Monday, October 29, 2007

Classic Cover of the Week

My introduction to the character actually took place in the pages of Suicide Squad #1, which I picked up because of the "Legends" crossover blurb on the cover.

This series though, by Ostrander, Yale and McDonnell, took Floyd Lawton's character which they'd been building in the main title and cemented it. The four issue mini-series was a perfect exploration of the character's history and motivations.

For me, and the way the selective continuity in my brain works, the original 1988 Deadshot mini-series is on par with, and DC's answer to, Marvel's original Wolverine mini from Claremont and Miller.

As far as I know, the series has never been collected but if you can find the issues is the dollar bins grab them. You won't be sorry.

Oh, and remember "DC Comics aren't just for kids", in case you needed that reminder while reading a story about a suicidal contract killer with mother issues who dresses up in orange and silver tights.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday Night Fights!





And with one of the all-time great first issue cliffhangers in comics, the Question gets his ass handed to him by Lady Shiva, takes a lead pipe to the noggin and has a slug from a .22 ride his skull like Bodhi riding the big ones at Bells Beach, all before getting dumped in an icy river. If you're going to "kill" your lead in order to kick start his title, this is how it should be done and O'Neil was the master.

Bahlactus says, "Cogito, ergo objurgo"

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Called Out!

Well, it looks like I've been called out, and with reason.

Catching up on a mountain of reading? No excuse.
The start of hockey season (even if the Sabres are 3-5 right now)? No excuse.
Trying to finish up the first two arcs of The Irregulars? No excuse.
Borrowing a friend's Farscape box set? No excuse.
Getting dumped? No excuse.
Being drunk? No excuse.

If I can't come up with even a 100 words a day related to Power Man and Iron Fist, talking monkeys, Cylons, Silver Age Lex Luthor, the Yakuza, Dan Slott: Marvel EiC, Ewoks, Dr. Doom's pimp cup or my fears that Mark Steven Johnson will make another comic book movie then I've got no business keeping this crappy little web log going.

Message received, Palette. Message received.

And by "Message received" I mean "Okay, okay, okay! I'll get back to work."