Separated at Birth: Suicide Squad and Heroes for Hire

Posted by March 16, 2018 Comment

Suicide Squad #37, out this week, with a cover by Jorge Jimenez.

And Heroes For Hire #5 from 11 years ago, by Billy Tucci.

Separated at birth? Or strangled at birth?

Separated at Birth used to be called Swipe File, in which we presented 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 trusted you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself. If you were are unable to do so, we asked that you please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done.

The Swipe File didn’t judge; it was 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.

(Last Updated March 16, 2018 4:59 am )

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