Epic Fail – Massimo Carnevale is a very talented artist, and has provided a ton of beautiful covers, including for Brian Wood’s Northlanders series. But check out his cover for Conan The Barbarian #2:
Seriously? That must be some secret ancient Cimmerian method of drawing a bow, I suppose. The classic “pinch the arrow” draw. Come on, Massimo, finding photo reference on the proper use of a bow and arrow isn’t that hard. PS. The arrow is also drawn on the wrong side of the bow.
Epic Sculptures – Swiss artist Tom Samui makes these amazing metal sculptures out of scrap auto parts:
Epic Cartography – Over at Bleeding Cool, Stephen Sonneveld has a long and insightful essay about the real-world counterparts to the fictional Metropolis and Gotham City, delivering a huge dose of American history in the process.
“Where Chicago has a link to points west is in Detective William Pinkerton. Not only is Pinkerton a viable example of a Jonah Hex Western hero operating out of the Windy City, but he is also the best example of a living Batman, as well.”
Epic List – Writer/Director/Producer Kenneth Johnson, with the help of one of his assistant directors, Kevin Koster, has compiled a list of all the 131 reasons why Bill Bixby’s character would “Hulk out” in the 1970s Hulk TV series. Man, they were really stretching it with some of these:
“44. Kicking over a beehive and then being surprised when the bees are mad at him
86. Beaten up and thrown in a closet, and while thrashing around and trying to get out, sticking his hand in a box of broken glassware”