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Year of the Artist, Day 219: Bill Sienkiewicz, Part 3 – Elektra: Assassin #1 and 8

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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 Sienkiewicz, and the issues are Elektra: Assassin #1 and 8, which were published by Marvel and are cover dated August 1986 and March 1987. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 59: Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again #3

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: Frank Miller! Today’s page is from The Dark Knight Strikes Again #3, which was published by DC and is cover dated 2002. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 58: 300 #5

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: Frank Miller! Today’s page is from 300 #5, which was published by Dark Horse and is cover dated September 1998. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 57: Elektra Lives Again

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: Frank Miller! Today’s page is from Elektra Lives Again, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated 1990 (this version is from 1996, however). Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 56: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: Frank Miller! Today’s page is from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1, which was published by DC and is cover dated February 1986. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 55: Ronin #2

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: Frank Miller! Today’s page is from Ronin #2, which was published by DC and is cover dated September 1983. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 54: Daredevil #172

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: Frank Miller! Today’s page is from Daredevil #172, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated July 1981. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 53: Spectacular Spider-Man #28

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: Frank Miller! Today’s page is from Spectacular Spider-Man #28, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated March 1979. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 35: Elektra: Assassin #8

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. First up: Bill Sienkiewicz! Today’s page is from Elektra: Assassin #8, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated March 1987. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 34: Daredevil: Love and War

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. First up: Bill Sienkiewicz! Today’s page is from Daredevil: Love and War (Marvel Graphic Novel #24, in case you’re keeping track), which was published by Marvel and is cover dated 1986. Enjoy!
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Committed: The Hidden Life of Non-Super Heroes

There are plenty of superheroes out there who don’t have physical superpowers. They are not strictly speaking “super” in any sense of the word, outside of their courage, hard work and determination. Yet you rarely see them dealing with the harsh realities of their own physical limitations. Is Doctor Strange the secret physical therapist of the non-super-powered superheroes? And if he is, does he use magic to treat pulled hamstrings?

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Oh, no, Frank Miller, who knew the Rapture would get you????

On Saturday night, Kimberly Cox tweeted: “Oh NO!!! Went to check on @FrankMillerInk and I found…! He was inking only 20 min ago:”

Man, Frank Miller has some connections, doesn’t he? Does this mean Xerxes has been put on hold?

See more “Rapture bombs” here. My favorite is probably the couple who got Raptured during copulation. That had to be the best/worst way to go!

Committed: “Elektra: Assassin” is out of print

Elektra: Assassin means a lot to me and it saddens me that comic books are still treated in as simply collectible objects, rather than being valued as important works of art, the contents of which must always be easily available to potential new readers.

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Committed: Exquisite Corpse

070710_batman1At times it seems as if writing a comic about an established character is some sort of twisted game. Writers are asked to not only write compelling storylines, but also honor the existing character of the heroes depicted, have them speak with their own voice and language, and behave as people expect them to. While I love the freedom my favorite writers get when they create their own characters, I’m much more curious to read how they deal with well established characters. Continue Reading »

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