As long as it’s high on the profile tip right now: All Star Superman. A dying man of steel finally gets around to telling his girlfriend the truth. File under ‘really? Glasses were enough?’

I’ve been out for a couple weeks with work and school, but I’ll be trying to beef up the postings again soon. Here’s one from JLU! You didn’t think it would be just panels around here, did you? File this under Unwilling Unmaskings.

Deadpool, once again using his unmasking to shock or punish. I forgot to write down which issue though, apologies.

As this moment was revisited in this week’s Incorruptible, seems like a good time to call it up again. What are the actual implications of knowing a secret like the real identity of the Plutonian (or Superman)? Let Mr. Hartigan tell you.

Irredeemable #2, Mark Waid

Superman, too, has to unmask — or show his mask, however you prefer, in JLA #50. If Bruce has to show his every day face, so too must Clark, in order to show that no member of the team is above or beyond trusting the others. It’s cute, but so much more could have been done with the reactions to both Bruce and Clark’s reveals.

Superman, too, has to unmask — or show his mask, however you prefer, in JLA #50. If Bruce has to show his every day face, so too must Clark, in order to show that no member of the team is above or beyond trusting the others. It’s cute, but so much more could have been done with the reactions to both Bruce and Clark’s reveals.

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Sorry there were so few updates last week. Work is hectic! And, to be frank, I’ve only been reading comics for a couple years. My knowledge in this area is limited, so I’d love to get suggestions or submissions from you. Pitch in!

Tower of Babel is a JLA story in which it is revealed that Batman has secret contingency plans for taking down any of the JLA members if necessary. This revelation comes in the worst way - his plans are stolen and put into effect. Trust with his colleagues and few friends is shattered. I tell you THAT story to tell you THIS story - ain’t that always the way?
In a follow-up arc, Superman confronts Batman with a (mediocre) story about the League’s inability to act with trust in each other and insists he must do something to fix the situation. Batman agrees, and in order to re-earn the trust of his peers, reveals his face. Once again, we see the unmasking used as a tool to reassure and build trust - and more interestingly, the reaction of his peers. We’ll see more from this issue.
JLA #50, Mark Waid

Tower of Babel is a JLA story in which it is revealed that Batman has secret contingency plans for taking down any of the JLA members if necessary. This revelation comes in the worst way - his plans are stolen and put into effect. Trust with his colleagues and few friends is shattered. I tell you THAT story to tell you THIS story - ain’t that always the way?

In a follow-up arc, Superman confronts Batman with a (mediocre) story about the League’s inability to act with trust in each other and insists he must do something to fix the situation. Batman agrees, and in order to re-earn the trust of his peers, reveals his face. Once again, we see the unmasking used as a tool to reassure and build trust - and more interestingly, the reaction of his peers. We’ll see more from this issue.

JLA #50, Mark Waid

The ladies of comics continue to stink up the joint! Here we see one of the many knife-twists which drove the Plutonian over the edge in Mark Waid’s fabulous Irredeemable. He falls in love with Alana Patel and woos her as the Plutonian, while simultaneously working alongside her at in radio as Dan Hartigan. When he unmasks to convince her to marry him, she storms off in a fury at having been pranked and immediately tells the nearest bunch of people - who have live mics - his identity.

Come back next week to see how this plays out, when we explore the theme of ‘immediate repercussions.’

Irredeemable #2

THE UNKINDEST CAT OF ALL. I said we’d revisit this in another continuity. This time Felicia wants to get his mask off so she can put moves all over him, and is distressed to find he’s a wee laddie (she’s a bit older). Thanks for including peas in the puke, Bagley. Ultimate Spider-man #85

Feeling a serious hate for Tumblr limitations

I can only post one image effectively, not as large as I’d like to, plus I’d like people to be able to comment more easily. Comment if you care: Would you folks be interested in following this over on Wordpress, or is it better to leave here on Tumblr?