“Yesterday’s” Comic> The Doom Patrol #1 (DC-1987 series)

This started as a debate about the next Masked Singer characters.

The Doom Patrol #1

DC Comics (October, 1987; as posted to comiXology)

WRITER: Paul Kupperberg

PENCILER: Steve Lightle

INKER: Gary Martin

COLORIST: Carl Gafford

LETTERER: John Workman

EDITOR: Mike Gold

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BW’s Art Soundoff 2020 #17: Just A Bit Of Experimenting

“Yesterday’s” Comic> Scooby-Doo #52

“Because in DC comics bad things are tied to the number 52 and they’re obsessed with that number.”

Scooby-Doo #52

DC Comics (November, 2000; as posted to comiXology December, 2014)

COLORIST: Paul Becton

LETTERER: Jenna Garcia

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Harvey Richards

EDITOR: Joan Hilty

“The Haunted Cave”

WRITER/INKER: Dave Hunt

PENCILER: Joe Staton

“To Haunt Or Not To Haunt”

WRITER: Dan Abnett

PENCILER: Anthony Williams

INKER: Dan Davis

SEPARATIONS: Digital Chameleon

CO-LETTERER: Gustav

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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

I’ve posted the same Thanksgiving specials so many times that I wanted to try something different this year. Thanks to current events gathering together at Thanksgiving is difficult to not likely based on the part of the US you live in but I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. I know giving thanks seems harder this year but you can give thanks that you got through 2020 and hope that 2021 won’t be so bad. If you lost a loved one to the current pandemic or from other illnesses, give thanks that you got to know them and that they enriched your life, as well as that they’re not suffering anymore. Hopefully next Thanksgiving we’ll all have something to celebrate and can do so with our loved ones. God bless.

“Yesterday’s” Comic> Robotech: The Movie #1

Is this what they mean by hair-raising action?

Robotech: The Movie #1

Academy Comics, Ltd (November, 1996)

“…To Destroy The Earth”

STORY: Carl Macek

ADAPTATION: Benny R. Powell

PENCILER: Chi

INKERS: Chi, Rich Perrotta, Chip Wallace, and Jerry Bacchia

no listing for a letterer

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The Errors Of The Live-Action Batmen

“I miss having my own car.”

Unless your superhero was created with live-action in mind, and some of my favorites were, more often than not animation is the best place for superheroes, especially when they’re adapted from comics. The nature of animation, which I’m sure I’ll go into in Art Of Storytelling at some point, allows for a greater suspension of disbelief, which is what I love about comics and cartoons. It’s already removed from the real world unless they’re trying to go photorealistic that you can accept certain aspects of the science fantasy world of superheroes a lot easier. And yes, this includes Batman, as evidenced by the way live-action has approached the Dark Knight. Even the wackiness of the 60s series or the surreal Tim Burton movies still connect too much to real world, though not as much as the Nolan films. The serials betray this as well, while the Schumacher films highlight what happens when you throw common sense to the wind.

However, even with less disbelief to properly suspend you’d think the iconic nature of Batman could still be replicated in live-action more than Superman. This does not bear out to history however, as the best theatrical Batman film may well be Mask Of The Phantasm, the animated movie set in the DC Animated Universe. Professor Geek goes over all the mistakes the various live-action Batman films have made (though sadly doesn’t mention the serials).

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Star Trek: Voyager #1

“We finally found SF Debris’ address. Get him!”

Star Trek: Voyager #1

Marvel/Paramount Comics (November, 1996)

“The Storm”

WRITER: Laurie S. Sutton

ARTIST: Jesus Redondo

COLORIST: John Kalisz

LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulos

EDITOR: Bobbie Chase

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