Monday, July 31, 2006

Monday Challenge - Black Racer vs. Scarlet Skier

In a slalom competition.

Remember, while Black Racer is probably more POWERFUL, he's used to just going right through things. Can he handle the slalom part?

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Who's Yer Fav'rit?

...West Coast Avenger?

There are too many for me to post ALL their pics, but who is your favorite member of the West Coast Avengers?


Iron Man?


Scarlet Witch?

or some of the lesser known heroes?!



Living Lightningbird?

Who's yer fav'rit?

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Who Am I? for 7/29

Tell me who it is and what number clue gave it away!

1. This creator was once an editor for Marvel Comics.

2. This creator is male.

3. This creator is the scripter/co-plotter for a recent Eisner-nominated comic book from Marvel Comics.

4. This creator proposed the idea that became the Marvel comic Sentinel.

5. This creator writes the Power Pack series of Marvel comics presently.

Who is it?

Friday, July 28, 2006

Snark Free Open House

Remember, folks, as part of the goal of this here blog is to share fun stuff about comic books, I'm always open to other people who want to share the stuff THEY love about comics!

So drop me a line with a comic you love!

Or a Top Five you thought of!


This is here to talk about our love of comics, and I always encourage y'all to be involved!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Which books from this current comic book week were free of snark for you?

Which book this week did you have zero snark for?

I did not have any snark for Powers #19, as I thought it was a very nice return to the high level of quality the book had for many months. Sharp dialogue, interesting plots and a nice look at superheroes and the people in superhero universes.

I did not have any snark for Astro City this week, which had a very nice look at the relationship between two arch-enemies who have played themselves into a stalemate - now the only question is - who will blink first?

How about you folks? Let me know!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Snark Free Cover Tribute: Michael Golden

New shtick!

A bunch of covers from a really cool cover artist!

Today? The great Michael Golden, probably my favorite comic book artist.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Top Five Brother/Sister Super Villain Duos

Here they are! The top five brother/sister super villain duos!

5. (Tied) Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver and Aurora/Northstar

Neither of these pairs are that much of supervillains, as the first pair quit (although they keep going back and forth) about forty years ago, and the second pair are JUST becaming supervillains this week!

So not enough to go higher on the list!

4. The Parasite Twins

These Greg Rucka creations were not my cup of tea.

3. Captain Cold and Golden Glider

Yes, they both SORTA turned good for awhile, which is why they're not higher, but these are two classic super villains!

2. Fenris

These twins got the cover of the 200th issue of X-Men!!! Not too shabby!

1. Shimmer and Mammoth

I like these two Fearsome Five members.

A classic duo, they cannot be separated even though they were both killed off (it seems) about nineteen times each.

Those are my picks!

Agree? Disagree? Let me know!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Monday Challenge - Which Silver Age hero...

had the biggest improvement, origin-wise, over his Golden Age counterpart?





Green Lantern?

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Major Nagging Question for 7/23

Why is it that Robin is the only teen sidekick left at Marvel or DC?

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Who is it? for 7/22

Remember, who is it? and what number clue gave it away!

1. This character developed a device that could travel through time.

2. This character used psyschological means to create a patriotic superhero.

3. This character was supposedly killed by the Red Skull.

4. This character was a professor.

5. This character developed the means that saved Red Skull and Captain America when the Super Soldier Serum turned against them.

Who is it?

Friday, July 21, 2006

Name That Iron Man Artist II Answers!!

Here they are, in all their glory!!! Also, all the people who named the artist!! (If someone said that they guessed the answer based on someone else's guess, I noted that )


Day One - MD Bright

Iron Man #215

Guessed by Corey, bat2supe, Tim Callahan and Al from Italy!

Day Two - Tom Morgan

Iron Man #214

Guessed by bat2supe, Tim Callahan, Al from Italy and Strangefan!

Day Three - Rich Butler

Iron Man #196

Guessed by nobody!

Day Four - Steve Ditko

Iron Man #160

Guessed by Ken Robinson, Anonymous, Tim Callahan and Al from Italy!

Day Five - Rick Hoberg

Iron Man #209

Guessed by nobody!

Day Six - Paul Ryan

Iron Man #267

Guessed by Corey and bat2supe!

Day Seven - Denys Cowan

Iron Man #241

Guessed by nobody!

Day Eight - Rich Yanizeski

Iron Man #257

Guessed by nobody!

Day Nine - Don Perlin

Iron Man #188

Guessed by nobody!

Day Ten - Dwayne Turner

Iron Man #212

Guessed by bat2supe!

Day Eleven - Jackson "Butch" Guice

Iron Man #233

Guessed by corey, bat2supe and Al from Italy!

Day Twelve - Mike Vosburg

Iron Man #162

Guessed by nobody!

Day Thirteen - Alex Saviuk

Iron Man #211

Guessed by derek and bat2supe!

Day Fourteen - Javier Saltares

Iron Man #213

Guessed by corey, bat2supe and Al from Italy, with the implication that Tim Callahan also knew it!

Final Day - Paul Smith

Iron Man #159

Guessed by Chris Higgins and strangefan!

You all did well, the following just did a little more well...hehe.

With four correct - corey (and Tim Callahan, if we give him the benefit of the implication)!

With five correct - Al from Italy!

With seven correct - bat2supe!

Congrats, folks!

Hope you all had fun!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Name That Iron Man Artist II Answers Up Tomorrow!

This is your last chance at making some guesses before the answers go up!

Check here for links to each of the Iron Man panels where you have to guess which artist drew them!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Really Cool Scene - The Boxing Glove Arrow

Conner Hawke, the newest Green Arrow, joins the Justice League just in time to have to stop the Key.

And when all seems lost, Conner saves the day by using the boxer glove arrow his father had that Conner had derided when he saw earlier in the trophy room.

What a cool scene.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Top Five Captain America Girlfriends

Cap is quite the romantic, so here is his list of his top five girlfriends!

Honorable Mention to Rebecca Quan and Connie Ferrari.

5. Peggy Carter

Has Peggy NEVER appeared on a comic cover?


Peggy was a resistance fighter who Cap fell in love with while fighting in Europe.

4. Betsy Ross

Betsy was Cap's Golden Age girlfriend who eventually ended up becoming the superhero Golden Girl.

She became Cap's partner after, oddly enough, Bucky was shot!

Her current continuity is a lot more convoluted.

3. Rachel Leighton

Diamondback was an interesting girlfriend for Steve Rogers, as she challenged his stodgy ways.

I really liked her.

She gets extra credit for being the first time Cap going on a date made a cover!

2. Bernie Rosenthal

Diamondback, though, wasn't as compatible with Cap as much as Bernie was, who really challenged Cap in ways other than "loosening him up."

1. Sharon Carter

If Sharon never returned, she'd give Bernie a rough time.

But the quality (by Waid and Brubaker) since her return has been impressive.

Also, note that there has never been a Bernie Rosenthal comic book!


Agree? Disagree? Let me know!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Monday Challenge! Green Arrow vs. Hawkeye... darts.

Who would win?

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Nagging Questions for 7/16

Do you have to live within a sector to be Green Lantern of that sector?

How close is Abin Sur's planet to ours?

Do any other Green Lanterns have personal spaceships?

Do you have to have a ring? Could you use it as, like, a necklace?

Does the energy come directly OUT of the ring?

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Who Is It? for 7/15

Remember! Who is it and on what number clue you guessed it!

1. This creator has done work for Oni Press.

2. This creator has also done work for Beckett Comics.

3. This creator is an artist.

4. This artist pencilled a book written by Sean McKeever.

5. This artist has a creator-owned title coming out from Image Comics.

Who is it?

Friday, July 14, 2006

Who's Yer Fav'rit... (7/14)

...version of the Beast?




Thursday, July 13, 2006

Really Cool Scene - Captain America on the Plane

In Civil War #1, there is a scene that I am not too fond of, where Captain America fights against SHIELD. However, I cut the scene a lot of slack, because it leads to one of the coolest scenes of the year so far, as Captain America jumpos off of the Hellicarrier to land on a fighter plane, which he then commandeers and insists that the pilot take him to safety (keeping the plane in perfect shape, of course).

Besides the coolness of Cap on the plane, there is the bit of Cap chiding the pilot for his profane exclamation when Cap lands on the plane.

Really cool scene.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Which Books Released Today Did You Have No Snark For?

Which books from the 7/12 comic book week were you devoid of snark for?

For me, it was Ms. Marvel #5.

Not the best book of the week, but it was a solid book without a single bit that I could snark about (unlike some other, better books this week).

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Top Five Acolytes

These are the top five coolest Acolytes of Magneto!

5. Exodus

Exodus probably could have been a lot cooler, but he was a bit too much of a "plot device" character. Sort of a place-filler for when Magneto was gone.

What's he even up to nowadays?

Does he still have his powers?

4. Scanner

I liked Scanner, because she showed us how a good mutant (in this case, Cyclops) could help turn around people's perspectives. She was hardcore anti-X-Men until Cyclops helped lead her and some other Acolytes to safety after their headquarters was destroyed by Holocaust.

At the end, though, she turned on him when he turned her over to the authorities. She doesn't have powers anymore after House of M.

3. Fabian Cortez

Cortez is this high mainly just because of the sheer importance of him. He's been killed off, like, three times. But he keeps coming back, like the proverbial bad penny.

So even though he is a bit light on personality, his sheer importance gets him this high.

2. Amelia Voght

She dated Professor X! How cool is that?

Pretty cool, I say.

Sadly, that's about it for her, in terms of personality. But that's a big deal!!

1. Joanna Cargill

She was part of the Alliance of Evil.

She was a Femizon.

She was an Acolyte.

Due to some Jean Grey re-programming, she was even an X-MAN!!!

Plus, she has an almost twin in Flint, the superstrong black woman from Stormwatch.

Agree? Disagree? Let me know of your top five!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Monday Challenge - Kyle vs. Hal vs. Guy vs. John...

Who would make the coolest looking kite if the four were entered into a kite-making contest?

Would John's architecture background help him make a sweet design of a kite?

Or would Kyle's art skills have him take the prize?

I presume Guy and Hal would be in trouble, but you folks might know better!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Nagging Thoughts for 7/9

If he only knew them through their secret identities, which Justice League member would Clark Kent like to hang out with the most?

Same question, but Bruce Wayne instead.

How often do you think Danny Rand and Luke Cage talk to each other?

Who is the best lawyer in the DC Universe?

How about the Marvel Universe?

Who is your favorite character in Beyond #1?

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Who Is It? for 7/8

Remember, tell me who it is and on what number clue you figured it out!

1. This character had an illness that affects the immune system.

2. This character died.

3. This character was homosexual.

4. This character could fly

5. This character was on the X-Men.

Who is it?

Friday, July 07, 2006

Who's Yer Fav'rit? for 7/7

Who's yer fav'rit member of the founding members of the Omega Men?

Here, courtesy of wikipedia, are the founding members -

* Primus (Pren a telepath and telekinetic from planet Euphorix, died during Invasion storyline)
* Kallista (widow of Primus, sorceress from planet Euphorix)
* Tigorr (Taghurrhu of planet Karna, last of his kind)
* Broot (super strong and invulnerable, born of a pacifist society on Changralyn)
* Nimbus (disembodied spirit of a Branx warrior, later elevated to godhood)
* Harpis (sister of Demonia from planet Aello, mutated by Psions)
* Demonia (sister of Harpis from planet Aello, mutated by Psions, betrayed the team)
* Felicity (last female of Tigorr's species, died during Invasion storyline)
* Doc (cyborg doctor from Aello)
* Shlagen (team mechanic, from planet Slagg)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Which 7/6 Books Did You Have No Snark For?

Which books that came out today did you have no snark for?

For me, I had zero snark for Uncanny X-Men #475. I thought it was a very nice opening to Ed Brubaker's run.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Spider-Man Question

Do you think Robbie Robertson knew Peter's secret identity?

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Top Five DC Superheroes Whose Names Sound Like Fireworks

In honor of the Fourth of July, please allow me to present my top five DC Superheroes whose names sound like fireworks!






Monday, July 03, 2006

Monday Challenge - A race...

between Superman and Jay Garrick.

Who wins?

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Do You Think You Could Ever Successfully Replace Bruce Wayne as Batman?

We've seen that both Barry Allen and Hal Jordan can be successfully replaced...but could the same ever be said for Bruce Wayne?

Could Dick Grayson ever pull off Batman as a "legacy" hero?

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Who Is It? for 7/1

Remember, who is it - and what clue gave it away!

1. This character is an engineering genius.

2. This character is deceased.

3. This character was a super-villain.

4. This character became a superhero.

5. This character was an Avenger.

Who is it?