Angel & Faith #22 wherein Rupert Giles is transformed into a 12 year old boy.
There is a real actual Spiderman comic where he pretends this is his power and the bad guys drop their weapons and give up. XD And it makes me happy.
Here it is:
No one can ever say spiderman is not the best superhero of all time.
i wish i was one of those guys who could just do cheesecake. Seriously, it’s nerve-wracking. i feel like i’m performing goddamn surgery or something.
Jack Kirby signs on the line, 1966.
historical shit right there
These DC newsstand numbers from the mid-80s are fascinating. They come from Jim Shooter’s blog (and were pointed out by a post here). And the pertinent bit here is the “sale” figure, which represents the sell through. That is, the number of issues that actually sold, versus the “draw,” which was the total print run. My whole life I’ve heard that comics in the newsstand days routinely sold hundreds of thousands of copies, compared to the few dozen thousand that they sell now. And it might well be true that comics did indeed sell those kinds of volumes in earlier eras. But by 1985, though the PRINT RUNS were still in the 100+ thousand copy range, the actual copies SOLD came in between 20 and 80 thousand copies, at least for DC Comics. Which is, surprisingly, not too far off from what comics sell through the direct market today. So sales have certainly slipped from the heyday of the “golden age,” when comics were truly a mass medium, but maybe the fall hasn’t been as far or as dramatic in recent decades than popular thinking suggests. An interesting point, that will bear investigation.
And too — they were returnable outside of the DM. So they were eating that 70%…
Christ, Wonder Woman was the rock bottom of the bunch…it was bi-monthly and it still only sold 2/3rds of Ambush Bug.
Can’t make heads or tales of the newsstand audience — Who’s Who is the second highest selling, even across a 2-year average? It’s a reference book that’s too nerdy even for some hardcore nerds. Batman and the Outsiders outselling Batman by a comfortable margin? Both books selling less than Tales of the Legion?
There’s probably some historical factors I’m missing here, but wasn’t the newsstand supposed to represent the casual, “mainstream” audience that was lost in the transition to the direct market?
Just wanna show you my latest cosplay: Harley Quinn from Batman
Once again, one of the rare few GOOD harley quinn cosplayers
A fan letter from Brian Michael Bendis in John Byrne’s Next Men #8. 1992.
I believe this is my only published fan letter. I was working behind the counter at super city comics in beautiful downtown Cleveland Ohio. the regulars were standing around the counter having a heated debate over this very subject, so to end the craziness I wrote this letter which only gets funnier as the years go by.
as some of you know as I made my ascent into mainstream comics superduper stardom John Byrne was very unpleasant towards me but I always knew in my heart that Technically, because of my snotty attitude in this letter, I started it :-)
also, he didn’t know me, I didn’t know how bald I was going to be, but among his many accomplishments in this business he gets credit for making the first recorded joke about my hair. :-)
So that’s how it all began, eh?
Inspired by prominent art from Disney’s famous Haunted Mansion attraction, artist Abraham Lopez has created “Haunted Arkham Asylum,” featuring Batman and other characters in his universe portrayed in “stretch art.” The idea is that the images at the top seem perfectly sedate, until they are stretched to reveal a far more sinister situation than previously believed.
Tom Taylor had a lot of great moments in Injustice…but the Green Arrow humor certainly was at the top of them.