Monday, March 13, 2006

DC has spy satellites trained on me at all times...

I've been praying for a Showcase Presents edition for Elongated Man. And now, it's coming in June:

SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE ELONGATED MAN TP

Writers: John Broome and Gardner Fox
Artists: Carmine Infantino, Neal Adams, Murphy Anderson and Gil Kane
Collects stories from THE FLASH #112, 115, 119, 124, 130, 134 and 138 and DETECTIVE COMICS #327-371.
560 pages, $16.99 U.S.


I called this back in December on some message board or another. Ralph is apparently in the spotlight. While I can't say I like what they've done to him since Identity Crisis, I will now have a collection of stories from back in the good ol' days.

You shall all buy it because you love me, and because it will be Good.

Comics should be good, right?

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13 Comments:

Blogger T. said...

Love Gardner Fox, but John Broome is painful to read. I'll be skipping that.

3/13/2006 08:01:00 PM  
Blogger J'onn J'onzz, Martian Manhunter said...

I'm no Flash expert so all of my Flashes pre-306 are the Showcase issue and Flash of two earths.

3/13/2006 09:10:00 PM  
Blogger J'onn J'onzz, Martian Manhunter said...

So I wouldn't know if Broome is painful to read.

3/13/2006 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>Ralph is apparently in the spotlight. While I can't say I like what they've done to him since Identity Crisis, I will now have a collection of stories from back in the good ol' days.<<

You don't like that they're *finally* returning him to his roots as a grim, lone avenger? I say, thank God someone came along who understands that the Elongated Man is a character essentially motivated by horror and personal tragedy. Every night, after a hard day's brooding, Ralph should shoot himself on to the mean streets like a rubber band of white-hot vigilante justice, careening like an out-of-control superball on a personal quest for vengeance. Also, his new arch-enemy should be Jean Loring/Eclipso. That way, they can also give him a power up by letting him turn his hands into knives or spikes or something. In short, I'm thrilled that they've begun the arduous, but ultimately rewarding process of stripping every single layer of love and humanity out of Ralph's life, one by one, until all that remains is a totally awesome superhero.

3/13/2006 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

This is how I felt when they finally released Dracula vs. Apocalypse!

3/13/2006 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Brad said...

What amazes me is that it took this long for them to set the stage for a grim and gritty Elongated Man. I'd also love to see anonymous's vision for such a thing. If Kyle Baker was writing and drawing it. Or maybe Peter Bagge. Someone to totally take the piss out of it. Because, played for laughs, it would be sheer brilliance.

3/13/2006 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger T. said...

I think even if it was played for laughs, it still wouldn't be as funny as a DC comic played straight. Looking at a weepy Elongated Man sticking a gun in his mouth while listening to an answering machine is so hilariously cliched and ham-fisted that it makes me want to buy 52 to get more unintentional laughter, kind of like watching an Ed Wood movie.

3/14/2006 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Chuck T. said...

Hmm. While it sounds horrible and out of character, would a gun in the mouth even kill Ralph? Wouldn't the bullet just stretch out the back of his head and shoot back? And you can't drop him off a building because he'll bounce, he probably floats too well to drown, and gas probably turns him into a zeppelin. (For some reason, Plastic Man trying and failing to kill himself would be severely funny, but the same for Ralph is just sad.)
Anyway, I'm not enough of a fan of the character for this one. Now, the Godzilla Essential...

3/14/2006 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Brad said...

I hadn't thought about that, T., but you are right. I never thought I'd say that, but facts is facts.

3/14/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Brad said...

"Hmm. While it sounds horrible and out of character, would a gun in the mouth even kill Ralph? Wouldn't the bullet just stretch out the back of his head and shoot back? And you can't drop him off a building because he'll bounce, he probably floats too well to drown, and gas probably turns him into a zeppelin. (For some reason, Plastic Man trying and failing to kill himself would be severely funny, but the same for Ralph is just sad.)"

That's part of the humor! A grieving Ralph trying and failing miserably trying to commit suicide! It would be wonderful in its awful taste, intentionally or not!

3/14/2006 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous muldertp said...

"That's part of the humor! A grieving Ralph trying and failing miserably trying to commit suicide! It would be wonderful in its awful taste, intentionally or not!"

Wasn't that called GLA: Misassembled?

3/14/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger Bill Reed said...

Well, it'd depend if Ralph has had any Gingold since Identity Crisis. If he's off the juice...

3/14/2006 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger Angela Dixon said...

Nice post! Can’t wait for the next one. Keep stuff like this coming.

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