January 24th, 2008

Holy Goddamn Zeitgeist!

When Captain America Throws His Mighty Shield...

Some months ago Marvel Comics made Captain America die in something that was kind of a recreation of both JFK's and Lee Harvey Oswald's deaths (conspiracy theories included).

Later,the Punisher wore a new version of the costume,with lots of guns and an angry face (left).In some days,the new Captain America will make his debut,with yet another new costume with a bit less gunpower but no less angry attitude (right).
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It seems there's a recurring fascination with the idea of redesigning an iconic and optimistic character as a pseudo-realistic,dark and grumpy one.It looked like fun and...well,you can guess what happened next:
(marker and digital post-production)