Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Web

Art by Stanley (Artgerm) Lau!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dr. Fate

From the new animated show, Young Justice!


Justice Society

Here's unpublished Justice Society art by Joe Staton!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Cheshire Redux

Decided to update the previous wallpaper with a capture of Cheshire's animated counterpart!



Supergirl by artist Barry Kitson! I always liked his costume designs and all the other cool things he created while he was on the Legion of Super-Heroes volume 5 or '3boot' book!



Cheshire made her appearance on the Young Justice animated show last week! And here she is as rendered by Fabrizio Fiorentino!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mera and Aquagirl

Another awesome double-page spread featuring Mera and Aquagirl rescuing Aqualad from Black Manta! Mera's pretty bad-ass when she wants to be!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Aquaman Attacks!

Here's something from the latest issue of Brightest Day... Even without his right hand, he's a pretty bad-ass King of the Seas!!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Legend of Aquaman Special

Back in 1989, I wrote a letter to the Editor of the Aquaman Special I recently posted a wallpaper from. In something that was rare at the time, I received a personal reply from then-Editor, Mark Waid! His entry on Wikipedia describes his career better than I could:
He is best known for his eight-year run as writer of the DC Comics' title The Flash, as well as his scripting of the limited series Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright, and his work on Marvel Comics' Captain America. From August 2007 to December 2010, Waid served as Editor-in-Chief, and later, Chief Creative Officer of BOOM! Studios, where he wrote titles such as Irredeemable, Incorruptible and The Traveler.
And he wrote lots of other cool stuff from DC as well!
First, check out the cool envelope!

And the back of the letter!

And the front of the letter! When you hold the letter up to a light, the characters on the back look like they're holding up the DC Bullet! Very cool! I don't have a copy of the letter I sent, but I think you get a sense of a few of the things I asked him about!

I remember being excited about plans for Aqualad, and knowing that Ocean Master could have returned! It was sooooo cool to have gotten this letter! Even better than an autographed comic!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Power Girl

Art by Sami Basri!


Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Legion Academy

The Legion Academy with art by Phil Jimenez!


Aqualad and Aquaman

Here's a couple of wallpapers featuring Aqualad (and Aquaman)! Art by the talented Ivan Reis!


Brightest Day Aqua-Action Figures!

Here are the upcoming DC Direct Brightest Day action figures! Aquaman, Mera and Aqualad, all based on the artwork of the incredibly amazing Ivan Reis! I can't wait to add them to the collection!


Tuesday, February 08, 2011


The Flash by Yildiray Cinar!



The softboot Wonder Woman meets the softboot Cheetah! Art by Alex Garner!


Monday, February 07, 2011


Art by Jim Lee!


Sunday, February 06, 2011


By Curt Swan! Strangely enough, this is also the first Aquaman from either the Special or the mini-series afterward that I've used for a wallpaper. I love Curt Swan, but wasn't overly impressed with his work. He was the great Curt Swan Superman and Legion of Super-Heroes fame, of course, but I never thought his style fit Aquaman very well.

The issue this art is from brings back memories because after reading it, I sent a letter to then-Editor, Mark Waid. A couple of months later, a return letter from Waid on official DC stationary was in my mailbox! I was asking him about the changes to Aquaman's origin that were in the Special, one being how Aquaman's choice of costume was because it was an Atlantean prison uniform. The mini-series that followed had Mera go insane, Aquaman accidentally kills her, and at the funeral she gets out of her coffin and vanishes back to her home dimension. These are just a few reasons why the Special and Mini aren't among my favorite Aqua-stories.

Still though, the cover is a great Curt Swan piece of work, and adding a bit of Mera and Arthur Jr. from Jim Aparo makes it even better! An unexpected pleasure!


The Demon

Art by Diogenes Neves!


Saturday, February 05, 2011

Red Lantern Mera

Here's a new action figure I picked up today... and it's the very first Mera action figure ever put out by DC Direct! She's not looking like herself because during Blackest Night, she gained a red power ring and it changed her appearance.

Mera also comes with Dex-Starr, otherwise known as Rage Kitty (a regular earth cat who also gets a red power ring), so I think that could make her one of the more popular figures in this series! She also makes a great companion for Black Lantern Aquaman! I can't wait to display them!

Looking ahead, I have Brightest Day Aquaman, Mera, and Aqualad action figures (all based on Ivan Reis's outstanding artwork) to look forward to!