This is cool how wildly popular Vixen is turning out to be with so many of the people who actually spend time out of their busy lives on this blog for what ever reason. And I noticed that the dude who runs the Martian Manhunter blog http://idol-head.blogspot.com/2010/11/1996-martian-manhunter-oil-painting-by.html has become a pawn recently. In keeping with the Checkmate theme I call the followers of this blog pawns so just bare with me folks. So that all has inspired me to share one of my favorite moments between two great DC characters who at a point and time found themselves on different teams during a confrontation while in Russia. But instead of a fight between The Martian Manhunter and Vixen we are treated to a rare heartfelt moment between these two who obviously have a lot of love for each other. Not a romantic or sexual kind of love despite how cool and kinky that would be but more of a Kirk and Spock kinda love. You may have to left click and then magnify the image to read the text clearly.
By the way, did you know that the voice actors for the Martian Manhunter and Vixen on the Justice League cartoon were Carl Lumbly and Gina Torres? You may know Lumbly from the short lived sci-fi TV series called M.A.N.T.I.S in which he a paraplegic scientist who wore a exo-skeleton suite and fights crime. Torres you may know from the sci-fi TV series Firefly and a movie based on the show called Serenity in which she played this hot ex-military type turned mercenary on a pirate space ship kinda like the Starjammers in the X-Men.
Also take note of the cool cover art that was used for the covers of the JLA and Suicide Squad issues that the confrontation between the two teams takes place in. Notice it's the same scene just drawn from different angles for each cover. Quite ingenious I must say. I can't think of any other time this sort of creativity for a cover was ever utilized.
I never noticed that about the covers.ReplyDelete
Hei! I'm the first one posting this time
Who doesn't love a little snuggle time with the big green marshmallow? Thanks for sharing David. Especially since my Dad never bothered collecting the crossover issues. I think he believed it was a marketing ploy and refused to participate.ReplyDelete
not to mention he's a shape shifter. imagine, no more trips to the adult novelty stores. and as to the issue covers, i like to think of this blog as being a source of education kinda like an online course, but one that doesn't suck. thanks for the comments folks.ReplyDelete
Sweet covers. What a great idea and executed so well. I'd love to get full-sized prints of both, matte them togther side by side and frame it.ReplyDelete
Aliera, are you from Portugal or Brazil?ReplyDelete
and by the way Craig i like the new profile pic. that's Sideswipe from the Autobots right?
I'm from Portugal. Brazil has Fire as their national hero on DC. We're the one that only apear in undercover, spy or somewhat mistical movies.ReplyDelete
how cool! finally someone from Europe who leaves comments on one of my blogs. i have a blog for ROM Spaceknight that a guy from Brazil use to send me art work for and leave comments on. he doesn't speak English so i used to write him in Portuguese. my Port. isn't great but i know how to speak and write some because i spent some time in Brazil many years ago. now i have this wonderful translation software like you see here so we have an easier time communicating. check this out:ReplyDelete
Not trying to be a dick ( :D ) but I think I read just one Rom story at all my life. Wasn't very popular around here. But I checked it.ReplyDelete
your not a dick. there are ROM fans who feel the same way about the Suicide Squad, but i like both. now i don't mean to be a dick either but i have to ask, "Aliera" , is that a girl name?ReplyDelete
I love comments that begin with "I don't mean to be a dick BUT..."ReplyDelete
Yes, that's Sideswipe. Thanks. I was torn between him and Starscream. I was a Hound fan but the image I found wasn't that great so Sideswipe it is.
I'm a girl, but Aliera is just my internet name.ReplyDelete
let me get this straight. your a girl, from Portugal and your a Suicide Squad fan? i'm just putting this altogether right now. how did you get into the Suicide Squad? did they print that title in Portugal? how many years do you have? and how did you find out about this blog which is only about 3 weeks old? do you use translation software or is your English pretty good? by the way you can always email me directly. my address is in the right hand column but here it is: email@example.comReplyDelete
sorry about all the questions but my curiosity about you is killn me.
I love me some JLI and I love me some Suicide Squad. This crossover was like getting chocolate in my peanut butter. And the covers were brilliant!ReplyDelete
Nice coverage and a fantastic scene! Being a die-hard Justice League Detroit fan, this scene is especially touching for me.
The Irredeemable Shag
well Shag this posting was largely inspired by many of the comments left on a previous posting so every body out there who liked this one give yourself a pat on the back. with out you all i would just have gotten all pissed off over this blog and emailed Dan day and night about how i much hate humanity and that the world of Soylent Green & Children of Men can't come soon enough. but now i can see that the human race must go on for this one and all important reason. that being the continuation of the Suicide Squad Task Force X blog site.ReplyDelete
....I'm just happy to find a few blogs that don't mind me hanging around. And there's Dan's influence again.ReplyDelete
Funny how J'onn is reconciling with a member from a "joke" League that he led, even while he was currently a member of yet another League that a lot of readers would refer to as a "joke" League. Do people just have something against J'onn being the leader of the the Justice League? :)ReplyDelete
For the record, I didn't really follow the Detroit League, and I am a HUGE fan of the Giffen/DeMatteis League.
Giffen was especially awesome at doing facial expressions. nice to see you here again BollWeevilPrim. as you can see i've been busy.ReplyDelete
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