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([personal profile] icon_uk posting in [community profile] scans_daily Oct. 24th, 2017 11:10 am)
In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

It's Asexual Awareness Week, so a friendly shout out to our members who identify as Ace!

Jodie Whittaker's 13th Doctor will not have a companion in the forthcoming Season 11, she'll have three!

At 57, Bradley Walsh will become the oldest actor to be cast as a recurring Companion, with Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill being distinctly more on the youth side of the spectrum. There has been some whining from the usual portion of fans about how it's "too PC" with a white female Doctor being joined by an older white male, a young black guy and a young Asian woman, but let's leave them to their own devices. It's also a little early to judge, since the show will have a new format (10x1 hour episodes, instead of 13x45 minute ones), and a possible season long story rather than be purely episodic, and we have no idea how these three will interact with the Dcotor ("Are they all companions all the time?" being the most obvious question)... so many questions! :)

Even though a lesser man might have felt making a mess of expressing actual human emotions when speaking to the bereaved families of fallen soldiers was a full time job, the Mangled Apricot Hellbeast is also finding time to take credit for releasing a wodge of documents relating to the JFK assassination later this week, despite the fact he doesn't have much say in the matter as Congress decreed they would be released on this date back in 1992. (Still, they might make for some interesting reading, especially for conspiracy theorists.)

The revelations of sexual predations by senior figures in the entertainment business for several decades continues (To the apparent surprise of nobody other than entertainment journalists), as well it should, with even Sir Tom Jones referencing being sexually propositioned by a record executive early in his career, which he was in a position to turn down safely, and pondering how many others were not so fortunate.

Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a second season.

Xi Jingpin has consolidated his hold on the Chinese Communist Party and has been elevated to the same level of authority as Mao Zedong was with his approach "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era" being elevated to the status of "Thought" rather than a mere "Ideology".

LEGO Dimensions is officially finished, with no new characters or sets being released, so any vague remaining hopes that it might get it's originally planned third year are over and done with. Sigh... :( Hopefully, we now won't be tantalised with glimpses of the Year Three product the way that Disney Infinity Fans are STILL facing thanks to the sterling efforts of Disney Infiniteer who has even gotten hold of some concept work for Disney Infinity 5.0!! (Which would have been "Steamboat Willie")
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([personal profile] berani00 posting in [community profile] scans_daily Oct. 24th, 2017 06:19 pm)


Let me assure you all that this is even weirder with context.
Also, this is my entry for Halloween Theme Week.
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([personal profile] lizard_of_aus posting in [community profile] scans_daily Oct. 23rd, 2017 08:33 pm)


You know, I've always had a fondness for the body swap trope, and why not? Their funny little role reversal stories, always full of endearing antics as two people fumble about in brand new bodies with brand new lives. And such a versatile plot, too? With the right combinations of characters and settings, no two swaps need ever be quite the same! So yeah, I know it's 'Halloween Theme Week' and all that, but you can't exactly make a body swap with a kid and a toddler scary, now can you? So why don't we visit a story from this innocuous little anthology comic, and see what kind of a silly and heartwarming romp we get up to?

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([personal profile] cyberghostface posting in [community profile] scans_daily Oct. 23rd, 2017 12:54 pm)
 'Behind You' is a webcomic by Bryan Coldrick. A compilation book is being released by IDW. Here are a few selections, you can view the rest here.

Comics under the cut... )
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([personal profile] brewsternorth posting in [community profile] dailyprompt Oct. 23rd, 2017 12:51 pm)
Today's prompt is "unseasonably warm".
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"My friend Sam who falls down a lot (I can say that because she doesn't read my comics) once referred to me as 'shitty Bendis' and it was one of the nicest compliments anyone had given me at that point in my career." - Matthew Rosenberg

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Partly because the artwork was rushed and largely inappropriate to the subject matter, but mostly because I was simply having to produce too much material in too short a time — seven scripts all at once! — and ended up putting most of my attention to the five “middle” books. Say what you like about KINGDOM #1 and #2, which aren’t great, but I genuinely feel that Offspring, Planet Krypton and Son of the Bat are as good as anything I’ve ever written or likely ever will. -- Mark Waid

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([personal profile] icon_uk posting in [community profile] scans_daily Oct. 23rd, 2017 10:45 am)
Greeting my pretties,

It being the week leading up to All Hallows Eve, otherwise known as Hallowe'en, your beloved, and only slightly scary (in the right light) Mod Team, deem it a fine and fitting time for a proper Theme Week.

We've had some horror scans posted already, so our thanks to those who have contributed, but now's the time for more of you to get involved! We want your horror, we want your terror, we want your FEAR! (Ahem, sorry about that, channelling Vincent Price for a moment there)

What stories scared you? What stories made you afraid to go upstairs in the dark by yourself, or stretch your foot down to the end of the bed because of what might be lurking under the sheets? What comic story has had an image that lingered with you long after you'd closed the book?

We want to see them, we want to enjoy the frisson of thrills that horror can bring, so please do make an effort to share them with us! And use the tag - Genre: horror if you would please, so we can easily find them in the future!

As Rod Serling's words from "The Twilight Zone" put it;

"Enjoy these brief excursions into the other places ... the odd places, the strange places, the different ones.

The denizens of the Twilight Zone Scans_Daily are odd ones, indeed. They run pretty much a gamut of the most unexpected bystanders and players in life’s game . . .

You’ll see the witches, the warlocks, the elves and gnomes, the space ships and time machines.

All the odd ones and the not-quite-right ones . . . and, needless to say, we hope you’ll enjoy these tales from the strange and shadowy places .... "

Okay, at least half of that could describe scans_daily on your average Wednesday, but we want MORE!

So fly my pretties, fly, and scare the living crap out of us all!
posted by Neil Gaiman
My friends Sxip Shirey and Coco Karol were married yesterday.  I wrote and read something for them at the wedding party.


Afterwards a few people found me and asked me what I'd read and where they could find it, and I explained I had written it for Sxip and Coco that morning, and then they asked if they could read it again.

"I have a blog," I told them. "And it is dusty there and really, I should put it up. So look on my blog." (And now I'm blogging I realise I need to do blog about the TV series we are making of Good Omens.)

This is what I read.

...

This is everything I have to tell you about love: nothing.
This is everything I've learned about marriage: nothing.

Only that the world out there is complicated,
and there are beasts in the night, and delight and pain,
and the only thing that makes it okay, sometimes,
is to reach out a hand in the darkness and find another hand to squeeze,
and not to be alone.

It's not the kisses, or never just the kisses: it's what they mean.
Somebody's got your back.
Somebody knows your worst self and somehow doesn't want to rescue you
or send for the army to rescue them.

It's not two broken halves becoming one.
It's the light from a distant lighthouse bringing you both safely home
because home is wherever you are both together.

So this is everything I have to tell you about love and marriage: nothing,
like a book without pages or a forest without trees.

Because there are things you cannot know before you experience them.
Because no study can prepare you for the joys or the trials.
Because nobody else's love, nobody else's marriage, is like yours,
and it's a road you can only learn by walking it,
a dance you cannot be taught,
a song that did not exist before you began, together, to sing.

And because in the darkness you will reach out a hand,
not knowing for certain if someone else is even there.
And your hands will meet, 
and then neither of you will ever need to be alone again.


And that's all I know about love.


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([personal profile] cyberghostface posting in [community profile] scans_daily Oct. 22nd, 2017 02:20 pm)


“The cat is such a perfect symbol of beauty and superiority that it seems scarcely possible for any true aesthete and civilised cynic to do other than worship it.”
- H. P. Lovecraft

This is an adaptation of Lovecraft's story from Jason Thompson.

Warning for animal cruelty.

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([personal profile] brewsternorth posting in [community profile] dailyprompt Oct. 22nd, 2017 11:36 am)
Today's prompt is "a disturbed night".
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Justice League Action has been producing some terrific episodes, taking a sort of "Brave and the Bold" take on the wider DC Universe.

They've also released a series of shorts, and I think I rather like this one which showcases some problems encountered when Firestorm faces Metallo and tries to transmute his Kryptonite heart.

Wackiness ensues )

and for my next trick

Miraculous Ladybug Season 2 )
Here's a page from a flashback to when Tony Stark met Mary Jane Watson. I am not quite sure when it takes place, but it happens when Mary Jane was a model and when Tony was hitting the sauce. So it is before IRON MAN #128?

One page )
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([personal profile] laughing_tree posting in [community profile] scans_daily Oct. 22nd, 2017 02:50 am)


This isn't Fables. But my bet is it's for the same people who like Fables. -- Bill Willingham

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([personal profile] thanekos posting in [community profile] scans_daily Oct. 21st, 2017 12:39 am)
He felt ill.

He went home.

He felt worse.

He attacked his wife.

He tied her up first. )
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"I reserve the right to change my mind [laughs], but Barry and I have talked about it many times and one thing we like in the world we’ve built is that there is no Justice League waiting in the wings, no Fantastic Four, no Avengers to set the world right. It is not a story of what happens when the villain wins until the heroes wake up, it’s about there not being any more superheroes."

- Mark Waid


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A repost of one of my Hallowe'en 2014 selections! H.P. Lovecraft's classic 1924 tale of horrific family secrets gets the Richard Corben (writing as, appropriately, "Gore") treatment in the underground comic Skull #5 (Last Gasp, 1972). NSFW warning for gore.

'Is it Edward Norrys' fat face on that fungus thing?' )
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([personal profile] laughing_tree posting in [community profile] scans_daily Oct. 21st, 2017 12:03 am)


When Pia Guerra and I started Y: The Last Man that was our impulse: Let’s make a comic book for people who don’t yet know that they love comics. I think for a lot of people it’s kind of an intimidating art form to get into. Even if you’ve been reading comics your whole life, you take it for granted sometimes. It’s hard to just open up this page of panels—you don’t know how to read it. With Y: The Last Man we were like, let’s think about it so that if you’ve only ever read Calvin and Hobbes in your daily paper growing up, you will be able to read this comic. And I think with Saga we tried to hone that even more. -- Brian K. Vaughan

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When I was a kid, Superman quite literally saved my life.

I have always been a devotee. Captivated by superhero comics when I was no more than four years old, they became the foundation of my existence. They always buoyed me in times of trouble, but even they couldn't elevate me when I was hitting high school. I was from a broken home, I was incessantly bullied in school, I wasn't handling any of it well, and the darkness of my depression had me -- and I am not exaggerating, forgive me -- suicidally depressed that no one really gave a damn about me and no one ever would.

And in that mood, on a January afternoon in 1979, I went to see Superman: The Movie, and it changed everything. I sat through it twice, full of joy I have rarely experienced since. I knew Superman was a fictional character. I knew Christopher Reeve was an actor. But together, alchemically, magically, they communicated something profound to me: Superman cared. He cared about everyone.

Even me.


-- Mark Waid

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