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Earlier this month I visited the Fumetto comics festival in Luzern, Switzerland. One of the main items on the agenda was an exhibition by Peter Poplaski on the 20th Century super-hero and his precursors, relation to classical pantheons and appearances … Continue reading
Somehow I think it is quite apt that McCartney found some enjoyment from reading Jimmy Olsen… (thanks, Tom!)
In the 1990s DC deemed their heroes’ costumes were up for a makeover. Superman got an all-blue body (or an all-red one, depending on which split. In the movies Batman’s suit got all black, and later all nipply and some … Continue reading
On April 14, Dan Clowes’ birthday, and with only months to go to Superman’s 80th birthday, Clowes’ official Twitter presence posted this unpublished strip. Only Clowes would imagine a Kryptonian birthday to be a day for “sober, clear-eyed accounting of … Continue reading
In order to further bolster the importance of the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice movie, British film magazine Empire commissioned a special cover illustration for the subscribers’ version of its March, 2016 issue. Jim Lee came through with … Continue reading
Brazilian guerilla artist Butcher BillyÂ (him of the Charming Man Of Steel) uses quite iconic imagery from the clash of the titans in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns to tell that only slightly less earth-shattering story of the confrontation between … Continue reading
I’m always interested in projects that combine elements of popular or geek culture to create new visual designs. Heroic Words Of Wisdom is such a project, which has been around for a while but only just popped upÂ on my radar … Continue reading
For an exhibition currently running in the Amsterdam Press Museum, Erik Kriek created an image of the comics journalist par excellence, Clark Kent, jumping to the rescue (on the brink of getting caught). The illustration was originally published on the … Continue reading
When Ian Gordon saw these shirts in a downscale market in Kuala Lumpur a couple of years ago, he was sure that DC would never license their characters for creepy spinoffs like these. How wrongÂ he was… (Reproduced with permission)
These ads for Russian TV carrier Viasat highlight the idea that theirÂ subscribers never suddenly lose programs or channels when licencing agreements change, as is often the case with competitors who sometimes tend to carry content “unofficially”. Ironically, though, none of … Continue reading