seanhowe:

The Talking View-Master Spider-Man Gift Pak, 1977

This was my first exposure to the Black Widow.

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"Blogging is not writing. It’s just graffiti with punctuation."

— Dr. Ian Sussman, Contagion

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snubpollard:

(Spider-Man, Ryōichi Ikegami, written with Kazumasa Hirai, c.1971)

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The time Brain Killer almost got famous.

The time Brain Killer almost got famous.

newyorker:

Who needs friends when you’ve got Terry Gross? An illustration by Eleanor Davis: http://nyr.kr/1nYvPYw

newyorker:

Who needs friends when you’ve got Terry Gross? An illustration by Eleanor Davis: http://nyr.kr/1nYvPYw

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rudygodinez:

Lutz Bacher, Appropriated Celestial Photographs, (2012)

Kazimir Malevich - White on White, 1918

Kazimir Malevich - White on White, 1918

Alpha Flight #6, the greatest comic never drawn, by John Byrne.

From  The Comics Grid:

In the case of “Snowblind”, the pages are not completely blank; they have panels, captions, thought balloons and onomatopoeia. Byrne just didn’t take the trouble to draw the content of the panels.

But the fact that the panels don’t contain drawings does not mean they don’t contain an image. The reason they are blank is easy to explain: in the previous page, the ancient monster Kolomaq summoned a snowstorm to avoid the attack of Snowbird, a member of Alpha Flight, Canada’s foremost superhero ensemble. The blank content of the panels are an image of the storm; its thickness and Snowbird’s blindness being represented by the use of pure white. It’s impossible not to think about Kasimir Malevich, here; but Byrne’s use of white is quite different from the Russian suprematist painter’s, since there’s no abstraction in Byrne’s page: the representational properties of the color remain intact, as they are used in a very effective manner for the sake of narration.

Byrne, perhaps my all-time favorite artist/writer, is one of the pioneers of postmodernism and metafiction in comics, particularly the superhero genre. He had a lot of great tricks, including his entire run on The Sensational She-Hulk, but this is perhaps my favorite.

Love, identity, and existentialism from from, Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-man #87

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mitchclem:

I hope some day this will stop being so relevant to my life. As it stands, aye carumba…

Yup.

mitchclem:

I hope some day this will stop being so relevant to my life. As it stands, aye carumba…

Yup.

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Brenda Starr and June Brigman—the two loves of my life.

Brenda Starr and June Brigman—the two loves of my life.

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poqplace:

bildungsroman à clef
 n. the crushing realization that, though you thought the narrative of your life would be an epic tale of self-actualization and individuality, the last thirty years have been naught but a tepid imitation of your parents’ lives — the names switched around like fate’s cruel Mad Libs.

seanhowe:

Star Wars Annual #3, 1983.

seanhowe:

Star Wars Annual #3, 1983.

"For a great many people, in the past and in the present, it is hard to resist the thrill of war fever, the excitement of ‘seriousness,’ and the call of history—the romance of the iceberg even as it sinks the boat."

Adam Gopnik on Crimea and the hysteria of history: http://nyr.kr/1f8dQsT (via newyorker)

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comiques:

Well I’m not exactly sure what this is all about but once the idea occurred to me I couldn’t help but to draw it.

comiques:

Well I’m not exactly sure what this is all about but once the idea occurred to me I couldn’t help but to draw it.