Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist
Space 1999 4, May 1976
I’ve had this issue since I was about five years old…
I don’t know the Marvel Comics superhero called Deadpool. But based on this one panel, I might have to give him a try.
It’s very hard for me to be silly about Superman, because I’ve seen firsthand how he actually transforms people’s lives. I have seen children dying of brain tumors who wanted as their last request to talk to me, and have gone to their graves with a peace brought on by knowing that their belief in this kind of character really matters. It’s not Superman the tongue-in-cheek cartoon character they’re connecting with; they’re connecting with something very basic: the ability to overcome obstacles, the ability to persevere, the ability to understand difficulty and to turn your back on it. [Christopher Reeve] – Time, (March 14, 1988)I love it when a panel from my brief run turns up in posts like this, and especially when associated with such a fantastic quote.
Vintage “Personality Posters” ad. This ran in a LOT of comic books in the early ’70s, and I remember staring at these images, trying to figure who these people were…
Comic Con Paris 2012 - Rocketeer Post-Show Commission
Jim Steranko’s fantastic cover art for the Marvel Comics adaptation of Blade Runner (1982).
Some people are suggesting that the triple image of Deckard is a clue that he, too, is a replicant. Um, no.
DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke
Loved this story, even though I had to consult wikipedia every other panel to find out who all the characters were (I’ve always been a comic-book dilettante… I know the basics, but man, this thing had a LOT of layers…) Great art, too, very retro. Darwyn Cooke has done a couple of Rocketeer stories recently, and his style is very well-suited for that one as well…
I confess that my idea of Superman was largely forged by the 1978 Christopher Reeve movie. I’ve read only a handful of the comics. But this page captures what he is, and he ought to be, as far as I’m concerned. His primary driving characteristic is compassion… for everyone. His greatest strength isn’t his physical abilities, but his caring for human life. He is, as Chris Reeve put it, a friend. A friend who uses his strength to help people find their own. That’s so much more interesting — so much more powerful — than a brooding nihilist with identity issues, which is what I’m afraid he’s going to be in the upcoming Man of Steel movie.