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).