Saturday, April 12, 2008

Astronaut Theology: Kirby Meets Hoagland

That's Orion that Kirby is drawing there...

This is awesome- two of my favorite visionary madmen, Jack Kirby and Richard Hoagland, meet in Cyberspace in Hoagland's exploration of Mars Face symbolism in pop culture, which touches on Kirby's astonishingly prescient Face on Mars story.

Incan Visitation by Jack Kirby (which I have on my wall here!)

A lot of you out there may not realize that Hoagland has done a lot of very interesting work on symbology, alternative history and secret societies (which in my view are all related), as well as work on Mars and UFOs. I'd put his semiotic/conspiracy work up against anyone out there, and you can bet he had a very big influence on researchers like Goro Adachi. A lot of people may consider him a crank, but I consider him a pioneer and a prophet, mapping out the terra incognita every curious mind will be trudging through in the coming years.

Here are some of my favorite Hoagland pieces:

Will X Mark the Date?

The Age of Horus Dawns

The "Lost Tombs" Revisited

Who's the Enemy?

Tetrahedrons, Faces on Mars, Exploding Planets, Hyperdimensional Physics -- and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet?!

Mission to Mars


  1. Great pair. I can almost feel u have a double-take.

  2. Yes, it's always the outcast geniuses who most contribute to the flow of history. Only those willing to challenge the consensus can ever move us forward.


    I remember reading about this, but forget what book it was in. The above link has a page and brief description.