Friday, April 10, 2009

Talk to the Hand

I'm sorry about the lack of quality posts here recently. I would like to say it's because I have been busy, but the truth is I have had a lack of inspiration. That is, until I saw this picture on Yahoo.

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It is actually the embers from a dying star reaching for a gas cloud. It reminded me of a story from a comic book series I had read, entitled Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Three and a half billion years ago, one race had risen above all others. Billions of years before the birth of man, this race had conquered space travel as well as other technological wonders. The chief scientist among them had built a machine that allowed him to peer through time. This scientist was named Krona. (Krona is also the Swedish unit of money.) Krona wanted to use his machine to witness the birth of the universe, but the other scientists warned that this was forbidden, and may cause a catastrophe. In his arrogance, Krona uses the machine to view the beginning of time anyway. He witnesses a giant hand holding a cluster of stars.

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At this point, his machine blew up, and what was one universe became a multiverse. Thousands if nowt millions of alternate universes were created.

There are so many implications to this. What many may take for the hand of god, is a pulsar. Many ancient cultures worshipped the sun as a god, and of course a pulsar is the dying embers of a sun.

Check out Jake's post on the hand at the Blob. That's all I have for now. Thanks for reading.


Christopher Darrin Horn said...

I loved that series as well. My favorite issue of that was the death of supergirl issue. Thanks for reminding me of that series. George Perez was the artist, I believe, of that series and next to John Byrne, I think, is one of the best artists for comics I have seen. Just my humble opinion, LOL. I have to give a shout out to a childhood friend of mine, Chad Collier, who pointed me to the interest of looking at the artists and story creators of comics, which up until then were just good stories that I loved. Thanks Chad and thanks Ed for this post.

Michael Skaggs said...

Nice one Ed!

Even the small posts can produce mass ponderings and questions.

Word veryify = tedacyl [Tera dactyl?]

Leon Basin said...

It's ok! It's about quality not quantity:)

Ed said...


It was the best mini series of all time. The death of Supergirl just seemed perfect.


Yes, sometimes. I believe I should try to force myself to post before ideas come to me, but I now have a few, (outside of the advertisements) and I should have them all up this week.


Thanks, glad you liked it.