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

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okay, that one is a literal LOL, what the teetotal fuck

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 00:46 (four years ago) link

Synopsis for "Superboy's First Mission"
At a time in which Superboy has received his costume, but has still not received parental permission to start his Superboy career, the Kents pay a visit to the Crowleys, who have bought their old farm. Unknown to them, the Crowleys are nuclear scientists who are being held prisoner by a spy named Lobko, who is in search of their energy pills. Clark becomes Superboy and frees the Crowleys, but they are struck by flying concrete and later believe the “flying boy” they saw was a dream. Lobko takes one of the pills and disintegrates. When Superboy later refuses to tell his parents about the nuclear secrets he discovered in the case, Jonathan Kent judges him worthy of becoming Superboy.

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 00:51 (four years ago) link

Also, sorry derail derail http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090108155134/marvel_dc/images/5/5d/Animal_Man_Vol_1_39.jpg

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 00:53 (four years ago) link

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/green-lantern-1960/71-1.jpg

soref, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 00:59 (four years ago) link

The thing that's such a drag is that I'm 95% sure all of these comics would be boring as hell to read, at least based on my experience with random old Legion comics with similarly batshit premises. Like, the pencils and the layouts and the script never goes half as far into batshit territory as those great covers. The latter, though... I mean, I'd get a poster of that one with the blind guy.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 01:02 (four years ago) link

That Neal Adams car crash cover is beautiful

I don't even OWN a Television album (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 02:16 (four years ago) link

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/3664/251242-19154-119470-1-superboy.jpg

I love the subtle ableism in this one: "Of course someone with normal eyesight could stop a tornado, but how can a blind person do it?! Read to find out!"

Tuomas, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 07:52 (four years ago) link

Good old skool ILC thread this.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Wednesday, 4 March 2015 20:10 (four years ago) link

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 (four 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 (four years ago) link

dying @ the lady is a bomb!

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

oh man how did I forget that Heroes Against Hunger cover

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

Batman just standing there doing fuck all.

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

somehow i missed this era of Lois Lane bondage covers

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

take it to the Lois Lane Bondage thread guys

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

And what might your amazing powers be, Doctor Casino?

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

as evidenced by the v first post

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

it happened organically

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

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

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

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

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

awesome

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

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

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

I hate it when diseases won't die

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

That looks like a Ditko to me.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:09 (one year ago) link

did Ditko not ink his own stuff?

Οὖτις, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:09 (one year ago) link

he usually inked his interiors, but the drapery and black-spotting on that cover look more fluid and shadowy than he tended to do, and the varying lineweight on Dove and the top heads is a heavier brush than I think of him doing.

I'm no expert though, and have only seen his stuff in non-reprint form from the 1980s on.

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Friday, 29 June 2018 21:27 (one year ago) link

hmm, just saw it full-size at Spurge's, and the inking on the "Don" legs is totally Ditko's shading style

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Friday, 29 June 2018 21:33 (one year ago) link

I had no idea that Hawk & Dove went back that far!

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 1 July 2018 17:59 (one year ago) link

They were in Showcase first.

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Sunday, 1 July 2018 18:21 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

^^^^ the alpha and the omega

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 16:59 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

there's a whole page for pieta-style covers
https://www.cbr.com/i-cant-cover-what-i-am-the-best-pieta-covers/

(although i think that one isn't the original)

koogs, Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:18 (three months ago) link

ah, apologies...

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

koogs, Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:20 (three months ago) link


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