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some Black and White Pin-Ups by Philip Tan.
Gabriele Dell’Otto ~ a Portfolio of his Secret Invasion Cover Art
Imagine that you’re a little boy who’s parents take you to all kinds of amazing parties, and your world is filled with wonder. Your father is a well respected doctor and a pillar of the community. Your Mother is a wonderful woman, beloved by all who meet her. Your friends are the children of your parent’s friends.
On top of all that, you’re smart. Really, really smart. Things just make sense to you. School is easy… In fact, everything is easy.
You’re 9th Birthday rolls around, and you want to go to the movies. You’ve been reading since you were 1 1/2 years old, so you know that the Newspapers always talk about the dangerous place that is Gotham City. (You don’t believe it.) Mom and Dad take you to see the best new movie in Theaters: “the Mark of Zorro!”about a wealthy landowner that defies those who oppress the helpless. The movie was great, and you head out to the car. You are thinking only of sword play and snarky comments, when a shuffling mass of footsteps and sweat comes out of an alley, pointing a big black thing at your Mom. Dad tries to calm him down, and he even gives the guy his wallet. Something happens really fast. All you hear are two very, very loud bangs. Mom and Dad fall down in slow Motion. They just seem to kind of lose their balance. Dad-who was so strong and so capable looks so small and white. Mom-who was so warm and so loving feels cold and she won’t answer. Dad tries to say something, but he stops and then he doesn’t say anything. It is really, really quiet. For a long, long time. You feel cold, you feel dizzy, and you are not sure what is going on. A young Policeman with a Mustache and a smile like Dad’s gives you his coat and brings you to a busy place in the middle of the city. Everybody wants to take photos of you. Mom and Dad are not around, and people keep telling you it will be OK. You are really smart, so you know that everything will be different.You cannot be happy anymore.That life is over. Mom and Dad are gone. Alfred is with you and He is all you need. You have to make things better. You know that Dad and Mom had a lot of Money and Power. You are the man of the house now. You are 9 years old, and you have to make everything OK. Zorro made everything better for his friends and family, and he knew that most of the police were not good people. Some people in suits that Dad did not like to talk to during dinner come up to you and say something about money being there when you are older. You have to make everything better. Zorro was cool, but he was not scary. That man that took away Mom and Dad looked really scared. Most people that do that are probably scared. Zorro was not scary. Dracula is scary. Bats are scary. You are 9 years old, and you have to make everything OK.
The Dark Knight, as depicted by:
-David Finch, Frank Miller, Andy Kubert, Tim Sale, Shane Davis, John Cassaday, Leinil Francis Yu, Jim Lee, Francesco Francavilla, and Gabrielle Dell’Otto.
History is a burden. Stories make us fly.
When did you start believing in i m p o s s i b l e heroes?