Friday, January 23, 2015

2005 Comic-Con International: San Diego Souvenir Book art by Douglas M. Coleman

Superman's here? Shoot, is someone from the Revenge Squad about to turn J'Onn J'Onzz into a jobber again, or is this another round of unnecessary fighting between Man of Tomorrow and Manhunter from Mars with the new twist of wedding reception cake crushing? No, it's okay, these two are supposed to be friends, and Kal-El is probably in a ba(r)king mood in advance of his beloved Dog of Steel celebrating his 420th birthday (or in human years, Krypto turns 60 on January 27th.) In publication time, Krypto arrived about eight months ahead of the Sleuth from Outer Space, and was celebrated across 16 pages pf the same SDCC '05 convention book (including two text articles!) The dual birthdays weren't really noted in the book, though there was a modest connection drawn that I'll post next week. I'm not sure if J'Onn has ever hung out with Krypto, but M'gann M'orzz...

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