ARCHIVE PAGE 119 - Oct 2012

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Kelley Jones art, Cover Batman 536

Batman #536 Cover by Kelley Jones

See the entire cover, Batman #536 , art by Kelley Jones, Nov 1996

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Super Crooks Page

Leinil Francis Yu Art

Super Crooks Page by Leinil Yu

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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.

Read more here.


Gary Frank, Justice League #0

Page by Gary Frank from Justice League Zero

Artwork by Gary Frank for Justice League #zero. Click images to enlarge Cover and sample page A and sample page B from the issue.

Justice League Zero Cover Gary Frank

Justice League Gary Frank Page B


Ponticelli Frankenstein page

From Men of War #0, DC Comics

Ponticelli Frankenstein Page

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See the Ponticelli Splash Page from Men of War #0

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.

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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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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson page 2

Scarlett Johansson page 3

Natasha Romanoff Poster (Large)

Reduced Sized images Scarlett Johansson Avengers/Black Widow

2012 Avengers Poster (Large)

Scarlett Johansson Iron Man 2 Posters (Large)


Captain America/Black Widow Page by Francavilla

Captain America Francavilla

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Cover art Captain America Issue 637

See the cover art by Francavilla enlarged.

More Scarlett Johansson "The Black Widow"

More Black Widow - Agent Romanoff


Scarlett Johansson - Black Widow

BLACK WIDOW (Scarlett Johansson) - Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) : Movie Poster (Thick) 24" x 36" Inches - Chris Evans, Frank Grillo, Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson Black Widow China Import Avengers Movie Poster


Ghost World

Ghost World - Watch Online at amazon.com


Barry Smith, 1972 Conan

Conan the Barbarian #20 Barry Smith

Cover to Conan the Barbarian #20, Nov 1972, Marvel Comics Group. See the enlarged cover here.

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Francavilla Cover, Detective Comics 874

Francavilla Batman Detective Comics

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Frankenstein, Men of War #8 spread

Men of War Frankenstein

See this 2-page spread from issue #8 of Men of War, enlarged.


Frankenstein Splash Page

Frankenstein zero 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."


MEZITZ Batman ALone

Mezitz Batman and Catwoman

Mez-itz Batman and Bane set


Shanna the She Devil Book
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Box Set Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary

Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Box Set



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John Buscema - 2011 - 2002

Trinity #1 - 2016 - Francis Manapul brings together Diana Prince, Bruce Wayne and the American Alien Superman family for a little dinner get together + wild boar


Perennial Wonder Woman Lynda Carter

Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway

Ace comic book pro Andrew Robinson

Pam Grier

Calvin and Hobbes


Lynda Carter - Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter - Wonder Woman