The folks at Blackmeal, a video production company, have produced a slick animation homage to Marvel Comics characters. Specifically, their logos. No characters appear in the video, but rather logos representing nearly every major hero or team from the Marvel cannon.
At Comic-Con in 2008, I stepped onto a hotel elevator and instantly found myself in the sky. At least, it felt that way. It was actually a very creative ad for Pixar’s Up that involved painting the inside of the elevator to look like the sky from the film, with Carl’s balloon-powered flying house in the corner, looking to be off in the distance. The ad always stuck with me, as I thought it was an imaginative — and very effective — way to promote a film, and easily the best use of advertising in an elevator I’d ever seen.
That is, until I saw this proposed ad for this summer’s Man of Steel, submitted to the Chip Shop Awards by Jon Massey and Ryan Brown. Massey and Brown take advantage of elevator design to present the classic image of Clark Kent opening his shirt to reveal the Superman logo underneath.
You’ve heard of MISTER X but you don’t know who or what he is, right?
ComicsAlliance’s Andy Khouri thinks it’s only one of the best comic books ever and offers a primer along with this preview of the new Dark Horse miniseries Mister X: Eviction by visionary creator Dean Motter.
Something is wrong in the city of Somnopolis: everybody is insane. Designed, financed and constructed by an enigmatic cadre of geniuses, visionaries and villains using the sleep-defeating drug insomnalin and employing the theory of pschetecture, the city itself — the buildings, the materials, the angles and even the light — has driven the citizenry to acts of madness, crime and suicide. It wasn’t meant to be this way, and the terrible nature of what was once envisioned as Radiant City — “The City of Dreams” — weighs heavily on the conscious of Mister X. To describe the character as “mysterious” is like describing the universe as “big,” but what is known for certain is that Mister X was in some way instrumental in Somnopolis’ creation and decay, and he toils sleeplessly to save Radiant citizens from his corrupted creation.
Hey Luuuucy! She’s got her dander up about something on Seth’s cover design for The Complete Peanuts 1987-1988 by Charles M. Schulz. It’s the 19th volume in the series and we’ve reached the milestone point where Schulz switched from 4 uniform panels to a variable layout. And this volume’s Foreword is by another comic strip legend, Garry Trudeau. You won’t want to miss it when it comes out in March! We’re giving you a sneak peek excerpt with all the strips from January 1987 which you can read right here.
Charting the Evolution of the Bat Logo
Check out Lavery’s evolutionary chart of the Bat logo on ComicsAlliance!