Saturday, September 22, 2012
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.