Off-Topic Tuesday!

May. 30th, 2017 10:07 am
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In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

Ramadan Mubarak to those who follow the Muslim faith. And a few simple pointers for those who may want more information about what Ramadan is (Though there are many more in depth analyses available quite readily)

Taiwan became the first country in Asia to recognise same sex marriage!

The US Government has managed to, one way or another cause dissent with the Israeli intelligence service (by mentioning them as the source of information casually mentioned to a visiting Russian delegation), the British intelligence services (by leaking information and photos from the Manchester bombing before they were intended to) and the US intelligence services (Which is no mean feat) by mentioning where a couple of the US nuclear submarines were heading (It rhymes with Korth Norea) when one of the golden rules of your stealthy, sneaky submarine fleet is YOU DON'T TELL PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE... especially if the place they are heading towards is testing it's own ballistic weapons and is run by a paranoid)

Oh, and a shout out to the half of an entire 8th Grade class from New Jersey who on a tour of the US Capitol, were given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have their photo taken with House Speaker Ryan Paul, and who basically told him "No" and were quite happy to, politely, explain why.

In the UK, campaigning for the Election is back up and running, with the heads of both main parties being interviewed on TV (but separately, so no actual debate as such) and achieving a no score-draw, no major gaffes, no major slip ups on either side. May came across (again) as rather rigid in her approach to things, and Corbyn came across (again) as someone who operates based on strongly held personal beliefs (which sort of puts him at odds with many career politicians).

With so many examples of humanity seeming to be pretty much a lost cause of late, it seems appropriate to mention, as a counter, the names of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche and Rick Best, two men (one a recent college graduate, the other a veteran turned community worker) who intervened when two Muslim women were being threatened by a white supremacist terrorist (Lets call him what he is) in Portland, and who were fatally stabbed whilst defending them. A third man, Micah Fletcher, also came to their aid, and was injured, but survived. Selfless heroism should always be recognised.

Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley have both expressed their concerns about the direction of their characters and plot of "The Last Jedi", with Hamill saying to the director "I at one point had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision."

That being said, the Vanity Fair photos of The Last Jedi cast by Annie Leibowitz, including what are probably the last in character shots of Carrie Fisher, are absolutely beautiful.

And finally (As they say in the news), full marks to the Russian news anchorwoman, who had to deal with an unexpected visitor on set whilst in the middle of a broadcast.

If someone has cheerier news to report, PLEASE chip in, as this is getting harder every week it feels like.

Delicious in Dungeon #1: Hot Pot

May. 29th, 2017 08:45 pm
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What happens when you combine Dungeons & Dragons, other medievil fantasy stories, and cooking series? Why, you get the intriguing series known as Delicious in Dungeon. Let's take a look at the first chapter!

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JFK in GI Joe

May. 29th, 2017 07:35 pm
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I've posted this before... but it seems appropriate to do so again.



edit: posted one wrong page by mistake

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First off I'd like to draw your attention to this novel on Previews: https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUN172273

She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: Wonder Woman. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law - risking exile - to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world. Alia is a Warbringer - a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

That sounds like an interesting take Diana's origin with this Alia in place of Steve... I will read it!


This is also an interesting take on Wonder Woman's origin (Supergirl doing a comic for June Moone's art class in DC Superhero Girls: Out of the Bottle #2).

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[ SECRET POST #3799 ]

May. 29th, 2017 06:27 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3799 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


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Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 31 secrets from Secret Submission Post #544.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

Saucer Country #1 - "Run, Part Two"

May. 30th, 2017 02:27 am
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Trigger Warning: Rape

I spent my university years wondering if I had "missing time"! So this title is sort of the story of my life. I always used to read scary, true-life UFO books. It's something I've been researching, as it were, since I was about eight. This wonderful, original American mythology -- like jazz is an original American nform. -- Paul Cornell

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For John F. Kennedy's centennial, here is a repost:

WHAT IF (Vol 1) #4 is one of the few stories (if not the only story) that turned out to be part of the "actual history" of the Marvel Universe. And it involves John F. Kennedy almost getting replaced by a robot.

A robot duplicate of the senatorial candidate! )

(No_Scans) JFK Centennial

May. 29th, 2017 10:16 am
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This is my first post. I read the rules but if I messed up, just let me know! :)

Today is not only Memorial Day in the U.S., but the 100th birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States. He served his country during World War II and in the White House, and has made his share of appearances in comics over the years. He met Superman more than one time in the comics, and Supergirl, too, when her cousin revealed her to the world in 1962.

http://superman.wikia.com/wiki/John_F._Kennedy

I also recall a Marvel Invaders comic in which a bad guy was attempting to kidnap a young war veteran running for Congress in 1946. Why? To rule the world in the future, of course, when that young man became President! :)

Anyway, I wanted to post something as it's a pretty sure bet none of us will be around for his 200th birthday! ;)
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I’ll be glad when I’ve finished Karnak, because having that little bastard in my head is probably doing me damage. -- Warren Ellis

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As you will hopefully have noticed, there's a movie opening at the end of the week, and it's something of a big deal.

It's the first big screen female led superhero movie (Important addendum: following the first couple of posts below, let me amend that to "the first big screen female led superhero movie of the modern age" as I had overlooked a couple) and the first one devoted to one of the first female superheroes. I refer of course, to Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot.

The reviews have been universally positive, and those of you following her various creators on social media will have noticed that they all LOVED it.

Scans_Daily owes a lot to Diana of Themyscira, and this, we feel should be appropriate to reflect that, but honouring her with... well, it was originally going to be a "Week of Wonder", but nah, Diana deserves more so we're having a "World of Wonder instead

We're interested in seeing ALL the Amazon's who have contributed, so Diana is a given of course, but also Donna, Cassie, Hippolyta and Artemis, heck if you have an Io, Nubia or Phillipus scene that you want to showcase, bring it on!

Mortal associates like Steve Trevor, Cyndi Meyer and Etta Candy or scenes with her villains like the Cheetah, Dr Cyber or even these delightful scamps from Villainy Incorporated



So let's see lots of posts folks, Diana deserves it and we don't want to disappoint her, do we?

The Arrival

May. 29th, 2017 04:39 pm
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The Arrival is a silent graphic novel about a man who leaves his family behind, to go and find work in a distant city to provide a better life for them. As he tries to adapt to life in this strange new city he meets others people and learns their stories. It's a beautiful book and this is the part which stand out to me the most. Also I should probably mention I previously uploaded these scans to my Tumblr.

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"I'd also like to stress that the portrayal of Batman presented here is not definitive and is not necessarily how I would write the character otherwise. The repressed, armoured, uncertain and sexually frozen man in Arkham Asylum was intended as a critique of the '80s interpretation of Batman as violent, driven and borderline psychopathic. My own later portrayal of Batman in the JLA comic was one which emphasized the character's sanity and dignity; in the end, I figured that anyone who had gone so far and been so successful in his quest to avenge his parents' death and to help other people would have ended up pretty much straightened out. Bruce Wayne would only have become conflicted and mentally unstable if he had NOT put on his scary bat-suit and found the perfect outlet for his feelings of rage, guilt and revenge." - Grant Morrison

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