Marvel’s fun with numbers
Marvel editor Tom Brevoort mentioned he had a problem with the way certain parties referred to the Marvel Universe as "Earth 616" — a designation he mistakenly credited to Alan Moore. He promptly followed up by passing along the actual origin of the appellation, courtesy of Alan Davis, who notes, "Although credited to Alan Moore, like much of the other Captain Britain folklore it was in place before he joined the book."
Interesting background reading for people who like behind-the-scenes stuff, and far easier for me to follow than Alan D’s analysis of who owns Miracleman…
Gustav Klimt! The Kiss! Rock on!I see it as an homage. But Rick Taylor says, "A swipe's a swipe. No excuse." ;)
And always swipe from the best! This China tale had a number of Klimtisms. Mike is always fairly transparent about what is influencing him at any given moment. But his enthusiasms tend to pass through him like water through rocks. The cool thing is – he learns something every time and he takes just a bit with him when he moves on. I think his art just keeps getting richer.