ARCHIVE PAGE 187 - Dec 2013
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Alex Toth Batman
The Last Batman
Batman issue 713 from 2011, final issue of the long-running series before the advent of the "New 52" DC Comics universe.
First Comics conducts talent search
First Comics is running a multi-tier art contest that starts with pin-up pieces first, then proceeds to story-telling chops. Read about the rules online at the First Comics web site.
Dragon-Con Founder Kramer finally going to trial
Story at the Gwinnet Daily Newspaper:
"Dragon Con spokesman Greg Euston gets straight to the point.
The science fiction convention that Ed Kramer helped found years ago has grown immensely, welcoming more than 50,000 attendees to downtown Atlanta in recent years. It’s become a phenomenon — even while fighting the perception that it’s still affiliated with Kramer, an alleged child molester who used comic books and action figures to get close with his victims.
“Ed Kramer has not had any role in organizing or directing Dragon Con since October 2000,” Euston said last week. “We have nothing to do with him and he has nothing to do with us.”
The Dragon Con folks join a long list of people happy that Kramer, charged by Gwinnett County police more than 13 years ago, will finally stand trial next week on four counts of child molestation and two counts of aggravated child molestation."
But the trial seems to be derailing into a plea deal that premier anti-child-molestor organization protect.org describes as a sweetheart deal:
"Ed Kramer, widely known as the founder of Dragon Con, an annual "science fiction and fantasy" convention held in Atlanta, has gotten the sweetheart plea bargain he held out for for over a decade.
Kramer pled guilty Monday to sexually preying on three boys, while charges were dropped in three other cases. The deal was struck after Danny Porter, the elected District Attorney of Gwinnett County, Georgia, made Kramer an offer he couldn't refuse: 34 months confinement… in his own home!
With plea "deals" like that, Mr. Porter is sure to maintain a stellar "conviction rate" and save taxpayers plenty on expensive, risky trials.
Press reports indicate Judge Karen Beyers has been presiding in the case and approved the arrangement."
Jim Aparo Catwoman 1980
Aparo art from The Untold Legend of Batman (1980)
Lynda Carter / Wonder Woman to run again
ME-TV to broadcast the entire 60 episode program / pilot starting Dec 27th.
More on the Wonder Woman page
More Lynda Carter
Capullo does Bob Kane
Calvin and Hobbes
Calvin and Hobbes
Avengers (All Ages)
Hawkeye's arrows go haywire
It's Just a Car
Greg Capullo's 'Batmobile' from Batman #25, Jan 2014, DC Comics
Giant Spider-Man Float gets punctured, Thanksgiving Parade in NYC 2013
Strong winds hampered the annual parade. Story at NY Daily News Web Site
Jim Aparo Detective Comics #437
More Jim Aparo
More Detective Comics
Batman Black and White #3
Olly Moss cover with Penguin and Bats. See enlarged.
Jim Lee - Superman Unchained
More Jim Lee
Original Page December 11, 2013 | Updated Aug 2015