I bring you this brilliance by Chris Giarrusso
I have to get this woman to do something for me! How great is this?
Little bit of footage of
Miranda Tate Talia.
A Silent Night of wonder.
While he worked on other comics and characters, there is one character that Schaffenberger drew that is of interest to this blog.
Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist for Lois Lane through out the Silver Age.
As I’ve mentioned many times, the Lois Lane title was one of DC’s top selling titles in the 1960s outselling Batman for a few years.
Schaffenberger was also an artist on Captain Marvel both in the Golden Age and when DC acquired those rights.
He, like Curt Swan, was kicked off the Superman books by DC in the 1980s. He was the inker on Swan and Alan Moore’s farewell to the Silver and Bronze Superman, “What Ever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?”
Here’s one of his last sketches of Lois from the book “Hero Gets the Girl” which is unfortunately out of print but available on Amazon for big bucks.
Schaffenberger died in 2002.
J.H. Williams III recently posted some of his original art for the second issue of Batwoman along with a caveat that:
you’ll notice that some pages will have slight differences on the original art versus what was printed, due to editorial changes that needed to be done after Flashpoint and the launch of the New 52.
When Kelly and I interviewed J.H. Williams for the “3 Chicks” podcast he spoke about the need to make changes to align with the rest of the Bat-Universe:
When we found the whole new DC 52 happened we had already some changes to one of the issues with what was going on with Batman, Inc. but at that time when we did that there was no word to us about the change over with the new 52 stuff happening so when that came about we had to make changes all over again and that was a bit frustrating and ultimately was all due to that we have to work so far in advance because as everyone knows I’m not the fastest artist in the world.
Williams said that as a result the creative team decided to make their continuity into the rest of the Batverse more “aloof.”
So what changed in issue 2? A comparison of the original art and the published versions shows minor but interesting changes.
A new ad campaign in Mozambique by Associação da Luta Contra o Cancer (ALCC) is using Wonder Woman, Catwoman, She-Hulk and Storm to promote self-examinations for breast cancer prevention.
The ad copy states:
Nobody’s immune to breast cancer. When we talk about breast cancer there are no women or super women. Everybody has to do self-examination monthly. Fight with us against the enemy and, when in doubt, talk to you doctor.
The images are quite striking. The faces of the characters are only partially seen, but the characters are easy identifiable. And while we often see women feeling or touching their breasts n comics, the art here is not sexual or exploitative and has almost a solemn feel to it.
I’d like to see these ads in other counties; it’s a very compelling concept.
Update: Here’s a link to the artist’s DA page.
Wonder Woman and others after the cut.
The shirt will be on sale in comic shops on April 11, in advance of Free Comic Book Day on May 5. It will be solicited in January 2012’s Diamond PREVIEWS catalog, and customers are encouraged to preorder with their local comic shop by January 18.
Wonder Woman is wearing flat boots.
Begging to point out a most obvious result of your actions, but “you’ll shoot your eye out.”
It’s a high speed sleigh pursuit! And that’s not Santa.
Today we have someone whose name begins with “S” climbing to the roof with a sack on their back. But it isn’t Santa.
Today one of my favorite DC women gets a gift better than a sleigh ride with someone who wears red and whose name begins with S.