I was writing this here article, collecting some outtakes — lines that were just too evil, or that wouldn't fit in with anything I was writing/drawing at the time —, but somehow, it never came together. For instance, how do you know you're done? So I guess that means I've finally found a use for twitter …
There's such a duplication of concepts in superhero comics. Plastic Man and Elongated Man, for a start. Then, Starfire and Fire are both flying models with big breasts and a ranged energy attack, of course. Corona is another one, a fire elemental from Aquaman. And what's with those ice-themed villains? Killer Frost? Captain Cold? Mr Freeze? Lady Skifahr?
See twitter for more throwaway rubbish — now also in the sidebar!
This plugin lets you run a webcomic in your serendipity (s9y) blog. Originally by Wesley Hwang-Chung, this revised version uses tags rather than categories to identify content, and does away with some code for things that can more elegantly be solved with style sheets (CSS).
Updated from version released earlier today
— theming of navigation be easier / more detailed
— mode where latest comic isn't at top of front-page, but at whatever position it would be if it were a normal article (that is, sorted by time/date). that is, the difference to normal articles would be that only the latest comic is shown (and has a dedicated navigation to reach the older ones). This solves the issue that if the latest comic is older than the latest normal article, it will still "outrank" the normal article, that is, seem newer thanks to it being shown first. This is a problem if a) the comic or comic-entry is large enough so the casual visitor might not see the normal article below it; b) the weblog is run in "mixed" mode with both comics and normal articles; and c) the visitor actually uses a webbrowser rather than a feed-reader.
— only show latest comic + navigation when show entries by tag (iff the tag identifying comics was chosen in the tag-cloud, but not if any other tag that a comic may happen to have was selected — in the latter case, article mode prevails).
— German translation
Yes, Virginia, comic book physique is possible. Within reason. Thing is, who wants to be a comic book character these days?
Most of you have seen the I'm a Marvel / I'm a DC spots. I didn't even bother to watch them all, because they made DC look so bad, and, always having been a DC girl, that just put me off.
But maybe, it's time to take a closer look at things. Tally. On the Marvel side? Spidey dealing with child abuse and fighting people who want to give bad sex ed (I'm not making this up, follow the link! Issue includes some sex ed basics, advertised by Stan the Man himself, at that. The bit about homosexuality is certainly off, but hey, it's from the '70s — not an excuse, certainly, but an explanation.).
Meanwhile, what does DC offer us? The rape of Batman. The rape of Green Arrow — and his son Conner/Green Arrow 2 kissing daddy's rapist, because, you know, that's better than being considered gay — right? Right?
This is even more retarded than I thought. Not Kalend'r class retarded (seriously, can you read about a character named Kommand'r — or Koriand'r, for that matter — without feeling more stupid for having learned their name? Can you think of Nightwing as anything other than forever tainted for having touched the latter? Yuck! It's like they're trying to stupid their opponents into submission using their dumbass names, or something — there is a reason you get extra-points in the Mary Suetest for unnecessary apostrophes and dumbass spelling, boys and girls! And boy does Koriand'r ever go off scale on that test — not that you wouldn't get a ton of points for pretty much anyone from superhero comics, but Kori melts the meter. If you don't know her — count your blessings! — she's pretty F league; unlike Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman etc., her group is not known outside comic fandom. Consider this: Green Arrow started off as bearded rip-off of Batman, a non-powered millionaire vigilante, if with an arrow-shtick. He used to have an Arrowplane and an Arrowcave, for Pete's sake! Now Batcave, that makes sense, but you'd expect an arrow person to — ah, nevermind. Oh, and didn't Ollie used to have a yellow submarine? Anyway, he was a bit derivative at first, but personable and good-looking, and the arrow bit introduced some difference. But then you get Arsenal, who is to Green Arrow what Nightwing is to Batman, the ex side-kick, and Connor Hawke, Green Arrow 2, the son of the original. That's like a derivative of a derivative! It's a second derivative! It's like bloody maths class all over again! : ) And that's the kind of people who let Kori play on their team — sometimes. When she's not backstabbing them.)) but pretty bad nonetheless. So Aqualad translated to German is ... Aquaboy?? What the --? Doesn't sound very German to me. So, Dinah's Blitzschwalbe, Lightning Swallow, we knew that. And I'm so not going to go there. : ) But what's up with Falkgirl and Blitz Kid? And the Wunders? "Falkgirl" is particularly bad, that's like, uh, Ladyfalk with Rutger Hauer. (Joan D. Vinge by the way is the ex-wife of Vernor Vinge, case you didn't know.) Wassermann on the other hand is kinda amusing, Waterman (not of Stock/Aitken/… fame, fortunately), because he re-translates to Aquarius. And I'm not even going to go into what confusion making Wonder Woman Wundergirl might have caused later on. <shakes her head at the silly krautness> Now, the Femme-chatte, or L'Empoisonneuse … : )
You are a Traditional Glamour Villainess!
With their love of adventure and strong sense of style, glamour villains are extremely popular. While you'll go along for the ride, true villainy is not in your blood. Taking charge while helping others achieve their villainous goals is when you truly shine. You could reach great criminal heights if you concentrated less on fashion and more on action. What kind of villain are you?
I guess what it comes down to for me is this: before Identity Crisis, there was at least one happily married superhero in the DC Universe involved with an intelligent, competent woman. Now there isn’t, and I have my doubts that whatever comes out of the series when all is said and done is going to provide vastly better storytelling potential than that.
In der US-Ausgabe 36 von Harley Quinn kommt so ein Gangster vor, der eigentlich deutsch hätte reden sollen … hätten sie doch jemanden gefragt, der sich damit auskennt!
Auch wenn ich vermute, dass eigentlich "Die, scum!" gemeint war (Get it? Get it?) — als langjährige Freundin würfellosen Rollenspiels hat mir die Sprechblase natürlich trotzdem Tränen der Rührung in die Augen getrieben …
You are... Purple Pussy! The star of the show! You have some real issues, but you stand for what you believe. You are plagued by monsters of the past, but you kick those monsters in the teeth. You are awesome. You are hardcore. You're a WOMYN.
After Josh discontinued the unspeakably brilliant Wendy -- well, let's talk about that for a second. This comic was awesome. It was brilliant. It was weird. It was dada, non-sequitur, over the top. But Josh discontinued it. To add insult to injury, the archives aren't complete. Not only is my favourite episode (the one about the dress made out of live hedgehogs) not included, the examples are too sparse to demonstrate anything like a storyline. While I'm the first to agree that the storylines were surreal (as were those of the equally defunct Living in Greytown) to the point of incoherence, they still were an integral part of the comic and, as it turns out, required for the individual gags to be funny. I am tempted to say that the comic was killed twice; once by discontinuing it, and another time by mutilating it and messing with the memories.