Surreal Thursday: bottled water

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The Woman in Red and The Mandala Murders Mystery

Episode One


The Woman in Red

solves the Mandala Murders

with Scarlet Bullets!

Episode Two


See Secrets Revealed –

The lawyer hides seven ancestors.

Crimson Shadows Stalk!

 

Episode Three


Vermilion Night Dread !

The hero is determined,

Death orbits tangents.

The Woman in Red first appeared in the period known to comic book historians as the Golden Age of Comic Books. Created by writer Richard E. Hughes and artist George Mandel, she first appeared in Thrilling Comics #2 (March 1940), published by Nedor Comics. She is considered the first masked female comic book crime fighting hero.

I started playing with some collage scans, my digital art pieces, a couple of digital copies of illustrations from these early comics. Considering the sequence, I thought they could easily be illustrations for old Saturday Serial Matinee posters  or for weekly advertisements for a  Golden Age Radio Show. I created episode title-taglines using the 3 line haiku structure to accompany each composition.

The Woman in Red never had a chance to cross over into other popular forms of mass media; she didn’t even earn her own comic book title. This post presents artifacts from a what-if-history, that in a small way, corrects this lost opportunity.

Boy LOVES Girl – formerly Boy Meets GIRL

 

True secrets of Love & Romance:

Boy LOVES Girl –

formerly Boy Meets GIRL.

 

Comics’ psychology,

So it’s True – I’m going too,

something about this.

 

art can cure romance –

Boy ! true secrets of Love –

handle this with care….

 

 

 

 

Images using following source, cover of Boy Loves Girl # 25 – Link,  were created with glitch art process in combination of one of my loose collage scans. 

Dread Secret of the Realm Unknown

Dread Secret of the Realm Unknown 1

 

The Phenomena Inn Philosophy –

Welcome any Object,

Fact,

or

Occurrence Perceived or Observed.

This-Then,

The Dread Secret of the REALM UNKNOWN……..

phenomena are the objects of the senses

Please do not remove from Inn.

Dread Secret of the Realm Unknown - Phenomena1

Each droplet a cosmos ,

Each Atom a Veritable Universe

Unto Itself –

Contrasted with what is apprehended by the intellect.

Make sure to sign your noumenon, or thing-in-itself , in our Guestbook !

 

Dread Secret of the Realm Unknown -An Ominous Presence1

 

 

 

Note:Inspiration came from  John Sapiro’s Blog  and in particular Walking on Green Velvet .

Doctor Strange is a Marvel comic-book character – see earlier post .

His exploits will presented in a movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch.