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...you may get more than you imagined.

'You beanbag! You awkward clown!' )
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posted by [personal profile] riddler13 in [community profile] scans_daily at 08:44am on 20/09/2017 under
"Blake and Mortimer" is one of the most well-known Belgian comics series, created by Edgar P. Jacobs (1904-1987). The title is a bit of a misnomer due to phonetic issues - the titular character is, in fact, Philip Mortimer, a British scientist. He is aided by his "heterosexual life partner" (a common feature in Belgian comics at the time, and the inspiration for many a slash fanfic) capt. Francis Blake of the MI5. The book mixes detective and spy elements with fantastic concepts such as UFOs, time travel and Atlantis.

I was going to post my first contact with their books, "The Necklace Affair", but thought it best to start with the most famous story of all, "The Yellow 'M'" - the one with the most iconic cover of the series, copied by various comic book artists.



Verbosity ensues )

"Blake and Mortimer" were recently (wow, actually, about a decade ago or so) translated by Cinebook Ltd., a British company who specializes in Belgian and French comics, which gives an interesting twist to a comic set in Britain with two protagonists from Albion.
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posted by [personal profile] history79 in [community profile] scans_daily at 07:28pm on 20/09/2017 under ,
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posted by [personal profile] superboyprime in [community profile] scans_daily at 08:11pm on 20/09/2017
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1.33 pages )
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The revengers in it're the Roto.

The revenged upon're the Paznina.

Issue #2 opened on a flashback to the inciting incident.

It was a response. )
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posted by [personal profile] rickperry in [community profile] scans_daily at 10:41pm on 19/09/2017 under


Let's see if I can get this new origin straight...

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And Jason 1.0

Saw some original art from this issue online and realisd I'd always meant to share the issue. It's a minor story in many ways, Doug Moench writing the first of a sort of two part story which isn't major or "important", but to share Don Newton pencils with Alfredo Alcala inks and Adrienne Roy colours, is always a pleasure.

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First up, that cover )
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One of the things I wanted to originally go for with this series was to create a kind of “myth from the future”—a science-fiction quest based on the classical Argonauts/Prometheus model. One of the cornerstones of that was the idea that some meaningful number would venture forth and one less would come back. Someone pays the price for stealing fire from Heaven, and there’s no shortage of likely candidates… -- Al Ewing

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September 19th, 2017
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I want some Kite Man action figures. When you squeeze his legs he sighs resignedly. Hell yeah! -- Tom King

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Lucky Luke is a humorous European comic series which serves as both a parody and an homage to the Westerns. Created by Belgian cartoonist Maurice De Bevere ("Morris", 1923-2001) in 1946, it was published as serials in several magazines (Spirou, Tintin, Pilóte, etc). When René Goscinny of Asterix fame took over co-writing duties, it raised the magazine's overall quality of text and made it a hit.

In the stories, cowboy Lucky Luke usually acts as a bodyguard to someone who will serve as the conductive thread of the narrative. The gags and mishaps will follow on until the objective is fulfilled at the end of the story.

It also used plenty of historical figures in its stories, such as Hanging Judge Roy Bean in the following book.



11 pages out of 48, below )

Don Rosa also featured Judge Bean in a story of his own, "The Prisoner of White Agony Creek".
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posted by [personal profile] icon_uk in [community profile] scans_daily at 12:09pm on 19/09/2017 under
In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

Another devastating Category 5 hurricane, this time "Maria", has caused massive damage to Dominica, and is heading towards Guadalupe.

In what is either a bizarrely surreal end-of-season plot twist or, more worryingly, a normalisation of appalling behaviour, former White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer made an appearance at the Emmy's and was smooched by celebrities who would have been excoriating him a couple of months ago. Words fail.

Toys'R'Us in the US has filed for bankruptcy protection, which does not bode well for the huge chain of stores in America (Those stores abroad, like the ones in the UK and Australia are not directly affected as yet)

Sort of on-topic, Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men's latest episode is an interesting discussion of the intersection of politics and comics as it applies to the X-Men, perhaps mainstream comics most consistently politically active (if not always successfully) comic. Definitely worth a listen.

Aung San Suu Kyi is facing criticism for not speaking out against the apparent ethnic cleaning of Royhinga Muslims going on in northern Rhakine state of Myanmar.. The situation is complicated by the military being a distinct from the Government, and the balance of power being uneven, but it seems disappointing at best, that Ms Suu Kyi has not spoken against it.

The unholy offspring of political backstabbing and circle-jerking otherwise known as "the UK Brexit strategy" continues with Ministers contradicting each other, re-hashing old and outdated lies and an PM who can't sack the worst offenders because A) She can't risk the backlash, and B) It leaves her no one else to blame when the shit hits the fan come 2019.

The latest, and probably last, wave of Lego Dimensions figures came out, including Beetlejuice, Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans Go. The existing LEGO Batman Movie Robin and DCU Cyborg figures assume their cartoon appearances when in the Adventure World, which is cute, and there is even one final use of the TARDIS docking port where we briefly see a Nightwing minifigure I'd really like, but will never. I think the lack of a unifying storyline, as they had in Year One, has not done the title any favours (nor has the ongoing cost of the assorted packs, despite it still being a fun licence-crossing game). And it does mean that the long rumoured Lord Vorton figure might never see the light of day.

And I'm a little behind on the news of the upcoming Miraculous Ladybug Season 2, including the number of new Miraculous holders we will see, such as Le Papillon/Hawkmoth's boss named... well that would be telling. :)

This video has serious spoilers about the identities of a number of new heroes, as well as a couple of new abilities for Ladybug and Chat Noir/Cat Noir, so be warned.

A late addition, but one worth mentioning (though I regret it has to be) is that the GOP are attempting yet again, to defund the ACA. Just in case those of you in the US want to let those who represent you know your opinions on the matter.
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September 18th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] history79 in [community profile] scans_daily at 11:41pm on 18/09/2017 under ,
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In the posts for MS. MARVEL #21, I commented how teen superheroes get their own "Flash Thompson." But each creative team tries to make that "Flash Thompson" more than just "Flash Thompson."

[personal profile] arilou_skiff said "The weird thing is that well... Flash Thompson has been more than Flash Thompson for ages. Ever since before he went to Vietnam."

Poetic )
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New threats, new worlds, new crew
Old enemies, old scores, old loves
Broken hearts, broken promises, broken people
Lost Light #1


-- James Roberts

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Don Martin was billed for years "MAD Magazine's maddest artist". His humour is very slapstick with characters suffering absurd injuries and regenerating themselves in the following scene, complete with wacky sound effects which added to the comedy.

Captain Klutz was his take on superhero fans and stories in general. Ringo Fonebone, an avid comic book reader, became a superhero by accident when, trying to kill himself, he fell through several stories' worth of clothes and, full costumed, foiled a robbery in progress. When a police captain asked who he was, he said "I'm a klutz, captain" and a legend was born.

He got two books of his own, one in 1967 and one in 1983. I prefer the second one, but I don't have it anymore. So, scans from a story from the first book.



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Don Martin passed away in 2000. His collected works can be found for sale in a hardcover edition. Not sure it includes Captain Klutz's solo books, though.

Also, this book had four co-authors, but it is unclear who wrote what. Anyway, we do not have tags for Dick DeBartolo, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan or Don Martin.
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posted by [personal profile] history79 in [community profile] scans_daily at 12:56am on 18/09/2017 under ,
September 17th, 2017
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WHAT? No cheese-dipping wandering barbarian here?

Let's try and rectify it, shall we?



My very first Groo issue, by the way )

There's an Usagi Yojimbo story that pays homage to Groo and ends with this last scene.
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