Friday, February 14, 2014

A Thankless Task

"A Thankless Task" from Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #0 (1994) by Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway
Yeah, not much Extraordinary Ordway there, sorry, and all for the sake of a joke. Zero Hour was heir to Crisis on Infinite Earths, required to fix the bugs Crisis had failed to fix, or to put it better, had created itself. And of course, caused problems of its own. Hardest hit was the Legion of Super-Heroes which started on its journey to unlimited reboots, feels like (that included Valor). "Fixing" Hawkman actually made things worse too. LEGION to REBELS wasn't my favorite change either. Hal Jordan's death and redemption, I suppose was a necessary piece of the Green Lantern puzzle. The only series "born" of Zero Hour with any lasting power or critical success was Starman, launched along with turkeys like Extreme Justice, Fate, Primal Force, Manhunter (the one no one remembers) and Xenobrood. Yeeech.

That post title is me being facetious. I've enjoyed the the almost three years of running this little side-blog, but now the whiteness has come over it and I'm ending it. I started showcasing splash pages from across all of comicdom, then gave myself more structure by splashing DC Comics series alphabetically. Now that this structure is complete (or as complete as I care to make it), I think I'm done. I need to time to work on other projects. Still, more than a thousand splashes for your consideration in the backlog. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to all the artists featured for the work they've given us over the last dozen decades.

11 comments:

  1. Woo! Thanks for the alphabetic tour! Sorry to see it come to an end.

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  2. I came in a little late, but I've greatly enjoyed the last year I have been following this (and your other blogs) Thank you for the memories, both old and new! I will genuinely miss this.

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  3. Thank you. I have enjoyed this blog and especially the alphabetical list. I will miss checking it daily.

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  4. What, you're not going to continue with Atlas splash pages?!?!?!

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  5. If you thank me, you invalidate the post's title!

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  6. Oh heck, I'm going to miss this terribly. I may not have commented every day, but I sure as heck read it every day! So thank you so much for the fun, and good luck on your other stuff! Now I'll just harass you more on your other site!

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  7. You almost did comment every day, Sally, for which I'm quite grateful!

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  8. Yes, thanks for doing this -- often beautiful, greatly increased my knowledge of DC, Kubert, and Kirby stuff.

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  9. It's true, I'm a sucker for Kirby and Kubert.

    The former is a comics Messiah, the latter my very favorite comics artist in the world.

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  10. Thank you so much for this blog. I've checked it pretty much daily since I came across a year or two ago. I guess it's time to start with your first post. Again, thank you.

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  11. Thanks for the hard work. I've enjoyed a regular stop here. I'll miss the daily dose of splash pages from comics I never knew or had forgotten. Good luck.

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