Swipe File: The Spur And The Spider

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The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis, cover by Melissa Martin-Ellis, 2012.

The Spider #3 : City Destroyer by Grant Stockbridge, cover by Robert Maguire, 1975.

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In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. 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 this column, as well as the now defunct Swipe Of The Week website.

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Dean Haspiel Waves His Wand At Wizard World

“I Owe Hollywood An Apology” – Michael Davis, From The Edge

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Munchkin #1 Is Full Of Laugh Out Loud Moments

Marvel Releases New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot

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John Lewis, N Powell, A Aydin on Edmund Pettus Bridge (photo by Sandi Villarreal)

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AKA Jessica Jones Casts Rachael Taylor As Patsy Walker