Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Countdown to DANCING!

This preview art from DC Comics is a nice, though generic, teaser presumably showing which heroes will be prominently featured in the upcoming series, Countdown. Everyone looks pretty serious as they rush into the front lines of the fight. Superman has blazing eyes, Batman is grim and determined and even Power Girl looks tough enough to draw attention from her assets. Everyone in the group has the strong, no-nonsense dynamic poses of heroes about to take care of business. Everyone that is...except for Kyle (Ion) Raynor.

What the heck is he doing? Is he skipping into battle? This just goes with my theory that everyone at DC secretly hates Kyle and makes sure he is always shown as a goofy bimbo, so future generations of comic book fans* will not hold him the same mythic and yet deserved high regard as Hal, John or G'nort.


* Assuming they ever get the chance to reproduce.


  1. And on the other side, you have Black Adam, humming his own little "tra-la-la" tune and hoping nobody notices that the Butcher of Bialya is right there with them.

  2. I wonder if the original picture had some female character, and Kyle was drawn in at the last minute after someone said "Oh, that character's dead, we shouldn't have her in there?"

    It's a sort of "feminine" running pose - Huntress on the other side is in pretty much the same position.

  3. I'd call that more "prancing" than "skipping."

  4. Yeah but i didn't want to go there...

  5. Maybe he's going to suffer the same fate as Federojenska in Edward Gorey's "The Gilded Bat": do a grand jete into the wings and never be seen again.

  6. Yeah!
    (Pretends to know what you are referring to)


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