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A Dark Gem from Image Comics

Image Comics has just released a most fascinating comic series named Fatale. The story revolves around a reporter in the present day (2012) who comes across a discovery leading towards a woman who has been on the run since the 1930’s and apparently not aged. This is just the beginning, …

Tintin vs Cthulhu

There is something I have in common with Wilbur Waitley, I have a twin brother. As the same has said, we are both very much like our father and this is another Lovecraftian inside joke. Anyway, my dear brother has brought my attention to a hilarious mash-up between the Cthulhu …

Batgirl wants you to read, but:

Yes, girls and boys, superheroes are all in favour of you reading. It is better than hanging out in the street, pestering your elders and betters instead of doing a decent day’s work like they did before they started screwing up the planet, the economy and so on. In any …

Fantasy and almost reality

Once again I delve into the wonderful world of early jetplane designs. In this particular case, I showcase a completely fictional one and a project that never left the drawing-board. What connects them, other than being fantastic dieselpunk designs, is the language the designers spoke, French. The first is the …

Dieselpunk Superheroes

I should have tackled this topic before… The deeper I look into the world of comics, the more Dieselpunk elements I find. Which is only natural. The Golden Age of Comics covers the same time and therefore shares the same influences as the Golden Age of Pulp. So take a …

Neil Gaiman – A Living Legend

Neil Gaiman, a living legend, has graced this planet with his presence for half a century now. On this day in 1960 he delivered his first scream in Portchester, Hampshire, England. Happy Birthday, Mr. Gaiman! Neil Gaiman has since enriched popular culture with such game-changig works as Sandman, American Gods …

When Comics influence Science

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/skeptoid.com/audio/skeptoid-4207.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedThis post is all about the celebration of science and humor. In 1982, Gary Larson drew the following cartoon: The term thagomizer has since weasled its way into proper scientific publications and is (amongst other places) mentioned in this excellent Skeptoid …