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2010-2011 The Justice League of America 100 Project charity art by Agnes Garbowska

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"You stealthily assault one another from behind cover with wedged flakes of frozen water? I suppose this helps maintain battle readiness. Still, I'm much more interested in this immaculate conception you speak of between god and woman..."

In late 2000, a consortium of comic publishers came up with the idea to create a financial safety net for comic creators, much in the same fashion that exists in almost any other trade from plumbing to pottery. By March of 2001, the federal government approved The Hero Initiative as a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation under section 501 (c) (3).

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative (Formerly known as A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots) has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creat…

2011 “Wonder Woman - Paradise Island” color art by Pablo Alcalde Fernández

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"Wonder Woman fights in the beginning of her career as the Princess of Power!" Check out the original uncolored line art here, see her astride a horse for combat in Wonder Woman Princess Warrior, and you can spy the Amazing Amazon elsewhere in today's artist showcase links...

Pablo Alcalde Fernández
BEFORE NEW 52: BOOSTER GOLD @ BOO$TERRIFIC“LAST SON OF MARS - Martian Manhunter” @ The Idol-Head of Diabolu“KING OF 7 SEAS - Aquaman” @ Justice League DetroitJustice League of America Sample Pages @ Power of the Atom

2008 Cheetah animated style art by Martin Koza

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2010 Wonder Woman Sketch Card art by Joshua Flower

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If you read this blog with any regularity, you probably know how much I hate Wonder Woman aggressively posturing with a sword like the legions of Red Sonja knock-offs that have arrived since the Bronze Age. Wonder Woman is a cowgirl, not a barbarian. That said, if she must sling a pig-sticker, I prefer that it occur during World War II. I can always pretend I'm looking at Hippolyta, and if I've learned anything from thousands of movies, it's never not okay to murderize Nazis. If you like the Amazing Amazon making with the stabby as much as this artist, you should check out his other 2010 sketch card or 2011 commission. The delightful blogs below also have more subjects to share...

Joshua Flower Power
The Nuclear Men @ Firestorm FanThe Maid of Might @ Supergirl Comic Box CommentaryJLA vs. Brainiac @ The Idol-Head of Diabolu While we're at it with the sharing, you might also like to check out these fan fiction posts for The Atom & Hawkman team's ex…

Sensational Comics for March, 2013

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And on the seventh month, DC rested. These Amazon-related solicitations are finally getting manageable again, sans specials, Superman/Aquaman crossovers, an extended tour in Batwoman, etc...

Wonder Woman
WONDER WOMAN #18
Art by TONY AKINS and DAN GREEN
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale MARCH 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• We’ve seen the history Wonder Woman shares with Ares — but what does the God of War have planned for her future? Diana stole the power of full unaided flight from Donna Troy, the parentage of Zeus from Cassie Sandsmark, and now the early ties to Ares from Nubia? What a role model. Nothing says heroine like sloshing through a puddle of blood of your own making.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #18
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Backup story art by GARY FRANK
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by AARON
1:100 B&W Variant c…

2010 “Death of Wonder Woman” color art by Craig C. Cermak II

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Sorry to go so long without a post, but I had a Top Five personal worst sickness last week. It's a point of personal pride that I usually have to induce vomiting on the rare occasions I succumb to the need, so involuntary projectile puking was a new, humbling experience for me. "Assignment where I had to put in about 6 different types of vegetation with a figure who was killed against the base of a tree. I chose to use Wonder Woman, because I... I am addicted to DC... and I had it so she reverted to clay upon death. As legend goes, she was molded from clay by the queen of the Amazons." My next-to-last post featured this same artist, and that's due to his clearly having a love of the breadth of characters in the DC Universe after my own heart. He's demonstrated great facility with many of them, but I confess that his Wonder Woman art has tended to turn up more as an obligatory inclusion here than as a compulsory one. I also have a noted lack of fo…