Monday, April 10, 2017


The original "Helena Wayne" HUNTRESS, dumping Dick Grayson on his ass (unlike her alternate version, who ends up doing more "humping" than "dumping."

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Hmm, the live-action GHOST IN THE SHELL appears in theaters tomorrow, and there's hardly any caps of Major Kusanagi fighting to be found.

Here's the only one I located.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


I had heard that in recent years DC had been building Aquaman's sidekick Mera as a power in her own right. Still--

The idea that she could send Superman flying with one blow is a little nuts.

Nice punch, though.

Friday, March 3, 2017


Since I devoted some space to Lois Lane on ARCHETYPAL ARCHIVE this week, I might as well toss out some of Lois' more memorable martial moments.

Saturday, February 25, 2017


A quick shot of one of the more balls-to-the-walls moments in Yukito Kishiro's BATTLE ANGEL ALITA, forever rumored to be in "development hell."

Monday, February 13, 2017


I don't know that I ever would have devoted a post just to BULLETGIRL, as she was the somewhat mediocre sidekick to BULLETMAN, who was no great shakes either, albeit more popular than a lot of Golden Age heroes.

Like most sidekicks, Bulletgirl got clobbered a lot, but she does have some decent scenes slugging it out with villains.

And here she is teamed with Mary Marvel in a 1970s story by Don Newton.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


This 2004 Joe Jusko cover is a little more "posed" than I usually like them. However, in contrast to a lot of "hot babe comics" from around this time, this one is high on the fem-violence, as Vampirella meets Witchblade for the first time and they both go to Hell and kick ass.

Best part is when they rag on each other's outfits, with Witchblade comparing Vampi's getup to "butt floss," while Vampi shoots back that WB looks like she's dressed for the "half-time show."

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Here's a particularly fine Alan Davis cover of Black Canary stomping a passel of thugs, from ACTION COMICS #624.