Here are a few more fake comic covers made to indicate when a
new episode is up for the Two Dimension podcast.
When passing by a gumball machine, I always check to
see what is offered, and every once in a while find
something that captures my interest. It doesen't matter
if it's tiny plastic creatures, flicker rings or small rubber
balls, it's always more fun when it comes out of one of
Even though my friends find it odd at first, they always
end up getting some to keep by their computer or desk
at work. Finding one in a drawer always brightens up
the most mundane environment.
Without a doubt, 1984 has been my favorite year (so far). I saw the world, met my wife, compact discs came out, and so did a really great comic book called Mister X.
Not only did the cover catch my eye, but the stories were written and drawn by the Hernandez Brothers, along with strong graphic design throughout the entire series.
But as much as I loved it, some people around referred to it as "the biggest disappointment in comics." It seems there was a lot of production work these people saw before the book was actually published, and didn't feel it lived up to what was shown earlier. Most of it was created by Paul Rivoche, and thanks to the internet you can see it here.
The plan was to use a different set of cartoonists for every six issues, then another story line would be introduced. Unfortunately, the Hernandez Brothers never got paid and left after four fantastic issues, which was disappointing. The series went on, and the creator Dean Motter did another great series along the same line called Terminal City and it's follow up Terminal City: Aerial Graffiti with artist Michael Lark, which is worth reading as well.
In The Time Machine, H. G. Wells describes shiny discs that spoke while they spun around. There was a movie version in 1960 that showed shiny bracelets being twirled sideways on a table top. When compact discs came out in the eighties, I wondered if this was closer to what the writer described so long ago.