Saturday, August 16, 2008

the last deadshot post...

Ok, this is it, the last Deadshot post, at least for now. First up, some images from the last issue of John Ostrander's "Suicide Squad," which features a lot of panels of Deadshot walking through the jungle. These appeared originally at the bottom of the page throughout most of the issue's big battle scene and made for a nice visual motif. The overall end of the series has Deadshot and Captain Vertigo resolving their murder/suicide pact thing, with both walking away still alive. I like the sparseness of the last page, it certainly packs a nice, if subtle, emotional punch. Yay Deadshot!
Next, some images from the Legends miniseries in which the 1980s incarnation of the Suicide Squad was introduced, and a nice painted image of Deadshot (and Bolt, who I don't really know anything about) by Rebecca Guay from the 1996 Rogue's Gallery 1-shot special.

Suicide Squad 66 (1992), written by John Ostrander & Kim Yale, art by Geof Isherwood & Robert Campanella...






Legends 2 (1986), written by John Ostrander & Len Wein, art by John Byrne & Ken Kesel...

Legends 3, by Ostrander & Wein, Byrne & Kesel...

Legends 6, by Ostrander & Wein, Byrne & Kesel...

Rogues' Gallery (1996), art by Rebecca Guay...

So, that's it. In some Deadshot related news, there's a new Secret Six ongoing series coming out soon, featuring Deadshot along with Catman, Ragdoll, Scandal and some other sort-of-villains/antiheroes. Simone is one of the best superhero writers in comics these days, and she's done some cool stuff with these characters before, so I'm hoping this series will be decent. Also, Mattel has issued a Deadshot figure as part of their JLU line. I love these little figures, they're very toy-ish, as opposed to the more collectible-looking super-detailed superhero action figures that are out there these days. Unfortunately, this figure is really difficult to find, and goes for big bucks on ebay (I wouldn't mind the Big Barda figure it comes with, either). Lame!


Next up, some misc. comic stuff before I start going into the Spectre. Film wise, expect a new review or reviews soon...

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