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To all my followers who are comic book fans, please take a look at this

Pollyanna to the Very End is my new blog for comic book reviews. I have never had a reviews blog before, but as I explain in my first post this new tumblr will be my pet project for the Summer. I decided to try and write more and I want to try with something fun that I’ve never done before, so why not comic book reviews (and the occasional list).

A review of Uncanny X-Men 24 is up and I’m hoping to add at least 2-3 new reviews every week. It’ll be mostly new releases, but maybe I will do a Throwback Thursday thing with older issues as well.

The name of the blog is obviously an homage to Bryan Q. Miller’s magnificent Batgirl run, which also gave me the idea to rate in waffles. Batgirl would have certainly gotten 5 out of 5 waffles from me.

Anyway, I hope it will be fun and I hope some of you will enjoy it. Follow the new blog if interested, your response and criticism is very important to me.

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#comics

#comic books

#dc

#dcu

#batgirl

#stephanie brown

#marvel comics

#comics reviews

#comic book reviews

My favorite batshit insane adaptation of Les Miserables is this awesome Disney comic book story by Italian cartoonist Giovan Battista Carpi. The original title is Il Mistero dei Candelabri, which means The Mystery of the Candelabra, but it was published in English as That Missing Candelabra. It was originally published in Italy in 1989.

It features Scrooge as Valjean, Daisy as Cosette, Donald as Marius, Pete and his wife Trudy as the Thenardiers, HDL as Gavroche and his brothers and an original character by Carpi as Javert.

It’s so cool - pretty dramatic and complex for a Disney comic book (it’s also pretty long, the equivalent of an American 6 issue miniseries), but of course also full of humor, heart and an happy ending. Javert finds Valjean only to tell him that he was pardoned, Valjean gets rich and lives happily ever after with his married daughter, who becomes a women’s rights activist while Marius stays at home and takes care of the children!

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#les miserables

#les mis

#disney

#walt disney

#disney ducks

#donald duck

#victor hugo

#giovan battista carpi

#disney comics

#comics

#paperon de' paperoni

#jean valjean

#il mistero dei candelabri

#the missing candelabra

#scrooge mcduck

Donald Duck is 80 today!

Celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest fictional characters of the 20th century by watching or rewatching his first appearancein The Wise Little Hen, which came out on June 9h 1934.

Also let’s celebrate some of the greatest Donald writers/artists:

Ted Osborne (writer) and Al Taliaferro (art)

Carl Barks

Romano Scarpa

Luciano Bottaro

Rodolfo Cimino (writer) and Guido Scala (art)

Giovan Battista Carpi

Giorgio Cavazzano

Marco Rota

Don Rosa

Silvia Ziche

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#donald duck

#paperino

#aku ankka

#paolino paperino

#donald

#pato donald

#kalle anka

#el pato donald

#anders and

#disney

#disney ducks

#disney comics

#comics

#the wise little hen

#walt disney

#al taliaferro

#ted osborne

#carl barks

#giovan battista carpi

#paperinik

#luciano bottaro

#silvia ziche

#don rosa

#marco rota

#giorgio cavazzano

#romano scarpa

#rodolfo cimino

#guido scala

Dunno if it was intentional or not, but I just found the most amusing misuse of the Italian language in an American comic book ever.

In the latest issue of Satellite Sam by Matt Fraction, an Italian prostitute is trying to get the attention of an American soldier after he has refused oral sex. So she offers him “ass” or “pussy” except that they used the literal Italian translations asino (which means ass as in donkey) and gattino (which means pussy as in small cat/kitten). Needless to say neither word has any sexual connotation whatsoever in Italian.

It was hilarious.

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#satellite sam

#matt fraction

#image

#image Comics

#comics

#howard chaykin

Can we talk about Ms. Marvel writing Avengers fanfiction.

Can we talk about Loki singing Wicked in the shower.

CAN WE.

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#last week in comics

#MARVEL WINS

#marvel comics

#loki

#ms. marvel

#loki agent of asgard

#kamala khan

#comics

#wicked

#young avengers

#avengers

#teen loki

I have a student who’s really into comics, she was reading Shade the Changing Man between lessons the other day and she has cool Watchmen school stuff among other things.

Anyway, today she was basically cosplaying Death in my class, with black clothing and make-up and a beautiful ankh necklace. I asked her if it was just a coincidence or if her look was a reference to Sandman, and she said that she was definitely going for a Death look and was glad I noticed.

I was very very tempted to just tell her who fucking cares about Martin Luther let’s talk Season of Mists.

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#sandman

#the sandman

#neil gaiman

#neil gaiman's death

#death

#teaching

#dc comics

#vertigo

#comics

My three favorite Marvel characters are Spidey, Cap Marvel and Wiccan

And right now Peter is “dead” and his body is inhabited by one of his greatest enemies, Carol had a brain lesion that made her forget her friends and Billy was on the verge of suicide - twice - to save his estranged boyfriend.

So, it’s either a-Marvel likes sorrow porn or b-I know how to pick ‘em.

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#marvel

#marvel comics

#spider-man

#peter parker

#captain marvel

#ms. marvel

#carol danvers

#wiccan

#asgardian

#young avengers

#comics

#marvel now!

#superior spider-man

#billy kaplan

We get Saga, The Wake, Young Avengers, Sex Criminals, FF, Fatale and Ultimate Spider-Man all on the same week, how are all the other weeks going to compete.

Whatever happened to Hawkeye and Mara though, feels like I haven’t read them in ages.

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#saga

#young avengers

#the wake

#sex criminals

#ff

#fatale

#ultimate spider-man

#matt fraction

#kieron gillen

#scott snyder

#brian k. vaughan

#brian michael bendis

#ed brubaker

#comics

#marvel

#Marvel Comics

#image Comics

#vertigo

All those stupid batfeels

A few months ago after watching The Dark Knight Rises I was so high on my batmania that I started re-reading my favorite Batman arc ever, Cataclysm/No Man’s Land. But I was so busy, it was time-consuming and I had other things to read so I stopped.

Now I started again because I have more free time. I’m just past page 77 of the first trade and I already teared up three times.

  • Once when Barbara finds the young cop crying outside the destroyed police hq and tells him to get his shit together
  • then when Dick rescues the little kid and the kid calls him Batman and you can feel this shortest of pauses as Dick doesn’t contradict him, thinks of Bruce (he doesn’t know if Bruce’s ok) and then reassures the kid that he’s gonna save his mom
  • and finally when Babs is being her awesome bosslady self in police hq pushing back thoughts of her dad and Bullock comes in and he’s all like, yeah Babs you do your thing but I’m gonna look for your dad, and there’s that gorgeous shadowed panel of Barbara saying “Thank God”.

This story is going to be the death of me.

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#batfeels

#all the batfeels

#all of them

#can you imagine what i'm gonna be like when Cass shows up

#batman

#cataclysm

#no man's land

#dc

#dcu

#DC Comis

#Barbara Gordon is AWESOME

#barbara gordon

#oracle

#dick grayson

#nightwing

#bruce wayne

#harvey bullock

#comics

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