Saturday, September 29, 2012

Trek Tattoos

I realized I never took pictures of my tattoos after they healed.

Here's my right arm and the reason I got the tattoos in the first place. After failing to find a nice Medic-Alert bracelet to wear, I thought a tattoo would be just the thing! I decided to use the Star Trek Medical symbol used in all the movies and all the 24th century series. Emergency personnel always check for bracelets, so they should see my tattoo if I'm unconscious or out of it.

I figured I needed to balance it with a tattoo for the left forearm. This one uses the the Communicator badge from all the 24th century series. So, it could represent any of those series or crews. The delta is also a perfect replica of the Original Series insignia, so it also represents them! The only series it couldn't represent would be Enterprise, but five out of six isn't bad!

I really like them and any time a nurse or doctor sees them, they always remark about what a great idea that is!

Wonder Woman

Art by Cliff Chiang!


Friday, September 28, 2012

More Wallpapers!

Superboy by R.B. Silva!

Aquaman and Mera by DaaB!

Another perspective of the kiss that made headlines around the world! Art by Jim Lee!

Young Arthur Curry meets a denizen of the deep! Art by Ivan Reis!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman

Art by the amazing Ivan Reis!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hawkgirl versus Green Lantern

Art by the incredibly talented Ivan Reis!


Friday, September 21, 2012

Wallpaper Dump!

I've been busy making wallpapers but haven't had time to post them, so brace yourself for wall-pocalypse!

Beast Boy and Terra, art by Ian Churchill!

Ocean Master vs. Aquaman, art by Eddy Barrows!

Superman versus Superboy, art by R. B. Silva!

The Justice League versus Aquaman, art by the inimitable Ivan Reis!

Green Lanterns John Stewart and Guy Gardner, art by the incomparable Ivan Reis!

Shazam!, art by the exceptional Ivan Reis!


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Teen Titans, Justice League Dark

The original Teen Titans, with their interpretation of The Breakfast Club! Art by Cliff Chiang!

Justice League Dark by Mikel Janin!


Superman, Aquaman, and Batman, Justice League

All art by the astounding Ivan Reis!

The whole team!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Homage or Plagiarism?

Or... Can a writer be homaged?

Here's the origin of Deathstroke the Terminator from Tales of the Teen Titans 44, published July, 1984. Words by Marv Wolfman, art by George Perez.

Now read this page from Deathstroke 0 published September, 2012, art and words by Rob Liefeld.

Notice any similarities?

I did. Actually, it was the image of Addie Wilson firing guns in front and behind her at pop up targets from Deathstroke 0, that made me remember the same image from Tales of the Teen Titans 44. I recognized the similar character poses in that panel and thought Liefeld was paying homage to George Perez. Paying homage to an artist involves the new artist recreating a scene or panel, or in most cases, a cover that looks the same as one the artist being homaged has done.

Here, for example purposes, are a few covers that pay homage to George Perez's New Teen Titans 1. First, the original.

Here's George homaging himself.

Joe Bennett homages George Perez.

So, you can see each artist duplicated the cover of New Teen Titans 1 in his own style using the same or similar characters. That's an homage.

I'm not a Liefeld fan, his art has never appealed to me. But I'm also not one of the Liefeld haters who decries him with every chance he gets.

It wasn't until I went back and re-read Tales of the Teen Titans 44, that I realized he also used Marv Wolfman's exact phrasing in a couple of instances. He didn't vary the scene much from the original, as you can plainly see. He even uses the same pop-up target dummies for Addie to blast that Marv did. As I said, the similar character poses could be construed as an homage.

It's possible that in preparation for Deathstroke 0, Rob went back and re-read the original origin and perhaps some of that came out unconsciously when he put it on the page, but lifting dialogue word-for-word smacks of plagiarism to me. I think Marv Wolfman deserves a check for his work on the issue.

Perhaps this is one of the reasons Rob was having problems with editorial, prompting him to quit DC.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Ocean Master Redux

Art by Ivan Reis! New logo by me!


Kyle Rayner

Art by the always incredible Ivan Reis!


Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Aquaman and Mera

Bursting from the waves!

How can Mera swim faster than Aquaman? Because she uses her hydrokinetic powers to assist her!

All art by the amazing Ivan Reis! 

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Skater Green Lantern and Flash

Cool new versions of Hal Jordan and Barry Allen!

Saturday, September 01, 2012


Mera using her hard water powers, in addition to her incredible strength, to leap into an airplane! Art by Ivan Reis! I'm going to be so sad when Ivan leaves the book.