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#371

2013-01-09

Look who's back after a year and a half!

About a year ago, I got the idea to do a CWS with Egon. I've been a Ghostbusters fan most of my life, after all, and Egon is my favorite. (Most of the time. Sometimes, I'm a Winston kind of girl.) That adoration for Egon was paralyzing, though! I'm not as funny as Ramis and Aykroyd. I'd do it wrong. And what if Ramis or Aykroyd saw this?!

Then I remembered it's a pony comic, and hardly anyone reads it. Ha.


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#287




I could have gone in any number of directions with a Green Arrow appearance, but I aimed low.

Last year, my husband and I were walking through a store when we overheard a kid and his father digging through some DC action figures. They were looking for Captain America, and they didn't seem to know they were mining the wrong universe. The father helpfully named the figures he saw, and he called Green Arrow "Archer," even though it clearly said "Green Arrow" on the package. I thought I would have to restrain my husband.




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#229



I realize that tacky costumes are the norm in comic books, but have you ever taken a good, long look at the outfits worn by demons in the DC universe? Each one is more ludicrous than the last, with Trigon, here, being a prime example. The worst part is that you know he's going commando under that loincloth. I mean, come on.




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#206



What fourth wall?

When I first started working at a comic shop, I was assigned the grueling task of sorting several long boxes of early 90's comics. If you collect comics, then you recognize this as Organizing a Stack of Crap. In amongst the expected Crisis This, Knightfall That, and Balent Catwoman, I spotted something interesting--a run of comics with Brian Bolland covers. I'm very fond of Bolland, and I'd never heard of the character, Animal Man. That was my introduction to the obscure hero who was just trying to make ends meet.

Fast forward a few years, and I was attending the final Wizard World Dallas. The DC panel endured many, many complaints about Grant Morrison, when one of the editors mentioned a new Animal Man series. My hand shot up, and I asked whether Bolland would be doing the covers, because his work on the 90's series was so iconic. I was told there were no plans to use Bolland. A few months later, though, the comic came out. Lo and behold, it had Bolland covers! It's probably coincidence, but I'm totally taking credit for it.




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#196



I’m sorry, but the mullet simply is unforgiveable.

I really liked Spiderman’s black suit the first time I saw it, but it turned out to be symbiotic goo, which is pretty gross. Most people would take their suit to the cleaners if it got alien goo all over it, but you know. It still looked cool. Then it turned out to be sentient and made Spidey all emo crazy, and they kinda lost me. Dang it, I liked that suit! It’s pretty weird how both Superman and Spiderman had black suits from outer space, though.




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#175



Way back when I was in junior high, DC Comics killed off Superman, and the media made big deal out of it. Superman came back (with a mullet!) and everything went back to normal. Then, a few years ago, Marvel killed off Captain America, and again, the media made a big deal out of it. He, too, has come back, of course. So when Batman died recently, there was no coverage, no media blitz. The news outlets finally learned that no one stays dead in comics except, as the saying goes, Uncle Ben. It caused so little stir, in fact, that I didn’t hear about it until months after it happened, having been away from comic books lately.

Now, I know some of you are wondering who Sue Dibny is. Sue was the wife of a second tier character, Elongated Man, and when DC killed her a few years ago, they made a big deal about it. Someone knows the identities of all the superheroes! None of their families are safe! It was a terrific series. What we, the comic reading public, didn’t know was DC Comics was about to enter a quagmire. See, Dr. Light assaulted Sue Dibny. The second tier heroes caught him and decided to do a mindwipe on him, but Batman walked in, so of course, they had to mindwipe him, too. So the death of Sue Dibny led to the death of a dejected Blue Beetle, and the death of Blue Beetle led to Wonder Woman killing Max Lord, which made everyone really mad at Wonder Woman. And Batman, having this overwhelming sense that he can’t trust anyone, released a spy program that was used by the O.M.A.C. Project, targeting all the other heroes. That caught the attention of a Superman from an alternate universe, along with his other leftover, alternate buddies from convoluted continuity, who were all living in some bubble thing. So the alternate heroes started fighting with the regular heroes, and now DC has split off into a multiverse again.

Thanks a lot, Dr. Light.



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