We were reading a blog the other day where the author suggested that comic books are dead. Dude, come on! Marvel and DC may have to re-number their books every week to stoke the sales fire, but comic books as an art form — as a communications medium — are far from dead. Wherever sequential pictures tell a story, comics live! Wherever words and pictures together tell a story more fully than either words or pictures alone, you are getting your world rocked by comics!
We suggested to the author that there’s a comic book in every seat of every commercial airplane. You know, the adventure where the lady puts an oxygen mask on her kid. The comic book where a bunch of people go sliding down an inflatable slide into the ocean. Yeah, that comic!
Later on, we found this page in a 2011 National Geographic. The military was using comics to communicate with people in Afghanistan! It’s pretty simple to follow the storyline on these: The locals tell a soldier where the bombs are hidden, the soldiers round up the bombs, and the locals get paid cash. Hey, DC should try that plot sometime!
Hey, do you have scans of all the reprint covers from Jack Kirby’s New Gods? I saw them in Volume 4 of the Fourth World Omnibus – and a few on the internet; but never all of them in one place (Especially the double spread-covers)
Mars Will Send No More said:
Erik, we have most of those in our collection but haven’t scanned them. We’ll put them in our pile of ‘things to scan in 2013.’ Let us know if you find them first!
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