Swipe File: The Boys #34 And All Star Superman #1

Posted by June 25, 2009 Comment

Frank Quitely’s cover for All Star Superman #1.
dc_allstarsuperman

Darick Robertson’s cover for The Boys #34, already in trouble at Diamond.
boys34-cov-robertson

A nice “swipe” here, clearly a homage to the original, taking the squeaky clean benevolent uberman image of Superman and reinterpreting him as… well, a racist, genocidal bastard.

Yeah, you know DC could never have published this.

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.

Images copyright DC Comics, Darick Robertson and Dynamite Entertainment.

(Last Updated June 25, 2009 8:42 pm )