Super smile! #sdcc
Vintage Putty, Silly And Otherwise
Superman Fun Putty
From An Old Kryptonian Family Recipe.
Artist Showcase: Amy Reeder
The Truth about 1984:
Vixen wasn’t introduced in Justice League of America Annual 2, like Vibe, Gypsy, and the 2nd generation hero Steel. She was introduced in Action Comics 521.
Now for 2 Truths/1 Lie. The year is 1985:
- For the 50th issue of Tales of the Teen Titans, Donna Troy gets married to mortal Terry Long. The wedding, in which all of the Teen Titans, past and present, attended, went off without villains, death, or despair interrupting it.
- Superman Annual 11 tells the tale of Superman falling victim to the Black Mercy, a rare alien plant that puts its victims in a comatose state where they live out their greatest dreams. Superman dreamed of a life married to Lois without the threat of Super Villians. When awoken from his dream, he fines the real culprit behind the Black Mercy, Mongul, fighting Batman, Robin, and Wonder Woman. He joins the fight angry that a near perfect life for him was just an illusion.
- Black Canary gets an new look. In Detective Comics 554, Dinah Lance trades in her fishnet stockings for shoulder spikes. The look didn’t last for long but there is an action figure of her dressed up in it.
Superman Saves Zatanna
JUSTICE #12 (Aug. 2007)
Art by Alex Ross
Jim Krueger & Alex Ross
Action Comics vol.1 #78 - Cover date November 1944
In this very unusual story - scripted by Alvin Schwartz, a writer of whom it might also fairly be said was an unusual man - Superman befriends the owner of a diner in the bohemian part of Metropolis, a colorful Russian character named Sergei who trades sandwiches and soup for artwork from his eccentric clientele, charges on a sliding scale, and deliberately keeps customers out so he never has to rush his cooking. We have similar places here in Seattle.
Alvin Schwartz was an important figure in Superman’s history - a prolific contributor, he wrote Superman and Batman’s first teamup in World’s Finest and the first adult Bizarro story (Bizarro had debuted in an Otto Binder story for Superboy) complete with now-trademark speech patterns. Conflicts with editor Mort Weisinger drove Schwartz away from comics.
A deeply intelligent man, Schwartz had a temperament which made him an excellent fit for superhero comics - he was profoundly interested in Jungian psychoanalysis, Eastern mysticism, Wilhelm Reich’s theories of Orgone Energy, to name only a few of his many sidelines.
Following his departure from the comics, Schwartz claimed to have “met” Superman - or the tulpa of Superman, the idea of the character given physical form - in the very quotidian environment of a New York taxi cab.
Adventures Of Superman #630, September 2004, cover by Gene Ha
1) Pencil vs Camera by Ben Heine
2) Jessica Jones by Mark Bagley & David Mack (on Tumblr)
3) Marlon Brando’s two roles in Superman and Apocalypse Now by Phil Noto on Tumblr
4) Model of the monument Tenax Vitae - originally by Rinaldo Carnielo (1853-1910)
5) Hulk by Gabriele Dell’Otto
6) Cover from Caravan 7 - Art by Emiliano Mammucari | Colors by Lorenzo De Felici
7) Hans-Peter Feldmann - Untitled (Two girls with a shadow).Clipped image pasted on cardboard and framed. 60 x 80 cm. via museumuesum
8) by Tomer Hanuka
9) Online Predators by Asaf Hanuka