Wednesday, January 29, 2014

0 Blue Devil was (sort of) in Justice League Dark?!


I'm guessing none of you are reading the "Forever Evil: Blight" storyline, any more than I am. Only title involved in it that I'm interested in is JLD itself, so when the story is over, I'll look online and figure out what happened in Constantine, Phantom Stranger, and Pandora.

Lo and behold my surprise when I heard on the DC Radio podcast a few weeks ago that Blue Devil and Black Lightning were featured! I snagged a copy of the issue, and... well, at least he's getting some page time. Can't say I'm overall thrilled with it, but I am still happy with Blue Devil getting some "screen time".

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If this issue is any indication, Fernando Blanco's art style isn't really my thing. Still, DeMatteis' writing fits the character in these few panels, and that's a good thing to see. Maybe if I knew anything about "Blight", I might know why they're apparently kidnapping Dan (and maybe other people with magic?). Looks like they might have set him up for more appearances, too!

Is anyone out there following along with these issues? Want to fill me in?

Hooray for Blue Devil appearing in something JLD-related!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

0 Devil's Due: Blue Devil art from around the internet!

Hey, Blue Devil fans! As the title may have clued you in on, it's time for a new segment on Sympathy for the Blue Devil: "Devil's Due"!

The title could probably use some work, but this is going to be the place for Blue Devil art, no matter where it is on the internet. A lot of what I've found to start it off with has been from DeviantArt, but if you know someone with some awesome art for our azure ass-kicker, let me know!

Blue Devil by VagabondX

I figured that a good piece to start it off with is the piece that I've already been using for my Devil's Quest posts, which is by an artist known as "VagabondX"! He gave me permission to use it for those posts, with the very slight add-on that I made. This one kind of captures the fun spirit of Blue Devil for me, but mixed with a costume much like he wore in Shadowpact. Maybe I'm the only one, but I kind of liked the simplicity of that costume!

What do you think of VagabondX's piece? Know any other artists out there for me to spotlight? Send me an email, or just comment here!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

2 Mystic Match-Up! What Mayhem Is This?!

While investigating a magical mystery in the Marvel Universe, DOCTOR STRANGE discovers a demon is at fault. His attempts to summon the demon go awry, and from another universe, he traps BLUE DEVIL in his conjurations! What comes next? Will Dan Cassidy be able to convince the Sorceror Supreme to free him? Will Doctor Strange solve his mystery and save the day? Find out....

Unfortunately, this team up never happened and probably never will. Still, it's a fun idea, and I love what Ross over at Super-Team Family... THE LOST ISSUES! has done with this cover. Now, if anyone has a TARDIS so that I can go back and convince DC and Marvel to cooperate on something like this, let me know!

Thursday, January 9, 2014



Hello, Sympathy for the Blue Devil readers! I haven't forgotten about you, I just kind of fell in to a hole of inactivity due to things not involving the internet. Even my personal blog hasn't heard from me much.

I have plans in store for our favorite blue-hued dude, as well! To peel back the curtain a bit, I'm going to be getting a microphone and practicing my audio editing for a Blue Devil related project, and can't wait to show that off! And while I don't plan on postponing this until summer, starting this summer, I have a LOT of Blue Devil material planned -- make sure to have your Wayback Machine* ready!

*Wayback Machine phrase-usage stolen without shame from Shag and Rob, over at the Fire and Water Podcast (check the link in the Justice League of DC Bloggers!)

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