Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Jill's kid started a Bird-Watching Blog
So, young junior naturalist Arden H-W has started a blog all about his bird-watching hobby.
The League is impressed. That kid is going to be the next Audubon. His blog posts are also already five times more coherent than anything you're likely to find here at League of Melbotis.
I look forward to seeing what bird he covers next.
So Where Are the Kents in the Silver Age?
Fans of Silver-Age and Bronze-Age comics will note that the Kents are alive when Superboy is a lad, but by the time he becomes Superman, they're MIA.
Well, at some point, DC decided to address what happened. And somehow, this is the story they put on the page.
And, honestly, this sort of story makes more sense than 85% of what you're going to find in the typical Silver Age Superman story.
Did everyone get the important tip for office safety in this week's episode of Mad Men?
Not picking up JSA anymore
For the record, I'm agreeing with Simon and dropping JSA in December, if not before. Makes League cry, but... this just doesn't look fun.
Schwapp! sums it up nicely.
Also, the perspective or something is completely off on the ocver to JSA All-Stars #1. Without getting too much into it, as an example, Cyclone (front right) looks like she was drawn in at the last second by an 8th grader who doesn't know how big parts are, or where they really need to go.
sometimes it helps to look at your drawing before inking and coloring it
Comic Previews and My Precognitive Abilities
A few days ago I was going through some Superman back issues and stumbled across a cover with 70's-era Superman buddy/ foil, Vartox, the character with the worst design in all of comic-dom. I paused and said to myself: they should really find a way to bring this guy back, without changing a damned thing.
Well, not change anything other than how seriously a reader in 2009 is likely to take ol' Vartox.
Vartox, by the way, is most likely what a very drunk comic artist decided was acceptable after seeing Sean Connery in the worst costume of all time in Zardoz.
Well, ask and ye shall receive. DC December 2009 Solicitations were released Monday.
Power Girl #7, coming in December:
The fellow on the ground is Dr. Mid-Nite. He is cool.
I am really growing to like this Power Girl comic.