Post by tarkintino on Sept 1, 2019 11:50:59 GMT -5
The wrecked Statue of Liberty trope has been a part of fantasy for a very long time, whether in story or on a cover (notably, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Amazing Stories, John Bowen's novel After the Rain, etc.), but it became a staple of endless comic book covers. Here's a sample of the best of the lot, including two adaptations from the sci-fi production that (arguably) elevated the trope into a permanent, worldwide icon of science fiction and film:
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Post by Prince Hal on Sept 1, 2019 14:46:15 GMT -5
tarkintino , these are great examples, but though I hate to sound like a quibbler, I will quibble with the Treasure Chest cover, as it's about the installation of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
Here are a couple more:
May I add a similar trope, the destruction of Washington, DC, especially the Lincoln Memorial, which pops up fairly often, too.
"The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance." -- The Tempest, 5.1
3 Cover Tropes came to mind for me today all in relation to impending death and or doom. If any of you wish to research and post images please feel free as I cannot.
1. Grim Reaper/Death in foreground/background pursuing'hovering/denoting a characters pending or immediate death. 2. Skull head replacing a person/character/hero/normal/regular head (yes, there is a ton of Ghost Rider/Blazing Skull). 3. Death head/skull in eyes of a character.
Gimme a home on the ol' prairie where I can sit in my rockin' chair reading my favorite old comic books of yesteryear!