When we last saw her (yesterday), Hellcow had returned to life to face off against the Merc with a Monthly Comic or Two, Deadpool! Which begs the musical question...how will the 'Pool survive?
Panels from Deadpool Team-Up #885 (April 2011), script by Rick Spears, pencils and inks by Phillip Bond, colors by Dan Brown, letters by Jeff Eckleberry
Special Hellcow Bonus! Altho' it's general convention wisdom that you don't get an entry in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Handbook unless you've made at least three appearances in Marvel Comics, check out all these entries for Hellcow in the OHOTMU!
"Vampires" entry from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe v.1 #14 (March 1984), text by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Kyle Baker, inks by Joe Rubinstein, colors by Andy Yanchus
Half-page from Marvel Legacy: The 1970s Handbook one-shot (2006)
Half-page from Marvel Pets Handbook one-shot (2009)
The New York Metropolitan Transit Authority is building a brand-new subway line along the East Side of Manhattan! Believe me, if you lived here, you'd know how much we need this to get to the uncharted regions of the Upper East Side. So even though it won't be open until the year 2072 (actual Bully estimate), they've already started promoting it in advertisements on the current, old, boring subway:
They're even including photographs of the work in progress! Gosh, it's cool to see all these underground excavations into the bedrock of Manhattan Island.
Mind you, do you think there's any chance they might tunnel into some weird area that contains monsters, aliens, or other such scary beasties? Knowing the weirdness magnet that Manhattan seems to be, I'm guessing that they will indeed come into contact with some uncanny and fantastic scientific mystery.
Don't panic, though. I'm pretty sure that's somebody's arrived who well-capable of handling it.
Panel from Fear Itself #7 (December 2011),
script by Matt Fraction;
pencils by Stuart Immonen;
inks by Wade Von Grawbadger and Dexter Vines;
colors by Laura Martin, Justin Ponsor, and Matt Milla;
letters by Chris Eliopoulos
Hey, it's one of those Justice League covers from the 1990s that features everybody on the team looking up at us! (We must be tall!) And AH!: it's by the ever-talented Adam Hughes, so feast your ganders and gape at this!
Justice League Quarterly #1 (Winter 1990), pencils by Adam Hughes, inks by Chris Sprouse
Now, take a good look at the cover. You can probably name most of the heroes pictured here, with the possible exception of some of the members of the Conglomerate, which consisted of Booster Gold, Gypsy, Echo, Vapor, Maxi-Man, and Reverb...I'll let you figger out which is which.
Here's my question: can you name the figure located behind the JLQ logo?
Yep, Batman, that's pretty much the same reaction that I had upon reading The Brave and the Bold #139, a tale that teams-up Batman the Caped Crusader with Hawkman the Winged Avenger in order to save Commissioner James Gordon from being assassinated by a bounty hunter! It's excitement and adventure all around. It's also the story of the time that the time that Jim Gordon shot down a space alien in cold green blood. Read my pal John's take on this ever-classic tale over at ComicsAlliance!
The Mid-Day Matinee this week, all week: Hellcow! If DC's favorite animal is monkeys, then the Marvel Universe loves cows! Bova, the nanny of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch! (Ah, so she's to blame for how they turned out!) Those Skrulls that were turned into cows! And.....and....okay, and some other cows! But my favorite cow of the Marvel Universe has only made appearances in two stories (the last one only last year). Even so, I predict fame and a movie deal in her future! Prepare to meat meet Bessie...Hellcow!
Panels from Giant-Size Man-Thing* #5 (August 1975), script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Frank Brunner, inks by Tom Palmer, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Annette Kawecki