Two million…? Weird. That would place Rodan somewhere very late in the Cenozoic Era, long after Neanderthals became extinct, whereas the pterosaurs disappeared during the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs (and some 75% of all life on Earth) some 66,000,000 millions years ago. Why, it’s almost as if this United States advertising for a 1956 Toho Studios giant monster movie didn’t take into account the science of the time.
I’m fairly certain that the artists involved in creating the movie posters and lobby cards for the U.S. release of Rodan didn’t have the opportunity to see the movie beforehand.
Hot saints drawn by Ruth Sanderson for her book Saints: Lives and Illuminations (William B. Eerdman’s Publishing Company; 2003).
Hey, watch the hands, She-Hulk! (Shulkie feels up Patsy Walker, Hellcat in She-Hulk #2, written by Charles Soule, drawn by Javier Pulido and colored by Munsta Vicente)
Not sure artist Anne Wilson’s decision to to render Papa Bear from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” with red splatters of paint on his snout in Storytime: First Tales for Sharing (Barefoot Books; 2005) was the best idea. It looks like his face is still splattered with the blood of the last nosy little blonde he found wrecking his home. No wonder Goldilocks ran like hell out of the Three Bears’ house when she awoke to see him standing over her.
I’m not sure if Time is baiting Star Trek fans or flattering the writers of slash fiction with their inclusion of Kirk and Spock in the “Couples” section of their book The 100 Most Influential People That Never Lived—which I wrote a little bit about at EDILW—but seeing it made me laugh.
Diane Obomsawin draws H.G. Peter’s drawings of Wonder Woman—sorta—in the first (and my favorite) of the stories in Obomsawin’s On Loving Women, a series of short, true stories of women coming to terms with their sexuality and falling in love with women for the first time (So, hey, remember this one come next year, stupid GLAAD Media Awards, always nominating mediocre superhero comics with shape-changing aliens and masked vigilantes).
Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru’s Metal Men make their New 52 debut in this week’s Justice League #28, by writer Geoff Johns, artists Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Scott Hanna, and colorist Rod Reis. Their personalities are pretty much in tact, even if they’ve been rather radically redesigned…some more than others (Mercury and Lead, for example).
The Metal Men are created when twentysomething scientist Will Magnus places six of the “responsometers” he created into six different vats, each full of a different molten metal. I’m not sure where they get their bright white teeth and various eye colors, though, or how and why the female Metal Man Platinum has red lips.
In the first issue of the new volume of She-Hulk, beautifully drawn by Javier Pulido and rather well-written by Charles Soule, distraught mother and widow to a mad scientist Holly Harrow is in the local lawyer bar, going from table to table, trying to find a lawyer brave enough to take her case. She’s rejected by all of them save our heroine. She catches sight of She-Hulk in the final panel above, but look at who she approaches just prior to Shulkie: Brian Michael Bendis, Attorney-At-Law.