Monday Mash-Ups #3

Back on my old blog, I ran a series of related posts on Mondays – there was Monday Covers where I just picked out random, favourite covers; Monday Memes where I picked out covers that shared a theme; Monday Memories when I looked back at random comics from years gone by; and Who Was Who Is Who during which, just after the launch of the New 52, I went through every issue of Who’s Who and tried to predict whether they’d appear in the New 52 or not.

I’ve been thinking about doing something else for a Monday post and so, HUGELY influenced by the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis, I’ve mashed up a few comic covers.

I randomly generate two years and two months and then compare the titles I own from both those dates, trying to find some covers that, with a little basic photoshopping, I can mash together.

Experimenting with adding dialogue – you remember when there used to be dialogue on covers, don’t you?

(Shame I forgot to get rid of the bar code!)

Grant Morrison On Green Lantern

News out at San Diego Comic Con that Grant Morrison’s going to be taking over/relaunching Green Lantern. The news item has a bunch of pages by artist Liam Sharp and while the art looks good, it raises a couple of questions.

This really looks like a new origin – that Green Lantern handing over his power battery to Hal sure isn’t  the Abin Sur we’re all used to, and I wonder how that’s going to impact the story. DC is still (mostly) enjoying the success of the Rebirth initiative and this seems to fly in the face of it.

Morrison writing GL doesn’t particularly excite me – I’ve never been a massive fan of his stuff, nor have I hated it. I’ve said before now he’s great at the big ideas side of things but often doesn’t finish them well; Final Crisis is, to me, a good example of that, where it started out with a clear cut story about the death of a New God and the triumph of Darkseid and then spun out to include some evil Monitor vampire thing.

I’ll be giving this new title a go regardless as I’ll read pretty much anything in the GL family and will see what happens.

New Aquaman Poster

So the new Aquaman film poster’s been released . . .

. . . and while I really, honestly hope that the film’s good, that poster just . . . you know . . . just didn’t work for me.

They’re clearly going for a “Hey, Aquaman’s king of the seas, he fear no creatures” sort of vibe but the difference in colour between Aquaman and the background, not to mention the clear cut between the rocks/coral he’s sitting on and the background just makes it look more than a little fake.

There’s just no real sense that he’s actually in the same water as those sharks and whales and things.

It’s almost like he’s . . . I don’t know . . . posing in front of an aquarium?