Army of Darkness (1992). Dir. Sam Raimi.
When I first joined Best Buy in 1993, this part of Army of Darkness was actually used as part of our training. This and Falling Down.
Young Avengers really knows how to stir up sad journey into mystery feels. Had to draw kid loki and leah of hel to make myself feel better.
Man, Young Avengers 13 tomorrow. Man! Man!
Somehow I have the feeling that this is not the ending for these characters that we’re going to get.
(via Preview: Starlight #1, Page 1 of 4 - Comic Book Resources)
This may be the closest thing we get to somoene looking like Moebius. I don’t think I would have expected it to be Goran Parlov.
If Parlov is channeling Moebius, how successful could Mark Millar be in channeling Jodorowsky?
Is there a EffyeahMilesDavis tumblr out there somewhere? If not, there should be.
Marvel Universe Trading Cards Series II ad (1990).
Not a joke: this ad changed my entire life.
The art in these cards is more memorable than the art in most of Marvel’s comics from the same time period.
The Strange Life and Death of Adam Warlock
To round out my contributions to Sound on Sight’s Best Marvel runs, I contributed a piece about Jim Starlin’s Warlock, one of my all time favorite comics. Not the Avengers & Marvel Two-In-One annuals that are just predecessors to Infinity Gauntlet but his Strange Tales/Warlock stuff about Warlock versus the Magus.
The idea that Adam Warlock becomes the very villain he’s fighting produces all kinds of dilemmas for the hero but the ultimate strategy to prevent the evil of the Magus may be to kill himself. This sets Warlock down an ultimately nihilistic path where he’s actually forced to team up with Starlin’s now well known creation Thanos. A worshipper of Death, Starlin originally introduced Thanos in an issue of Iron Man and really developed him in the pages of Captain Marvel where Thanos became godlike after channeling the power of the Cosmic Cube. A hero on the path to suicide and a being who is trying to win Death’s love– yeah, that’s going to end well.
You can read the whole article at Sound on Sight.
One thing that struck me as I was thinking about this piece was how similar Warlock is to Kieron Gillen’s Loki, the character I wrote about in my first Best Marvel Runs piece. Actually, it’s more of their fate that’s similar. To win, they basically have to commit suicide and give up everything that they’ve fought for. Both stories are ultimately tragedies where in order to win, the characters have to lose.
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