Saturday, September 13, 2008

Best Uses of a Disembodied Eye in a Comic Book III

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"I feel like someone is watching me."

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If you didn't know Osiris (and probably Horus) had green skin this cover wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. I still don't know what it has to do with sex.

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Did the evil eye just vaporize a man on the beach?

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Nothing funny about this one really. It's like a game, how many occult symbols can you spot? Upright, you can see the beam of light coming from doc's head touching the letters C-R-A-F-T. Lets look at it from another angle.

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We have an eye atop a golden pyramid. There are 6 points of light coming out of the eye, causing a 6 sided hexagon. Both of Doctor Strange's hands are flashing the devil sign. There are 12 circles around the eye, and the beams of light are pointing to where 1,3,5,7,9, and 11 would be. The eye also looks like a sun rising out of a mountain. The symbol on Doc's chest is a "peace sign" which is an inverted broken cross. Below the cross is the Egyptian symbol for Ka, which means spirit or life force. Doctor Strange is a member of Marvel universe's Illuminati.

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OK, I understand the Rann/Iran holy war thing, but what country is Thanagar supposed to be?


Michael Skaggs said...

I like this Ed, Dr. Strange and his entire series is just about the occult and a massive soaking in those symbols.

Peace bro.

aferrismoon said...

Thanagar is like Srinigar which is in India next door to Pakistan, which may be hiding OBL and other fearsome comic-book Islamophiles.
Dr.Strange was a fave of mine, though I lived in UK so they would come v.intermittently. Often 3 from 1 adventure, 2 from another - don't think I ever read a complete story.
Its a fine collection building.
Have u been to B for Blog, lots of comiX there


Ed said...

Michael - Thanks. Inever really read a lot of Dr. Strange, I followed the DC comics a bit more than Marvel, but from what I've seen, Yea, it has a lot of symbols.

Aferrismoon- Thanks on figuring out the Thanagar-Srinigar link. I love Dial B for Blog! The guy who runs that is hilarious!