Saturday, February 23, 2008

Shirtless Saturday - Giganta

Why, hello, Giganta, I didn't expect to see you in Ivy Town.

But then, how could I miss you, you're thirty feet tall. And fighting off an army of bug-things from atop the tallest building in town. (Which, this being Ivy Town, is only what, four stories?)

And naked. Yeah, that is hard to miss.

Say, lady, where's the local superhero? ...You swallowed him? Well, you know what they say, it's hard to keep a good man down.

(From All-New Atom #4.)

Friday, February 22, 2008

All is forgiven

Thank you for this panel, guys. I take back everything I said going into the Mary Marvel arc of Countdown.

There are still some unanswered questions, as in how long have the Old Gods been imprisoned in a StarGate (well, that's what it looked like to me) on Apokolips? But I'm willing to wait a little for the answer to that.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Shirtless Saturday - Kitty & Piotr

From the immortal Astonishing X-Men 12. Ah, Kitty, my girl, I hardly recognized you. I mean, when I first met you, you didn't even have an ass, and now look at you.

And you, Piotr... Well, with a name like "Colossus" I guess you don't think much of yourself, do you?

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Putting the War in Wardrobe

Okay, let's be honest here. How many of you were hoping Donna Troy would keep "this old thing" she took away from the Wonder Girl of Earth-51 in Countdown 15? I know I was.

On the other hand, I'm wondering in what condition she left Donna-51 when she took it. Neck broken? Burned to a crisp? Alive but unconscious and naked? I guess this is academic now, since Supersnot-Prime's little snit fit has completely destroyed U-51. But fandom is built on trivia such as this. (Hands up, everybody who thinks we've really seen the last of Supersnot-Prime. Anyone? Anyone?)

Of course, I was also hoping Donna might keep that breathtaking suit she was wearing in Wonder Woman v3#1.

I suppose you might get the idea I don't like the star-spangled black she's currently wearing. You'd be right. I like it as a motif, an accent, but not as the primary (or, really, only) design element.

LATER: Another thing that struck me during the brief conflict between Donna-1 and Donna-51: All things considered, which one is "Dark Donna"?

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Shirtless Saturday - Dick and Kory

Aah, you kids today, you don't know when you've got it good. These days, everybody this side of Mary Marvel is changing clothes on-panel. In my day, when we wanted to see superheroes with no shirts on, we had to buy Teen Titans and ogle big-haired Princess Koriand'r. Even though she managed to mention almost every issue that her people had no modesty taboos, we never actually saw anything. Damn that Comics Code.

Hey, you! Get off my lawn!

(Image and other implications found at What Were They Thinking?!)