• Bloodstrike: Cable and the Rainbow

    Bloodstrike: Cable and the Rainbow0

    Bloodstrike #1 Rob Liefeld (art and story), Dan Fraga (art), Eric Stephenson (story), Danny Miki (art), Byron Talman (color), Brian Murray (color), Kirt Hathaway (letters) Image Comics 1993 Bloodstrike’s team leader Cabbot is Cable by another name. This is not a controversial or vindictive statement; Liefeld’s LEGO-like sense of superheroic character creation (a source of

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  • Hire this Hero: Slyde This Résumé by Headmistress Pryde

    Hire this Hero: Slyde This Résumé by Headmistress Pryde0

    Adam? Adam X? We haven’t seen you around here for—ohhh, gosh, I beg your pardon, sir! I mistook you for a friend of a friend. It’s easy to do, I’m sorry. People kind of have a habit of turning up here after a long time. Often in pretty rough shape! Oh, I beg your pardon,

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  • Come On, Vogue: Extreme Soviet Superheroics in 1995

    Come On, Vogue: Extreme Soviet Superheroics in 19952

    It is not impossible to create a comic book of quality around a Soviet teenager defecting in desperation, moving to America, growing up beautiful, and becoming an employee of the US government who takes gymnastic spy assignments. I can say this in confidence having enjoyed Aymond and Van Hamme’s Lady S (Dupuis, published in translation by

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