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Jan 09

Showcase Presents Strange Adventures

The Brown Wedge8 comments • 276 views

I’ve not even opened it yet (it’s a collection of 1950s DC SF comics) – I just wanted to show everyone the cover.

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    Dan M. on 8 Jan 2009 #

    That’s a beauty. And how prescient! Well… er… actually, not really prescient in any way at all, is it? But a beauty! Thanks for sharing, Martin.

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    Dan M. on 8 Jan 2009 #

    That’s a beauty. And how prescient! Well… er… actually, not really prescient in any way at all, is it? But a beauty! Thanks for sharing, Martin.

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    Dan M. on 8 Jan 2009 #

    By the way, I first thought that this cover was supposed to accompany the article below, about Gaza in network news coverage. It made for an interesting, inexplicable, but obviously satiric illustration…

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    lonepilgrim on 8 Jan 2009 #

    their rockets look like bananas to me – and they look more like chimps – are they confused? I am

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    Martin Skidmore on 8 Jan 2009 #

    Yeah, Gil Kane was sometimes a bit slipshod in some small ways – a terrifically dynamic artist, but he couldn’t always be bothered doing a proper job in some respects – there’s a very poor dog by him in a story in here (I have started reading it since – worth the money for the handful of stories where Carmine Infantino inks himself. The most beautiful work I’ve ever seen by him, and I was already a fan).

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    Pete Baran on 9 Jan 2009 #

    I am assuming this would have had a seperate, basic, colourist – but whoever did it I am sure was thinking of bananas for the rocket ships. When was this story printed, does it pre-date “La Planète des singes” (1963)?

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    Martin Skidmore on 9 Jan 2009 #

    Yes, it was published in 1955. There are plenty more gorillas in the volume too, all clever. Carmine Infantino’s great Flash villain Gorilla Grodd would predate 1963 too.

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    Martin Skidmore on 11 Jan 2009 #

    Extra note: there is a story later in the volume where a man travels through time to find a world where gorillas in uniforms a little like those in the POTA movies dominate humans, who they treat as slaves. This story was published in 1956.

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