Is that you, Bizarsenal?: Hey, remember that time that this actually occurred in an actual DC Comics comic book that was actually published, in this, the real world? Well artist Bernard Chang and writer Sterling Gates must, which would explain why Supergirl #57 (on sale October 20) apparently contains a Bizarro version of Arsenal clutching a dead cat, with a quiver full of dead cats on his back, as you can see in the detail above. To see the whole page, and three others, you can visit DC’s Source blog, which is where the detail above came from.
Like Covered, only with panels: Anthony Vukojevich has launched Repaneled, a blog that seeks to do for interior comics panels what Covered did for covers. Looking good so far. (Via Top Shelf’s Hey Bartender! blog)
“What’s the worst that can happen…viewers might accidentally be exposed to something awesome?”: That’s comics blogger and extraordinnare and comics retailer Mike Sterling arguing that the producers of Smallville might as well “Kirby it up” now that the shows in its final season and apparently attempting a Fourth World-inspired plotline. Sterling also has some swell suggestions of Fourth World characters who should appear on the show…and how they should appear.
Yeah, I think he fought Black Adam once: “Meet Amenhotep III, Egypt’s 3400-year-old superhero”
Justice League of Americans Assemble!: Oh wait, it’s the other guys who assemble, huh? Anyway, artist Joel Carroll’s redesign of The Flash was posted to Project: Rooftop last week, which means all ten redesigns of Justice Leaguers by invited artists have been completed, and the Project: Rooftop League is ready to be ogled, as a group or individually. More of a Marvel fan? Well then, check out this gorgeous “Mythical” redesign of Nova by Shane McDermott.
“I’ve never, ever understood why Thor never got the respect I felt he was due…one of Marvel’s undisputed heavyweights in terms of character prominence but not in terms of actual publishing priority”: Well then I know at least one fan who’s probably happy Thor is going to be Marvel’s number one publishing priority this fall! That’s Tim O’Neil on the subject of Thor, particularly on the often-ignored (unjustly, in his opinion) years of Thor comics published between the time Simonson stopped making them and JMS started. I can neither second O’Neil’s opinion, or disagree with it, since I didn’t read any of those comics either (Actually, I haven’t read the JMS ones either. Or the Simonson ones…which I understand makes me a bad person. They’re on my To Read Someday list though, I swear!)
“The Top Seven books Joan Hilty edited while at the home of the Bat and the Cape”: In the wake of news that editor Joan Hilty will be among the DC Comics employees no longer being an employee of DC Comics, cartoonist (and blogger!) Ty Templeton offers a list of some of her best work. I don’t think The Flash is a terribly good example, as it came from an extremely troubled period for the franchise in which the creative team, protagonist, direction, numbering and just about everything else changed way too frequently and seemed to reveal major behind-the-secnes problems (Hilty might not have been involved with all those changes though; for all I know without spending a half-hour looking up editor credits in old Flash comics, the editors changed as frequently as the directions). It’s otherwise a pretty solid list though—Flinch was a shockingly overlooked jewel in the Vertigo crown (if you haven’t read it, check the back issue bins—there was hardly a bad issue), and just about everyone involved with the last volume of Blue Beetle deserves props for making the character and title work as well as he and it did.