Friday, November 29, 2013

There's something about the Silver Surfer--

The Silver Surfer is an interesting character, in the way that he kind of sums up the cosmic philosophies of the 60's and 70's, or so it seems to me.  While I'm no expert in all things Silver Surfer, his constant rants, epiphanies and drama, always hit me in a weird way.  I mean, we all know he suffers.  He actually suffers a lot.  No place to call home, a growing guilt that could easily hold a pocket universe, and such a huge sense of loneliness.  I mean, these things can mess up a guy--

But still--  C'mon, dude, lighten up!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A very "flighty" Aquaman

From the pages of Justice League of America 09, 2013.

Pick up your jaw, this is from a "different" reality sequence from the latest Justice League of America.  Still, it was fun to see Aquaman fly for once.  He also looks kinda funny, with that trident ahead of him as if it was the Mjolnir, and those disjointed legs aren't doing him any favor.

The Aquaman jokes kinda faded away after Geoff Johns' terrific run in his title gave him a bigger sense of dignity, but we can always have a little fun with him, can't we?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Captain America, fresh as new!

A while back I started telling Cap's Adventures in my Desk over at the Facebook page; it was a one panel thing telling funny things, well not all of them were really that funny but it was nothing pretentious to begin with, so I kept it going.  A lot of things happened ever since.  At work, we moved into a new building a really nice one, I had to pack my things and get them home since no personal stuff was now allowed (don't ask), and then I had to pack my little buddy, Captain America.  He really looked dead inside of that bag, but the thing is he wasn't, there was a little spark of life living within this very light coat of plastic, so, I cheated a bit and didn't send him home.

Thing is I still have my little buddy hidden within my personal bag.  Like a spirit who's always with me, or a schizophrenic voice that tells me things, not all of them good, but who am I to judge.

Anyway, the result is still the same.  Cap is here and he will stay here, even if hidden, but he will come out and will shine in all of his glory, fighting against oppression, one desk at a time.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Fan Art Friday, Session November 22, 2013

Every Friday is Fan Art Friday over at the Facebook fanpage, this means that everyone can send in their art and it gets published in the page.  It as a little something that I want to share with everyone because people love their characters and they love even more giving them a touch of themselves.

The blog may not be as "social" as Facebook, but it does have its own resonance.  I think the artists might eventually run into this post and get blown away by seeing their art elsewhere.

It's a labour of love and I just can't help it but to love the spirit behind it.

Cristina Escobar gives us a dark and cute knight! Batman!

Batman and the Joker in a never ending rivalry, courtesy of Eli Ramos.

Alonso Cordero León gives us two warriors enjoying the battlefield. 

Will Mitchell gives us a defiant Green Lantern!
Fear Sinestro! By Brian Sprau - Scratch The Surface Artworks.

Captain America lives with a fantastic retro feel. Pen & Ink Illustration by Thomas Muzzell.

Rodney Ulibarri breathes new life into the Doom Patrol!

Rodney Ulibarri features Celsius from the Doom Patrol.

Rodney Ulibarri gives us tragic movie star Rita Farr from the Doom Patrol.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Martian Manhunter's Puppy Eyes

How do you say "puppy eyes" in Martian?  That's easy!  It's "J'onn J'onzz"!

The Martian Manhunter took a complete turnaround when he got revamped with DC's New 52.  He no longer was part of the original Justice League and he got stripped out of all the softness that grew around him in the 80's, 90's and the first decade of the millennium, and he got turned into a two-dimensional Wildstorm fighting machine as part of the new Stormwatch.

As many characters that got reinvented with the relaunch, he slowly started to get back to his senses…  well, at least back to who he used to be.  He joined the new Justice League of America for the first time in this continuity and from there he started to mellow down until he reached a new level of cuteness and mellowness, as seen in the latest issue of this JL book (that would be Justice League of America #9, 2013).  

Once again he cared for his teammates as if he knew them for his entire life, showing a sense of humanity that many human beings lack.  All of a sudden, I saw him like the father figure he used to be at the Bwah-haha League as he interacted with Stargirl.

Yes, the Martian Manhunter seems to have come back.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thought balloons are back!

"Thought balloons are too old-school", "thought balloons are annoying", "there's no need to tell what they're thinking when you can see it in their actions", well, thought balloons were demonized beyond belief, and guess what?  They're back!

As I was reading All-New X-Men 18, I ran into this page where everyone was having just so many thoughts.  Many, as in an overwhelming amount of thoughts.  At first I didn't notice since I usually read as many old books as I do new ones, but then it hit me.  Apparently the ban for thought balloons had been either lifted at Marvel, or someone just decided to bend the rules.  Either way, I was happy.

Removing thought balloons from comic book storytelling was an odd move.  They were a tool and they weren't good or bad per se, everything depended on the storytelling; it's as if someone told you that you can no longer write down question marks.  Maybe someone realized that they were needed, or that the "old" X-Men coming back to present time, would be the perfect excuse to play with the old tools.

Monday, November 18, 2013

It smells like a revolution

If victory has a smell, why revolution couldn't have one?

It should smell real good.

And should also have a great ad!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Catwoman's Anatomy

If there's one thing that's true about Catwoman is that she's consistent.

This image was taken from the pages of Justice League of America and it depicts yet another Catwoman picture that tells us that it is possible to show T&A all at once!  There should be a challenge out there for people to try to photograph this way.  I mean, ouch!  On the other hand, don't try this at home, I don't want to get sued!

Remember the cover of Catwoman #0?  If it taught us anything it's that a woman can bend her shape at will, mostly considering that she has catlike abilities.

I still think Catwoman must have a mutant gene somewhere...  Or she should be renamed Miss Fantastic.

The poor girl has been through heaven and hell and her sexiness, being one of her catlike abilities, has defied all sense of logic.

Still, I would like you to take a look at yet another picture of Catwoman that shows you another perspective of this same #0 shot.  I found it at and I just couldn't stop looking at it.  I mean, it's hypnotic!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Meet the new Nightwing!

What do you say?  There's been a little outrage in the interwebs.  No, it didn't break like when Ben Affleck was announced to be the next Batman.  But then again, does Adam Driver have what it takes to be Nightwing?  Keep in mind that Dick Grayson is supposed to be one of the hottest guy in comics.  As in sizzling hot.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Those damn mutantphobes—

When was the last time you stood close to a mutant and didn't frown?

Pay attention to your every move, because you might be a closeted mutantphobe without even noticing.

It goes without saying that some circles would not appreciate it very much.  Just ask a certain Magnus--

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

If you see them, it may be too late!

It looks like the entire Comics All Too Real "franchise" is changing.  And I use the quotes because I really don't know if this is a franchise at all.  I mean, there's no money involved, just fun fun fun.

Anyway, after getting burned up with an extensive post craze at the Facebook fanpage that lasted quite a few months, and a growing aggressive algorithm that forced me to do more and more to reach the very same audience, I decided that I would no longer please Zuckerberg and, instead, would diversify.  I already had a Twitter account that was basically retweeting the Facebook posts, a Tumblr account that I used only for original material, this blog that was basically abandoned and a Youtube account where I posted a couple of things through the years; so, why not mix them all?

This means a new direction for the entire "franchise".  Waaaaaaay less posts, only original material and parodies (but I guess I can make an exception here and there).  And post them all over the 5 channels I already had but never knew what to do with.

So, well, this is the kind of stuff that will be showing in the different channels as of now.  New material or parodies.  Hope you like them.  And if you have ideas, don't be shy and please share them!