Thematic Swipe File: Buffy #34 Vs Swamp Thing #34

Last week’s issue of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season #8, Them Fucking (Plus The True History Of The Universe) featured an issue long sex scene between Buffy and Angel. Flying. At one point, into space. While their crew explore the history of magic and stuff. Like this.

Which reminded me terribly of another comic, Promethea #10, Sex, Stars And Serpents.

But there’s another #34 that it’s worth considering… Swamp Thing #34, Rite Of Spring. Where Abby And Swamp Thing have sex, through the hallucinatory shared experience of Abby eating from Alec’s own body.

It’s quite famous. Was the issue number similarity purely coincidence? Either way – more sex-as-expositionary-montages in comics please!

In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree.  In Thematic Swipe File we look at similar approaches, ideas or indeed themes. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the lightbox. We trust you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself.  If you are unable to do so, please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done. The Swipe File doesn’t judge, it’s interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously, as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal who originally ran a column by this name, as well as the now defunct Swipe Of The Week website.

Diamond's Report To Retailers At C2E2 Breakfast With Marvel, Dark Horse And Valiant Overview

daredevil-131112

Charlie Cox Talks Of The Blurry Line Between Good And Evil In Marvel's Daredevil

darkknight3promo

DC Comics Confirms Frank Miller's Dark Knight 3 With Brian Azzarello At C2E2 - The Master Race (UPDATE)

Hellboy Is Coming To Its End - Dark Horse At The C2E2 Retailer Breakfast

Paul Rudd Thinks Kevin Feige Is A Mad Scientist

Valiant's Geomancer Will Be A 1:25 Comic Tied To Book Of Death #1

MKXJason-610

Jason Voorhees Coming To Mortal Kombat X In May

Marvel Announces Howling Commandos For After Secret Wars

Arrow-2.5-14-SF-Cover

Arrow Season Four Will Have New Co-Showrunner

Spider-Gwen #1 Has Now Sold Over 300,000 Copies