Frank Einstein had a brief flirtation with a career in the circus. He traveled with the troup on a sea journey, but to say that the circus folk didn’t exactly warm to our snazzily dressed hero would be putting it mildly. Take for example this early encounter with the show’s skinless strongman: Frank may in [...]
Stupid things like traveling to new parts of the country, spending time with family and friends, and working on law school briefs have really cut into my posting-scanned-comics-panels-on-the-internet time. As a result, I’ve had to sit out the last few rounds of Friday Night Fights refereed by the dread Bahlactus, but now I feel the [...]
Lately I’ve been reading the early Iron Fist stories, trying to get a better feel of the raw materials that Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction are working with to craft the all-kinds-of-bad-ass Immortal Iron Fist series. There’s a fair amount of 70s cheese to the early tales from Doug Moench, Chris Claremont, et al. But [...]
The fist in question belongs to one Marc Spector, whose nom de superhero is Moon Knight. Before he went around mutilating people’s faces, he used to just lay a little smack down on the poor thugs. This example is from Essential Moon Knight Vol. 2, part of the excellent line of old school Marvel reprints [...]
This comes from the recently released and very awesome graphic novel The Goon: Chinatown – It’s a kind of origin story for Eric Powell’s heavily scarred noir character and it looks incredible. The Goon pretends to be an enforcer for a crime family while actually running the show himself, frequently going up against zombies and [...]
Never bring a knife to a bone breaking fight. Never go up against a Frenchman when getting your eyeball ripped out is on the line. Bahlactus knows that. This from Global Frequency Vol. II: Detonation Radio written by Warren Ellis, drawn by Tomm Coker.