Tag Archives: DC Comics

Evil Bun Toons! Bwah hah hah!

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There’s nothing quite so evil as a cartoon rabbit.

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There goes my next three assignments from Marvel.  I live like a rebel.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Of course, the only place Donald Trump BELONGS is in the funny papers.

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Like in this issue of Mad Magazine’s 20 Dumbest of 2015, featuring work your humble rabbit cartoonist!  Probably still on sale at lazier news stands that don’t turn over their stock very quickly!

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for last week’s vicious attack on the “other” company, click here.

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for the Bun Toon Archive of past years, click here. (yes, it needs updating, but I live a life of fast cars and quality women).

LEGENDARY BUN TOONS! YAY!

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A legend in my own lunch time.

As always, when new comic book media arrives, I’m here to help sort it all out.

The CW just launched a new series, spinning off from ARROW and FLASH, and I watched the pilot so you don’t have to…

 

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I-Zombie is safe.  That’s about a zombie.  And Lucifer is coming, and he’s hardly “B-List” in the name-recognition game.  But I worry about these “Legends”.

Past is prologue.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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I have it on good authority that Brother Power The Geek is joining the LEGENDS squad as soon as they can find anyone who remembers him.  Then come the SEA DEVILS.

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for last week’s bun toon, click here

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A legend in my own lunch time.

Quick Diagnosis Bun Toon! YAY!

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  Thank god I’ve got socialized medicine.

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This had to have been a mistake in some way.  My MORE FUN #105 is in near mint shape, and should NOT have been in any kind of bargain bin.  I figure it got put in there by mistake, and the guy I was talking to was an employee, and not the guy running the booth, and he simply didn’t know.

I wish I could enjoy that kind of good luck, but I think about the boss coming back from his lunch and finding out his thousand dollar comics went for five dollars.

Ty the Guy OUT!

I have almost the exact same story with a copy of SHOWCASE #9, the first solo appearance of Lois Lane.  

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…though, to be fair, my SHOWCASE #9 is a little beat up…it’s still not beaten up enough to get for under ten bucks, though!

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For last week’s moment of reflection about Paris, click here.

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For the Bun Toon Archive, going back years, click here.

Hop, Hop, and AWAY! BUN TOONS! YAY!

Today's Bun Toon will be the result of exposure to Red Kryptonite and it should wear off in 24 hours.

Today’s Bun Toon will be the result of exposure to Red Kryptonite and it should wear off in 24 hours.

Have you guys checked out the new SUPERGIRL show in CBS this fall?   Too much fun.  It almost makes up for Constantine being cancelled.

Still…if you’re unfamiliar with the MAID OF MIGHT, I’m here to help.

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In my spare time this last month, I’ve been re-reading the Supergirl stories from the Fifties and Sixties in my collection (I have nearly all of ’em).  Wow, what a bizarre ride of sexism and patriarchy it all was back then…just like the prevailing culture.

Thank Rao we’ve moved past all that.

Ty the Guy

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Supergirl has a doppelgänger named “Power Girl”, who is from a parallel universe where the inhabitants all have much larger boobs.

Here the two Karas argue about "who wore it sluttier?"

Here the two Karas argue about “who wore it sluttier?”

Strangely enough, the parallel world version of Kara is quite popular as a cosplay outfit.

Speaking of strange, the following two panels, from an issue in 1959, still sort of freaks people out…

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Then there’s THIS moment.

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It’s worth noting, that Supergirl is also a doppelgänger for Lois Lane, Lana Lang and a woman named Lesla-Lar from Kandor….all of whom can seamlessly disguise themselves as Kara Z0r-el without make-up or preparation.

Superman has the hots for ALL of ’em at one point or another.

Apparently women were interchangable in the Fifties.

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For the Bun Toon from two weeks ago, ALSO about Weisinger-era Superman comics, click here.

For the Bun Toon from two weeks ago, ALSO about Weisinger-era Superman comics, click here.

For last week's Halloween Bun Toon extravaganza, click here.

For last week’s Halloween Bun Toon extravaganza, click here.

For the Bun Toon archive, going back years, click here.

For the Bun Toon archive, going back years, click here.

Another Swan Song Bun Toon. Not So Yay!

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This keeps happening. I think this whole “mortality” thing is just awful.

No preamble.  The Bun Toon says it all.

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Okay, I did end up with Ringo’s signature, but it was at the insistence of a friend, not me.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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The signatures...

The signatures…

Rather than just looking at the artwork, let’s consider the man we lost this week at 89  years old….

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That’s Murphy Anderson, looking dapper in the ever-present suit.

My middle name is “Murphy” by the way, so I had an EXTRA fondness for the only other person I’ve ever met who shares that moniker.

I really do think that these two comic books have more influence on me than any two comics ever published…

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This was the first time I saw the “new” Superman of the 70s…Clark and Lois worked for a TV station, and Lois was starting to dress in modern clothes (Jimmy, not so much.)  The story (by Denny O’Neil) seemed more “grown-up” than the previous Superman stories I read.  This seemed like it was “mine”, and not the old fashioned stuff my older brothers used to read.

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I still have my copies of these two issues, though they have long ago lost their covers (and I purchased nice new copies at a convention).  This one also introduced me to my life-long fondness of Nick Cardy (quite a cover, no?)…as it had a Teen Titans reprint found within.

These two comics started me down my path of obsessive collecting, which led to me learning to draw them (like Curt and Murphy if I could), which led me to working in the biz…

…Which led to me eventually taking Murphy’s job after he retired.

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Yup.  I became Curt Swan’s inker about two years after I met them.  Did it for a while, and it was like nothing I can describe to wake up every morning working your dream job.

Curt Swan and I even co-created ARM FALL OFF BOY, the greatest comic character of all time.

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But enough about me.
Let’s finish off looking at some Swanderson artwork in their prime…from Action Comics #410.  One of those first issues I ever bought, back when I was nine years old….

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Damn.  Look how good that stuff still is!  Every drop of ink is in the right place.

Thanks for the fantastic ride, Curt and Murphy.  You were both unimaginable treasures of my youth, and you are both unimaginably missed.

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For last week's nostalgic and yet, futuristic Bun Toon, click here.

For last week’s nostalgic and yet, futuristic Bun Toon, click here.

For the increasingly un-updated Bun Toon archive, click here!

For the increasingly un-updated Bun Toon archive, click here!

Have Bun, Will Travel. YAY!

Happiness is a warm bun.

Happiness is a warm bun.

They’re never going to pass any useful laws in the states.  There’s only one solution left…

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It worked with drunk drivers and it worked with smokers.  I propose a campaign of shame.  Let all the gun owners know that WE know they all have small penises.  Let all gun owners know that WE know they’re all cowards.  Let gun owners know that they’re not fit to be with decent people.

Eventually, there might be a few less guns, and a few less dead students.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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It’s not like guns have been glorified and romanticized by our fiction…

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But we should never forget, a gun killed Batman’s parents…

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…and a gun killed Archie Andrews.

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For last week's Bun Toon, which offered MORE solutions to the world's problems, click here.

For last week’s Bun Toon, which offered MORE solutions to the world’s problems, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, featuring hundreds of Bun Toons from years past, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, featuring hundreds of Bun Toons from years past, click here.

Money Money Money Money! YAY! BUN TOONS!

You'll notice none of these ideas involve real estate.

You’ll notice none of these ideas involve real estate.

I’ve got the ideas.

Zing! Pow!  They come at a hundred miles an hour, all these million dollar ideas.

But I don’t want to keep them all to myself, so I’m having a sale.

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And that was just ONE decade’s worth of smart juice, people.  Give me another few years and I’ll have five or six more ideas.  I promise, they’re coming ALL THE TIME.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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What’s the REAL million dollar comic book idea?  I’m glad you asked…

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That’s Joe Simon and Jerry Grandenetti’s “GREEN TEAM” from the mid-seventies– a series so popular it was never seen again after one issue.

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At least until last year.

Where it quickly failed again.

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For last week's Bun Toon about a comic book character who DIDN'T fail, click here.

For last week’s Bun Toon about a comic book character who DIDN’T fail, click here.

For the "Oh-boy-does-it-need-to-be-updated-" Bun Toon archive, click here.

For the “Oh-boy-does-it-need-to-be-updated-” Bun Toon archive, click here.