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Year of the Artist, Day 156: Michael Lark, Part 3 – Batman: Nine Lives

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Michael Lark, and the comic is Batman: Nine Lives, which was published by DC and is cover dated April 2002. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 155: Michael Lark, Part 2 – Sandman Mystery Theatre #57 and Scene of the Crime #4

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Michael Lark, and the issues are Sandman Mystery Theatre #57 and Scene of the Crime #4, which were published by DC/Vertigo and are cover dated December 1997 and August 1999. The scans from Scene of the Crime are from the trade paperback, which is cover dated July 2000. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 154: Michael Lark, Part 1 – Shade, the Changing Man #58

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Michael Lark, and the issue is Shade, the Changing Man #58, which was published by DC/Vertigo and is cover dated April 1995. Enjoy!
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Flippin’ through Previews – June 2014

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Could it be? After all these years? Is it here? Will it come out on time? Some of these answers can be found in Previews #309, so let’s go under the cut to find them out!
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Year of the Artist, Day 153: Chris Burnham, Part 5 – Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes!

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Chris Burnham, and the issue is Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes! (which should have been issue #10), which was published by DC and is cover dated February 2012. Enjoy!
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What I bought – May 2014 selections

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“The novel I would most like to read at this moment,” Ludmilla explains, “should have as its driving force only the desire to narrate, to pile stories upon stories, without trying to impose a philosophy of life on you, simply allowing you to observe its own growth, like a tree, an entangling, as if of branches and leaves …” (Italo Calvino, from If on a winter’s night a traveler)
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Year of the Artist, Day 141: Mike Deodato, Part 3 – Batman #570

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Mike Deodato, and the issue is Batman #570, which was published by DC and is cover dated October 1999. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 139: Mike Deodato, Part 1 – Wonder Woman #85

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Mike Deodato, and the issue is Wonder Woman #85, which was published by DC and is cover dated April 1994. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 138: Bill Willingham, Part 5 – Shadowpact #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 Bill Willingham, and the issue is Shadowpact #1, which was published by DC and is cover dated July 2006. These scans are from the trade Shadowpact: The Pentacle Plot, which was published in March 2007. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 137: Bill Willingham, Part 4 – Green Lantern #48

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bill Willingham, and the issue is Green Lantern #48, which was published by DC and is cover dated January 1994. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 136: Bill Willingham, Part 3 – Justice League International Annual #2

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bill Willingham, and the issue is Justice League International Annual #2, which was published by DC and is cover dated 1988. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 135: Bill Willingham, Part 2 – Justice League Annual #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 Bill Willingham, and the issue is Justice League Annual #1, which was published by DC and is cover dated 1987. Enjoy!
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1987 And All That: Hawkman #11-17

A column in which Matt Derman (Comics Matter) reads & reviews comics from 1987, because that’s the year he was born.

Hawkman #11-17 (DC) by Dan Mishkin, Richard Howell (#11-16), Ed Hannigan (#17), Carlos Garzon (#11-16), Don Heck (#17), Michelle Wolfman, and Agustin Mas

Hawkman1Despite his old-school style, Hawkman has never been my thing. Whenever I encountered him as a guest star or in the pages of a team book, he seemed overly serious in his personality and approach to crime-fighting, which didn’t quite fit with the way he looked or the little bit I knew about his backstory. A shirtless alien with detachable bird wings ought to have a sense of humor about himself, is what I’m saying, and as far as I could ever determine, Hawkman was missing that. And reading these old issues Hawkman the series hasn’t changed that perception of Hawkman the character in the slightest. But I mind him a great deal less now, mostly because of the awesomeness that is Hawkwoman. Without her presence, I think this run might’ve met my worst fears of being a dreary, heavy superhero melodrama. Instead, it’s a zany superhero adventure, still plenty melodramatic due to Hawkman’s slow and steady nervous breakdown, but with bursts of levity thanks to Hawkwoman’s high spirits and genuinely funny battle quips. They’re a strong duo, and even though only one of their names is on the covers, they share this comic equally, and without either of them it would be a highly imbalanced story. Not only does Hawkwoman provide the laughs, she is the voice of reason when Hawkman goes off the rails. She can play absurd to his straight man or calm to his crazy with equal skill, which is a dynamic that has a lot of room for all kinds of fun stuff to go down.

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Year of the Artist, Day 133: Walter Simonson, Part 5 – Marvel and DC Present Featuring the Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Walter Simonson, and the comic is Marvel and DC Present Featuring the Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans (don’t blame me, I didn’t name it!), which was published by Marvel and DC and is cover dated January 1982. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 131: Walter Simonson, Part 3 – Batman #300

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Walter Simonson, and the issue is Batman #300, which was published by DC and is cover dated June 1978. Enjoy!
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