Swipe File: Batman, Daredevil And Rorschach Vs Taxi Driver

When Darren Aronofsky collaborated with Frank Miller to pitch a Batman Year One movie based on the Miller/Mazzucchelli mini-series, he quoted Taxi Driver as a cultural source for the movie.

But as Spanish website Entre Comics, Millar and Mazzucchelli had beaten him to it.

Of course they’re not the only ones. More obviously Moore and Gibbons had been on the case.

But even a bit of Miller/Mazzucchelli Daredevil had found some inspiration it seems…

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.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.