The Yellow "M" (1953-54)

Sep. 20th, 2017 08:44 am
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"Blake and Mortimer" is one of the most well-known Belgian comics series, created by Edgar P. Jacobs (1904-1987). The title is a bit of a misnomer due to phonetic issues - the titular character is, in fact, Philip Mortimer, a British scientist. He is aided by his "heterosexual life partner" (a common feature in Belgian comics at the time, and the inspiration for many a slash fanfic) capt. Francis Blake of the MI5. The book mixes detective and spy elements with fantastic concepts such as UFOs, time travel and Atlantis.

I was going to post my first contact with their books, "The Necklace Affair", but thought it best to start with the most famous story of all, "The Yellow 'M'" - the one with the most iconic cover of the series, copied by various comic book artists.



Verbosity ensues )

"Blake and Mortimer" were recently (wow, actually, about a decade ago or so) translated by Cinebook Ltd., a British company who specializes in Belgian and French comics, which gives an interesting twist to a comic set in Britain with two protagonists from Albion.

Rocket Surgery and Other Malaphors

Sep. 20th, 2017 09:18 am
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Have you ever mixed your metaphors?

While not yet in the dictionary, Oxford is tracking a portmanteau to identify the kettle of fish in your wicket: **malaphors**.


Along with "rocket surgery," the link offers a few common examples, including ever popular "we'll burn that bridge when we come to it."

Can you think of any you've heard? (I had a friend who used to say he didn't trust someone as far as he could throw a stick at them.) Are there any metaphors you can't keep straight? Or maybe you just want to make some up--it's pretty fun. (This list of cliches could be the bird in the hand that feeds you.)

Let's try for the whole ball of hogs.



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The revengers in it're the Roto.

The revenged upon're the Paznina.

Issue #2 opened on a flashback to the inciting incident.

It was a response. )

Origin.

Sep. 19th, 2017 10:41 pm
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Let's see if I can get this new origin straight...

Read more... )

Batman 371 - Some early 80's Catman

Sep. 19th, 2017 09:13 pm
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And Jason 1.0

Saw some original art from this issue online and realisd I'd always meant to share the issue. It's a minor story in many ways, Doug Moench writing the first of a sort of two part story which isn't major or "important", but to share Don Newton pencils with Alfredo Alcala inks and Adrienne Roy colours, is always a pleasure.

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First up, that cover )

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