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Subj: Re: Anyone know where this is from?
Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 at 03:05:24 pm EDT (Viewed 177 times)
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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 at 02:43:18 pm EDT (Viewed 215 times)
Oh that is lovely work from George Perez, this is a scene from the marvellous Mark Waid scripted run in 2007 - Brave and the Bold #4.
Patterned very much in the same spirit as the original Brave and the Bold series Waid scripted a year long umbrella storyline that told standalone stories teaming up Batman and Blue Beetle, Batman and Green Lantern, Superman and The Silent Knight, The Flash with the Doom Patrol, Supergirl with Lobo, Batman and Jay Garrick, and so on. Each installment added a little more to the overall story concerning an alchemist called Megistus and his ambitions and the conclusion needs the combined efforts of most of the heroes we have met in the previous years worth of stories.
Brave and the Bold, no wonder I couldn't find it or remember the name! Thank you!
Quote:This is a superbly done series and I can't praise it highly enough - in fact I have the Trade collection on my shelf which gathers together those Waid issues and tells the story of Megistus, if I were to recommend any DC Comics collection then this would be the one. Well worth your time and the money...
I never bought it, but I did have the privilege of reading in a library which had it. Very good read!
Quote:Reflecting on the series brings home what a shame it is on DC comics for driving the prodigious talent of Mark Waid and George Perez away from the company.
Wait, what? DC drove away Mark Waid and Perez? Dare I ask how and why?
It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong.
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