Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jack Kirby, Mindbomb: Rocket to the Tombs

We looked at Jack Kirby several times in the past here, most notably in his startlingly accurate yet allegorical predictions of the Face on Mars in 1959, 9/11 in 1984, and the Gulf War and Iraq War in 1974 and 1975. 

There's also a foreshadowing of the plot of 2001: A Space Odyssey, possible Apollo mission footage chicanery, and the suppressed discovery of obelisks on the Moon by American and Russian surveying missions in the mid-60s.

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Eternals: False Flags and Blue Beams

One thing I had failed to realize about The Eternals was that Kirby's depiction of the Deviant invasion of Manhattan wasn't quite the exercise in 50s nostalgia I had originally taken it for.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Clownshow 2012: Every Picture Tells a Story

I like to play picture association games-- you show me a picture and I tell you what I see, you know, that kind of thing. So since the Republican Primary reality show is the talk of the town these days I thought I'd do one based on the clownshoe's candidate's campaign logos.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fringe, Political Kabuki and the Suspension of Belief

I was just reading that Fringe is not only in danger of not being renewed for a fifth season, but there is serious concern that Fox might cut its losses and cancel it before it ends its fourth. This doesn't surprise me.