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04 April 2006 @ 09:55 pm
Slight spoilers for DC's Crisis ahead.

Right, then. Look at my icon. That, if you do not know, is Kyle Rayner. For some time, he was the only Green Lantern. Not so much any more. Long story.

I understand you're shakin' up the world, DC. I get that you brought Jade and Kyle back together, gave them a moment (well, her, anyway) only to kill Jade off. I get that the Ion power, which was annoying in its first incarnation, could be further explored. Fine. Tell me a good story. I'll be happy. But it is beyond the bounds of reason to take the prettiest man in the DC universe and do this

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to him. A big green face-covering mask. Not much better than the initial starfield-from-nose-to-chin.

"Harrumph!" I say. Indeed. "Harrumph."

To show my geeky indignation, and to illustrate that I have no life to speak of, upon posting this entry I immediately made this
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Juliet: lovefair_juliet on April 5th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
your icon is hot

-fellow geek girl
Kel: Robin wildladyjoust on April 5th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
So's yours, baby!

I will freely admit that part of what got me interested in reading comics was Kyle Rayner's hotness. I'm not proud.
Julietfair_juliet on April 5th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
thanks! I made it m'self!

"I will freely admit that part of what got me interested in reading comics was Kyle Rayner's hotness. I'm not proud"

Please, I do it too. It's not shameful. Men do it all the time, that's why books were born! 'oooh woman with D breasts and calves that could crush a skull! I think I'll read this comic!'
melkorspawn on April 5th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
Actually, the frightening anatomical choices that many artists make with heroines kind of put me off.

Look at Invisible Girl and Jean Grey from the 60s to the early 80s. Normal women. Look at them now... I didn't know that breast augmentation was a mutant power.

I have a little theory kicking around that breast size in comics is inversely related to the sales figures. 1998, the year of maximal bust, coincided perfectly with the worst part of the Marvel bankruptcy.
melkorspawn on April 5th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
Dang... the second after I posted that, I wished I'd put in a "Gone from boom to bust" comment...
Julietfair_juliet on April 5th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
hmm, maybe it's not so much the readers as the artists wankin' to it.

Cool World, anyone?
melkorspawn on April 5th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
As a confused Marvelite (and one who is living in the time period between 1975 and 1994... so I like the classics, so sue me!), my question is this:

Is DC doing another 'Crisis on X number of Earths' crossover?
Kel: I am to misbehaveladyjoust on April 5th, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
Pretty much, only this is reverberations from the original Crisis causing another Crisis.

*my head hurts*
melkorspawn on April 5th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
mmm.... temporal causalicious.
The Only Sane Oneravenclawizard on April 5th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
See this is why we limit our huge cross-overs to Secret Wars and our reboots to the Ultimate 'verse.
melkorspawn on April 5th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
Or end them by destroying the alternate universe in question, a la Age of Apocalypse. All the fun of a 'What If?' with all the gravitas of The Dark Phoenix Saga.
rrrragganald on April 5th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
since i'm poor and can't buy comics anymore i keep up with them though scans_daily and from what i gather there this time superboy prime has been punching the crap out of the timestream or sumptin like that :O)
The Only Sane Oneravenclawizard on April 5th, 2006 03:00 am (UTC)
Other than the facemask, I rather like the new design
Kel: WWladyjoust on April 5th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
It beats the dog-collar thing he's been wearing. But... what with that mask?
Jobs, baby, Jobs!: Batmanpicoland on April 5th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
damn thats a hot WW icon....

I'll be in my bunk....
melkorspawn on April 5th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
Just as an aside: What's the difference between Green Lantern and Quasar... other than the whole green/yellow thing, the funky league o'lanterns and 38 years of history?
melkorspawn on April 5th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
Riffing on the 38 years of history... I just remembered that Quasar was a reinvention of the original Marvel Boy... who was invented at the same time as Green Lantern.
The Only Sane One: [Sam Seaborn sez ravenclawizard on April 5th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
I find it so sad that I know that.

And that the original Marvel Boy's Nega-Bands are/were what Rick Jones used to call on Captain Marvel.
melkorspawn on April 5th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
Are you sure?

Quasar was introduced in 1978, though he was still named Marvel Boy at the time (back when Wendell was working at SHIELD).

Cap Marvel wasn't killed off until 1981 or so (the Death of Cpn Marvel TPB).

Though they both spent time as Protector of the Universe. Eon appointed Quasar to that role after Captain Marvel died.

Sorry... I'm just picky cause Quasar and Darkhawk were my two favorite heroes that never caught on... well Quasar after that Lifeforce woman remade him with the star cape, and Darkhawk before they redid his powers and costume and whatnot.
Jobs, baby, Jobs!: Batmanpicoland on April 5th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
don't get me started on DH....

Danny Fingeroth is a photocopy swiping idea stealing asshat.
( pay no attention to the grumblings of an ex Marvel intern....)

melkorspawn on April 5th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
Curiosity will surely kill this cat... How might I be able to get you started on Darkhawk?
Jobs, baby, Jobs!: Captain Americapicoland on April 7th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
when I was an interna at Marvel ( way back in the late 80's ) I created a black armored character called, strangely enough, Darkhawk...now, I'm not saying this is a coincidence, but maybe, just maybe I actually showed this to DF one time.....a few years later, I see it in print. The book sucked as far as I'm concerned.
melkorspawn on April 8th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
Completely weak.
Jessica Ariel: spoiler and batgirl by kittywitchliret on April 5th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
Maybe if Superboy Prime punches the timestream again, he'll get his face back?