Chris Fluit's News posts – August 2009 Archive (4)

Naturally Enhanced- The Best of the Hologram, Die-Cut, Glow-in-the-Dark Covers

JLA_Avengers_3_Cover Jim Shooter said it best in an editorial for Valiant Comics. He bemoaned the excess of the industry in the early ‘90s when it seemed like all you needed was a cool cover to sell a crappy comic. He promised his readers that Valiant would never do that.…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 28, 2009 at 1:15pm — 10 Comments

Titans in the Spotlight

New_Teen_Titans_Archives,_Volume_1 The New Teen Titans is the book that made me fall in love with superhero comics- rivaled only by the Uncanny X-Men. I loved the art and the stories. I loved the blend of characters. I loved the relationships: the friendships, the romances and the subtle rivalries. I…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 20, 2009 at 8:17pm — 10 Comments

Assorted Batman Stories from the Past 28 Years

500-2 Last month, I looked at my collection of Superman comics. I had so much fun writing about the not-quite random assortment of Superman stories and titles that I thought I’d do it again with Batman.…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 14, 2009 at 9:12pm — 8 Comments

Whatever Happened to Rictor and Shatterstar?

In the closing scene of X-Factor #45 (and yes, that’s a spoiler warning if I’ve ever written one), Shatterstar is freed from the mental control of Cortex moments before killing Strong Guy and Rictor. Emotionally relieved, Rictor and Shatterstar embrace and kiss. Guido Carosella, aka Strong Guy, reacts by saying, “Uh-kay. Didn’t see that one coming.” …

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 7, 2009 at 12:30am — 17 Comments

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