Friday, July 22, 2011

NOW THAT'S A SPLASH PAGE: Darkseid's All-New Female Furies

Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. For this week's splashie I'm featuring hope been shot to pieces in the form of the Female Furies touching down in the pages of Final Crisis. Who did artist J.G. Jones render in the femme fatale seats? These corrupted ladies right here;

Is it me or does Catwoman not look that possessed here, and more just happy to join in?

Joined by Giganta, Batwoman and Wonder Woman, the four lethal ladies make for such an 'oh sh!t' moment, even the lead Dog of Darkseid looks sorry for the butt-kickin' he knows you're five seconds away from receiving. Bring back the New Gods DC!

2 comments:

  1. Pensol4:09 pm

    To this day I just don't...understand...Final Crisis. Mayhap I'm just dumb. But it seemed such a huge, convoluted mess. Huge, but strangely with so much left out - why did we not see more of Wonder Woman after she got possessed? What was the whole deal at the end with, uh, Mandrakk? (I thought Darkseid was the big bad??) What was the point of 52? It seemed to have little/no effect on the rest of the story. Maybe it would have worked better as a novel? But like I said, maybe it's all really deep and sublime and esoteric and I'm just dumb. Meh.

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  2. It sure did create a few more questions then it answered Pensol! My main gripe with it is it shelved the New Gods for ages afterwards. Orion, Big Barda, Darkseid, The Furies, Mr Miracle are all such a rich area of the DCU it feels not as vibrant when they're not there.

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