Holy sh*t #harleyquinn going bonkers by Lap Pun Cheung

Holy sh*t #harleyquinn going bonkers by Lap Pun Cheung

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Thought I’d share some of the process screen shots from my recent ASSEMBLE piece. 

AVENGERS, ASSEMBLE!

Why “Assemble?” As battle cries go, it’s a little square. Wouldn’t a more fitting call to action for earth’s mightiest heroes be something like “AVENGE TO THE END!” or “TOGETHER WE PUNCH THE FACE OF DEATH!”

The Avengers aren’t really about that. They weren’t born with a special chromosome that gives them a familial bond. They weren’t all given powers after being exposed to cosmic rays. They weren’t raised together in a warrior tribe. They’re individuals, who’d certainly much rather be doing their own thing.

Then, they get the call. ASSEMBLE!

Iron Man is in a crucial board meeting and leaves unceremoniously, exasperating his shareholders. The Hulk is volunteering at a local animal shelter and is totally buried in puppies, but he leaps away. After nearly an hour of writing, Quicksilver is THIS CLOSE to finishing his memoir, totally trashing all the other Avengers, but snaps his laptop closed, forgetting to save. Giant Man is secretly killing all the ice cream in Avengers Mansion by shrinking it, squirreling it away to his lab, and eating it at full size. (The ice cream he leaves melting drips onto a robot prototype that he’s working on, and there will certainly be consequences, but that’s a story for another day.) Wasp is sipping a mimosa and reading this month’s issue of Manly Adventure Tales which Hank left lying around. She zips out the window before the magazine hits the ground. Hawkeye stops twerking in the mirror and straps on his bow, giving one final quick wink to his reflection. Captain America has been quietly staring at old photographs of his dead friends for hours, so part of him is glad to get out of the house. Scarlet Witch puts down her knitting (It’s a red scarf. Surprise.) Thor is polishing his hammer. It bothers him to leap into battle with a half-polished hammer, but he grits his teeth, quiets his OCD and flies off to join his comrades.

They assemble. The world gets saved. What brings them together, what gets them to assemble, is the only thing they have in common: The fact that they’re ready to risk their own extraordinary lives to save ordinary people. That they can put their respective super-egos and dramas aside and assemble to fight the world’s greatest threats is what defines them.

by Rogan Josh

At this moment in the 616 Marvelverse, The Red Skull has desecrated the corpse of Charles Xavier and grafted Charles’s psychic brain onto his own. It’s pretty damn horrible. I really want to see Magneto fucking destroy him for it. Like, brutally.

panels-of-interest:

Magneto vs. the Red Skull.

[from Captain America (1968) #368]

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GREEN ARROW
Like a leaf on the wind. Free to drift. Sometimes a team player. Sometimes a wild card. Sometimes an adversary. Challenging the status quo with a seasoned poise and a perfect eye. He senses which way the winds are blowing, and knows just where to land. 
By Rogan Josh
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GREEN ARROW

Like a leaf on the wind. Free to drift. Sometimes a team player. Sometimes a wild card. Sometimes an adversary. Challenging the status quo with a seasoned poise and a perfect eye. He senses which way the winds are blowing, and knows just where to land. 

By Rogan Josh

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carminestcomics:

Carmine Street Workshops drawing session with @ellesaur is happening now! Always open to the public and always just $20! And today? Outside in the nice weather!
Plus: check out @mondomosher’s brand new Astro Boy mural hiding to the side!
Lots of people in today! Feels like #Spring- feels like LIFE!! (at Carmine Street Comics)

carminestcomics:

Carmine Street Workshops drawing session with @ellesaur is happening now! Always open to the public and always just $20! And today? Outside in the nice weather!

Plus: check out @mondomosher’s brand new Astro Boy mural hiding to the side!

Lots of people in today! Feels like #Spring- feels like LIFE!! (at Carmine Street Comics)

While drawing this I had to explain to my husband how The Flash stores his costume inside a ring and pops it out to change from his civilian clothes into his red spandex in what appears, to us, like an imperceptible blur of motion. It’s the sort of thing you really aren’t meant to have to explain out loud, one adult to another. He is a ridiculous character, whose absurdity is obscured by his simplicity. 
He got hit by lighting that mixed with some radioactive chemicals and now he is really really super fast. That’s simple. Slap a lightning bolt on him and send it to print. No lengthy explanations about alien genes or ancient techno-viruses or past lives needed. 
But the more you examine the premise of super-speed, the more ridiculous it becomes. Soon you’re not just breaking speed limits and sound barriers. You’re defying the laws of science and logic. How can a human body withstand it? How can his mind process information at that speed? If he’s running faster than the speed of light, can he see? Doesn’t time itself get messed up? *
The Flash is one of those characters that forces us to remind ourselves IT’S A COMIC. When presented with questions like “How does he breathe the superheated air surrounding him?”,  the answer is always YES.  Sometimes comics give us a premise and we have to just run with it. The universe will be OK. 
*Apparently, The Flash’s “Speed Aura” protects him and encompasses him in a personal zone of regularly-moving time. Rest easy. The science-magic of comics has provided us with a fairly elegant explanation. 
by Rogan Josh
Prints & more at Society6

While drawing this I had to explain to my husband how The Flash stores his costume inside a ring and pops it out to change from his civilian clothes into his red spandex in what appears, to us, like an imperceptible blur of motion. It’s the sort of thing you really aren’t meant to have to explain out loud, one adult to another. He is a ridiculous character, whose absurdity is obscured by his simplicity. 

He got hit by lighting that mixed with some radioactive chemicals and now he is really really super fast. That’s simple. Slap a lightning bolt on him and send it to print. No lengthy explanations about alien genes or ancient techno-viruses or past lives needed. 

But the more you examine the premise of super-speed, the more ridiculous it becomes. Soon you’re not just breaking speed limits and sound barriers. You’re defying the laws of science and logic. How can a human body withstand it? How can his mind process information at that speed? If he’s running faster than the speed of light, can he see? Doesn’t time itself get messed up? *

The Flash is one of those characters that forces us to remind ourselves IT’S A COMIC. When presented with questions like “How does he breathe the superheated air surrounding him?”,  the answer is always YES.  Sometimes comics give us a premise and we have to just run with it. The universe will be OK. 

*Apparently, The Flash’s “Speed Aura” protects him and encompasses him in a personal zone of regularly-moving time. Rest easy. The science-magic of comics has provided us with a fairly elegant explanation

by Rogan Josh

Prints & more at Society6

brianmichaelbendis:

The Hero Initiative is currently working on the X-Men 100 Project. They are getting 100 artists to provide sketches on blank cover variants of Uncanny X-Men 12. The finished covers will be auctioned off on Ebay to continue help provide a safety net for those that have helped create the comics we all love.

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Artist Q&A With Scott Sosebee

I spoke with artist Scott Sosebee about creating the first issue of his new dark, quirky comic “Annabelle Flake Gets Rich.”

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CYCLOPS

Saving the day isn’t a popularity contest. Scott Summers understands that. Sure, he’s a bore. Sure, he kind of sucks at being a husband and father. Sure, he’s so emotionally walled-up that he only dates psychic women who can literally read his mind, relieving him of the responsibility of actually sharing emotions.

Yet, when the X-Men are in trouble, he’s the one who sees a way out. His Boy Scout tunnel-vision can actually BORE A TUNNEL through a mountain. He may be last-picked for the softball team, and Wolverine only takes him out for a beer under EXTREME duress, but that’s okay. Scott is strangely self-aware and cool with his role in the bigger picture. You don’t have to like the guy. Just know that he’ll get you out alive. 

by Rogan Josh
modhero.com

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THE JOKER

He’s exactly who he is. Unlike the other guy who either puts on or takes off a mask to go into character. A villain whose extreme, existentially shattering self-awareness has lead to what can only be seen as madness. Why so serious? If you have to think about it, you’ll never know.

by Rogan Josh
modhero.com
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Edie Fake is one of my favorite artists. Check out this video!

futureshipwreck:

The third episode of my documentary series Rad Queers debuted today on The Comics Journal and it’s all about the marvelous Edie Fake!

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kristaferanka:

So that reminded me, and i figured this might be a good time to talk about it.

So in X-men 10, page 09, pixie is in space with Rockslide. 

But! that wasn’t the original plan.

originally it was colossus. we ended up not being able to use him, so we had an opportunity to use one of the kids. 

As you can see, i tried to get armor in there. although, it was finally decided it should be santo.

one day, hisako. one day.

Interesting! The tone of voice sounded a lot more like Colossus than Rockslide. I thought something seemed weird! Too bad about Armor! What’s she doing that’s so important? 

KITTY PRYDE

Last week, buzzfeed published this subjective, but entertaining list ranking nearly 100 X-Men. The results:

#1 - Cyclops

#2 - Wolverine

(^The only surprise there is that the author didn’t find some way to make them tie.)

What was interesting?

#3 - Kitty Pryde 

Kitty was introduced in the early 80s, when the comics landscape was changing. She represented the evolution of the super hero. She was perky. Funny. Smart. Soulful. Human. 

When Kitty appeared on the scene, female superhero archetypes tended to fall into a couple standard buckets:

Etherial psychics playing mind games

Jean Grey

Mystical goddess types

Traditionally male power fantasies superimposed onto women

She-Hulk

Exaggerations of “feminine” traits

And of course, those who could shrink or become invisible…

Kitty could “phase” through solid matter, and render the objects she touched intangible. Her power might be considered passive, but she couldn’t just phase her problems away. Having a physical power that rendered her body untouchable allowed writers to pay extra attention to her ingenuity and courage. She was the hero of the future, the voice of a new generation, and she could save the day with a superpower that was essentially the opposite of violence.  

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