A quick one for November’s Wired Italia, about the difficult and potentially dangerous search for powerful new materials. There’s an oblique reference here to the cover of the first ever Hulk comic (as well as to my own Avengers GIF).
War Photography X Vintage Comics Project by Butcher Billy
The contrast between the colorful vintage superheroes and the grey shaded real world.
- Original: “Tank Man”, Beijing, 1989, by Jeff Widener.
- Original by Joe Rosenthal, 1945, Iwo Jima.
- American Soldiers Blowing Up a Japanese Bunker - Original by W. Eugene Smith, Iwo Jima, 1945.
- Original: “Napalm Girl”, Vietnam, 1972, by Nick Ut.
- WWII, photographer unknown.
- Vietnam War protest in Philadelphia, back in the 70’s. Photographer unknown.
- Original by Robert Capa, Omaha Beach, D-Day, 1944.
- Original: “Falling Soldier”, Spanish Civil War, 1936, by Robert Capa.
- Original: “General Nguyen Ngoc Loan Executing a Viet Cong prisoner”, Vietnam, 1968, by Eddie Adams.
- Adolf Hitler, Nazi German, photographer unknown
unused X-Men Graphic Novel pages by Neal Adams. The X-Men Graphic Novel would go on without Neal, as “God Loves, Man Kills” by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson. Circa 1982.
All the ones in one. The Avengers.
The Avengers #1 (1963) cover by Jack Kirby
The Avengers vol. 2, #1 (1996) cover by Rob Liefeld
The Avengers vol. 3, #1 (1998) cover by George Pérez
The Avengers vol. 4, #1 (2010) cover by John Romita Jr.
The Avengers vol. 5, #1 (2012) cover by Dustin Weaver
Some things I’ve learned in the CBT clinics I’ve been going to regarding anxiety that I thought might be helpful to some.
for real though. i have tried so hard to explain these things to people. jfc.
Listen up, Snowflakes.
fun little thing to tack on: triggers ARE NOT things that make you uncomfortable or uneasy, they are material that lead to visceral reactions/flash backs/panic attacks due to previous traumas
they aren’t even phobias
they are related to ptsd, not general discomfort or fear
sometimes i think that people need this polite reminder