Whatever Happened To Drax The Destroyer?

Pictured in center:  a character moviegoers won't realize they've seen on the silver screen.
Pictured in center: a character moviegoers won’t realize they’ve seen on the silver screen.

Comic book superheroes die.  It happens.  Many get better.  A few stay dead.  And then there are the rare few who are almost designed to die and come back.

Once such character in that last category is Drax the Destroyer.

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Gwen Stacy. I Really Don’t Care.

Actually, Spidey, basic physics and biology tells us your web line snapped her neck, so...
Actually, Spidey, basic physics and biology tells us your web line snapped her neck, so…

One of the most momentous moments in Spider-Man’s history was the night the Green Goblin tossed Gwen Stacy off the George Washington Bridge and she died.  This moment infused countless Spider-Man stories ever since.

For me, that’s a problem.  The issue in question came out in the summer of 1973.  I was born in the fall of 1974.  Gwen Stacy has been dead longer than I’ve been alive, but then it seems like every Spider-Man writer at a certain point had to to the “poor Gwen Stacy story”.  I really hated those.

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Awesome Cosplay Of The Day: Zatanna Zatara

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Last week the guys made fun of me for saying that Madame Xanadu was an iconic character – and to that I say phooey! But then I ran across a Madame Xanadu cosplay, and now I’ve run across a Zatanna Zatara version! The geek-gods are with me….at least in cosplay, because these characters are being done so well. Check out what  Feisty Cuffs has done with her version of Zatanna. More pics after the break.

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The Outright Screwy History Of The Maid Of Might

All Looks Supergirl Has Had.
All looks Supergirl has had.

Gabbing Geek, like any online publication worth its salt, has editorial discussions.  Watson was wondering how a story on longest-dead characters would go, specifically ones that stayed dead or had actual emotional impacts on the reader, especially if they died during an “event”.

Shortest death:  probably Hal Jordan as Paralax in Zero Hour…back the very next month in the pages of Green Lantern.  Longest may be Captain Mar-Vel, still dead and staying that way.

But that idea sounds like it would require too much research, so instead I’m gonna talk about Supergirl. Continue reading The Outright Screwy History Of The Maid Of Might