Swipe File: Gamora And A Stranger In Hell

Swipe File: Gamora And A Stranger In Hell

Posted by November 21, 2014 Comment


On the left, an 1971 Esteban Maroto illustration from Eerie #38, a story called A Stranger In Hell.

And on the right from a couple of years later when Jim Starlin‘s Gamora appeared in the Warlock comic series…

Maybe they share the same tailor too?

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.

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