And that’s why Gaiman had to totally keep doing it wrong for 75 issues, then!
If I understand forced perspective right, darkhawk’s left thigh is approximately 4 feet long.
That’s so 90′s it comes back around and is somehow amazing.
Probably just my biased love of Darkhawk, though…
…OR SUFFER THE CONSE-
That’s an odd hyphen. Did he eat something that was repeating on him?
…The A La King?
I have every issue of Sleepwalker and love it unconditionally.
So, there’s that.
The problem with the 90s was that they were just too low-key and restrained. There’s “subtle,” and then there’s “invisible.” You can hardly tell that this panel is about challenging the hierarchy of text through subaltern homoerotic strategies!
That is still one of the most hilarious quotes of the entire decade, and perhaps all time.
The thing that stuns me about that panel is that both Bret Blevins and Mike Manley are GOOD artists, capable of better things. This is on par with Herb Trimpe’s Liefeld-style in sheer entertaining wrongness. The 90s were a strange time indeed.
And here we are in 2011, as…well, I know Darkhawk appeared in a couple of Marvel titles recently (I just can’t seem to recall where).
Sleepwalker, meanwhile, is bundled up on a Yancy Street heating grate, wondering how he missed the cut for Nextwave.
Gaiman was actually a fan of Sleepwalker. He began reading every issue religiously after hearing the “Sandman done right” quote until it was cancelled and he loved the fact that it showed him how NOT to write Sandman.