I’ve read the first issue of Gotham Academy.
You’re going to love it.
It is fun, smart, and so different than anything else DC Comics is currently doing it is like glass of lemonade on the hottest of August days.
Kelly and I interviewed Becky Cloonan about the book and a bunch of other things…
I could actually continue posting, but I think he may have writer’s cramp by now and your dashboards have been filled with wonderful art for over 18 hours… : )
I hope you have enjoyed reading his posts and learning more about the collector behind the art collection-I have. And, I am very…
It’s been a blast thanks, oh, and one hell of an ego-trip too!
Nightwing and Nightcrawler-One Night Only! by Sonny Strait (iconuk01)
Brings a smile to your face, doesn’t it?!
It did to mine!
My first Dick/Kurt piece and as before, Sonny Strait just nailed what I wanted, the colourfulness, the shared circus background, the Disco!Wing suit works in the environment too! Oh, and I fell in love with the little chibi faces so much, I’ve been using the Dick one as my primary avatar for about five years now!
Robin and Nightcrawler by The Black Cat
The Black Cat is just… AWESOME!
She created the wonderful “Batman and Sons” webcomic (and if you’ve never read it, go to the DeviantArt page I linked to above and do so, you will NOT regret it, I promise you.
She also does great commissions and was more than happy to indulge my Dick/Kurt crossover fic idea…
I commissioned one, but she sent through more than one sample sketch and I when I saw them, I HAD to have both!
My fanfic theory (as yet unwritten) is that Dick and Kurt have, since an accident involving an experimental attempt at teleporting, Margali Szardoz (Kurt’s adoptive mother and a soreceress in her own right) casting a spell and the proximity of a stone circle, been meeting up on a roughly annual basis since they were both about six or seven. Neither of them (nor anyone else) remembers the events until the next meeting (except possibly as imaginary friends, and a couple of odd souvenirs, Dick’s secret Smurf obsession, Kurt’s “Haly Bros. Circus” poster), but they recall it all when then do meet up. Normally Kurt is the one to arrive in the DCU (Since he’s the one who can teleport), but maybe not always.
Here we see the year that Dick gives in to Kurt pleading to see the Batcave and takes him for a visit. Of course, Dick has some fun and tells Kurt that the T-Rex is real, it’s just dormant, and he mustn’t wake him up… Cue some fun with an animatronic dinosaur, a remote control unit in a utility belt and an easily spooked Nightcrawler!
Robin and the Riddler by Al Bigley (iconuk01)
I didn’t commission this one, but when I saw it on e-bay I had to go for it, I just love the classic splash-page opening of a story which attempts to summarise what’s about to happen feel to this. The Riddler committing a robbery and classic era Teen Wonder Robin foiling him (though I’m sure Riddler has a plan involving getting the drop on Robin and an elaborate deathtrap before the story ends…. well he does in MY story!)
So wonderful-had to post…
New Mutants Selfie at Dragoncon 2014!
Oh lord this is brilliant! :) The New Mutant costumes really are great for cosplaying (based on what I’ve seen), very simple in design, but very striking colours and instantly recognisable for a distance.
Robin, Joker-Blow out the candle, blow up the candle…Same thing, right? by Ben Dunn (iconuk01)
Another fairly early addition to my collection. Ben Dunn is best know for Ninja High School, Jetboy and others, but he took the sidekick in peril and ran with it, throwing in the menacing shadow behind, just to ensure that the Boy Wonder isn’t in any REAL danger. I love that he added in the touch that the only thing to light a giant stick of dynamite with is a giatn matchstick.