Friday, March 30, 2012

2010-2011 The Justice League of America 100 Project charity art by Dave Bullock

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The Founding Five battle Starro in a dynamite interpretation of plucking out thine offensive fish-eye!

In late 2000, a consortium of comic publishers came up with the idea to create a financial safety net for comic creators, much in the same fashion that exists in almost any other trade from plumbing to pottery. By March of 2001, the federal government approved The Hero Initiative as a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation under section 501 (c) (3).

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative (Formerly known as A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots) has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.


ALL 104 JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 ORIGINALS…NOW ON DISPLAY!

Please enjoy this gallery of ALL 104 original Justice League of America #50 Hero Initiative covers!

Hardcover and softcover versions of a book collecting all the covers will be available in December, 2011. AND all the originals will be auctioned off according to the following schedule:

• December 3, 2011, Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA: Display of all 104 covers and auction of first one-third
• Jan. 20-22, 2012, Tate's Comics, Lauderhill, FL (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area): Display of remaining covers and auction of second one-third.
• Feb. 17-19, 2012: Orlando MegaCon, Orlando, FL: Display and auction of final one-third.

All covers will be sold via LIVE AUCTION on-site at the venues above. If you cannot attend but wish to bid, proxy bidding is available.
Contact Joe Davidson at: yensid4disney@gmail.com
Deadlines for each grouping are below, and each cover carries a minimum bid of $100.

Special thanks to Firestorm Fan for the notice!

Monday, March 26, 2012

2011 “Goddess vs. Amazon” Artemis art by Michael “mic?” Magtanong

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The Bana-Mighdall Amazon versus her divine namesake! Dig the pants!

got mic?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

2010-2011 The Justice League of America 100 Project charity art by Ben Bates

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This is a swollen, inclusive piece made all the more boss by having a Tiny Titan leading the charge. There's the Atom, Black Canary, Etrigan, Superman, the Flash, Zatanna, Hawkgirl, Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, and the largest figure rocking a Lasso of Truth, Wonder Woman. Bit of Terry Moore to her, don't you think?

In late 2000, a consortium of comic publishers came up with the idea to create a financial safety net for comic creators, much in the same fashion that exists in almost any other trade from plumbing to pottery. By March of 2001, the federal government approved The Hero Initiative as a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation under section 501 (c) (3).

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative (Formerly known as A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots) has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.


ALL 104 JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 ORIGINALS…NOW ON DISPLAY!

Please enjoy this gallery of ALL 104 original Justice League of America #50 Hero Initiative covers!

Hardcover and softcover versions of a book collecting all the covers will be available in December, 2011. AND all the originals will be auctioned off according to the following schedule:

• December 3, 2011, Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA: Display of all 104 covers and auction of first one-third
• Jan. 20-22, 2012, Tate's Comics, Lauderhill, FL (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area): Display of remaining covers and auction of second one-third.
• Feb. 17-19, 2012: Orlando MegaCon, Orlando, FL: Display and auction of final one-third.

All covers will be sold via LIVE AUCTION on-site at the venues above. If you cannot attend but wish to bid, proxy bidding is available.
Contact Joe Davidson at: yensid4disney@gmail.com
Deadlines for each grouping are below, and each cover carries a minimum bid of $100.

Special thanks to Firestorm Fan for the notice!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Huntress #5 (April, 2012)



"Amalfi was a rich fortress once, before it became a playground, and then a tourist trap... looks like it's going back to being a fortress, at least today. Couldn't ask for better proof that the Chairman's here." Huntress launched a speedboat full of dynamite at a dock, and while guards dealt with the explosion, snuck into the castle disguised as a cleaning woman.

The Chairman vented his frustration over the Huntress by taking one of his sex slaves aside to carve on with a blade. "...We will see that her blood is as red and weak as any woman's..." His son Mustafa was ordered away to a villa the (obliquely confirmed as late) Moretti had prepared (before his presumed demise.)

Christina and Alessandro sipped wine on the patio of a restaurant and delivered exposition to one another in Helena's absence. Another explosion in Amalfi announced the beginning of Huntress' continued assault. Wait-- what? Alessandro, just slurp your Cabernet and hush.



The Huntress gassed and karate kicked an honor guard, then progressed to the Chairman's mercenaries. The Chairman had killed Layla and retired to the dank charms of an old world panic room. Low on "tricks," Huntress began straight firing crossbow bolts into dudes. How does she reload so quickly? Anyway, it came down to the vigilante and towering Arab Lion again, whom the Huntress electrified with some archaic variation on a taser requiring access to a wall outlet for dramatic purposes.

Venturing into a secret cellar, the Huntress drew down on the Chairman, who promised no Italian court would ever convict him. He also tried to play the sex trafficking as charity card, to which she countered "There were so many ways you could have helped them... and left them their souls. Don't tell me about the law. I'm more interested in justice." Furious over the Chairman's murder and exploitation, Huntress appeared to fire a lethal bolt. The final panel depicted a mournful Mustafa saying "Father..." as the television showed news footage of authorities escorting a covered body to an ambulance...



"Crossbow at the Crossroads: Part Five" was by Paul Levitz, Marcus To and Richard Zajac. Worth Noting: Helena was speaking fluently in a foreign tongue there at the end, presumably the Chairman's.

New 52's Day

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sensational Comics for June, 2012



Sensational Links:

Wonder Woman


WONDER WOMAN #10
BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by TONY AKINS and DAN GREEN
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale JUNE 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• WONDER WOMAN has been shot through the heart! It’s up to LENNOX to pull his half-sister out of HELL!
• One of DIANA’S closest companions is not to be trusted!
Way to spoil the current Tomb Raider arc right there in the solicitations. Wait. Cool cover, anyway.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #10
GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Backup story art by GARY FRANK
Variant cover by CULLY HAMNER
1:100 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale JUNE 20 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• “THE VILLAIN’S JOURNEY” part two!
• The identity of the Justice League’s newest and deadliest foe is revealed!
• Part four of the debut of SHAZAM!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.
That guy's doofy looking, and there's no way in hell this ships on time with the solicited artist working solo. Just saying.

EARTH TWO #2
JAMES ROBINSON
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale JUNE 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• MR. TERRIFIC – Michael Holt – lands on EARTH TWO!
• Don’t miss the origin of the Earth Two FLASH – and the first time he uses his powers!
• What could be a bigger threat to Earth Two than APOKOLIPS? Jay Garrick is about to find out!
Prediction: Darkseid managed to kill the DC Trinity on Earth Two, inspiring new heroes to rise in their place. Now the original heroes are new, making them pretty irrelevant. Who really cares to have a rookie Jay Garrick running around, or maybe that's Wally? That might be alright. Anyway, if Huntress and Power Girl hit Earth One five years ago, they predated the main heroes, so I guess Jay and company will have a few years head start. Whatever.

WONDER WOMAN: THE TWELVE LABORS TP
LEN WEIN, CARY BATES, ELIOT S. MAGGIN and MARTIN PASKO
Art by CURT SWAN, IRV NOVICK, DICK DILLIN, KURT SCHAFFENBERGER and others
Cover by BOB OKSNER
On sale JULY 4 • 232 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Collects WONDER WOMAN #212-222.
• In these 1970s tales, Diana Prince is back as Wonder Woman – but she must prove her worthiness by undertaking twelve tasks – each monitored by one of her former Justice League teammates!
I have always wanted to read this run of stories, with their intriguing covers of Wonder Woman proving to various Justice Leaguers that she's got the stuff to be a super-heroine again. Also, I'm just glad DC is continuing to offer this Bronze Age material in affordable reprints following the Diana Prince: Wonder Woman collections.

WONDER WOMAN: ODYSSEY VOL. 1 TP
J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and PHIL HESTER
Art by DON KRAMER, EDUARDO PANSICA and others
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale JULY 25 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• DIANA must track down the truth behind what’s happened to her timeline and learn who destroyed PARADISE ISLAND!
• Collects WONDER WOMAN #600-606.
It says something that I see vastly more value in a trade paperback of silly old comics I could probably dig out of cheapie bins than a hyped run from less than two years ago. The invalidation that came with the New 52 just compounded the undesirability of this Elseworld in canonical clothing.

JLA VOL. 2 TP
GRANT MORRISON
Art by HOWARD PORTER, GARY FRANK and others
Cover by HOWARD PORTER and JOHN DELL
On sale JULY 11 • 320 pg, FC, $24.99 US
• The JUSTICE LEAGUE facing off against LEX LUTHOR’S newly assembled INJUSTICE GANG while the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance.
• Collects JLA #10-17, PROMETHEUS #1 and JLA/WILDCATS #1.
There are good stories here, but not for Wonder Woman fans, as she was typically the team member in the background with the breasts.

Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark)
SUPERBOY #10
SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by IBAN COELLO
Cover by SCOTT CLARK
On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• WONDER GIRL, SOLSTICE, RED ROBIN, KID FLASH and BUNKER all guest-star in a story that connects to this month’s TEEN TITANS #10.
• Don’t miss SUPERBOY and WONDER GIRL, lost in an ancient world – with no adult supervision!

TEEN TITANS #10
SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale JUNE 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard cover in a wraparound format.
• THE TEEN TITANS LOST in an inner-world!
• What did SOLSTICE learn from the LEGION LOST team during THE CULLING? Hint: It has to do with the mystery surrounding KID FLASH’S origin!
• BUNKER confronts RED ROBIN about the missing SKITTER!
• DINOSAURS – and a new threat!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2011 Wonder Woman Movie Fan Casting: Rhona Mitra as The Cheetah



I haven't been reading the New 52 series, so I don't know if there's a new Cheetah yet. If I were to cast the Barbara Minerva version though, I figure Rhona Mitra's the best bet. She rocks a sweet English accent, she's fit, she's working her way up to cougar status, and she's proven that she can handle the physical demands of an action movie.



Diabolic Movie Fan Casting

Sunday, March 4, 2012

2010-2011 The Justice League of America 100 Project charity art by Craig Rousseau

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The Silver Age Founding Five Justice League in the ginchy-good animated style!

In late 2000, a consortium of comic publishers came up with the idea to create a financial safety net for comic creators, much in the same fashion that exists in almost any other trade from plumbing to pottery. By March of 2001, the federal government approved The Hero Initiative as a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation under section 501 (c) (3).

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative (Formerly known as A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots) has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.


ALL 104 JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 ORIGINALS…NOW ON DISPLAY!

Please enjoy this gallery of ALL 104 original Justice League of America #50 Hero Initiative covers!

Hardcover and softcover versions of a book collecting all the covers will be available in December, 2011. AND all the originals will be auctioned off according to the following schedule:

• December 3, 2011, Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA: Display of all 104 covers and auction of first one-third
• Jan. 20-22, 2012, Tate's Comics, Lauderhill, FL (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area): Display of remaining covers and auction of second one-third.
• Feb. 17-19, 2012: Orlando MegaCon, Orlando, FL: Display and auction of final one-third.

All covers will be sold via LIVE AUCTION on-site at the venues above. If you cannot attend but wish to bid, proxy bidding is available.
Contact Joe Davidson at: yensid4disney@gmail.com
Deadlines for each grouping are below, and each cover carries a minimum bid of $100.

Special thanks to Firestorm Fan for the notice!