When you think about ancient Egyptian superheroes, there aren't a whole lot that come to mind. Apocalypse was around back then, right? And presumably there was some version of Moon Knight running around before the Fist of Khonshu was a dude who hung out with a French helicopter pilot, but really, that's all that comes to mind off the top of my head. But what if... what if... there were more?
That is the question that artist Josh Ln has answered in a series of prints called "Hero-Glyphics" that he "excavated and restored," presumably from a pyramid that was just full of pitfalls and tripwires connected to poison arrows. Check 'em bout below to see hieroglyphic-style reimaginings of some of our favorite characters! And also Kick Ass.
There are so many artistic tributes to the Star Trek franchise that at this point it's a bit of a challenge to do anything that immediately stands out, but artist Juan Ortiz has produced something that caught our attention. Similar to Francesco Francavilla's Breaking Bad project, Ortiz -- a longtime illustrator/designer for Disney and Warner Bros. who has also provided cover art for DC Comics' Looney Tunes series -- has produced a faux movie poster for all 80 episodes of the original Star Trek series, collected in a coffee table book titled Star Trek: The Art Of Juan Ortiz. Some of the posters have an obvious Saul Bass influence, and others are inspired by various comic book, movie poster, and pulp novel cover art from the '60s.
The hit film Star Trek Into Darkness is now available (as a digital download; the disc gets released in a couple of weeks), and you can stream the entirety of The Original Series, The Next Generation and more on Netflix and through other services. But what if you want more; what if you want the adventures of Captain James T. Kirk, Mister Spock, Doctor Leonard McCoy and that one redshirt who’s probably going to die before the cold open is over in your favorite four-color format?
The core storytelling element of Star Trek -- a group of heroes in brightly-colored costumes battle thinly-veiled analogues of Russia, China and other places while exploring the cosmos and teaching everyone lessons -- seems like it would be perfect for comics. And it is, and there are some good ones out there. Unfortunately, digging through the back-issue bins and the spotty collections that are available can be challenging, and that’s why I’m here to help you out with this navigation guide to 45 years of Star Trek comics.
Other than Burt Reynolds himself, it's possible the only man who'd make a better ISIS agent than Sterling Archer is Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise. That said, Archer would also make a damn good animated Kirk, as evidenced by these Starcher Trek videos, featuring the voices of Sterling, Lana, and the rest of the crew from Archer dubbed over clips from Star Trek: The Animated Series. I'd describe them further, but they're pretty much exactly what you'd expect, so I suggest just checking out the first installment below.
His identity was a matter of speculation for months, but now that the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness is safely a couple months behind us, IDW is releasing a brand-new, six-issue miniseries to offer up the details of big bad Khan Noonien Singh's origin. Writer Mike Johnson and artist Claudia Balboni will work with Roberto Orci, one of the screenwriters of the movie, to tie the series into the film.
John Martz takes familiar pieces of pop culture and reinterprets them visually, not through any one particular style, but through a host of different styles. He puts his own comic spin on the first appearances of Batman and Superman, and draws a Wonder Woman who looks like she'd be more at home in the New Yorker than a superhero comic...
Like the vast majority of us, I am a terrible artist. As such, when I first saw this work by artist Christophe Louis, a.k.a. Quibe -- in which he eloquently draws Batman, Iron Man, Spock and other characters with just a single line -- I was, well...
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