Sunday, September 30, 2012

Black Son Rising!

One of the most remarkable things about the saga of Orion of the New Gods is how much of his story is evident from the very first moment we meet him. It's all there in that implacable face.  Here's that incredible introduction once again.

That ladies and gentlemen is the very definition of awesome. In the space of three humble comic pages an old world is destroyed, new worlds are created, our hero blasts into view and in a mere seven words defines his mission and his core being. But still there's more to meet the eye in this famous portrait.

There on Orion's helmet is his dark secret, his origin story contained in one elegant image. The black sun which dominates the design symbolizes the "black son" we have just met. Darkseid's son is arrived.

This rendition of the original Kirby and Vince Colletta image in a Warhol-esque fashion is simply outstanding. I found it here.

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