Batman 75th by Erich Owen
It’s so NICE to have Kurt back, and this time, he’s accompanied by his own support troop, a gang of li’l Bamfs who accompany him everywhere and are just basically weaponised-kawaii versions of himself who are also buck naked… since some of the implications of that are slightly weird, I’m just going to decide it’s adorable
Nice to see Rachel actually remember that she and Kurt were friends (spot the Alan Davis Excalibur and Art Adams X-Men posters in Kurts room (and the indication that there are a LOT of Bamfs there).
There’s also a lovely tribute to the classic image by Paul Smith of Kurt lounging in his girlfriends apartment, with a cuddly Bamf toy…
And a random swimming pool shot, just because!
I think I could enjoy this series! Now let’s see Kitty back on board!
The current Nightwing series ends with Issue 30, due May 28. In the current Forever Evil event series, Dick Grayson has been outed in a villain-infested landscape as Nightwing and captured by the Crime Syndicate of Earth 3. (He’s also seemingly murdered, but it doesn’t take.)
By Yahoo!translate(English-Japanese), “be outed” of this statement is translated as “homosexuality was exposed" for some reason…
I was very confused
Now that Dick is getting straps all over I’m going to confuse fanart of him with all those anime (?) characters with straps all over the place.
On the other hand it could create quite the upswing for the boy hostage trope. What with him being strapped in, strapped out etc. :P
"Do you want to tie me up now? I brought my own straps!" :)
Since Tumblr will for some reason never just let me reblog somebody’s post unless it’s on my dashboard or something…
Taterpie posted about the new Grayson book, and I thought:
It kind of seems like they tossed out everything about who the character was because he has no place in the kind of…
Agreed, I have a few more thoughts on the matter, but my immediate concerns are the cover, with Dick Grayson pointing a gun… that is just… WRONG.
Also, whilst I have no issue with Dick being a little more sexually liberated, he has always, in the past, taken sexual relationships very seriously, not something he does just for fun (as others do, and as long as no one is hurt in the process, there’s no problem in that) or without genuine commitment.
This seems to be a title that uses the name of Dick Grayson with no comprehension of who the character has been. I wish it well, he IS one of my idols after all, but I’m not sure this will be a title for me. I DO hope I’m wrong.
Just remember that Wally was on record as saying (in the Sins of Youth crossover IIRC) that he preferred his Kid Flash costume to his Flash costume, and if he hadn’t been determined to honour Barry’s memory he’d never have used Barry’s colour scheme.
A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.
"ooh! a poor person in need of help! i better make sure they get arrested!" to me, that’s the issue that’s most troubling. Apart from that, the statue, and the idea behind it, is one of the parts of Christianity that even a grouchy atheist like me has to admire…
On the plus side, at least she didn’t do NOTHING, she didn’t “pass by on the other side” so to speak.