Christopher Uminga has created this unique and chibi’ishartwork, check out his website and see all of his awesome work. Below are some adorable, and some creepy, (but all are great!) art of superheroes, villains, TMNT and Star Wars characters. Dontcha just want to give the Hulk a big hug?! He looks like he needs it…
This weeks Picture of the Week is The Barbelith from the fantastically bizarre comic book series by Grant Morrison, The Invisibles. I read The Invisiblesearlier this year and loved it, despite my confusion towards the end (and various parts throughout) but this is probably because Morrison was taking psychedelics while writing the series. I’m now reading The Filth which is very crazy so far (the good kind of crazy) but I haven’t reached the part with black semen yet (probably not going to be the good kind of crazy). I’m also reading Doom Patrol here and there which is less strange even though the freakish outcast “super heroes” are currently saving a transvestite street named Danny who can travel… yup.
Behold… the Barbelith! One day I plan on spray painting this around NYC. If you see it, it was probably me.
“Barbelith is the name of the “placenta” for humanity; a satellite-like object located on the dark side of the moon. It recurs throughout the story as a supernatural moon seeming both intelligent and benign. Barbelith’s role is like that of a placenta in that it connects the hologram of our subjective reality to the realm outside of our space-time, the domain of the magic mirror, and helps humans to realize their true nature beyond the subjective concept of “self” (wiki).
DC has decided to change Wonder Woman’s costume after 69 years, which you might have already read about in the New York Times. It will be debuted in the 600th issue of the monthly series with a new alternative history (read about it here).
J. Michael Straczynski, the new writer of the series said this about the wardrobe change:
“She’s been locked into pretty much the exact same outfit since her debut in 1941… If you’re going to make a statement about bringing Wonder Woman into the 21st century, you need to be bold and you need to make it visual. I wanted to toughen her up, and give her a modern sensibility… What woman only wears only one outfit for 60-plus years?”