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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Also yeah I love those comics

    they are so fun!

  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Scottsman, I don't believe you. :P

    Favorite Little League so far:

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    Just for, "And Hal, Karen is no more boring than you."

    I love the way this comic is (intentionally?) made to look sort of like somewhat aged newsprint scans.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    Since Domino's going to be joining the permanent cast of Brian Wood's X-Men soon, I thought I'd post something from 2003's Domino, by Joe Pruett and Brian Stelfreeze.

    This comes from that period where it's pretty clear that Marvel was starting to take things from other media, and infuse it into comics. You know how the old Elsa Bloodstone was basically Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in the Marvel U? This is Marvel's The Bourne Identity. They even go so far as to lay the title page out like film credits.

    The basic set-up for the series, is that Domino is attempting to find information on her origins. She funds her search through doing various odd-jobs, with her handler/mentor/love interest Jonathan playing Oracle to her Black Canary. Unfortunately, there's some friction due to their differing approaches; he's by the books, she's a loose cannon, etc. Additionally, her luck-based powers have made her increasingly reckless, endangering both her, and the important work she's doing.
    Spoiler:

    It's not a revolutionary comic by any means, but like the action movies it emulates, it's a fun romp. There's ninjas, excellent fight choreography from Stelfreeze, and a spunky, take-no-shit protagonist at the center of it. If you can find it in your store's back issue bins, check it out.

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    well, dang

    i can dig that Domino

  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    Does domino make herself up to look like that, or is it part of her mutation? Because that's got to be the most coincidental pair of mutations ever.

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  • ArrynArryn Ask not the Innkeeper For destiny is thy name!Registered User regular
    Thought this was good for a laugh. It's from a webcomic that depicts the Justice League as grade-schoolers, and it features Darkseid as a gym teacher.

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    It's basically Tiny Titans, but not as boring.

    http://littleleaguecomic.tumblr.com/

    Okay, that strip is awesome. Although the last one was like a dagger in the heart.

  • TexiKenTexiKen unable to feel my retinal assessment Registered User regular
    This Little League is a great comic, thank you for bringing it to my attention.

    Bruce automatically not trusting J'onn, it's funny, it takes me back to a simpler DC.

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  • JaythreefJaythreef Registered User regular
    Those are so cool! His expressions are really good.

  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Those little leagues are great, I need more! I can't stop chuckling about this one

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    Munch wrote: »
    Since Domino's going to be joining the permanent cast of Brian Wood's X-Men soon, I thought I'd post something from 2003's Domino, by Joe Pruett and Brian Stelfreeze.

    This comes from that period where it's pretty clear that Marvel was starting to take things from other media, and infuse it into comics. You know how the old Elsa Bloodstone was basically Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in the Marvel U? This is Marvel's The Bourne Identity. They even go so far as to lay the title page out like film credits.

    The basic set-up for the series, is that Domino is attempting to find information on her origins. She funds her search through doing various odd-jobs, with her handler/mentor/love interest Jonathan playing Oracle to her Black Canary. Unfortunately, there's some friction due to their differing approaches; he's by the books, she's a loose cannon, etc. Additionally, her luck-based powers have made her increasingly reckless, endangering both her, and the important work she's doing.
    Spoiler:

    It's not a revolutionary comic by any means, but like the action movies it emulates, it's a fun romp. There's ninjas, excellent fight choreography from Stelfreeze, and a spunky, take-no-shit protagonist at the center of it. If you can find it in your store's back issue bins, check it out.

    How was the Elsa Bloodstone thing? Was it set in high school like Buffy, or was she a wandering monster hunter like in Nextwave?

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    How was the Elsa Bloodstone thing? Was it set in high school like Buffy, or was she a wandering monster hunter like in Nextwave?

    Honestly, I've never read it. Been meaning to see if I could find it, though.

    In the meantime, here's something from Guy Gardner #4, which opens with this:

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    Real quick, let me just point out that Guy's wearing a fur coat, over a leather jacket.

    Okay, moving on.

    In the previous issues, Guy was using Sinestro's old ring, only to have it run out of juice, and realize he didn't know how to recharge it, as the instructions were in Korugarian. So, he spends the entirety of issue three just beating up a giant, alien thug in the soundless vacuum of space, ending the issue with a line of the universe's most wanted, all queued up to take a shot at him.

    This leads to him working for a group of knockoff Guardians of the Universe, who also happen to wear elevator shoes.

    Spoiler:

    I've said this before, but I'm really enjoying how smart and satirical this whole series is. Guy's not just some empty, cliche anti-hero. He's a jackass, but all his friends keep commenting on what a jackass he's being, even by Guy's standards. It's like he's been playing at being the macho jerk for so long, that he's become a caricature of himself.

    At the same time, some actual characterization shines through, like his affection for General Glory.


    Munch on
  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Guy Gardner is a true American hero

  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    Little League is such a great title.

    And somehow I've never seen that Domino series before - I must have been deployed when it was released. I must fix this immediately, because those scans are great.

  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    All of the D'awwwwwwws go to this!


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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    Everyone would love having Stilt-Man powers and none of the heroes would lift a finger to change reality back.

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    Well ...

    The dog-lovers might have some asses to kick.

  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    The end of Mighty Thor #12. Just... seriously it's the best ending to a comic issue/story arc so far this year. The first Snyder Batman arc comes in at a close second.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Well ...

    The dog-lovers might have some asses to kick.
    They just need to invest in some longer leashes.

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    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    the dogs would have stiltman powers too though right? then everything would work out.

    that video is amazing by the way.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Archonex wrote: »
    And a rare DC comics panel. Darkseid would like to serve you a hateburger.

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    I have no idea where that's from. Maybe Mcdonalds decided to expand their brand through advertisement back in the day? Ronald isn't nearly as hardcore as Darkseid. Having Darkseid try to sell you a burger made from the flesh of children and undiluted raw hatred has to appeal to someone, I guess.

    This is shortly before Ambush Bug deflates him. and an issue or two after he exposes Clark Kent and takes photos of Starfire removing her clothing. It was a fantastic mini series.

  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    The end of Mighty Thor #12. Just... seriously it's the best ending to a comic issue/story arc so far this year. The first Snyder Batman arc comes in at a close second.

    Wait, there's been an end to an arc so far in Batman? I did not know!

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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    I guess there was kinda a climax with a cool down phase? But it was as much an end as The Dark Knight would have had if it ended with the Joker blowing up the Police Station and leaving in police cars.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    I would buy every issue of Nightwing and Flamebird. Twice.

    I honestly would be okay with Bruce dying/retiring and having the Dick&Damien duo back in action.

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    I quite liked the Kryptonian Nightwing and Flamebird duo that we saw in the New Krypton books

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    I really, I really want to see a Nightwing and Flamebird book

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Bruce and Dick should have a joint custody agreement.

    And Damien can be all like, "I love you, Weekend Dad!"

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  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    Someone explain the Nightwing and Flamebird thing to me as a new DC person

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    Arivia wrote: »
    Someone explain the Nightwing and Flamebird thing to me as a new DC person

    Nightwing and Flamebird are a legendary heroic duo from Krypton, and the story of their exploits gave Dick Grayson the inspiration for his namesake after he stopped being Robin.

    So, if Dick were to have a sidekick, that person would likely be named Flamebird.

  • RedDeliciousRedDelicious Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    The identity of Flamebird previously went to another hero in the Bat-family, Bette Kane.

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    Supergirl and Power Girl also took up the Nightwing and Flamebird mantles to protect the bottle city of Kandor during the One Year Later event.

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    Most recently General Zod's son, Chris Kent, and his girlfriend became Nightwing and Flamebird during the New Krypton storyline.

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  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    Okay

    Greg Rucka Supergirl is incredibly tempting

    But - Ed Benes art. How is it?

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    I honestly would be okay with Bruce dying/retiring and having the Dick&Damien duo back in action.

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  • ArrynArryn Ask not the Innkeeper For destiny is thy name!Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Spoiler:

    Spoil'd that quote for length.

    The OCD completionist in me demands that I make a note here that the original Nightwing and Flamebird from the Silver Age were Superman and Jimmy Olsen, when they operated in the bottle city of Kandor (where Superman had no powers and was known commonly by his kryptonian name).

    They were inspired by the old kryptonian myth, like @RobosAGoGo said, but patterned their methods off of Batman and Robin.

    Of course, all of that is long out of continuity now, but wasn't when Dick first took up the Nightwing name back in the Wolfman Teen Titans run. Superman was a big part of Dick's life back then (the original World's Finest stories were still in-continuity then as well) so he took part of his inspiration from him.

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Spoiler:

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  • Linespider5Linespider5 I told her on Alderaan nothing else was going on.Registered User regular
    I like an elderly, bickering Bruce Wayne.

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
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    I totes love Little League to death, but little Karen's crush on little Clark is kinda weirding me out. Are they still sorta-cousins in the Little League 'verse? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW.

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Edit: Double-vanilla fucking fudge post.

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