Friday, July 30, 2010

Elasti-Girl Friday 23

Some things in life are true: the sky is blue, summer is hot, work is a four-letter word and "Girl Friday" has more of an air of fun about it than "Woman Friday." That said, Elasti-(blank) Friday is returning to "Elasti-Girl Friday as of right now. See? Right now.

Happy Elasti-Girl Friday to you.

Sure, Rita may be referring to herself as Elasti-Woman and a certain Mrs. Parr may have had a swipe at the Elasti-Girl moinker, but Elasti-Girl Fridays on My Greatest Adventure 80 will be devoted to Rita, regardless of her codename.

So what happy gem do I have for you on Elasti-Girl Friday 23? How's about a nice sneak peek at Matthew Clark's art for Doom Patrol #13, due out next week? Sound good?

Sure it does.

Matthew Clark refers to this image of Rita as, "quite possibly my favorite shot of Rita to date." Props to Matthew, this one is very nice. Rita's rocking the sunglasses and has a look about her.

I am really looking forward to this issue next week. How about you kids?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Maybe I need a Beast Boy Week. . .

All of these ideas and no time to deal with them!

J. T. Krul is taking over the writing chores on Teen Titans and bringing Nicola Scott with him to handle the art. The Source covered this in greater detail last week, and you can read about it there.

Nicola Scott popped by Newsarama and had a conversation with Vaneta Rogers. Over the course of their conversation, Nicola mentioned
And I love Beast Boy's little tooth that sticks out. Some artists do the tooth but others don't. And the artists that do it sometimes don't do it in every panel. But I'm quite big on consistency. I like to see the same face on the same characters over and over again.

I'm with Nicola on this one. It's a nice variation to the character and it helps keep Gar from being just a green-colored kid. The Teen Titans cartoon from a few years back is the first place that I recall seeing this look for Gar, and Nicola's drawing of him seems like a natural progression of where that character might be nowadays.

I know this is, at best, a tangential connection to the Doom Patrol, but Gar is still family, whether he's in this book or not.

Personally, I've been down on Teen Titans for at least a few years now, but that looks like it might change, if Nicola Scott's enthusiasm makes it through to the printed page.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Negative Monday #34

I told you all to come back and check  in on the Doom Patrol related goodness from the October solicits today. If you're back because of that, welcome back!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Doomed in October - a sneak

Per usual this time of the month, Newsarama's got the goods. They have their standard-issue Super-books and general DCU sneak peek, teasing us for the teasers to come on Monday.

Preview solicits conflict me terribly - I want to know what's going to happen, but I really don't like wishing away months to come - especially the rest of the summer!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Silver Age Flavored Doom Patrol goodness today!

Even though Doom Patrol doesn't come out this week, you can still scratch that Doom Patrol itch. The Brave and the Bold #35 hits the shelves today, and while the cover depicts a team-up between the Legion of Substitute Heroes and the Inferior Five, rest assured it does continue the story that was started last issue when the Doom Patrol joined up with the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

There, but for the grace of God, go we. . .

Longtime followers (c'mon! It's been almost a year and a half!) of this blog (or my reviews over at CBR) know I have some mad love for the Agents of Atlas.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Negative Monday 31

Newsarama's got a fun little interview with Mr. Giffen.

Over there he says,
"And all of that counts. Ever since the beginning."

Make with the clicky and read more for yourself.

Mad props to Vaneta Rogers for getting Giffen to sit down long enough for an interview.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Doom Patrol #12 preview

I don't know about the rest of you, but I've got to get through the work day before I can snag my new comics. Makes those late comics all the later. This seems to be a pretty big week for me, too. Brightest Day, Doom Patrol, Thor the Mighty Avenger, Hawkeye & Mockingbird. Good stuff to look forward to in the sweltering July heat.

When I was a kid, we lived in a colonial and didn't have air, so we would use box fans to cool down. More than a few summer days and evenings were spent laying on the floor (or the bed, depending on just how late it was or how obnoxious my brother was being) reading comics. I would have to hold the pages down against the breeze from the fan, but it was part of the experience for me.

Some of these books look like summer reading to me, especially this week's DP.

That said, here's a link to Newsarama's sneak peek at Doom Patrol #12.

Looks like Ron Randall's onboard for a large chunk of the art again. Fair warning, though, there appears to be a surprise reveal in this preview. Good stuff. C'mon 5:00!! Hurry up!

Stop by and let me know what you think about the latest issue. Also feel free to share your tips for keeping cool while reading.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Doom Patrol #12

Well, Canadians, you ge tthe drop on everyone else this week. Comics are delayed in the States this week, thanks to our celebration of Indpendence Day.

That said, don't forget to pick up Doom Patrol #12 Wednesday (in Canada) or Thursday. We'll discuss more later.


The Doom Patrol finally learn exactly whom they're up against as the Front Men attack! But will the team have time to figure out why they're fighting before this very public battle takes a massive toll?
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