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Shayera confronts "the other woman"

When Hawkwoman saw the cover to the National Enquirer yesterday, she was LIVID! Searching for Carter (Katar), she found him, but he was with -- the "OTHER WOMAN!" An explosive confrontation, captured in the panels above, ensued. But don't worry -- it was all just a silly misunderstanding! Katar explained that an Enquirer photographer had happened to shoot him with a very "friendly" acquaintence named Mavis, and then hyped the story in typical Enquirer fashion. Shayera was placated, and now the Hawks are once again a happy couple. But are they ready to take on the challenge of Rann's new super-weapon? Tune in tomorrow, as Starman tries to get Adam Strange to reveal exactly what the weapon is!

ART: The Brave and the Bold #34 by Joe Kubert


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Two BRAND NEW
Rann-Thanagar War Banners


"Toons for Rann" art by Chris Jones/Dan Davis, from Justice League Adventures #25. "Rocketeers For Rann" art by and copyright Dave Stevens, from Rocketeer Adventure Magazine. Banners created by me, Robby Reed. Victory to Rann!

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Super-sized superheroes

Thannies take note: You don't want giant-size Adam Strange mad at you! Strange Adventures #221; Superman #302; and Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #10. I think. A "no-prize" to anyone who can figure out Solar's obscure numbering system.

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Space Ghost
by Alex Toth


Here's a nice little Space Ghost drawing by Alex Toth. Click the pic or here for bigger image!


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Imp League:
The Great GAZOO

The Great Gazoo was to Fred Flintstone what Mr. Myxptlk was to Superman. Not actually an imp, this tiny green alien was introduced during the final season of The Flintstones, perhaps in an effort to increase ratings. Since it was the show's FINAL season, I guess it didn't work.

Secret Origin: Gazoo was exiled from his home planet, Zetox, for inventing a device that could destroy the entire universe. As punishment, he was stranded on prehistoric Earth and made to serve the earthmen who found him -- Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble. Gazoo can only be seen and heard by Fred and Barney, as well as animals, children, and the Great Gazam, his leader. The Great Gazoo's favorite put down: "Dumb-dumbs!"

Intended to inject some life into the show, Gazoo was a somewhat controversial character among Flintstone purists, as he added a futuristic element to the otherwise prehistoric cartoon. But too badfor them -- Gazoo was fun! Fun is always good. He appeared in several episodes of The Flintstones, and his voice was supplied by actor Harvey Korman. Although he originated on TV, Gazoo eventually found his way into comics books. Charlton, who had been publishing a Flintstones comic, gave Gazoo his very own title -- several covers from which are pictured below.

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Metamorpho The Element Man
Fab Freak of 1,000-and-1 Changes!


He began in The Brave & the Bold #57 in an origin story written by Bob Haney and drawn by Ramona Fradona, one of the few women to ever work in comics. Then he got his own short-lived title. He is Metamorpho, the Element Man! He can't change into just ANY old element -- he's limited to elements contained in the human body! And if you read the series, you know well that this includes even "trace elements," such as copper. It's science info-tainment. How cool is that? Here's Metamorpho #1 by Fradona; Metamorpho #9 by Sal Trampini, and Metamorpho #13, featuring Element Girl, also by Trampini.

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FF signal

Here's a scene from the upcoming Fantastic Four movie to "signal" you that the big premiere is just a month and a half away -- on Friday, July 8, 2005!

Justice Society by Joe Kubert

Three old DC trading cards combine to make this mini-tryptic of the original Justice Society, by Joe Kubert.

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