Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Once the dust settled and the Crisis was over, the hardest part came: saying good bye to the fallen in battle. I Atlantis, Mera, along with Aquaman, Aqualad, and the people of Poseidonis, said good bye to Aquagirl and Lori Lemaris, who persihed heroically trying to save others.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Crisis on Infinite Earths affected the entire multiverse... billions and billions of lives were extinguished, and the story included hundreds of characters in only twelve issues. With this in mind, we can say that Mera's participation was somewhat significant in the saga. She was part of the team of super heroes who went to Earth-S to fight the supervillains that froze it over. Mera and Aquaman fought the Ocean Master, the Icicle, and Captain Cold.
Mera was also in Atlantis when Aqualad brough a very badly hurt Tula A.K.A. Aquagirl, who had been attacked by Chemo in Earth-4. Unfortunately Tula died and Mera was there to deliver the bad news and console a broken Aqualad.
When all dimensions were consolidated into a single one, and the final battle started, Mera and her allies were defending the capital city of Poseidonis from the Antimonitor's killer shadows. It was here that Mera witnessed the horrifying death of Lori Lemaris, the mermaid who had been at one time Superman's girlfriend.
Monday, July 21, 2008
And so tragedy struck. While attacking the Antimonitor's stronghold, Superman and the new Doctor Light got cornered by the powerful villain. Supergirl came to the rescue and destroyed the Antimonitor's armor, but it came at a price... the girl of steel died in the arms of her cousin.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Here, Batgirl talks with her friend of years Kara Zor-El, Supergirl. The crisis was becoming too overwhelming for her, and she felt impotent before the cosmic scope of the events taking place; but the Girl of Steel reminded her that everyone can make a difference; she talked to her of the firemen, doctors, and nurses aout there helping everyone... they are heroes too. After telling her this, Kara Zor-El flew off to save more lives. This was the last time Batgirl and Supergirl were together before tragedy struck.
In the novelization of "Crisis" this scene takes place early in the story, but an extra piece is added. After the "What have I become?" line, there is a car crash in the street below, and without thinking for a second about herself of her safety, Batgirl jumps to the recue. Even though she didn't know it then, she was also a hero... through and through.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Bruce Timm is responsible for the "modern age" incarnation of the Animated Series style of the DC Universe characters. It all started in 1993 with his "Batman: The Animated Series". This is a 1995 Batgirl by Bruce Timm himself... she is just perfect!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Recuerdan a Fred Hembeck? Hicimos un especial de las pelirrojas dibujadas por él; hoy, el señor Hembeck redibuja la portada de Aquaman #22 protagonizando al Rey de los mares y Mera contra Hila. El problema es: quién es la buena hermana y quién es la mala? Ustedes deciden, y mientras lo hacen, también decidan: cual portada es mejor?
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Inks / Tintas
Colors / Colores
Esta increiblemente dinámica imagen de Batichica contra Killer Moth pertenece a la historia "Batichica: Año Uno". Hoy, presentamos el proceso de esta gran pieza, desde su etapa inicial en los lápices, pasando por las tintas, hasta el coloreado. Arte por Chuck Dixon. Lo grandioso de esta página es el ángulo en el que la acción es tomada; la "cámara" está en el lugar que maximiza la patada al extremo.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Antes de comenzar... POR FAVOR TENGAN UNA MENTE ABIERTA y traten de ver esto a través de los ojos de un aficionado. La compañía Capture Entertainment está trabajando en una película de acción/animada de Aquaman. Es una expresión artística independiente, sin ánimo de lucro, creada solamente con propósitos de entretenimiento. Con esto dicho, aquí tienen algunas imágenes del cortometraje "Aquaman". La filmación toma lugar en Underwater World, en Queensland. Katriina Johnson es la actriz que interpreta el papel de la reina Mera de Atlantis.
Hoy introducimos un nuevo banner que aparecerá junto con el ya clásico banner diario. Este banner consiste de imagenes del Album de los Super Amigos por José Luis García López y las marcas registradas en español para no olvidar que este es un blog bilingüe.
Friday, July 11, 2008
This great image by none other than José Luis García López is part of the 1988 DC Comics Calendar. It features the women of DC, and two of the redheads are part of the shot: Hawkwoman and Batgirl share the stage with Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Wonder Girl, Zatanna, and Supergirl. When I was a kid, I remember this image coming in a centerfold in one of the old Superman comics in Colombia, and immediately fell in love with it. In the DC Calendar, this picture was featured for the month of December; great way to end the year.