"For all my powers, I could not save _____": An image thread

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THIS is the "your power cannot save them" cover that i couldn't quite remember and it's a doozy

http://https%3A//comiclists.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/heroes-against-hunger.jpg

with a special Stephen King writer credit iirc

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 20:34 (five years ago) link

if we wanted to keep going on the LOL DC Covers, there's the treasure trove of Lois Lane, which vacillates between bondage and... well, there's a lot of bondage
http://www.comicbookdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ll73cover.jpg

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 20:38 (five years ago) link

dying @ the lady is a bomb!

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 20:44 (five years ago) link

oh man how did I forget that Heroes Against Hunger cover

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 20:52 (five years ago) link

Batman just standing there doing fuck all.

0xFE Shades of Grey (snoball), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 21:05 (five years ago) link

somehow i missed this era of Lois Lane bondage covers

Nhex, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 21:10 (five years ago) link

take it to the Lois Lane Bondage thread guys

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 21:11 (five years ago) link

I love that there is a least three batshit things about every cover. No single-issue batshittery here.

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 21:22 (five years ago) link

Superman 422 is very much all time.

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 21:45 (five years ago) link

loving all the DC batshit but yeah maybe should be its own thread, i do love the idea of being able to open this one up on days when i'm feeling cocky with all my amazing powers, getting some perspective, all that

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 22:01 (five years ago) link

And what might your amazing powers be, Doctor Casino?

0xFE Shades of Grey (snoball), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 22:03 (five years ago) link

this thread has just turned into Po-Faced #3 is all

The Po-Faced Absurdity of DC Comics (picture thread)
Po-Faced Absurdity of DC Comics, Part 2: Son of Po-Face

WilliamC, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 22:05 (five years ago) link

yeah that wasn't really what I was going for - it's not like the title trope is unique to DC

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 22:07 (five years ago) link

as evidenced by the v first post

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 22:07 (five years ago) link

it happened organically

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 22:10 (five years ago) link

for all our powers, we couldn't keep the thread on topic

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 22:13 (five years ago) link

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/thor/256-1.jpg

soref, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 22:37 (five years ago) link

this one is only four issues later

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/thor/260-1.jpg

soref, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 22:39 (five years ago) link

awesome

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 22:40 (five years ago) link

seems characteristic of Marvel to go the more self-absorbed route:
http://www.cyberattic.com/stores/pasttreasures/items/360646/catphoto.jpg

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 22:44 (five years ago) link

i think these final panels from daredevil 7 by lee and wood are an interesting variation or inversion of the kind of the thing this thread is getting at - ie what 'value' are superpowers - or, for what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul etc etc. stan is telling his readers, hey kids, courage and determination are more important than any silly superpower.

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Panel-2.JPG

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 23:04 (five years ago) link

I can't get over the kitschy bad-taste of that Heroes Against Hunger cover. did that 'marvel superheros react to 9/11' book have one of these?

soref, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 23:15 (five years ago) link

stay on topic here kids (Marvel had Heroes for Hope - which was just as bad in content, altho the cover was standard "Wolverine is a badass" nonsense)

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 23:21 (five years ago) link

what 'value' are superpowers - or, for what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul

tbh I was thinking of it more in a Greek-tragedy sort of context, ie you are fucked no matter what you do or how badass you think you are, the universe is a merciless clockwork and you are just a pawn

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 23:22 (five years ago) link

"Not all my power can save..." is such a weird (and repeated!) construction compared to "All my powers cannot save..."

Not to be prosaic and such

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 23:33 (five years ago) link

if there's one thing Stan Lee is good at, it's mangling syntax

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 23:35 (five years ago) link

I hate it when diseases won't die

Οὖτις, Thursday, 5 March 2015 00:23 (five years ago) link

lol what's up with that phrase and that character, you'd think it'd at least be "NOT ALL HULK'S POWER CAN SAVE HULK!"

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/JLIXx7Zw0rE/hqdefault.jpg

Doctor Casino, Friday, 6 March 2015 19:24 (five years ago) link

"NOT ALL HULK'S POWER CAN SAVE HULK!"

lol

Οὖτις, Friday, 6 March 2015 19:27 (five years ago) link

had detailed discussion w my wife last night about the difference between Hulk and Bizarro syntax

Οὖτις, Friday, 6 March 2015 19:27 (five years ago) link

"Bizarro Hulk has excellent syntax, thanks for asking."

ok, i love that.

Nhex, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 19:57 (five years ago) link

in the future, all doctors are white guys and they still use head mirrors for some reason

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 20:07 (five years ago) link

late to this but is that Aquaman cover upthread Aparo? somehow it doesn't all quite come together into a visually striking design but so many elements of it are wonderful

oochie wally (clean version) (sic), Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:28 (five years ago) link

yup: http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Aquaman_Vol_1_62

Οὖτις, Thursday, 12 March 2015 21:17 (five years ago) link

Aquaman and Mera are each about 13 heads high

oochie wally (clean version) (sic), Thursday, 12 March 2015 22:48 (five years ago) link

just realised I don't think I've ever read a comic with Mera in it but I wrote her name without thinking

oochie wally (clean version) (sic), Thursday, 12 March 2015 22:51 (five years ago) link


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