ARCHIVE PAGE 119 - Oct 2012
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Kelley Jones art, Cover Batman 536
See the entire cover, Batman #536 , art by Kelley Jones, Nov 1996
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Super Crooks Page
Leinil Francis Yu Art
See the cover art to Super Crooks #1 by Leinil Yu enlarged.
DC Comics, 1966
"The suit-wearing editors at DC discussed Marvel in their meetings, and finally decided that it must be the crude artwork, and the bad puns, that the kids liked. There's no accounting for taste, they grumbled, and tried to get hip by pasting so-called go-go checkerboard patterns at the tops of each comic. Instead of Lee's snappy "Bullpen Bulletins," DC instituted a news update page called "Direct Currents" that might as well have been written by accountants.
Gary Frank, Justice League #0
Ponticelli Frankenstein page
From Men of War #0, DC Comics
Reminds me of Berni Wrightson Frankenstein labs from various 1970s endeavors, particularly Wrightson's Frankenstein illustrated novel that was published by Marvel originally in the early 1980s.
Phantom Lady Page, Issue 2, by Cat Staggs
Phantom Lady & Doll Man #1 and #2
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Cat Staggs (pencils) and Tom Derenick (inks)
Colors by Jason Wright
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Captain America/Black Widow Page by Francavilla
See the entire page enlarged.
See the cover art by Francavilla enlarged.
BLACK WIDOW (Scarlett Johansson) - Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) : Movie Poster (Thick) 24" x 36" Inches - Chris Evans, Frank Grillo, Scarlett Johansson
Barry Smith, 1972 Conan
Cover to Conan the Barbarian #20, Nov 1972, Marvel Comics Group. See the enlarged cover here.
Francavilla Cover, Detective Comics 874
Frankenstein, Men of War #8 spread
See this 2-page spread from issue #8 of Men of War, enlarged.
Frankenstein Splash Page
Alberto Ponticelli splash page from Men of War #0, DC Comics, Nov 2012.
Putting 'detective' back into Detective Comics
John Layman is the new writer at DC Comics' Detective Comics. From the interview at USAToday:
"Detective" is in the book's title, and that will be a work in that area for the Dark Knight. "Batman's not just this rich guy who likes to punch things and has a lot of toys. He actually has a brain and uses it to further his case," Layman says.
"To write a detective comic, you do need bad guys almost as smart as Batman. Not only do I have the brilliant detective, you have to come up with the brilliant adversaries."
Poison Ivy and Clayface appear early on in Layman's run, and the writer's taken to the latter baddie."
Original Page October 12, 2012 | Updated Dec 31, 2012