Too Many Long Boxes!

End of Summer


The Independent Online DC Comics Fanzine

Issue 50     November, 2002


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"Fanzing Presents: Job Wanted!"


This Issue:
50th Issue Extravaganza!

  Nifty fifty
"Nifty Fifty" by Kinsey Stewart

by Andrew Pellerito

Hmmm, here's an interesting theory...

by Carol Strickland

Truly, Modly, Deeply: Wonder Woman #179-204

by Nicolas Juzda

We do know he's a bloody good shot!

by Michael Hutchison

Just one opinion, mind you

by John Wells

Diversity In The DC Universe: 1961 - Today

by Michael Hutchison

Is Wonder Woman's sexual orientation in doubt in the current DCU?

by David R. Black

A summary of all 133 Warlord issues plus guest appearances!

by Louise Freeman Davis and Brian Grinn, art by Kevin Voith

Fanzing has so many Nightwing fans, we gave them their own feature!


by D.J. LoTempio

NEW CONTENT: The Fanzing staff and readership lets their opinions be known!

by Michael Hutchison

Editor Michael Hutchison and numerous industry pros discuss how to revitalize the comics economy!

by Michael Hutchison

A lecture on one of modern man's most pressing issues of the day.

by Bruce Bachand

A thoughtful insight into the JLA's many incarnations!

by D.J. LoTempio

Starman may be one of the most family-oriented comics today!

by David R. Black

All about Steve Savage (Balloon Buster) and his real-life counterpart Frank Luke!

by Nicolas Juzda

The Golden Age Wonder Woman was up to no good!

by Michael Hutchison

Can you match the bumper sticker to the hero?

by John Wells
art by Joey Fuentes

A Nightwing timeline!

by John L. Censullo

Read all about the geography of the future!

by Blake Ragsdale

A little enlightenment about how the distributions system works.


by Gil Carter

The winner of the Reclamation Project writing challenge!

by Gil Carter

Nightwing teams with Azrael!

by Michael Rees

Arkham Asylum Vacation: Poison Ivy vs. Titans

by David R. Black

Villainy On Vacation: The Outsiders vs. Mirror Master & Rainbow Raider!

by Nicolas Juzda

Adam Strange confronts an alien armada, and the Vile Virus goes intergalactic in this epic tale! Read Part 2 and Part 3!

by Michael Rees

DC TV: Seinfeld and the gang cope with superpowers!

by Rachel Ehrlich

Elseworlds: The Titans go medieval!

by Syl Francis

Feeb Off: Private Investigator Jason Bard is on the case!

by D.J. LoTempio

Arkham Asylum's Vacation: Maxie Zeus vs. Wonder Girl and Troia

by Adrian Tullberg

A parody of Batman's impeachment by the JLA

by Hazel von Nolastname

Superman must keep a myterious rendezvous, but the results are not what he expects

by "Blinky the Tree Frog"

Elseworlds: With Batman dead and Azrael in prison, Nightwing must contain a full scale breakout at Arkham!

by Syl Francis

Can Christopher Chance, the Human Target, save the President of the United States from an assassination plot?

by Kerrie Smith

The new Batgirl doesn't think (or speak) like everybody else!

by Dannell Lites

Baron Hans Von Hammer meets some characters who aren't exactly WWI era!

by Chaim Mattis Keller

A Star Hawkins detective mystery!

by Mathew D. Rhys

Former New Blood hero Geist just wants to get on with his life, but someone won't let him

by Black, Juzda, LoTempio, and Morrison

The conclusion to the Vile Vial saga!

by David R. Black

Western hero Nighthawk must save a young boy...and confront his destiny!

by Louise Freeman Davis

Are the Teen Titans all on drugs? Allegations in a tabloid and our trial-by-media culture frustrate the Teen Titans!

Comic Book Quote of the Month:
Woman: "You never gave me the time of day! Not once! But check out the goods now, Kyle! You'll be regretting passing me up for the rest of your life! "
Kyle Rayner: "You hated me. You always hated me!"
Woman: "I was playing hard to get, you imbecile!"
Kyle: "In the yearbook, you put one of your hobbies as 'Hating Kyle Rayner.'"
Woman: "Exactly! How many more signals does a chick need to send?"
Green Lantern #153


New art challenge! One last month for the writing challenge!


The results of Fanzing's 50th Issue art challenge!

art by Robert Bavington, the Brothers Grinn, Stephen Legge, Mathew Rhys, Kinsey Stewart, and Russ Yocum

art by Kurt Belcher, Thomas Chung, the Brothers Grinn, Phil Meadows, Christian Moore, Larry O'Keefe, Ray, Lori Sammy, Aaron J. Sams, Rosaline Terrill, and Bill Wiist

Showcasing the winners of all previous art challenges!

art by Jas Ingram, Marla Fair, Chris Franklin, Yusuf Madhiya, Scott McCullar, Phil Meadows, Matthew Minnich, Bob Riley, Joe Singleton, Melissa Wilson and Bill Wiist

Fanzing's excellent artists can't be limited to just one art gallery!


by Ye Olde Edito


The Vertigo Cycle:

by David R. Black
art by Erik Burnham

What the heck is the Vertigo Cycle? Here's a little intro...

by David J. LoTempio

Vile Vial: A Catwoman who can't steal, Prometheus a member of the Justice League, and an ending that threatens justice for all!

by David R. Black

Vile Vial: A group led by Professor Ivo lay a trap for both Flashes!

by David R. Black

Vile Vial: Count Vertigo and Blythe Bonner head to Metropolis to deal with the fallout from Scarlet Speedtrap and Prometheus Justified!

by David J. LoTempio

Vile Vial: Metropolis Ablaze! The White House Destroyed! Luthor vs Batman! And the only man whom can save us is Commissioner Gordon!

by David J. LoTempio

International intrigue in Vlatava imperils Count Vertigo and Blythe Bonner!

by David J. LoTempio

The mystery in Vlatava deepens! Vertigo investigates as Blythe falls into enemy hands!

by David R. Black

Profiling Vlatava's most infamous son...Count Vertigo!

More Fiction:

by Nicolas Juzda

Vile Vial: Who can stop...the Inferior Five ???

by Michael Hutchison
art by Kurt Belcher; colors by Joey Fuentes

Superhero Joe Public must cope with problems both as a teacher and a crimefighter

by Chaim Mattis Keller

Discover the shocking secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes when they go on Jerry Springer!



by Michael J. Condon

Can you solve it before the party's over?

by Chaim Mattis Keller

News Archives: Gordon retires! JLA thwarts invasion!

by John Wells
with art by John DeBarbieri

A comprehensive look at Hawkman's history!

by Matt "Stars" Morrison

For Freedom! - A Review of Freedom Force

by Matt "Stars" Morrison

April Fool's edition! Matt discusses "lost comics"!

by Bruce Bachand

A review of JSA: Liberty Files

by Rupert Griffin
art by Matthew Minnich

A review of Tintin and Batman in The Clown Prince

by Nicolas Juzda

Who reviews the Watchmen?

by Michael Hutchison
with art by Kurt Belcher, Jas Ingram, and Bill Wiist

DC's new fighting game encounters some problems

by Mark Gillins

The DCU's Top 12 Headpieces (not hairpieces)

written & illustrated by Kurt Belcher

Plastic Man gets a series in this fanatically-researched proposal!

written & illustrated by Kurt Belcher

What? You've never heard of the Clock?

art by Yusuf Madhiya

A sneak peek of our next issue

Still need something to read? We recommend...

More Fiction:

written by Michael Hutchison
art by Belcher, McCullar, and Wiist

On Christmas of 1944, Sgt Rock and Easy Company team up with Gravedigger to stop an all-new War Wheel!

by "Dark Mark"

Christopher Reeve and Superman trade bodies for a day!

by Michael Rees

Mr. Zsasz may lose count of his scars when he tries to eliminate Resurrection Man! Oops!

by Syl Francis

A living nightmare plagues Dick Grayson!

by Syl Francis

While on a mission in an eastern European country, Black Canary is taken prisoner! Batman and Nightwing to the rescue?

We conclude with one of the most popular of Erik Burnham's "Zingers"

Next Month:

The sidekicks and next generation take center stage!
Starring Robin, Superboy, Young Justice and more!
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