Monday Mash-Ups #2

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.

This was the one that, after I did it, I decided I had to own the issues rather than having them marked in my database as wanted; I could only find a low-res scan of the Green Lantern cover, hence the size:

Heroes In Crisis – Who Dies?

Last week’s DC Nation magazine had a two-page spread about the forthcoming Heroes in Crisis event:

and among other things, it asked three questions which I thought I’d take a stab at answering:

So three characters in that two page spread will be accused of murder – here’s my guesses:

Lex Luthor and Deathstroke seem fairly obvious choices to me – they’re both villains, neither of them are above killing so why not? Booster Gold – he’s there as a wild card. He hasn’t been seen around the Rebirth DCU so if he comes back just at the point someone’s been killed, he seems likely to be blamed for something.

So who gets to die? Because it’s not a big event unless someone dies, is it? And preferably someone people care about – that makes the event even bigger. Here’s my guesses:

When it comes to Kyle Rayner particularly, I hope I’m wrong. Pretty much every other character on that board is much too big a name to get rid of – even Damage who’s one of the stars of this new wave of heroes in his own title so I can’t see him getting killed. Kyle and Ray Palmer, though? Both of them have other heroes carrying the same names so, sadly, I think they’re expendable.

But again, especially with Kyle, I hope I’m wrong.

If a couple of heroes get killed by a villain, where’s the shock in that? That’s why I think it’ll be a hero who ends up being revealed as the murderer, and my guess is one of the two characters on that board that use lethal weapons as part of their heroics:

I don’t know what Arsenal’s up to lately, but I’m putting him forward as the killer.

Why? Who knows?! But if Tom King can suddenly make Kyle Rayner a devout Catholic as he did in Omega Men, he can probably come up with some crazy-ass reason why Arsenal becomes a killer.

Monday Mash-Ups #1

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.

Here’s my first attempt – Ghost #18 from September 1996, and Salvation Run #7 from July 2008:

Where Have All The Ads Gone?

I finally had enough of ads appearing at the bottom of the pages for crap like the “Room-o-Rang” and “50 Warriors” for just $4.95, let alone some arrogant bastard telling me I should be taller, so I’ve moved from the free, ad-driven WordPress plan to a personal one which gets rid of those bloody annoying adverts.

So I’m afraid you’re going to have to find a different way of greatly improving your dribbling and winning attitude.