These two have fought multiple times, but both know they'll only end up in a stalemate. The only way to stop the Punisher is by killing him, which the Punisher knows is something Daredevil won't ever do. On the flip side, the Punisher doesn't kill innocents, so Daredevil knows that Frank won't kill him to stop him.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Even though the amulet that Isis wears was supposed to grant its wearer "the powers of the animals and the elements," it was evident that her powers were not limited to that. She had flight, super strength, control over her molecular density (and of other objects), control the weather, stop and reverse time, and more. I think the show's writers and producers just made up powers which were convenient to use, depending on an episode's particular predicament. Still, it was an enjoyable show for a very young superhero fan during the 1970's. And I have to admit I had a huge crush on Joanna Cameron.
It's disappointing that in today's world, her superhero nomenclature has a negative connotation.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
When I first thought up this cover, I was of the mind that Doctor Destiny would fit really well as a foe of the Sandman. Little did I know that the two had already crossed paths in a Justice League of America annual.
I only had the first issue of The Sandman. I never saw any of the six issues that came after, except for images on the web. The next time I saw him, he was guest-starring in Wonder Woman, and then found out that he committed suicide (in Neil Gaiman's Sandman title) due to loneliness in the Dream Dimension. Bummer.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
No other comics character, to my knowledge, has flip-flopped between hero and villain as many times as Namor. I guess that's why I find him interesting. I think I first encountered the character in Super-Villain Team-Up, then was surprised to watch him as one of the superheroes featured in Marvel's 1960's cartoon line-up (they aired those in my country during the 1970's, hence me watching them more than a decade late). That's why my younger self was confused if he was hero or villain.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Darna, the most popular superhero in the Philippines. Created by Mars Ravelo and Nestor Redondo, she was a riff on the Captain (Shazam) Marvel archetype... child transforms into a super-powered adult by saying a magic word. Although in this case, she also has to swallow a magic stone before triggering the transformation. Star of numerous movies and TV series, she remains popular with Filipinos worldwide.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Aaand... we're back after quite some time. Been quite busy during the latter part of 2016, still quite busy until now, to be honest. But here's a new cover to tide everyone over.
During the 1970's until the mid-1980's, Marvel had the habit of incorporating licensed properties into their superhero universe. They did a 3-issue Phantom series during the 1990's, but by then they weren't integrating licensed properties into the Marvel Universe anymore. If they had licensed the Phantom earlier, maybe we could have read a story similar to the one above.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
In my opinion, Jerry Ordway's Power of Shazam series successfully retained the Golden Age charm of the Marvel Family, while at the same time bringing a modern sensibility in the stories it told. It's my favorite Shazam series so far. But art-wise, Don Newton will always be at my number one spot.
I absolutely disliked how they were handled in the 2000s, especially that Dark Mary Marvel abomination.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
After finishing this piece I realized that Moon Knight was looking up directly at Elektra's crotch. Totally unintentional. Anyways, much like the Silver Centurion Iron Man armor, a lot of people didn't like Moon Knight's Fist of Khonshu outfit. I kinda liked how the gold broke up the monotony of the all-white costume. I also liked how Moon Knight's strength depends on the phases of the moon, acquiring super strength when the moon is full. I think later writers just abandoned that notion without any explanation at all.
Monday, October 3, 2016
This is a take on the time when Power Girl was revealed to be Atlantean, and not Kryptonian. DC Comics eliminated their multiverse and poor Kara was left with no origin since she couldn't be a parallel Earth version of Supergirl anymore. Thus she became a descendant of Arion the sorcerer. Nowadays, since the multiverse is back, Kara's gone right back to being Kryptonian. This piece is also an homage to Neal Adams' cover for Superman #233.