It’s the Superfriends Song!
If you watched DC Nation this weekend (and don’t get me started on YJ and Kaldur) you saw this. If not, here’s a video with A LOT of DC characters!
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In case you haven’t already seen it (where HAVE you been?), here’s Jim Lee’s redesign for DARKSEID, coming soon to the New52 Justice League series.
(I’m glad to see he kept the knee-high boots)
That is THE SINGLE MOST UGLY costume revamp that DC has committed to paper for their universal revamp. It misses the appeal & the point of the character by a thousand percent. Bad, bad DC.
Is the intention of the change in Harley Quinn’s costume (yes, that’s Harley Quinn) for Suicide Squad #1 to commit corporate suicide? Because that’s what DC has been doing with some of these “reboots” this week. I’ve never gone from so excited about something to such utter disappointment in this short a matter of time…
WW Pilot Post Mortem: So bad it was… awful. Dull. Humorless. Confusing. NBC was right to euthanize it. Adrianne Palicki deserved better.
BIG HEAD WEEK: FINALE - WONDER WOMAN #128
To finish off Big Head Week, my retrospective of DC Comics’ Big Head Month from December 1997, here’s one of the most provocative portraits of Wonder Woman I’ve ever seen. The detail here is astounding and I’d swear you can see Diana’s soul in those eyes.
Art by the great José Luis Garcia-Lopez
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at “Big Head Month”. I enjoyed it at the time & I’ve had a blast revisiting these covers. There’s lots more that I didn’t post, so I might do it again sometime. Then again, there’s also Marvel Comics’ take along the same theme…
BIG HEAD WEEK - BONUS BIG BATMAN HEAD
Not all of DC Comics’ “Big Head” covers were entirely successful. Case in point: here’s a big head picture of a constipated Batman sitting on the toilet trying to squeeze one out!
From Detective Comics #716
Art by Brian Stelfreeze & Patrick Martin
BIG HEAD WEEK - DAY 6: JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD #10
Another favorite “big head” cover from December 1997, Darkseid looms large, seeming about to fire off a bolt of Omega Beams at some lackey who’s displeased him.
Art by Walt Simonson
BIG HEAD WEEK - DAY 5: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #99
Here’s another of my favorite “Big Head” covers from DC Comics’ December 1997 releases.
Luornu Durgo-Taine aka Triplicate Girl proves three big heads are better than one!
Art by Alan Davis, Mark Farmer & Trish Mulvihill
BIG HEAD WEEK - DAY 4: THE CREEPER #1Continuing the posting of my favorite “Big Head” covers from December 1997.
I’ve never liked The Creeper. The character and concept have never appealed to me. However, when I saw this cover on the shelf, I had to have it. It’s the first issue of a short-lived Creeper series (aren’t they all?), but what made this one stand out was the use of fluorescent green & yellow ink. I’ve never seen another cover like it.
Art by Shawn Martinbrough, Sal Buscema* & Sheri Van Valkenburgh
*I don’t know how Marvel’s Sal Buscema ended up on this book, but I’m sure it’s an interesting story.
BIG HEAD WEEK - DAY 3
In December 1997 DC Comics ran a series of “Big Head” covers. This week I’m showing some of my favorites.
Down under today it’s Australia Day (Jan 26th). Superboy is getting in the spirit of the celebrations!
From Superboy #46.
Art by Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood & Patrick Martin
BIG HEAD OF THE DAY
In December 1997 DC Comics altered the format of their covers to accomodate “Big Head” portraits of the featured star. This week I’m posting some of my favorites, one per day.
Today we have Kyle “Green Lantern” Rayner. What I like about this one is the way it portrays the sense of sheer joy that Kyle feels when wielding that marvelous emerald ring.
Art by Darry Banks, Terry Austin & Tasty Fried Color
In December 1997, DC held a “Big Head Month" on most of their covers. The cover was stripped of the usual logo in order to make room for a large head shot of the title character or a regular supporting character in the book. This week, I’m going to post some of my favorites - one per day unless I get carried away or demand requires more.
Let’s start at the top of the alphabet, with grumpy old Arthur “Aquaman" Curry, as usual swimming with the fishies.
Art by Jim Calafiore, Mark McKenna & Patrick
Starfish er Martin.
From the MR. MXYZPTLK New Year’s Evil special (Jan ‘98)
Does that first panel remind anyone else of the Multicolored Lantern Corps? Long-term foreshadowing? Probably not!
Writer: Alan Grant
Artists: Tom Morgan, Scott Koblish & Glenn Whitmore