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My series of paintings done for the Doctor Who comics series! (Well, the first three, at least… wink wink.) They are the covers of the #1 issues for each respective Doctor - Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth. It’s the first time I’ve released the artwork without the titles and whatnot - this was a MAJOR project for me this year, started all the way back in 2013 - I’m proud and honored to be so deeply involved with an official project like this. Here’s to more covers and Doctor Who in the future!

Ooh, pretty. (And having read the first issue of the series focusing on the Eleventh Doctor, I thoroughly recommend it - s’good stuff.)

Aside: not quite sold on Twelve yet, but I’m sure he’ll grow on me…

(via zenny)


Game of Thrones/Avengers Crossover

When Loki betrays his brother to sit on the Iron Throne, it is up to Thor, a couple of master assassins, an expert forger, a man with severe anger management issues and a super soldier in the night’s watch to fix it.

Um, Marvel did this already…14-odd years ago. It was called Avataars: Covenant of the Shield. Here’s a precis from Wikipedia:

The overall plot involves the kidnapping of the son of Captain Avalon (Captain America) by forces employed by the Dreadlord (Baron Zemo). Various heroes become involved in the rescue efforts, most of these being members of the Champions of the Realm (the Avengers).

So yes, not quite a Got/MCU crossover, but as an “Avengers in a fantasy setting AU” goes, it’s close enough to spit - and on top of that, it’s actual published (semi-)canon!.

(via tonyloki)


X-MEN: WHITE & BLACK QUEENS by Stewart McKenny

I love this, and I love Stewie. If you go to an Aussie con, find him, tell him he is the best and then bask in his loveliness.

I finally had a chance to meet Stewart properly at Oz Comic-Con a few weekends ago. Such a nice guy, and hella talented. Not only did I pick up this sweet Polaris pin-up by him, I also got him to sign an issue of Batman: The Brave & The Bold he illustrated, which he was really excited about; apparently, said issue is scarcer than the proverbial hen’s teeth!

Additionally, the piece above is owned by fellow art collector steppingonbutterflies, just to give credit where it’s due.

Hawkeye by David Yardin

I should point out that David photographed this before he signed it for me (as it was I who requested this at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne a fortnight ago).

Hawkeye by David Yardin

I should point out that David photographed this before he signed it for me (as it was I who requested this at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne a fortnight ago).

Double dose of Steve & Nat at the newsagent today. #captainamerica #blackwidow

Today has been very good in the comics stakes: found a vintage Aussie reprint of the first few issues of Ms. Marvel from the 70’s, and had a sketchcard of Carol in her classic costume waiting for me in the mailbox when I got home! Sah-weet! Scans later tonight on the comics blog (once I’ve seen this week’s Game of Thrones ep, that is!).


IT’S LEGO BUCKY AND SAM (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*: ・゚✧ 

Incidentally, I saw CA:TWS and The LEGO Movie on consecutive days just three weekends ago. By Sunday night this was pretty much what the inside of my head looked like. (Not to mention that Cobie Smulders was in both films as well…)

(via princess-sparklefingers)






I hear some people talking about wanting comics with like lady super hero teams and WoC and lesbians and bisexual ladies and women not giving a single fuck

Guys Fearless Defenders was a thing that existed

y’all didn’t fucking buy it

it got cancelled after a year

Maybe they didn’t like it?

I mean, I did, but I get why people wouldn’t, and they shouldn’t be obligated to buy a thing they don’t enjoy just because it has the representation they want.

We should not be limited to that kind of choice. Queer women, and women of colour, and disabled women, Muslim and Jewish and pagan women - they should exist throughout comic books, across a multitude of titles.

Readers should not be blamed for a lack of representation.

Fearless Defenders was also a terrible comic with convulouted and pointless plots, the most inane way of pulling a “fridged the lesbian NOPE I FOOLED YOU” ever, artwork that was soulless and unengaging, really clunky dialogue, and full of What Liberal Dudes Think Women Like/Are Like. 

I mean, even by the standards of marvel comics it was pointless and bad, and nobody should feel guilt-tripped into reading and financially supporting a bad comic because it has some window-dressing female characters who are sometimes colored brown and, like, a lesbian kiss. 

You can’t scold people for not loving literally their only option. Any kind of media some people are going to like it and some people are not, regardless of quality or liberality. Not enough of the comic buying public liked it. You don’t get to say “no, you dont get that because you didn’t appreciate it enough that one time we deigned to be more inclusive, why should we bother again?” 

Well maybe I’ll spend my money supporting inclusive webcomics that have good writing and storytelling instead. because in comparison to the print comics industry i have a wealth of options there.

if the book wasn’t full of gross problems and had the entirely-unsuited-to-a-title-about-ladies artist defending the cheesecake right from the start and also claiming that it wasn’t going to set the standard, it might have been different.

but it’s really shitty to try and shame people for wanting better and not being willing to put their hard earned towards a book that a lot of people felt wasn’t fucking worth it. no one should have to settle and just have to like what crumbs they’re given.


of course it can’t.

I sampled the first two issues of Fearless Defenders and, despite all my best hopes, found it dull and unengaging. Cullen Bunn talks a good game, but the execution was lacking, and I feel - much like Rick Remender - he relies overly much on “shocking twists” to carry his story (cf. Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe). Val & Misty never felt ‘right’ to me in situ, and yes, the art was wholly unsuited to the nature of the concept. I wasn’t surprised when it was cancelled, to be honest.

Now, if Kathryn Immonen was to script an ongoing series much along the lines of what she did with the Heralds miniseries (which was hella fun), that I would buy.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Do you think that Batman should kill the Joker? and possibly other criminals?
brentkeane brentkeane Said:


No, because then he wouldn’t be Batman

Um, nobody read Earth 2 #18 then, because…yeah.