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Dick Grayson Not Dying; Gets New Comic in July
For months readers have worried that Dick Grayson might be the latest Robin to die in comics. The signs were certainly there. He was tortured and had his identity revealed in Forever Evil. And then they cancelled his comic, Nightwing.
But rest assure Dick lovers, Mr. Grayson is staying in comics
According to USA Today, he is getting a new job - spy with the CIA like organization Spyral and a new costume:
At the very least, he is getting a wardrobe makeover, courtesy of Grayson artist Mikel Janin: Gone is Grayson’s mask, and his new outfit reflects the blue-and-black color scheme of his Nightwing togs and features a “G” on his chest, reminiscent of the old “R” from his Robin days.
Tim Seeley and Tom King are joining Janin on the book.
Are you excited?
I think this is something that I have had the hardest time getting used to since I started reading comics. A few months ago, the preview of the return of Peter Parker came out, and it’s kind of like… how do I get excited by an ad for a story that hasn’t even come out yet? It’s only possible to be surprised by substantial shifts in deployment of characters via previews for things, rather than actually opening the comic.
Of course, the other side of this is the people who bitch and moan about the fact that not enough big consequences come out of comic book events. That was something I recently got used to, finally, when I realized that it requires an immense lack of perspective to think that every great story demands big consequences. But still, where is the suspense when the framework is constantly available for scrutiny before the damn books even ship?
Source: USA Today
(art by David Mack) | Daredevil: End of Days #3
Daredevil & Echo.
Watercolor, acrylic, collage. Over gesso on board.
For the making of this (and other DD pgs of this series) I modeled as Daredevil with my friend Raylin modeling as Echo. My friend Allan Amato took photos of us interacting as the characters to use as a bases for my paintings. I’ll be posting more of this process of the making in the album of it here:
Art and making of things here:MUSE (verb/noun). And the name of my new art book of brush & ink drawings of humans. And cats. More art from it here:…https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337503446/david-mack-muse-life-drawings-2012-2014
The artist released a series of work featuring the biographic narrative of Breaking Bad's notorious anti-hero, Walter White. Mesias digs deep into the multiple personas of the character — father, teacher, meth dealer.
Everybody can quit making movies: Captain America: TWS was perfect
Let me tell you motherfuckers all about the new Captain America movie. I don’t even need spoilers for this shit.
- Modern social commentary that is, at the same time, timeless social commentary
- Said commentary integrated seamlessly into not only the plot of the movie but the actual entities in the movie itself that functioned as actual players and not just preachy plot devices. This is really hard to do.
- Not one.
- Not two.
- Not three.
- But a motherfucking litany of convincing, compelling, interesting villains set to the backdrop of the most believable aesthetic of evil I have encountered in a superhero movie. Ever.
- Said villiany was integrated into the film in the context of the Captain America film series and the Marvel Cinematic Universe and managed to improveupon that shit.
- The Winter Soldier plot was a fucking emotional roller coaster and not only did it not even function as the centerpiece of the movie, it didn’t even fucking have to.
- Oh, what’s that? You want to integrate a new, friendly character into the MCU, while having a few familiar faces tag along? Oh, you’re worried about pacing? Fuck it, we’ll just write the fuck out of the movie and make it a god damn masterpiece of sub-plots and pacing.
- I GOT AN EXPLICIT REFERENCE, BEFORE THE CREDITS EVEN STARTED, TO ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS, AND I DIDN’T EVEN EXPECT THAT SHIT.
- Post-credit sequence, dawgs.
- I’m going to quit now, because I could gush about this movie for hours. It was amazing. Top-to-bottom. It was amazing.