Saturday, November 10, 2007

Separated at Birth: "Wow."

The Big All-American Comic Book #1/9-11 #2
L: The Big All-American Comic Book #1 (1944), art by Sheldon Mayer, Howard Purcell, E. E. Hibbard, Martin Naydel, and others
R: 9-11 #2 (2002), art by Alex Ross
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Elayne said...

Thanks for this, Bully! I figured Ross was homaging another cover, but I didn't know which one.

Zerne said...

I do find it interesting how the cover has completely flipped. The original is a boy and his dog marveling at the skill and power of the heroes, while the homage is Superman marveling at the heart and courage of those who endured the tragedy. You could say it's a metaphor for how much things have changed: instead of looking up to our heroes, our heroes look up to us.