Swipe File: Grifter #1 Vs Resurrection Man #1

Swipe File: Grifter #1 Vs Resurrection Man #1

Posted by September 20, 2011 Comment

Two comic books, both featuring a character who hasn’t had his own book for a while, both published on the same week, both part of the DC Relaunch, both with the same plot…  in which the titular hero of each title gets on an aeroplane, is attacked by supernatural thingies possessing crew and passengers, before jumping out of the plane in the thunder and rain to continue the fight with the big bad… while sporting a choick of light hair and hairy exposed forearms…

Thankfully they are very diferent books. Still…

Resurrection Man?

Or is it Grifter?

What about this one? 

Any clue?

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

(Last Updated September 20, 2011 3:01 pm )

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