Saturday, September 23, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 266: Chelonaphobia


Panels from Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #4 (February 2017), script by Matthew K. Manning, pencils by Jon Sommariva, inks by Sean Parsons, colors by Leonardo Ito, letters by Shawn Lee

Friday, September 22, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 265: The Captain of Her Heart

Even when he's not fighting garbed in red, white, and blue, and even when he's known as just plain The Captain instead of Captain America, Steve Rogers still puts up not only a good fight, but the best fight.



Panels from The Avengers (1963 series) #290 (April 1988), co-plot by Mark Gruenwald, co-plot and script by Ralph Macchio, breakdowns by John Buscema, finishes by Tom Palmer, colors by Christie Scheele, letters by Bill Oakley

Thursday, September 21, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 264: "My name is Blackagar Boltagon, king of the uncanny Inhumans, son of Agon and Rynda, guest star in Fantastic Four comics. Father to a mad son, husband to a wife having a really great hair day. And I will have my comic book series, in this life or the next."

Gladiator combat! It's all the rage this season for Kirby-created characters! But don't make black Bolt thor...when you throw him in the ring and tell him to kill his defeated opponent, there's only one thing Mister Boltagon is gonna say, and that's "..............." Oh wait, he can talk now.


Panels from Black Bolt #2 (August 2017), script by Saladin Ahmed, art by Christian Ward, letters by Clayton Cowles

Man, they shoulda used this for the TV series!

But as one of the great philosophers of our time has opined, that trick never works! And B.B. is tossed back into the cells, whwre he and his better-not-turn-your-back-on-'em temporary allies are prepared to get out of Dodge! Because jailbreak! It's all the rage this season for Kirby-created characters!



Next issue: The Great Escape! It's all the rage this season for...eh, you know the rest.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 263: Oppor-tuna-ty knocks for Aquaman

Aquaman's mad as halibut...


Panels from Aquaman #23 (Late July 2017), script by Dan Abnett, pencils by Scot Eaton, inks by Wayne Faucher, colors by Gabe Eltaeb, letters by Pat Brosseau

...he's not gonna take it any moray!


Panels from Aquaman #24 (Early August 2017); script by Dan Abnett; pencils by Scot Eaton and Philippe Briones; inks by Wayne Faucher, Philippe Briones, and Scott Hanna; colors by Gabe Eltaeb, letters by Pat Brosseau

Walleye'm outta here.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 262: Well, I think I'm going out of my head

The ("All-New," but they're the same ones that're in the movie, so shut up Marvel) Guardians of the Galaxy are "borrowing" something (that's trash panda language for "stealing") from the base of Taneleer Tivan, the Collector (hey, Benicio del Toro! Let's all give him a big hand! Here' you can have one of Thanos's.) Unfortunately for them, the Collector protects his preciousssss items by using the William Conrad Fridge Alert an alien race called "Ghosts" who corkscrew into your brain, psychically link their victims together, and then turn up their personal terror dial to eleven. Hey, judging from how bad Groot looks here, possibly up to twelve.


Panels from All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #2 (July 2017), script by Gerry Duggan, pencils by Aaron Kuder, inks by Aaron Kuder, colors by Ive Svorcina, letters by Cory Petit

So who do you think is the Guardian with teh mist willpower and the darkest secrets inside their brain who can resist the Ghosts? That's right...Mantis! I mean Drax.


Whatever's inside there, that's a secret that Drax ain't gonna share with these a-holes. Aw, I bet it's that he's a big fan of embroidery. DEATH-EMBROIDERY.


Monday, September 18, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 261: *Striking Hypervillains In an Expanded, Lumped-together Dimension



Panels from Bruce Wayne, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.* #1 (April 1996), script by Chuck Dixon, pencils by Cary Nord, inks by Mark Pennington, colors by Steve Buccellato, color separations by Malibu, letters by Richard Starkings

Sunday, September 17, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 260: He's told us not to blow it 'cause he knows it's all worthwhile


Panels from 1st Issue Special [Starman III] #12 (March 1976), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Mike Vosburg, inks by Mike Royer

And then we didn't see Mikaal again for nineteen years, so let's just assume he kept on keepin' on defying all that time. Okay?



Panels from Starman (1994 series) #3 (January 1995), script by James Robinson, pencils by Tony Harris, inks by Wade Von Grawbadger, colors by Gregory Wright, letters by John Workman

Oh. Oh, crap.

Does Starman-Blue get better? Does he live once more to fight and defy again?



Panels from Starman (1994 series) #8 (June 1995), script by James Robinson, pencils by Tony Harris, inks by Wade Von Grawbadger, colors by Gregory Wright, letters by John Workman

Why, of course. Yes, he did.



Shine on, you crazy blue diamond!