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Aki Himmanen
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Posted: 13 March 2007 at 3:27pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Lovely piece.
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Jeremy Boyd
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Posted: 13 March 2007 at 3:30pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Beautiful piece, Chief! (it must be to get me to come out of lurker-stasis).
Great commission too -- love these pieces cuz they reind me of the
"good old days" comics I loved to read so much.

Comment: I must say that I am surprised more people don't commission
crossover-type pieces. When I saw the title my first thought was "Cool!
Someone's commissioned Batman vs. The Green Goblin!".

Not that it matters much but if I could afford it I'd be commissioning
things that have rarely or never been seen...

Question: If Hal Jordan's ring's weakness was yellow, how did he ever
beat Sinestro? Not looking for a thread-drift here -- more of a

As I said, beautiful piece!

As you were.
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Matthew Turnage
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Posted: 13 March 2007 at 3:41pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

It's like -- I'll be at a party, and find myself talking about what I do for a living, and a name like "Doctor Doom" will float from my lips, and for just a moment, surrounded by civilians, I get a brief disconnect, and a flash of how goofy a name like that probably sounds to someone not steeped in the lore (or, preferably, a kid). Then my brain clicks back to the proper setting, and all is once again right with the world.


I had a similar experience a couple of weeks ago.  I was wearing my Green Lantern t-shirt, and my girlfriend asked what the symbol meant.  By way of explanation, I mentioned it was the symbol of the super-hero called Green Lantern and then recited the Green Lantern Oath to briefly encapsulate what the hero is all about.  As I was about half-way through it, I thought, "This must sound incredibly silly to her."  Then I realized I still thought it was really cool anyway.

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Michael Arndt
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Posted: 13 March 2007 at 4:04pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

JB, I know you have heard this a thousand times but I wish that you were on a JLA monthly. This is outstanding.
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Leigh Hunt
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Posted: 13 March 2007 at 4:27pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Wow, I love these group pics so much. *counts pennies*
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José Emilio Amo
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Posted: 13 March 2007 at 4:36pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Wow! Great! Awesome! JB, you're the best.
Thank U 4 sharing.
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Martin Redmond
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Posted: 13 March 2007 at 5:08pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

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James Hanson
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Posted: 13 March 2007 at 5:12pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Man, why can't they make a comic book like that commission?
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Tony Marine
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Posted: 13 March 2007 at 5:18pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I'm jealous...

BTW, that "actual size" detail image of Sinestro was HUGE on my screen.  Is this piece really that big?!

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Darren Taylor
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Posted: 13 March 2007 at 5:20pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Really nice commission.
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Marcel Chenier
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Posted: 13 March 2007 at 5:34pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Verrah naas!
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Brian Hague
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Posted: 13 March 2007 at 6:42pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Your obvious affection for the Green Lantern really shines here, JB.

The folks who christened Ultimate Doom must've had a similarly uncomfortable moment and afterwards decided to provide relief to us all with the name "Victor Van Damme."  Problem is, that's the one that sounds so stupid I can't say it aloud...

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