Sunday, December 24, 2006

Snark Free Comics Merchandising- Justice League Unlimited Toys

I have no snark for the fact that Justice League Unlimited's toy line has given the world plastic representations of everyone from Metamorpho to Vigilante to Katma Tui that aren't ridiculously detailed and priced, like the DC Direct figures I'm sure most of these characters have.

It's awesome. I love that all manner of obscure characters are on the toy shelves with Scuba Batman and Velour Jumpsuit Superman. And, you know, I really want that Timm-ified Zatanna figure. Looks awesome. I'm also impressed that Red Tornado was on a animated JLA puzzle I bought to donate to my local Boys and Girls Club, even if I have a suspicion that Brad Meltzer was somehow involved in that. I hope you have no snark for the fact that someone else besides Cronin posted on this blog and didn't have a cool scan of a double page spread.

Friday, December 15, 2006

December Double=Pager #15 - John Byrne's Amazing Spider-Man III

Here's a neat Byrne piece depicting Spider-Man from an...unusual angle...hehe.

Very inventive work by Byrne.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

December Double-Pager #14 - Jim Steranko's Captain America III

Three issues of Captain America by Jim Steranko and three awesome double-page spreads!

Here's numero tres!

Pretty darn cool, no?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

December Double-Pager #13 - John Byrne's Amazing Spider-Man II

John Byrne's Amazing Spider-Man does not seem to be fondly remembered by a lot of people, art-wise, but I thought it was great.

And check out all the neat double-page spreads he had, like this one, featuring Peter and Mary Jane!

Pretty darn cool, no?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

December Double-Pager #12 - John Byrne's Captain America

During their run on Captain America, Roger Stern and John Byrne created a classic issue that depicted the history of Captain America beautifully within a single issue of the title.

Here is a double spread from that issue.

Pretty darn cool, eh?

Monday, December 11, 2006

December Double-Pager #11 - Paul Ryan's Avengers

The issue (#329) itself may have been a bit slow (as it essentially was just the Avengers voting on who would be the new team of Avengers), but isn't this a neat two-page spread by Paul Ryan depicting the entire group of Avengers?

Sunday, December 10, 2006

December Double-Pager #10 - Jim Steranko's Captain America II

Steranko only drew a few Captain America issues, but in EACH one, he included a stunning double-page spread.

Here is the second one...

Damn, he was impressive on Cap, wasn't he?

Saturday, December 09, 2006

December Double-Pager #9 - Barry Windsor Smith's Avengers

Check out this nice "meeting of the team" in Avengers #100 by Barry Windsor Smith (it didn't exactly merge together well - sorry!).

Friday, December 08, 2006

December Double-Pager #8 - Jim Steranko's Captain America

One word to describe this piece from Captain America #110....


Thursday, December 07, 2006

December Double-Pager #7 - Mark Bagley's Amazing Spider-Man

This was a bi-weekly storyline where, slowly but surely, characters were added, until you got the conglomeration of heroes below.

Nicely handled by Bagley, I think.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

December Double-Pager #6 = John Byrne's Fantastic Four

Here's a nice double-page spread where Byrne wanted to duly demonstrate how large a spaceship the Fantastic Four were in was.

Nicely achieved effect by Byrne.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

December Double-Pager #5 - John Romita Jr.'s Iron Man

Here's John Romita Jr. on Iron Man without Bob Layton, drawing Fin Fang Foom...

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Monday, December 04, 2006

December Double-Pager #4 - Jack Kirby's Captain America

Here is one of the first (if not THE first) double-pagers from Kirby's run on Cap as writer/artist!

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

December Double-Pager #3 - JRjr and Layton's Iron Man

Remember when Iron Man and Doctor Doom went back in time to the days of King Arthur?

Well, check out the battle they had while back there along side King Arthur's men!

Nicely done by John Romita, Jr. and Bob Layton!

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

December Double-Pager #2 - John Byrne's Amazing Spider-Man

Check out this nifty double-pager from John Byrne's second issue of the second volume of Amazing Spider-Man.

The Spider-Man in this drawing is actually a disguised Spider-Woman, but the look is still mighty clever, design-wise.

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Friday, December 01, 2006

December Double-Pager #1 - Ron Garney's Captain America

Check out this sweet double-pager from the first issue of Mark Waid and Ron Garney's Captain America (that featured Cap).

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Yes, folks, here is your little piece of snark free joy for the month of December!

Each day of the month, I will supply an awesome DOUBLE-PAGE smash!!!

Cool, huh?

Let's begin!!