lfcc was fun!
Sailor Cap, Sailor Hawkeye, and Sailor Black Widow. I love them. #GeekGirlCon
Nick and Natasha (N-Squared?) ❤️ #SHIELDbesties #wwnashvillecc (at Music City Center)
#cosplay #accc #Avengers
Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet- I had a bit of an employment opportunity I simply couldn’t pass up.
The crew from #fanexpo yesterday! #wasp #blackwidow #ironman #starlord
"Punisher #9 Black Widow #9" FEATURE REVIEW - Nathan Edmondson is a goddamn genius. Period. What we have here is the greatest Punisher crossover of all time, never before have we had a Punisher writer able to connect with another of his own books at the exact same point, and issue number. Traditionally, we start a crossover arc in one book and end it in another. Here we get the same story from two distinct POV. Its interesting on its own, but when you start going through page by page, that’s when it you really appreciate the magnitude of the achievement.
Both Titles, Page 8: Splash page in each book of Frank coming across Widow and Crossbones. I suspect the script for each page was identical except for Frank and Widow’s short thought bubbles. What we get here is The Art of Mitch Gerads and Phil Noto side by side for the first time. Page 9 continues with a panel by panel recreation of the exact same scene with two different artists…
One of my favorite books from last year was Carl Potts’s “The DC Guide to Creating Comics”, which included side by side interpretations of the same script pages by celebrated artists. Here we see the same thing in live practice, and I can’t praise it enough, it is a damn dee-light.
Both Noto and Gerads have complete art duties, so each page is all theirs. Gerads goes with a more linear straight down the page progression, Noto’s work is slightly more fluid. Interestingly, the third panel for each is IDENTICAL but reversed. Coincidence? Did one finish first and peek at the other’s work? I really want to know the story of these books, cause this is how comics are made the right way.
The clock timer is used to more easily sync between to the two books the rest of the way out, and Edmondson weaves the stories together again in the last few pages, Frank’s thoughts crisscrossing with Widow’s. He thinks he pissed of the Avengers, while Widow is worried about SHIELD. The last lines are perfection in subtlety, Widow with “Sooner or later, someone is going to get the drop on you.” Frank having had the shit kicked out of him and captured every other issue since he started this run has that same thought in his mind as “Someone was going to get the drop on me. Again, I mean.”
Read these books. Then open then side by side and read them again. This right here is how Punisher is done right, one of the single best Punisher events every published and a genuine classic. Even if you’re not a Punisher fan, even if you never plan to read another issue, if you love how comics are made grab these two and set them side by side. RAW!!!