Art Show: Neptune Rex

The Kelpie

By John Duncan. [Golden Age Comic Book Stories]

The Indigestible Triton

Artist Unknown [Pulp of the Day]

Megachompadon

I’m not sure who the artist is, but this is a design from the Mosterpocalypse collectible miniatures game. 

Lamp on the Beach

By Pierre Alary.

The New Guinea Contract

By Anthony Carpenter.

Jungle

Another background from Disney’s Tarzan. [Animation Backgrounds]

Giant Wasp

Another design for Monsterpocalypse.

Hulk Angry!

By Christian Cornia. [Art Jumble]

Black Canary and Huntress

By Andie Tong. [Romeo’s Tumblring]

Mary Marvel

By Bruce Timm.

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Friday Night Art Show: Greetings from Dinosaur Island

Pirate Girl

By Sarah Mensinga.

Heretic in a Balloon

By Frank Kelly Freas. [Golden Age Comic Book Stories]

Love, Atomic Robo

By Scott Wegener.

Poison in Her Well

By Annie Wu. [Warren Ellis]

Black Canary and Huntress

By Steve Bryant.

Misney

The last Marvel/Disney mash-up we’ll ever need. By T Campbell and John Waltrip. [Robot 6]

Zatanna

By Michael Dooney.

Thundarr

By Otis Frampton.

Science Fiction Adventures

By HR Van Dongen. [Golden Age Comic Book Stories]

Wonder Stories

By Frank R Paul [Golden Age Comic Book Stories]

Art Show: Walking Dynamite!

Adventure

By Franklin Booth [Golden Age Comic Book Stories]

Mermaid

By Abrams [Never Sea Land]

Tales of Three Planets

By Rog G Krenkel [Golden Age Comic Book Stories]

The Human Bomb

By Dan and Sy Barry. There’s a whole story that goes with it at Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine.

The Spectacular Super-Girls

Artist unknown. Peter Parker’s classmates from the Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon dressed as DC heroes though? Love it. [Brother Calvin]

Zatanna

By Danielle Corsetto. [Comic Art Fans]

Black Canary and Huntress

By Steve Bryant again.

Iron Man and Friends

By Mike Maihack.

Alternate Jabba

By Richard Whitters.

Justice League of Amazons Revisited

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Justice League of Amazons comic from that Justice Leagues event DC ran several years ago. The plot for the event was lame, but I liked the concept that the individual members of the JLA each formed their own version of the team reflecting their personalities and ideologies. So Superman and the Martian Manhunter formed the Justice League of Aliens, Batman formed the Justice League of Arkham, Wonder Woman formed the Justice League of Amazons, etc. It was a cool idea and I especially loved the idea of a team of DC’s female powerhouses.

The JLAmazons was made up of Wonder Woman, Power Girl, Big Barda, Zatanna, Huntress, the Supergirl of the time, and Black Orchid. It’s a good line-up, but I think it would need some tweaking if DC were to revisit the concept today.

Wonder Woman’s a natural. She’s the most iconic superheroine in existence, plus she’s a badass and a bona fide Amazon.

Zatanna’s another easy choice. I think teams are much more interesting with magic-users on them and Zatanna’s magic is especially powerful.

I also think that Huntress is criminally underused as a female counterpart for Batman. I hated it when they took the new Batgirl identity from her and gave it to Cassandra Cain. Batwoman is interesting, but she doesn’t have the history that Huntress does, so Huntress best fills the role on this team that Batman fills in the JLAmerica.

I don’t know much about Power Girl and Big Barda, but I like that they’re beautiful bruisers. It’s an archetype I can’t get enough of. Supergirl’s cool too, especially since she doesn’t look like trouble, but she is. But since she and Power Girl are both related to Superman, I think it would be a lot more interesting to replace Supergirl (who’s over-exposed in the DCU anyway) with Mary Marvel, assuming Mary emerges from Countdown a good guy.

I don’t know much about Black Orchid either. I know that her JLAmazons design is bad though and that she’s completely out of place with the rest of the team. Maybe she’d be cooler if she was the Vertigo version. I don’t really care though; I’d much rather just swap her out for Black Canary, who’s far more interesting and deserving to be in this lineup.

I’d also like to up the number of members to eight in order to fit in Starfire. She’d make a nice trio with Barda and Power Girl.

Thinking about this made we wonder what a Marvel version would be like, too. What if there were an all-female team of Avengers? Sticking to an eight-woman team, I’m thinking:

Ms. Marvel
Invisible Woman
She-Hulk
Rogue
Black Widow
Talisman (from Omega Flight)
Molly Hayes (Bruiser from Runaways)
and…

Gah. I had an eighth earlier and now I’ve lost her. I’ll remember later and update. Update: Oh, yeah. It’s Namora.

But what do you think? Who should be on DC and Marvel’s female powerhouse teams? I didn’t go into detail on how I picked the Marvel team, but my criteria were sort of all over the place, so use whatever selection method you like.