Saturday, September 22, 2012

Beautiful Dreamers!


This dramatic splash page/ pin-up from Forever People #4 offers up a tantalizing glimpse of what might have unfolded if the Fourth World had been allowed to develop at its natural pace. I always wondered how this seemingly special connection between the hideous Darkseid and the lovely Dreamer would have been realized. Kirby seems here to make a tighter connection between these two than ultimately was supported by the story. Note how Dreamer is framed against the craggy and implacable face of Darkseid with the cold dead eyes, almost treating his rocky visage like a landscape.


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2 comments:

  1. What a great picture! Her dress is drawn to look almost like it's a part of the fire.

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  2. Good point on the flame details. Often Dreamer's smock looked totally random, but it does have a flame quality here.

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