For most superheroes, fighting for truth and justice means fighting for the status quo. The typical plot: Supervillain(s) attempts to take over the world and/or steal property; superhero(es) stop them.
The journey from disjunction to order is only emphasized by the fact that the heroes are themselves often outsiders in some way. Superman is an immigrant; Batman has a traumatic childhood backstory; the X-Men are policed and persecuted mutants. Yet despite the fact that they are underdogs, the heroes nonetheless fight for the mainstream authorities. Thus superheroes are often fantasies of assimilation—a dream of outsiders being accepted by, or turning into, insiders.
At best, that fantasy offers a promise of acceptance to everyone, making for an inclusive vision of the American dream. At worst, superheroes end up as establishment lackeys, marginalized individuals currying favor with the mainstream by targeting other excluded groups on behalf of the Man.
Twenty-five years ago, though, in 1989 writer Grant Morrison and artist Richard Case began working on Doom Patrol, a comic that ended up telling a different kind of superhero story. Over four years and 44 issues, Morrison, Case, and a number of other fill-in artists inverted the usual connection between heroes and the law.
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One of the best comic book stories out there. The pre-Vertigo lines were incredible.
Sins of Jezebel
Photographer: TOMAAS www.tomaas.com
Photographer Assistant: Charles Chan Casela
Illustrator: Januz Miralles
Make up Artist: Gregg Hubbard Represented By Bernstein & Andriulli
Hairstylist: Seiji Uehara, Represented By Ennis, Inc.
Hairstylist Assistant: Sofiya Pylo
Model: LILIYA POLOKHOVA @ Muse Models
4. Left Abashed
7. Mature Buds
8. Girl in Between
Paige Bradley created one of the most striking sculptures I’ve seen in recent times. Her masterpiece, entitled Expansion, is a beautiful woman seeking inner piece but fractured and bleeding with light. “From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a container already built for us to fit inside: a social security number, a gender, a race, a profession,” says Bradley. “I ponder if we are more defined by the container we are in than what we are inside. Would we recognize ourselves if we could expand beyond our bodies?”
have you ever heard a raven talk?
because apparently they can go from severus snape to japanese schoolgirl in .5 seconds.
Ravens are pretty amazing.
Oh, no, you can keep your clothes. I’d much rather strip your defenses.
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That’s the attitude.
Salvador Dalí in collaboration with Walt Disney.
This is hauntingly pretty.
dali is literally the definition of a tripper
Love me some Dali.