Batgirl V4 #4, December 2011.)

Monday, December 19, 2011


"And there is just no way that Norman is on some beach in Brazil wearing an afro wig and answering to the name Carlos Gillespie?" Iron Fist, The New Avengers V2 #19 ( December 2011).


Two great moments from Atomic Robo:

I love Atomic Robo. A lot.

(From Atomic Robo And The Ghost Of Station X #4, December 2011.)

Full Moon Knight

With all the crazy shit that happens in the Marvel universe ALL THE FUCKING TIME, ON LIVE TV, why would anyone doubt someone was attacked by a werewolf while working as a soldier of fortune? Why?

Writer Brian Michael Bendis needs to stop resorting to cheap script moments like this, as if he was writing in a universe with less obvious fantastic content...


(From Moon Knight V6 #8, December 2011.)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Coldest War

Either this small 1950s English town has crossdressing ladies, or the dialogue is wrong. I would blame letterer Neil Uyetake; but if writer/artist John Byrne wanted the vicar talking to the lady, he would have drawn the scene differently...

(From Cold War #3, December 2011.)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Tiny Continuity

This made me laugh:

(From Tiny Titans #46, November 2011.)

Crimson Mistakes

Adumar never belonged to the Empire:

But writers Mike Richardson and Randy Stradley don't seem to know that.

Argh! Noghri are steel-gray colored... not brown, not green, not turquoise:

So where the fuck did colorist Michael Bartolo get this Noghri fruit salad from?

(From Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost #2, November 2011.)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lax Gun Law

Dude... just because you're a Texas Ranger and have a permit to carry a gun IN THE STATE OF TEXAS doesn't mean you can enter a foreign country with it and carry it around... particularly when you're there while you were taken of a case in Texas and told to take vacation.

(From Six Guns #2, writer Andy Diggle, November 2011.)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Mammoth Is Not A Reptil

Christos Gage is a good writer... so this baffles me. This character is called "Reptil" (Spanish for "Reptile"), because he can turn into dinosaurs... but here he transforms himself into a mammoth. Yes, it could be that his powers allow him to transform into any kind of prehistoric animal... but this is the first time he does this, and not one character reacts with surprise?

(From Avengers Academy #22, November 2011.)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lettering Out Of N.O.W.H.E.R.E.!

What is it with letterings and their cut-off balloons drifting away from panel borders?

(From Superboy V5 #3, November 2011.)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Not A Letter Balloon

Many lettering "mistakes" are just choices one doesn't agree with, or stuff that could have been better placed. This? Straight up mistake; a chopped off balloon that should have gone against the panel border; or, judging by the rest of the art and the other balloon, not chopped off at all.

What's weird it's that the letterer here is Chris Eliopoulos, one of the letterers I look up to, and one of the best in the business out there right now. Heck, I can even spell his last name right without checking! This mistake is probably related to the fact that Chris letters like a third of the Marvel books every month (with, like another third going to Joe Caramagna, and everyboy else splitting up the last third).

(From Magneto: Not A Hero #1, November 2011).

Evil Bones

"... I'm stuck in another blasted mirror universe. Hell, I'm probably evil here, with a little goatee and everything." Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Star Trek - Legion Of Superheroes #2 (November 2011).

Monday, November 07, 2011

Catholic Spies!

I'm pretty sure Byrne didn't mean "extreme unction", since that's a Catholic Church rite for the dead. Probably "extreme sanction" was what he wanted to say.

(From Cold War #2, November 2011. Writer: John Byrne.)

D-N-D Rejects.

Not surprisingly, Crossbones hits gaming geeks. Also, it reminds me of a Knights Of The Dinner Table storyline.

(From Fear Itself: The Fearless #2, November 2011.)

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Dr. Morrow Is Mad.

"I'm not a mad scientist! Why does everyone think I'm a mad scientist?" Dr. Vincent Morrow (MD), Witch Doctor #4 (November 2011).

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Hercules: Naked And Happy.

Spider-Island has ended, and Hercules is happy!

"Zounds! What a glorious day! I am restored to my righteous form! With good comrades by my side, a monster torn asunder! And naked people far as the eye can see! Reminds me of a time in Mycenae!" Hercules, The Amazing Spider-Man #637 (November 2011).

Hellboy Doesn't like Maine.

"Caribou Municipal Airport. THAT'S how you know you're really in Maine, right?" Hellboy, Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #2 (October, 2011).

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tatooine Twin Suns

I just read Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost. Good book; I love being back in the New Republic era... but I did have two problems with the art... two with the art, and another with the color.

Paul Gulacy's art is as beautiful as always, he captures the feel of the Star Wars galaxy perfectly. However, his attempt to make Leia look slightly older (although she's no older than 32 at this point, and they have advanced medical tech) fails miserably. She looks great in the rest of the pages she's in, but in this particular extreme close-up, she looks... fugly.

Look at her! The wrinkles in the corner of her eyes are okay, the expression lines around her mouth too... but her teeth are too uneven, her lips (particularly her upper lip) are disgustingly thin, and her nose is crooked.

What the fuck, Paul?

Then there's Luke. Again, he's got way too many wrinkles all over his face. Being thirteen years after Episode IV, he's (like Leia) 32 years old (they were born 19 years before that episode); but he looks like he's from the New Jedi Order era, a good ten years later... and that's not even taking into account, once more, the advanced medical technology the Star Wars universe has. But his aged face is not the only thing... look at his hair. He doesn't look much, facially, like Mark Hammil, but that's not necessarily bad. The hair color, however, is wrong. That's Leia's hair color... Luke has sand blond hair... as anyone who's seen the movies knows.

I'm not even asking you to have read other comics or seen novel covers, colorist Michael Bartolo. Just watch the movies. At least the first one...

(From Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost #1, October 2011.)

That's What I Call An Office!

Wolverine & The X-Men #1 was a great read (though I don't care much for the art style, I must say); and I loved that Jason Aaron remembered Iceman is an accountant and put him in charge of math classes and the school's financial paperwork. But I also love that Headmaster Logan's office features a wet bar:

(From Wolverine & The X-Men #1, October 2011.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spider-Island Climax!

So, I just read The Amazing Spider-Man #679... here are a couple of moments and a dissection:

Yeah, "shared a toothbrush"...

What's a "Capatain"?
(Writer: Dan Slott.)

And that was a great climax!!! Tender MJ moment, too.

(From The Amazing Spider-Man #672, October 2011.)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Really, Marvel?

Really, Marvel? A @#@$%ing magical dwarf that wants to quit drinking? First Wolverine can't smoke, and now this?

(From Invincible Iron Man #509, October 2011.)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Out Of The Mouths Of Jesters...

Bobby speaks the truth.

(From Uncanny X-Men V1 #544 October, 2011.)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pretty Dicky Move...

Come on! Fred was only trying to protect his newly-gained sentience!

(From Darkwing Duck #17, October 2011.)

Thor Kills A Motherfucking Dragon


(From Fear Itself #7, October 2011.)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It Came From The North...

This is a kick-ass cover, by Massimo Carnevale.

(From The Northlanders #45, October 2011.)

Solid Army

"Soldier", not "solider". If you write a comic about the military (no matter how ficticious that military), please at least get that word right. Spell-check is available in all word processing software, and I bet it is in scriptwriting software too.

At least it's not a "rouge" "solider" fighting for the "emporer". (Writer: Mike Costa, from Cobra #5, September 2011.)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Don Ramon: Agent Of COBRA!

Only for Latin people... Look in the background, Don Ramon works for Cobra! I guess he has to do what he has to do to pay his rent...

{From Snake Eyes #5, September 2011.)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Logan's Running A School?

"My dear, I'm going to help Logan run a school. By which I mean, I will be actually running the school and Logan will merely have the best office." Beast, X-Men: Regenesis (October 2011).

Saturday, October 08, 2011

So, Protector (Noh-Varr, former Marvel Boy) takes control of a bunch (a lot, actually) of old Iron Man armors to stall the Red Skull's Nazi mechas.

Problem is... at the begining of Heroic Age, they made a HUGE point out of the fact that Tony had to sell his all of his old armors to get money to start his new company, Stark Resilient. All he had left was his armor, the Rescue one for Pepper, and Rhodey's War Machine suit. Yeah, he somehow still built Rhodey a 2.0 suit; and I wouldn't put it past him having a few older models stowed away here and there...

But these many, in Avengers Tower, after all the fuss they made out of him selling his armors? This is just Bendis being lazy and not thinking of a different way to solve the story. It would have made a lot of sense if he had old Guardsman armors stashed away, or armors confiscated from villains; stuff he couldn't very well sell because it wasn't really his.

(From The Avengers V4 #17, September 2011.)

Friday, October 07, 2011

As usual, nice covers for this book. (Cover by Patrick Zircher & Andy Troy.)

(From Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive #523.1, September 2011.)

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Oh fuck no...

You just don't do that...

(From The Boys #59, October 2011.)

Lex Luthor...

... is a dick.

But we already knew that. It's good to see some things don't change.

(From Action Comics V2 #2, October 2011.)

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The Doctor knows what the right priorities are:

(From Doctor Who #9, 2011.)

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Savage Archeologist

Archeology... you're doing it wrong.

Even if you consider archeology a branch of anthropology (as some do); still, most archeology finds are objects, not human remains... you might want to have a "state-of-the-art genetics lab"; but you'd want a lot, lot more. Even in the comic they show that they work with digged up objects...

(From The Savage Hawkman #1, September 2011.)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Gee, thanks Jonathan Hickman!

... for blowing up Montevideo!

At least it looks like it's not the whole city, if Hickman knows how many people live here (about 1.5 million).

(From The Ultimates V2 #2, September 2011.)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fastest Man Alive!

The Fastest Man Alive is back with a #1; and it's got a beautiful Francis Manapul cover:

Not only that, he has a pretty girlfriend that, surprisingly, doesn't have huge breasts like most women in comics:

(From The Flash V4 #1, September 2011.)

Spider-Stache, Spider-Stache!

Spider-Man: master in the art of trolling JJJ.

(From The Amazing Spider-Man V1 #670, September 2011.)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oi, lass!

Aquaman has a British diet:

(From Aquaman V7 #1, September 2011.)

The New Daily Planet


(From Superman V3 #1, September 2011.)