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

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this is not really the same thing, but I like it when 60s marvel books have a final panel in which the hero ruminates on his own failings, and sad Iron Man is just killing me


soref, Saturday, 13 February 2016 21:06 (four years ago) link

haha that's great

the thirteenth floorior (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 13 February 2016 21:34 (four years ago) link

squats go with introspective thinking

Nhex, Sunday, 14 February 2016 00:35 (four years ago) link

i feel like there's 200 of those with spider man

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 14 February 2016 01:35 (four years ago) link

Now I'm imagining 98% of these covers with Scalia and/or John Roberts photoshopped in.

four months pass...
five months pass...
four weeks pass...

is this panel from Avengers #4 the "For all my powers, I could not save" urtext?


soref, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:56 (three years ago) link


soref, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:58 (three years ago) link

haha wow maybe!

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:30 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

missing the tag but sentiment/message is there for sure


Οὖτις, Friday, 17 March 2017 16:46 (three years ago) link

academy award for best comic

a message from the mayor of nyc


not even my mate ross king sniffed out this hot gossip (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 March 2017 16:53 (three years ago) link

five months pass...


Οὖτις, Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:49 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

i'll allow it

more bemused than human (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:58 (two years ago) link

Young Giffen doing a pretty good Neal Adams impression there.

chap, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 10:52 (two years ago) link

Can't see a great deal of Adams there myself, and at this stage of his career Giffen was generally more of a Kirby Kopyist (though it's true that throughout the 70s Marvel encouraged their artists to 'emulate' Kirby, while DC encouraged their artists to 'emulate' Adams.)

Gunpowder Julius (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 11:06 (two years ago) link

i can see adams in it, but looks a bit more like joe kubert to me

more bemused than human (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 11:11 (two years ago) link

Well the inker, John Celardo, was an old newspaper strip hand who took over the Green Beret comic strip from... Joe Kubert, so I think that might account for the similarity, more than Giffen's pencils.

Gunpowder Julius (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 11:32 (two years ago) link

eight months pass...

wow, that Hawk & Dove cover is great. went to GCD to see who inked it, and they have it as Ditko, which surely can't be right?

(I agree with their assessment of Gaspar for letters, and the logo looks like him too - wonder if the overall design came from Ditko, Gaspar, or someone inhouse)

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Friday, 29 June 2018 21:07 (two years ago) link

That looks like a Ditko to me.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:09 (two years ago) link

did Ditko not ink his own stuff?

Οὖτις, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:09 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

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

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

They were in Showcase first.

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

ten months pass...

^^^^ the alpha and the omega

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

three weeks pass...

there's a whole page for pieta-style covers

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

koogs, Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:18 (one year ago) link

ah, apologies...

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

koogs, Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:20 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

I mean, if I was him I'd be quite keen to get my normal body back too.

chap, Saturday, 28 March 2020 17:19 (three months ago) link

Good lord, is that Angel in the top right? That costume...

Nhex, Saturday, 28 March 2020 18:17 (three months ago) link

It's Nighthawk. He was a Batmanesque character iirc, rich dude fighting crime.

Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 28 March 2020 18:22 (three months ago) link

From the Squadron Supreme, an alternative reality superteam who were deliberately created as takes on DC heroes, no?

chap, Saturday, 28 March 2020 18:58 (three months ago) link

Yeah, Gerber goes to some weird places w that character

Οὖτις, Saturday, 28 March 2020 19:02 (three months ago) link

Valkyrie’s boob armor is really... something.

morrisp, Sunday, 29 March 2020 13:31 (three months ago) link

The Kyle Richmond/Defenders Nighthawk is an interesting character in that he is a bit of a loser. He wants so bad to be a hero and the "leader" so bad and really just does not have it down. I know one of the endings of the Defenders is that everybody quits and he cannot get anyone to rejoin with him. I can't remember when that story happened, it might have been a newer one.

earlnash, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 01:27 (three months ago) link

That character died at the end of Gruenwald's original Squadron Supreme miniseries. I don't know how Marvel brought him back, but I'm sure it was stupid.

morrisp, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 01:50 (three months ago) link

it was.

grim and gritty:

gave way to grim and grittier:

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 03:03 (three months ago) link

Sometimes I think Marvel went roughly 40 years w out making a decent comic. I kinda hate everything between 1980 and Immortal Hulk.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 03:05 (three months ago) link

I found the JMS super-gritty Supreme Power comics to be pretty amusing actually

Nhex, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 04:24 (three months ago) link

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