William Gibson began Neuromancer with the line “the sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” Perhaps he had something like this in mind.
There’s a scene in Batman #496 – 1993’s Knightfall story arc, supposedly the source material for much of Nolan’s TDKR – where Joker and Scarecrow set about terrorising Gotham through a series of prank calls.
In one panel they’re evading the police in an ice-cream truck, until they reach a toll booth… And that’s when this happens:
OK let’s get this straight.
Do we think the Joker invent cone-ing?
The meme to beat in 2011?
Or at least, reverse cone-ing?
Answers on a postcard, please.
French artist Alexandre Nicolas has produced some quite beautiful sculptures of superheroes in a foetal state. The work comprises his 2008 series: PRÉDESTINÉS, working in his preferred media acrylic and resin.
I think these pieces inherit a special fragility because we’d usually see these characters (Hulk; Silver Surfer; Batman etc) as fully-grown and badass, whereas here they are quite the opposite. Take a look:
Visit PRÉDESTINÉS for more images from this series.
Thought this was a cool discovery. It’s the first report of a mushroom species fruiting underwater, according to Wired.com’s 10 New Species Discovered in 2010.
There are a few others featured too, but I just love the idea that these things have gone unnoticed in the scientific record for so long. The cheeky buggers!