Friday, September 30, 2011

No Need to Play It Quiet

"No Need to Play It Quiet" from Sin City: That Yellow Bastard #1 (Dark Horse, 1996) by Frank Miller

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Batman vs. Daredevil

"Batman vs. Daredevil" from Batman/Daredevil GN (DC/Marvel, 2000) by Alan Grant, Eduardo Barreto and Matt Hollingsworth

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Black Blades

"The Black Blades" from Elric #6 (Pacific, 1984) by Roy Thomas, P. Craig Russell and Michael T. Gilbert

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Death of New Genesis

"The Death of New Genesis" from The Hunger Dogs GN (DC, 1985) by Jack Kirby

Monday, September 26, 2011

Spider-Man vs. Man-Bat

"Spider-Man vs. Man-Bat" from Untold Tales of Spider-Man #24 (Marvel, 1997) by Kurt Busiek, Tom DeFalco and Bob McLeod

Not really, but it looks like a Marvel/DC crossover!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

What Kids Dream About

"What Kids Dream About" from Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #3 (Dark Horse, 2011) by Malachi Nicolle (age 6) and Ethan Nicolle (age 30)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Proto-Crossover Event: Contest of Champions

"Proto-Crossover Event: Contest of Champions" from Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions #1 (Marvel, 1982) by Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo, Steven Grant, John Romita Jr. and Pablo Marcos

Friday, September 23, 2011

Elric the Damned

"Elric the Damned" from Elric: The Vanishing Tower #6 (First, 1988) by Roy Thomas and Jan Duursema

Hey, I just read this scene in the book!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Barney the Burning Banker

"Barney the Burning Banker" from Fast Forward #1 (Piranha, 1992) by Russell Braun

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Jonah Hex Daguerreotype

"Jonah Hex Daguerreotype" from Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm #1 (Vertigo, 1995) by Joe R. Lansdale, Tim Truman and Sam Glanzman

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It's Spider-Herc!

"It's Spider-Herc!" from Herc #7 (Marvel, 2011) by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, June Brigman and Roy Richardson

Monday, September 19, 2011

Map of Krypton

"Map of Krypton" from Giant Superman Annual #1 (DC, 1960) by Jerry Siegel and Al Plastino

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cyberella vs. Barney

"Cyberella vs. Barney" from Cyberella #12 (Helix, 1997) by Howard Chaykin and Don Cameron

Saturday, September 17, 2011


"Gardens" from Incredible Hercules #113 (Marvel, 2008) by Greg Pak, Fred van Lente, Khoi Pham and Paul Neary

Friday, September 16, 2011

The DC Blimp

"The DC Blimp" from Plastic Man vol.4 #6 (DC, 2004) by Kyle Baker

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Helen Killer

"Helen Killer" from Helen Killer #1 (Arcana, 2007) by Andrew Kreisberg and Matthew JLD Rice

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Titania vs. She--Jennifer Walters?!

"Titania vs. She--Jennifer Walters?!" from She-Hulk vol.1 #11 (Marvel, 2005) by Dan Slott, Paul Pelletier and Rick Magyar

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Where Ideas Come From II: The Giant Head of Jack Kirby

"Where Ideas Come From II: The Giant Head of Jack Kirby" from Supreme: The Return #6 (Image, 2000) by Alan Moore and Rick Veitch

Monday, September 12, 2011

Manhunter, Hunt Thyself

"Manhunter, Hunt Thyself" from Action Comics #596 (DC, 1988) by John Byrne and Keith Williams

Sunday, September 11, 2011


"Bleak" from ACME Novelty Library #20 (Drawn & Quarterly, 2010) by Chris Ware

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Other JFK Assassination Theory

"The Other JFK Assassination Theory" from 1963 #3 (Image, 1993) by Alan Moore, Rick Veitch and Don Simpson

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Whip

"The Whip" from 7 Soldiers of Victory #0 (DC, 2005) by Grant Morrison and J.H. Williams III

As far as this theme goes, it could have gone on forever if some of those "new direction" issues had had proper splashes. The Anatomy Lesson, for example, or JLA #1.

But tomorrow, we go back to our regularly scheduled, non-nuDCU-commentary, programming...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Shade Comes Out of Retirement

"The Shade Comes Out of Retirement" from Starman vol.2 #1 (DC, 1994) by James Robinson, Tony Harris and Wade von Grawbadger

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Holding Back the Storm

"Holding Back the Storm" from Immortal Iron Fist #1 (Marvel, 2007) by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Tarvel Foreman and Derek Fridolfs

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fractured Borrowed Time

"Fractured Borrowed Time" from Challengers of the Unknown vol.2 #1 (DC, 1991) by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale

Monday, September 5, 2011

Daredevil vs. Captain America

"Daredevil vs. Captain America" from Daredevil vol.3 #1 (Marvel, 2011) by Mark Waid, Pablo Rivera and Joe Rivera

In the wake of the underwhelming first issue of the new Justice League, I thought I could continue my theme of "firsts", filling the week with splashes culled from the first issues of various re-imaginings, re-positionings, and re-launches that actually worked!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Obscure Heroes

"Obscure Heroes" from All-Star Squadron #60 (DC, 1986) by Roy Thomas, Arvell Jones and Tony DeZuniga

The post-Crisis DCU showed up DURING an issue of All-Star Squadron, one of the series most affected by the Crisis. So I thought it'd be relevant to the discussion to show TWO splashes, or really, the same splash as seen from two DCUs.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

They Can't All Be John Stewart (feat. the Shark)

"They Can't All Be John Stewart (feat. the Shark)" from Green Lantern vol.2 #196 (DC, 1986) by Steve Englehart, Joe Staton and Bruce Patterson

Interesting how Guy Gardner replaced Hal Jordan at the very end of Crisis, and now Sinestro will do the same post-Flashpoint. No universe wants to start with Hal in the role. Discuss.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Aquaman and Mera

"Aquaman and Mera" from Aquaman vol.2 #1 (DC, 1986) by Neal Pozner, Craig Hamilton and Steve Montano

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Let's Talk Sequels

"Let's Talk Sequels" from Booster Gold vol.1 #1 (DC, 1986) by Dan Jurgens and Mike DeCarlo

They call him the post-Crisis universe's first new hero, so here's his first splash. It's about a money deal. Of course.