Monday, October 31, 2011

If It Isn't Love

Here's the latest from The Line It Is Drawn over at Comics Should Be Good! The theme is "Comic Book Super Bands!" I chose to pay tribute to New Edition with the suggestion of a band comprised of golden boys from four different and major comic book companies/imprints. So yeah... this one goes out to my fellow comic book and R&B lovers. It's an interesting mash-up in itself, though I'm not sure if there are many of us. heh Hope y'all digs anyway!


Thursday, October 27, 2011


I caved. I have a new Tumblr site. Check it out HERE.

Of course, I'll still mainly operate right here, out of my trusty Blogger site. I just wanted to see if I could reach out to more people with another tool. Who knows? Maybe in two years, I'll open up a Google Circles account!

But for now,, y'all. And here.


Friday, October 21, 2011



I just realized in the middle of Tweet Reviewing this issue that I sent too many consecutive tweets so I removed them to flesh them out here. I don't wanna be that twit that tweets multiple things back-to-back... too much. Heh!

The art is phenomenal as expected, from pencils to inks to colors. The only hiccup is on the first page where Barry Allen was missing a good chunk of his face. A minor detail!

In terms of writing, it's all getting better story- & speed-wise. The strength, however, is in the character work. I'm taking it all a bit better now that there are more characters that can feed off each other so I can see variety and more of less annoying dynamics. I was pretty much done with Batman and Hal Gordon after the first issue. I wanted others already and at least we got two more to mix it up with them here.

I really dig Superman's depiction. He wasn't made to be a chump as he often is when going up against Batman. He finally posed a real, credible threat when facing off against his superhero peers.

I'm actually warming up to Barry Allen. (Forgive me, Wally West!) The bit when he said "Then I'll clean up" was what did it. What a guy.

New 52 Batman's not a jaded ass-munch like the post-IDENTITY CRISIS Batman, who, out of paranoia, built a frickin' satellite to monitor the activities of his colleagues, which then became a sentient mass murdering machine! Overreact much? Anway, New 52 Batman's especially cool when contrasted against annoying Hal Gordon. Ugh... again with that Hal Gordon. We just can't shake that persistent green dingleberry.

Hal Gordon's my least favorite character, by far, but I'm glad that the numb-nut finally has a personality injected into his cardboard cut-out self, at the very least. It took decades, but it finally happened. He's finally more than his fake tan.

Another thing I noticed was how the personality traits of my favorite brave and the bold pairing of John Stewart and Wally West a la JLU have been switched now between Hal Gordon and Barry Allen. John Stewart's no-nonsense attitude translated to Barry's more straight-laced personality; whereas we can now look to Wally West's charm in Hal Gordon's pesky college bro humor. It must have had something to do with Ryan Reynolds' portrayal in this year's Greg Lantern film. I don't know. I didn't watch.

I'm very pleased with how closely they tied in Cyborg to the beginnings of the League. I was even more pleased that they didn't end the issue with a pin-up of Wonder Woman only because it would've reminded me of how glacial the pace of the story continues to be. I finished reading it only considering its strengths in art and character. The Steve Trevor and Amanda Waller transcript and the Cully Hamner design guides for Superman and Batman made it all an even more pleasant experience. I can't wait for the next issue.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 donuts. It's getting there!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Not-At-All Nude 52

Like Selina Kyle, I can't help it.

Check out our team-ups and mash-ups of comic book supeheroes and The Simpsons characters over at The Line It Is Drawn! Brought to you by Comics Should Be Good! You won't regret it. I think. Heehee...

Only in TLIID, my friends. Only in TLIID. Enjoy!


Friday, October 14, 2011

THAT is The Question

A brand new The Line It Is Drawn is up over at Comics Should Be Good! The theme for the week is comic book characters mashed up with board games. I chose this  particular suggestion because it gave me a chance to draw two of my favorite characters that happen to share the same heroic identity and legacy.

Guess Who?

Find out HERE. Hope y'all digs!


Thursday, October 06, 2011

Got To Get Your Fluids

This week's The Line It Is Drawn is up over at Comics Should Be Good! This time, we're serving comic book characters mashed up with genres different from their own. Being a huge The All-New Atom nut, I chose a super-cool suggestion featuring Victorian Adventure Professor Ryan Choi and Lady Blackhawk! I also threw in special guest Fancy Victorian Head because I miss him like that.

Check out my illo alongside my art collective's hilarious/dope pieces HERE. Enjoy!


Sunday, October 02, 2011

The Lady Fox & The Ghost Who Walks

Halle Burrehhhh... Halle Berry...

Here's the latest The Line It Is Drawn over at Comics Should Be Good! I was actually about to begin doing a Vixen redesign right before I came across the suggestion that included her so I leapt at the chance. Serendipity! Although, I decided to just do simple and minor nip/tucks of her previous costume to keep her intuitive. Not really feeling how generic her New 52 design looks.

Also, the Phantom was one of my most favorite characters when I was a young buck watching Defenders of The Earth so it was very cool to get to draw him again after decades!

Check out my illo HERE. Hope y'all digs!