Who Watches The X-Men?

Mike Gold

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4 Responses

  1. Sean D. Martin says:

    Nobody ever used a smear of blood in a graphic pre-Watchmen?

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      If you can find prior art, I'd love to see it. Make it black & yellow circle, and a smear of blood.Maybe the smiley with a bullet hole.

      • Sean D. Martin says:

        If I have some time, I may go looking. In the meantime, I was just trying to note that the use of a smear of blood was certainly not new with Watchmen. No specific examples to hand (OK, OK. I'll find the time.) but I'm sure you cuold find it used on, for example, many posters for horror movies.As for the colors and circle, the X-Men have a associate with the color yellow that goes back to the Stan and Jack days, and the circular X logo has been around for a good long time as well.Now, had the X-Men graphic used a smear of blood with a similar shape to the Watchmen one (elongated, almost arrow-like) or similarly positioned I'd say you might be onto something. As it is, seems to me suggesting one is a rip-off of the other, particularly to the point that lawyers need be involved, is akin to claiming the Watchmen logo is a rip-off of Forrest Gump's T-shirt because both had the happy face and Gump's had mud streaks across it.

  2. Sean D. Martin says:

    For example, from 1981: http://hardfeelings.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/e…Talk about a face with blood- streak…