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copperbadge:

Hey, that poster looks familiaOH NO DEADPOOL.

[From Deadpool vs. Carnage #1, 2014 and one of the Marvel swimsuit issues, the latter courtesy of scifigrl47.]

That’s amazing.

(Reblogged from copperbadge)

brainsausage:

If I’m going to draw my dinosaurs with feathers, they will also include jaunty caps, bubble pipes and PG Wodehouse dialogue.

(Reblogged from contemplatingchicken)

rosalarian:

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how amazing Bill Waterson was at art? Most of the comic strip was really cartooney but them he’d bust out stuff like this, and both styles in his hand were astoundingly beautiful.

Always the best.

I’ll admit, my brother and I used to play calvinball all the time.

(Source: gadsfasdfgasdf)

(Reblogged from gingerhaze)

hellotailor:

Jack Kirby: costume designer. Renowned comicbook creator Jack Kirby once designed costumes for a college production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar! — from Hello, Tailor: James Bond, Starfleet uniform bras, real-life Zoolander, and more.

So cool.

(Reblogged from hellotailor)

Being Creative from Sticky Comic

tweed-eyes:

“Comic Book Readers” by Ruth Orkin, New York City, 1947

tweed-eyes:

“Comic Book Readers” by Ruth Orkin, New York City, 1947

(Reblogged from tweed-eyes)
How to be a Retronaut, you just made my day.
Captain America No. 32, November 1943
(Captain America, strapped into a parachute, reaches out to save Bucky Barnes, who is tied to a missile with a 1940s Japanese flag on it.)

How to be a Retronaut, you just made my day.

Captain America No. 32, November 1943

(Captain America, strapped into a parachute, reaches out to save Bucky Barnes, who is tied to a missile with a 1940s Japanese flag on it.)

Where my comprehension falters is long range abilities that seem to directly affect the environment. Take Erik’s control over metal. Clearly, his true mutation isn’t limited to just shaping metal but in fact allows him to perceive and manipulate electromagnetic fields. Without which Erik hasn’t the means to work metal from a distance. However, if this is the case, why doesn’t Erik’s mutation extend to, say, the electromagnetic spectrum? I mean, why can’t Erik turn invisible by bending light around his body? Or, if that’s too ambitious, why can’t he sense the transmissions, probably radio, made by the type of giant dishes he uses for practicing his kinetic skills?
It can’t even be argued that Erik’s mutation only touches magnetic fields, IMO, because magnetism is intrinsically connected to electricity. How can Erik twist magnetic fields to his will without shifting the electric charges that produce these fields, in turn generating electricity, which is simply the movement of said charges? Why no lightning bolts, Erik?
Actually, Erik should (theoretically) be able to mess around on the atomic scale given that the electromagnetic force keeps electrons in place around the nucleus and is thus indirectly responsible for any substance’s chemical properties. The possibilities here are endless!
The explanation I’m left with is that, while Erik has the potential to do a much greater variety of truly awesome stuff with his gift, he hasn’t realized it yet or undertaken the no doubt arduous training of these latent talents. I imagine his comics counterpart can do better in this respect…? Though I think Erik’s mutation kind of makes him ridiculously powerful. Obviously the downside of granting one man control of one of the universe’s four fundamental forces, lol. (What about the other three? Are there Marvel mutants who manipulate gravity or the strong and weak interactions?)

lj user zincpiccalilli, analyzing mutant abilities in the marvel universe.

I hadn’t even thought about the intersection of Maxwell’s equations with Erik’s abilities.  Although his mutation is very hazily described everywhere.  He masters magnetism, but why can he control lead?  Is it because he does, like the above article explores, actually control electron movement, not magnetic fields? Or does he induce magnetic fields?    

Nerdgasm ahoy.

(Source: erik-charles.livejournal.com)