Monday, February 16, 2015

Best Infinity Cover Ever?

Mike the Barber had two large mirrors that faced each other on opposite walls and, when I was a kid in the barber chair, I used to how many reflections deep I could see. 

Every once in a while a comic book is published with a similar theoretically-infinitely-repeating  pattern. Sometimes the design works well and sometimes it falters. The cover to 1947's Whiz Comics #91 is the most successful infinity-design I have ever seen in comics.

Or maybe you can tell me one you like better?

Monday, February 02, 2015

Wonder Woman and Jill Lepore

Harvard history professor Jill Lepore has written The Secret History of Wonder Woman. The life story of WW creator William Moulton Marston is well-trod ground, I would say, but I picked up an autographed copy on ebay just in case. I'll let you know later if I learn anything new in the book. (By the way, the jacket design by Chip Kidd is perfectly bold and bright but I strongly dislike the way the pages' edges are staggered rather than flush.)

In the meantime, maybe you'd like to watch an interview with author Lepore that aired a couple months ago on c-span? It's right over here.