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Year of the Artist, Day 283: Steve Rude, Part 3 – World’s Finest #1

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Steve Rude, and the issue is World’s Finest #1, which was published by DC and is cover dated June 1990. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 30: World’s Finest #2

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from World’s Finest #2, which was published by DC and is cover dated 1990. Enjoy!
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Comics: The most versatile art form?

I was going to call this “Comics are awesome,” but I guess Bill Reed has already cornered the market on that title! Oh, and SPOILERS below, in case spoilering things bothers you. And some minor NSFW work stuff, too. Man, I’m out of control!
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Dynamic Comic Creating Duos! A Top Ten

The Top 10 Writer/Artist Teams I’ll Read Anything By:

1. Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
2. Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
3. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
4. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
5. James Robinson and Paul Smith (Which gives me a shot to beg them to do more Leave It To Chance. Please guys! My future kids might like it as much as I do!)
6. Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore (I’ve pretty much read everything they ever did)
7. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (Same, at least Spider-Man and Dr. Strange. I guess there are some monster stories or something)
8. Steve Engleheart and Marshall Rodgers (Still need to get that Dark Detective mini they did in ’05)
9. Chris Claremont and John Byrne (well, except that JLA run they did. I won’t read anything either guy’s done since 1991 or so as a rule. They simply ceased to exist in my personal continuity around then. A wizard did it. Or Wizard.)
10. Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey

Honorable Mentions: Morrison and JH Williams III, Morrison and Phil Bond, Morrison and anybody he worked with on Seven Soldiers, Morrison and JG Jones, Morrison and Morrison. Oh, and Claremont and anyone he worked with on X-Men ever, as long as it was before he left in ’91 and I can’t be nostalgic anymore.

Oh Yeah! Two Other Things I Hated In the Watchmen Movie!

I should pretty well cap any Watchmen movie talk with this, lest I make this a recurring feature, but here are two annoying things about the movie that I totally forgot about earlier. Continue Reading »

10 Things I Hated About The Watchmen Movie

Okay, now I’ve had time to think about all the things that really annoyed me about the Watchmen movie. Let’s see how much I can contradict this! Continue Reading »

Yeah, So, I Saw That Watchmen Movie

Or “I Would Have Titled This ‘I Watched The Watchmen’, But It Turns Out Even I’m Not That Lazy”. Continue Reading »

Dave Gibbons on Watchmen Prequel Video Game: It’s Canon

This choice quote comes from Kotaku:

Alan and I have always resisted doing any sort of back-story to the Watchmen graphic novel — at various times it’s been suggested that we could do the Comedian’s Vietnam War Diaries or Rorshach’s journal, which we thought would be a bit dopey. But the precedent is, at the time the original comics came out, Mayfair games did a role-playing game that Alan helped write bits of, and it’s completely canon, so this game uses a lot of that less-well known material.

The story they got it from is here. Also of interest to comics fans: Len Wein, the book’s editor, is writing the game’s script. So that could be interesting, although he’s far from the first comics writer to do a script for a superhero video game.


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