Saturday, September 13, 2008

Best Uses of a Checkerboard Pattern in a Comic Book IV

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Uh, Batman? The door was unlocked dude!

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Cartoon Network has it incorporated into it's logo! And how can kids survive in space with no spacesuits and only fishbowls on their heads for protection?

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The top checkerboard pattern was used by D.C. in the late sixties on every comic, but this one is from 1990. I wonder why they brought it back? Anyway, the moral of the story is that behind the actions of every superhero is a blond chick in lingerie pulling the strings.

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Hey Veronica! Let's get together and play chess after school!

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This one has it all! The crystal skull, the pyramid of Kukulkan, and a mad scientist in a giant pill with a checkerboard pattern on the bottom of it!


Jenn said...

Great post! I love the Kool-Aid crash tactic of breaking and entering! And I am a little slow, so it seriously just now occurred to me that "Saved by the Bell" and Archie comics are the same cookie cutter, different dough... or however that saying goes. Dang if they're not the same thing! One more thing-- I found this blog with great photos of the complex at Chichen Itza and I thought maybe you'd be interested:

Judging from Sabrina's height and absence of columns found at the Temple of Warriors... I'd guess she's atop the Temple of Jaguars. To the Maya shaman, the jaguar was an alter-ego of sorts-- the shamans transformed into jaguars as they moved between worlds. The whole complex is flooded with images of the feathered serpent, a symbol for energetic transformation-- the mirroring on that cover is quite profound. This garden is a real pleasure, as always~ :)

Ed said...

I guess Archie was kind of copied from Saved by the Bell, I never thought of it before.

Thanks for the link, some pretty interesting pics.