Beautiful images

I'm a few weeks behind on my comics reading. This morning I read Detective Comics #854. Ahhhh. How delicious it was. Art by the incomparable J. H. Williams III. That sample doesn't do it justice. I don't know how I could have forgotten his wonderful work on Promethea–one of the main reasons I bought it. Well, that and its Alan Moore bizarre-freaky-fantastic-wonderment. The drawing is superb, and the colors by Dave Stewart and lush and vibrant. The contrasts in the last pages between Batwoman and her nemesis, all in pastels, are striking.

Oh, interesting storyline, too. 🙂

I said, I like quizzes!

Yeah, here's another one. Hard to stop, really…

Your result for The Marvel or DC Test…



You are a well-balanced hero that would be a good fit in either universe. Much like the Dark Knight in the bright, sunny DC universe, or Doctor Strange in the technologically-advanced Marvel Universe, you provide an interesting counterpoint to the world around you. So pick a world and start saving it!

Take The Marvel or DC Test at HelloQuizzy

Gaslight Justice League

 Oh, these are too incredibly great: He's also done the Venture Brothers. I want to see pictures of the process he uses to mod these figures. His re-visioned Star Wars figures are fun as well.

Of course, this makes me want to play a Gaslight Supers game, but that's never going to happen.

Beware of kitteh power!

Ohh, I'd forgotten about Hinjo's kitteh! Huzzah! 

Ah, the explanation, such as it is, for WTF is going on with Amazing Spider-Man: I wondered if everyone was as confused/annoyed as me. I've been wondering how on earth Marvel planned on getting Spidey out of the corner they'd painted him into. It's such a Bobby Ewing resolution. Sure, they probably had no place to go with the storytelling, but, gee whiz people. Get creative! Don't just reboot.

No Mutants & Masterminds this weekend

I posted in my other blog at that this weekend we would get to play Mutants and Masterminds for real. Last week we did sample combat and I really liked the build of Rascal, so I was anxious to try him out in RP. But when the GM isn't up to it, you just don't press your luck. So I'm running Shattered Gates of Slaughtergarde again. Which is good, I'm enjoying it a lot. I've just been in a superhero mood. I've been working on the first appearance issue of Rascal and Kamishina (J's character), using Comic Book Creator. I'm on page 3 out of 6. It's slow going, but fun. I posted pix in my other blog, but here's an image of Kamishina on a rooftop.Kamishina on a rooftop

I'm looking forward to Expedition to the Demonweb Pits coming out. That will be my eventual sequel to Slaughtergarde. I've also considered throwing in some bits of Planescape: Fires of Dis. My players are up to 6th level now, a level we've never reached in a game I'm running. Demonweb Pits starts at 9th level, but I have some wickedness planned for them if/when they emerge from S'garde.

This section of Slaughtergarde is rumored to be a killer. It seems dangerous, but the PCs seem to have breezed through so far, so they deserve a challenge.