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Monday, May 15, 2006

Yet Another Reason I Love Beau Smith:

Relating to my previous post about the awesomeness of Beau Smith's female characters, I'm adding this last reason why I love the man's work.

In the same story that brought us the sublime Zinda Blake, (GG:W 24), he also did one another incredibly great thing:





He blew Kari Limbo the fuck up!

Yay!

(What? I can have petty moments too!)

9 Comments:

  • At May 15, 2006 1:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sadly,this is true...there are some comic book characters that NEED to die...but,hey,it worked for Kennie,right?

     
  • At May 15, 2006 1:43 PM, Anonymous Dan Coyle said…

    You know, it occurs to me I really would have LOVED Beau Smith's run on GG... if editorial had bothered to assign the book good artists.

     
  • At May 15, 2006 2:26 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    anon: Heh.

    dan: Honestly, in a weird way the horrible art helps the run of the series. Strikes an odd sort of balance, a faint bit of surreality that works with the rest of it.

    There are some elements intended to be viscerally horrifying I think that actually get cheapened a bit in those issues that actually have good art. (The villain Dementor for example, his first appearance/full body shot is so damn viscerally disgusting that it...well...NEEDS the bad art somehow)

    But it takes a lot of getting used to.

     
  • At May 16, 2006 1:44 PM, Blogger Ferrous Buller said…

    Hmmm. Is it inherently misogynistic to exult in the death of a female character, no matter how obnoxious or "deserving" of death she may be . . . particularly when it's another woman doing the exulting? Or is there another term for that?

    ;-)

     
  • At May 16, 2006 2:10 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    No more so than it's misandristic (sp?) to cheer for the death of a male character. :-)

    I don't hate Kari Limbo because she's a woman. I hate her because she's supposedly a psychic but couldn't tell that the man she loved was being tortured by Sinestro in a pocket dimension for what seems to be a good few *months* while she courted Hal Jordan.

    And she swooned all the damn time. It was irritating. I always wondered why Dinah didn't slap her. :-)

     
  • At May 16, 2006 3:09 PM, Blogger James Meeley said…

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  • At May 16, 2006 3:18 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Probably. Still, it'd have been cathartic

     
  • At May 18, 2006 2:21 PM, Blogger Steven said…

    Oh wait, it's coming back to me.

    That's Guy time-traveling to the destruction of Coast City, yes?

    Which means it wasn't Beau Smith that did the deed. It was Dan Jurgens.

    Beau just pointed it out. And laughed.

     
  • At May 18, 2006 2:23 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    yeah, but in the original Jurgens issue I don't believe we saw her bite it. Leaving the possibility that she'd been out of town or something.

    Smith made sure she was there, dammit.

    Which makes him A-OK in my book! :-)

     

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