Swipe File – Urchins, The Dead And Logo Lookalikes

crownCrown of ThornsThe Crown of Thorns starfish from Finding Nemo, published by Boom! Comics (left) – and it’s Wikipedia entry. See, that’s how you do research.

Now, in other comics, there seems to be a bit of confluence in the Marvel and DC Universe right now. It started off with the media-friendly Death Of Captain America that saw one of Marvel’s central characters, Captain America dead, but not really dead, instead shot with some kind of techno-magic gun, so he’s left his corpse behind and his soul is now travelling through time, while back in our time his side-kick has assumed his identity and mantle.  And then there’s Batman in which, well, I mean can you see a difference? I mean, really?

And then we have the likes of Blackest Night which, I guess, bore some resemblance to the Legion Of The Dead, with dead superheroes being brought back to a kind of semi-life and recruited as an army but on a very different scale. So Marvel decided on an X-Event, Necrosha in which dead mutants, well, you get the idea.

As always, as with Doom Patrol and X-Men, and Swamp Thing and Man Thing, these things seem to come in waves. their time has come. It’s a coincidence.

Nevertheless, I am looking forward to DC’s Civil Unrest and Marvel’s Thursday Comics any day now.

And finally, some keen observers noted how the WizardWorld Chicago Comic Con logo seemed to change mid way through the show, from this:

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to this (complete with still-unfixed typo):

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And one wonders if it could be anything to do with this:

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Well played sirs, well played.

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