It Rhymes With Lust #nn (St. John, 1950) Condition: VG. Digest-sized publication, with art by Matt Baker…
Yesterday, a NASA test vehicle lifted off from the ground in Florida, flew freely through the air, and landed about 650 feet away. It landed, crucially, in the same position it launched—upright—and that makes it look kind of like a science fiction film.
Read more. [Image: NASA]
this is the only frozen-related gifset you’ll ever need
If you can ever find the trades, Rucka’s Checkmate was terrific storytelling.
Lee Bermejo’s cover to Checkmate issue 2.
SYM-BIONIC TITAN sketches for CN promotional use (not that CN ever promoted it or anything).
I can’t recall if Genndy started these or I drew them all on my lonesome.
That was a fun job, Titan.
For those of you coming for #SXSW
Seriously. Austin is a terrible place. It’s hot as hell in the summer and it’s got, uh… bees.
I remember seeing this image in a Bud Plant catalog circa 1986, and was deeply frustrated afterward at my inability to find any of these “Spirit” comics. Upon reflection, I am unsure why I didn’t just order them out of the catalog. Maybe the price point. Maybe because I was used to checking out the product before buying.
I don’t think I read any Spirit comics until around 2002. And then they totally lived up to the hype.
Gill Man has kissable lips.
The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
Edison Rex #1 got a makeover, thanks to the inestimable Dennis Culver. If you prefer the version where Han Shot First, just decline the update when you open up the issue. But if you want to check out the new hotness, let the update roll. And if you haven’t tried out Edison Rex yet, what the heck are you waiting for?!
I decided to remaster some of the art on the first issue of Edison Rex.
Mostly heads and hands in various panels. Getting the characters more on model with the rest of the series plus a new cover featured above.
Normally I don’t believe in going backwards on this kind of stuff but I realized that digital changes things in a pretty significant way. If someone decides they want to check out Edison Rex or any book digitally they’re not likely to pick up the latest issue. They’re going to start with the first one because it never sells out and is always on sale. So if that’s the case the first issue is always the first impression of the book and I figure it needs to look as good as I can make it.
So that’s what I did. It’s better looking and more cohesive with the rest of the series. You can still see the old pages floating around online, on the Pirate Bay, and in the print collection(although I imagine we’ll update it in future printings) if you want to compare.
If you’ve never read the book before then now is the best possible time to check it out:
I keep seeing these “Ha! Here’s a 90’s take on (insert comic character here)!” pics coming up on tumblr. As someone who was 15-25 during the 90’s, I have to ask: where, exactly, are you getting your reference for the 90’s?
And it’s not just one of you. This keeps happening. Honestly, it’s no different from the way 20-years-ago always gets fetishized (it was the 70’s for us in the 90’s. I remember Grease and Sha-Na-Na in the 70’s). Except… it seems the only point of reference anyone seems to have for the 90’s are half-remembered cereal commercials and maybe latter-era Saved By the Bell.
It’s weird. It let’s me know how far off we were in our 70’s-sploitation during the 90’s, just as we also know the 50’s was not actually all poodle skirts and The T-Birds.
If I have a thesis statement, it’s that, basically, what I see a lot of is the hyper-glow of children’s programming of the 90’s reflected back as “The 90’s”, and even the details of what I think people are identifying as 90’s-ness is incorrect.
Basically, you’re doing it wrong.
Now, get off my lawn.
The Worf of Starfleet
Thanks to Otaku Fusion for the link.
When I go full super-villain…
Phantom Of The Opera (1925)
Julia Adams. That is all.
The Creature From the Black lagoon was released on this date in 1954. Happy 60th birthday to The Gill-Man!
Clara Bow, flapper, with hamburger sammich and Coke.