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THE MULTIVERSITY: THE SOCIETY OF SUPER-HEROES: CONQUERORS OF THE COUNTER-WORLD #1 (W: Grant Morrison, A: Karl Story, Chris Sprouse)

THE MULTIVERSITY: THE SOCIETY OF SUPER-HEROES: CONQUERORS OF THE COUNTER-WORLD #1 (W: Grant Morrison, A: Karl Story, Chris Sprouse)

thecomicsvault:

In 1972 NASA launched the "Jupiter Plaque", an engraved tablet depicting life on Earth and our location in the cosmos, for any intelligent life that may come across it.
The Los Angles Times asked several prominent artists to draw what they would have put on the plaque and why. To the surprise of everyone, Kirby the futurist and visionary drew two superbeings, a man and a woman, that would scare away potential conquerors. Suggesting to intelligent life that everyone on Earth are Supermen. This was his explanation:
"I see no wisdom in the eagerness to be found and approached by any intelligence with the ability to accomplish it from any sector of space. In the meetings between ‘discoverers’ and ‘discoverees’, history has always given the advantage to the finders. In the case of the Jupiter Plaque, I feel that a tremendous issue was thoughtlessly taken out of the world forum by a few individuals who have marked a clear trail to our door. My point is who will come-a-knocking, the trader or the tiger?"
JUPITER PLAQUE SUGGESTION (1972)By Jack Kirby (pencils/colors) & Mike Royer (inks)

thecomicsvault:

In 1972 NASA launched the "Jupiter Plaque", an engraved tablet depicting life on Earth and our location in the cosmos, for any intelligent life that may come across it.

The Los Angles Times asked several prominent artists to draw what they would have put on the plaque and why. To the surprise of everyone, Kirby the futurist and visionary drew two superbeings, a man and a woman, that would scare away potential conquerors. Suggesting to intelligent life that everyone on Earth are Supermen.

This was his explanation:

"I see no wisdom in the eagerness to be found and approached by any intelligence with the ability to accomplish it from any sector of space. In the meetings between ‘discoverers’ and ‘discoverees’, history has always given the advantage to the finders. In the case of the Jupiter Plaque, I feel that a tremendous issue was thoughtlessly taken out of the world forum by a few individuals who have marked a clear trail to our door. My point is who will come-a-knocking, the trader or the tiger?"

JUPITER PLAQUE SUGGESTION (1972)
By Jack Kirby (pencils/colors) & Mike Royer (inks)

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SPIDER-MAN by Ryoichi Ikegami

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SPIDER-MAN by Ryoichi Ikegami

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ComiXology is having a very excellent 50% off Fantagraphics sale through the 14th and I got these three and goodness I’m excited!

brianmichaelbendis:

Bill Sienkiewicz 1986-1987: excerpts from Elektra: Assassin #4-8

Kuljit Mithra of manwithoutfear.com asks Sienkiewicz a question many of us had…

Whose idea was it to use the photo of ‘Ken Wind’? Whose photo is that?

Sienkiewicz: Mine, and Ken Wind doesn’t exist except in pieces. It weirded me out, when years later George Bush chose Dan Quayle as his V.P. I thought, “Ken Wind has come to life.” Turns out it was not too far from the truth.

I love Sienkiewicz’s use of the unchanging Xerox face as the mask the Beast uses in his guise of a politician. I see this same mask in almost every politician in front of the news cameras to this day.

Also brilliantly noteworthy is the bitter little Nixon/Reagan amalgam caricature Sienkiewicz created for the unnamed incumbent President. Sienkiewicz would return to political-themed projects in the future with 1989’s Brought to Light and 1990’s Friendly Dictators.

One of my favorite comics of all time.

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YA, Comics, "Juvenilia"

A. O. Scott’s “Death of Adulthood" piece is quite a good elevation of the "young adult" debate I dipped my toe into in this post, back in June. 

dlberes:

I am finding myself exhausted, completely, by this latest kerfuffle over young adult literature that started on Slate but has spilled over onto the Twitter accounts of critics I greatly admire and, now, onto The Atlantic, which brings further frustration by way of a retroactive link to…

thecomicsvault:

COMIC BOOK CLOSE UP
T H E  D A R K  K N I G H TThe Dark Knight Returns #3 (May 1986)Frank Miller (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks) & Lynn Varley (colors)

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COMIC BOOK CLOSE UP

T H E  D A R K  K N I G H T
The Dark Knight Returns #3 (May 1986)
Frank Miller (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks) & Lynn Varley (colors)

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ungoliantschilde:

Marvel by Moebius.

A great artist can take a classic design and make it their own while keeping the essence intact. Moebius was definitely one of the greats.

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