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Sean William Scott


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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Hercules: Player 



Once you've gone cosmic entity from before time began, you never go back, baby!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Subtext? What Subtext? 

Korak's milkshake brings all the Red Chinese to the jungle...



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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Not What Aristophanes Had In Mind 



















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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Sick Days=Easy Jokes 



These days, advertising "tops for teens" will get you five to twenty.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Subtext? What Subtext? 



Kanvasback's friend looks awfully eager to grease him up...I'm going to overlook the bear comment because, frankly, Kanvas doesn't really look like the typical type bears go for.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Subtext? What Subtext? 


Well, that's oddly phrased, but it seems innocent enough...


Oh, wait...not with that pose it ain't.
Hey, don't judge them, they're ancient Greeks.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

I Blame Lack of Sleep 2 






The closest you're going to get to context out of me...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Youth Is Wasted On The Young 

It's somebody's birthday today, so I've decided to be lazy and just post some vaguely subtextual face-kicking scenes...



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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Subtext? What Subtext? 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Subtext? What Subtext? Theater with Green Arrow 


Green Arrow is preoccupied with how many balls other men have.


Green Arrow harbors a secret fantasy of becoming a Greta Garbo impersonator.


Green Arrow needs Speedy to grab his heels to help him get into position.


Speedy is an over-sexed little freak.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Subtext? What Subtext? 

And now, another visit to the strange, psycho-sexual world of Jimmy Olsen:





(all panels from the story "The Son of Superman" reprinted in Showcase Presents: Superman Family Volume Two and not altered in any way whatsoever...)

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Subtext? What Subtext? 



"Back off, Bill! This is Girls' Romances!"

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Subtext? What Subtext? 

Secret Wars II #4 gives us an unexpected glimpse into the psyche of Ben Grimm...




(I have this horrible sinking suspicion that someone else made the same joke about this panel once...if so, mea culpa, mea maxima maxima culpa)

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Just Plain Text 

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Never Love A Sailor Man 



Hmmm...is that a brush-off, or is he making eye contact with the sailor behind her?



Yeah...his "career"...sure. That's why he doesn't want to see you...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Subtext? What Subtext? 



"Do you like movies about gladiators, son?"

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Sub--No, No, Not Even I Can Go There... 



What say you, Mr. Mitchell in drag?

Mr. Mitchell does not approve!

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Subtext? What Subtext? 



Check those eyelines...those aren't your saws Jim is admiring, Bob.
Timmy's about to get quite the education about sexual repression in males in Eisenhower-era suburbia...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Peter and Nathan: Totally Hetero 

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Subtext? What Subtext? 



What game would that be, exactly, Superman?



Ah, the "tiny handcuff" game. Of course.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Review/Link/Subtext? 

Supernatural: Origins #1, by , Peter Johnson and Matthew Dow Smith, with Geoff Johns and Phil Hester, published by DC/Wildstorm



I'm honestly not sure whether coming to this book without ever having seen even a single episode of the television series it serves as prequel to helped or hindered my response to the book. As a stand-alone concept, it worked fairly well. But there was a certain sense of "sketchiness" about many of the characters and the central premise, that left me feeling throughout the book that I was missing certain fairly significant details and elements of back-story. There are moments that feel very much like foreshadowing that will only pay off in the television show, or bits of exposition that explain gaps in an episode. So, while it was a well put together story and entertaining in its own right, I felt like I wasn't familiar enough with the background to get as much out of it as I was meant to.
Smith's art, however, was exceptionally good, and reminded me a little bit of a mix of Duncan Fegredo and Mike Mignola. It's heavily shadowed and moody, which fits the tone of the book very well, and the stylized look to his art was quite striking.




Matt at No-Sword had a couple of brilliant posts up about post-war Japanese family planning guides. Here's part one and here's part two. It's really interesting stuff from an historical and sociological perspective, and as a comic reader it helps explain the "sister complex" I see so often in manga and anime.

Oh, and in reference to the current Man of the Moment, Topher Grace...I selected him because he was pretty much the only thing even remotely tolerable about the latest Spider-Man movie. How bad was it? Even Pete thought it was bad. I think the only other super-hero movie Pete didn't like was the third X-Men film. That's how bad it was.




A little bit of Subtext? What Subtext? for you, that I probably should have saved for Friday Night:
from Forbidden Worlds #125

To be fair, pretty much any panel with Magicman is subtextastic. I mean, the green turban, the pearl necklace, the sleeve-less unitard slit to the navel, the pixie boots...and his secret identity? He's in the Army. I don't think they need to ask in the case of Magicman.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Subtext? What Subtext? 



Frankly, I always figured Archie for a pushy bottom. But then, I figured Moose was too.

Special Bonus Shot of Archie's Dad Topless:

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Superboy Subtext? What Superboy Subtext? 



"Why are you thinking about other boys when you're on a date--I mean, out skating, with me? By the way, how far down your throat do you think you can get this not at all phallic object, Clark?"

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Subtext? What Subtext? 

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