Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Air Fighters: Valkyrie! (1987)

I have been absolutely itchin' to cover another aviator here on I'm the Gun - and a recent Eclipse Comics reading binge has given me just the excuse I needed to talk about Golden Age/80s revial fighter ace, Valkyrie!

In this episode I'll be recapping the 3-issue Valkyrie(!) mini-series from 1987 written by Chuck Dixon and gorgeously illustrated by Paul Gulacy & Willie Blyberg.

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One of the great things about this mini-series was a pin-up section in the back of each issue - below I'll reproduce a handful of those illustrations (by the likes of Brian Bolland, Bruce Jones, Steve Leialoha & more), as well as a couple choice Gulacy pages from the story.

Theme created using a sample of 'Shotgun' by Duran Duran,

The quiet power of Paul Gulacy - Steelfox arrives on the scene

Introducing the new Black Angel

Steelfox derails Valkyrie's escape attempt

Chilling epilogue: Misery claims another pilot
Pinup section! Illustrations by Fred Kida, Steve Leialoha, Brian Bolland, William Stout, Bruce Jones, and Bo Hampton & Tom Yeates.

And final bonus - Valkyrie paper doll by Trina Robbins!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Bloodlines: Best Event Ever pt. 2! - Justice League International Annual #4 (1993)

Back for more?  Me too!  Continuing the 'acknowledgement' of DC's 1993 Annuals x-over BLOODLINES, in this episode I'll be taking a look at Justice League International Annual #4!

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Check out some images from the issue below, previous I'm the Guns on iTunes, and more coverage of Bloodlines: Best Event Ever at these fine sites:

Between the Pages:

Coffee & Comics Blog:

DC Bloodlines Podcast:

Relatively Geeky Network:

Resurrections - An Adam Warlock/Thanos Podcast:

Feedback is welcome!  Please leave a comment below, or email me:  Thanks for listening!

Theme created using a sample of 'Shotgun' by Duran Duran

Lionheart about to get 'Whack-A-Moled'

2 page gag, 1-upping the scare factor

Good sequence showing what Lionheart can do

Put in the customary Bloodlines attack position