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Well hopefully I'm not getting a ahead of my self here but it looks like Marvel may have actually gotten something right for a change when it comes to the ROM spaceknight legacy. There's not much to go on so far and I as of yet I have not read Avengers #16 http://marvel.com/comics/issue/43546/avengers_2012_16
this clip art and information comes compliments of Ptor from the Sanctum Sanctorum blog. But if nothing else, gone is the Manga inspired spaceknight armor along with the panzy ass excuses for spaceknights from the Annihilators mini-series that were more useless then red shirted Enterprise security personal from the original Star Trek series.
I never really bitched much about IKON and although she can never truly replace ROM I've always felt like she as a character had enough going for her in order to give old school ROM fans something to actually enjoy provided she be surrounded with the right kind of spaceknights and a Galador that makes sense. And judging from this panel I'd say Marvel finally figured out how to bridge the gap between new readers and those of us who were reading ROM in the 80s by giving us these well done updated spaceknights that are still quite faithful to the originals.
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Anybody remember this Ikon fan art I did almost two years ago? And speaking of fan art that deserves a second look . . .
A while back I provided a link to this fan art found at deviant art by a Brazilian artist who goes by the handle dichiara. I liked it then but after taking a second look at it I think this piece is good enough to deserve a feature blog posting. I think Rom's neautrilizer could have been done a bit better but it's otherwise a solid illustration that captures the feel of the character and is done well from a figure composition stand point.
You guys remember the superhero pillow from a couple of posting ago right? Thanks for the heads up on this photo Rick it's always nice to see Bill Mantlo in good spirits.
And for some good laughs, socially significant commentary along with a trip down memory lane we have some new Youtube videos by The King of Thessaly
. First up we see Dr. Strange vs Morbius The Living Vampire
and Rob Liefield
and women's bodies (part 1) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX04KOrPD8k
Part 2 features Quasar
back issue tie-ins from Operation Galactic Storm, Eddie Brock's
(Venom) mullet and a tutorial on how to make a white trash version of an Arnold Palmer