Search:

Type: Posts; User: Jim Kelly

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.07 seconds.

  1. Replies
    83
    Views
    4,207

    Poll: The thing is comic books and cartoons are not...

    The thing is comic books and cartoons are not literal, they are figurative. Artists have the freedom to make up their own rules and what we see on the page or the screen is not intended to be an...
  2. Replies
    83
    Views
    4,207

    Poll: Well, that's what we called it around our house,...

    Well, that's what we called it around our house, too. But going by "A Letter from Lois Lane," that's not what YOUNG BEAUTY & HAIRSTYLE MAGAZINE calls it, they call it the "Ruffle Cut" and I bow to...
  3. Replies
    91
    Views
    2,484

    Oops! My bad. Thanks for clearing it all up for...

    Oops! My bad. Thanks for clearing it all up for me. I had got myself all confused about the when and the what up in my head.
  4. Replies
    91
    Views
    2,484

    I've been hearing about the Austrian lockdown for...

    I've been hearing about the Austrian lockdown for awhile now, but I thought it would happen sooner. Doing it in February seems like locking the barn door after the horse has bolted. These...
  5. Replies
    91
    Views
    2,484

    In the United States, for some groups, it might...

    In the United States, for some groups, it might be about "owning the Libs," but if you look at the anti-vax movement around the world, there are people on the extreme left, the extreme right and in...
  6. If anyone's an anti-hero, it's Jonah Hex. He was...

    If anyone's an anti-hero, it's Jonah Hex. He was never written to be a villain. He was a morally ambiguous man in a morally ambiguous world. He shouldn't really be written as a hero or a villain.
    ...
  7. I don't like this trend. My theory is that...

    I don't like this trend.

    My theory is that it's about the I.P. There are only so many well-known properties and at least half of those are the villains. To exploit the brand, they use the...
  8. Replies
    48
    Views
    1,635

    Murphy Anderson had done the Buck Rogers comic...

    Murphy Anderson had done the Buck Rogers comic strip in the late 1940s, so he was a natural choice for Captain Comet, but the original artst and co-creator (along with John Broome, writer) was...
  9. Replies
    462
    Views
    44,120

    Infinite Karma's Gonna Get You

    In the next part, when the Man of Tomorrow is away on a mission in the 50th century, the Action Amiga must step in to handle the Infinite Monster. On account of a rip in space, the Infinite Monster...
  10. Replies
    462
    Views
    44,120

    Supergirl blows her cover

    The cover for ACTION COMICS 285 has the names of the cover artists--Curt Swan and George Klein--hiding in the background. For some strange reason I haven't been able to find out, later reprints of...
  11. Replies
    462
    Views
    44,120

    Two heads are better than one In the following...

    Two heads are better than one

    In the following issue, Linda suffers three more body altering transformations beginning with growing a second head. Everything is new to the second head, so Linda...
  12. Replies
    462
    Views
    44,120

    Turning Red

    Returning to the perils of Linda Lee Danvers.

    In "The Six Red 'K' Perils" (ACTION COMICS 283), believing herself immune to all forms of Kryptonite, the Action Amiga destroys a swarm of six red K....
  13. Replies
    462
    Views
    44,120

    . . . And Pause for One Minute of Silence

    SUPERMAN 150 (January 1962)--1st story, "The One Minute of Doom" by Siegel and Plastino; r. BEST OF DC 59 (April 1985):

    In this story, the Greatest Super-Dog in the Universe, Krypto, erects his...
  14. Replies
    462
    Views
    44,120

    Imaginary Interlude . . .

    SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN 57 (December 1961)--1st story, "Jimmy Olsen Marries Supergirl" by Siegel, Swan and Kaye; r. ACTION COMICS 351 (June 1967) - 352 (July 1967); cover art by Swan and Kaye:
    ...
  15. Replies
    462
    Views
    44,120

    She can roast weenies

    Back in the present, Linda goes to the beach with her new parents where she sees a boy she knows from the orphanage: Dick Wilson--now having grown a bit. He has also been adopted and his new name is...
  16. Replies
    462
    Views
    44,120

    More Powerful Than Even Superman

    Likewise in the next issue, "The Supergirl of Tomorrow," when Linda takes a time bubble several thousand years into the future, her powers return.

    https://i.postimg.cc/x1nbfHSF/act282p4b.jpg
    ...
  17. Replies
    462
    Views
    44,120

    Argo

    In 280's "Trapped in Kandor," Linda as Lesla-Lar goes to a Kandorian movie theatre where a newsreel shows the origins of Superman and Supergirl. In this account, the name of her birthplace is finally...
  18. Replies
    462
    Views
    44,120

    Ladies and Gentleman--Linda Lee Danvers!

    In issue 278's "The Unknown Supergirl," Kara mysteriously loses her powers. As issue 279's "Supergirl's Secret Enemy" reveals, this is all a plot by Lesla-Lar, a scientist in Kandor--it is she who...
  19. Replies
    462
    Views
    44,120

    The 360 Supergirl--a complete novel

    ACTION COMICS--all stories by Siegel and Mooney
    278 (July 1961)--2nd story, "The Unknown Supergirl"
    279 (August 1961)--2nd story, "Supergirl's Secret Enemy"
    280 (September 1961)--2nd story,...
  20. Replies
    16
    Views
    451

    I have a lot of books on the history of comics,...

    I have a lot of books on the history of comics, but let me first narrow it down to a few of the ones I have on Detective Comics, Inc. (a.k.a National Comics, a.k.a. National Periodical Publications)....
  21. It's Sergei Eisenstein's OCTOBER: TEN DAYS THAT...

    It's Sergei Eisenstein's OCTOBER: TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD from 1927. Made ten years after the events that it recreates, uninformed people think this is an actual documentary of the event. To...
  22. Replies
    69
    Views
    1,693

    I hear you, but for the sake of convenience, it's...

    I hear you, but for the sake of convenience, it's just easier to say Pieta cover without having to describe the whole thing. Really I guess the standing Pieta is a variation on the theme--its own...
  23. Replies
    1,597
    Views
    93,813

    The way U.S. youtubers pronounce ETERNALS in...

    The way U.S. youtubers pronounce ETERNALS in their box office talk, it almost sounds like they're saying E-Turtles. That would be a completely different franchise. ;)
  24. It's literally in the title of the cartoon...

    It's literally in the title of the cartoon show--SUPERFRIENDS.

    For me, Batman is the worst example of power creep. What gives his stories some sense of jeopardy is that he's vulnerable. Yet, in...
  25. Replies
    69
    Views
    1,693

    In comic book jargon, this is called a Pieta...

    In comic book jargon, this is called a Pieta cover--after Michelangelo's Pietà.

    https://metropolisplus.com/ComicPietaCovers/LL128.jpg

    There are literally hundreds--maybe thousands--of these.
    ...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4