“Yesterday’s” Comic> Superman Adventures #16

“Oh no, not another Miracle Machine!”

Superman Adventures #16

DC Comics (February, 1998)

“Clark Kent, You’re A Nobody!”

WRITER: Mark Millar

PENCILER: Aluir Amancio

INKER: Terry Austin

COLORIST: Rick Talyor

LETTERER: Lois Buhalis

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Maureen McTigue

EDITOR: Mike McAvennie

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Friday Night Fights: Out Boating With My Dog

This is another one of those stretches, but I have a busy weekend ahead and need to get something out fast. Besides, we haven’t had enough appearances of The Phantom in Friday Night Fights so I have an opportunity to fix that.

Tonight we join the Ghost Who Walks and his dog…okay, Devil’s actually a wolf if you want to get nitpicky, are hunting drug dealers and a murderer, and they’re on a boat (no, we aren’t doing the song–PG site, remember) in the hot jungle. Good enough for government work.

“Dog Days” round 2

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> The Phantom #2 (DC-Miniseries)

“Yeah, right. ‘Shortcut’ my foot!”

The Phantom #2

DC Comics (June, 1988)

“Across The Great Divide”

WRITER: Peter David

PENCILER: Joe Orlando

INKER: Dennis Janke

COLORIST: Anthony Tollin

LETTERER: Todd Klein

EDITORS: Mike Gold & Robert Breenberger

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BW’s Morning Article Link: Kingsman’s New Comic Adventures

I learned something today. Kingsman: The Secret Service was based on a Mark Millar comic. They changed names, including the title, and it’s a loose adaptation, but he created it. And with a new movie coming out Millar is accepting those changes in a new miniseries, this time published by Image. I still want to see that first movie. It look interesting. Anyone seen it? Is it any good?

A Watchmen Primer

Cover art for the 1987 U.S. (right) and U.K. (...

Cover art for the 1987 U.S. (right) and U.K. (left) collected editions of Watchmen, published by DC Comics and Titan Books (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay, we’re still on darker themes, but at least it’s not Fredric Wertham! With the Watchmen set to make a huge splash in the DC Universe, if not the DC Mulitverse, how about a little history of the Watchmen characters as well as a little behind the scenes? Benny from Comicstorian is preparing a series of videos about Watchmen, the comic that helped put superheroes into a darker. less kid-friendly tone. I don’t dislike the story, because I’ve never read it. I hate what it did to comics, or at least what the creators took out of it that didn’t belong in the main DC Universe. But for those of you who only know the series from the Zack Snyder movie adaptation, here’s your Watchmen primer.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Transformers: Escalation #1

Let’s see the traffic report explain this.

Transformers: Escalation #1

IDW Publishing (November, 2006)

WRITER: Simon Furman

ARTIST: E.J. Su

COLORIST: John Rauch

COLOR ASSIST: Zac Atkinson & Aaron Myers

LETTERER: Chris Mowry

EDITORS: Chris Ryall & Dan Taylor

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BW’s Morning Article Link: Han Solo Needs A Director

Remember that Han Solo prequel movie that’s part of the new expanded universe Disney wants to create (by tossing out the old one)? Well there’s a snag as thanks to some backstage arguing it just lost the two directors for the movie. What does this mean for the movie? It’s still coming but you have to imagine Solo fans will have to wait a little longer.