Separated At Birth: Is Namor A Sub Mariner or a Dom Mariner?

Ballistic Metal USA is a company who, as they put it, are involved in 'Manufacturing the Highest Quality Fetish & Adult Toys'. This includes  'Precision Crafted Gear Made With Pride' and they guarantee that all their products are 'Made in the U.S.A.'

Such as this penis ring. Currently on sale through eBay for $17.

But does their logo look a little familiar?

We think so.

Namor… we know that John Byrne reinvented you as a businessman, but is this really where you made your fortune?

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.



About Rich Johnston

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

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