quarta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2012

Phil Jimenez's homage to Byrne

Trivia and curiosity to the fans; When Phil Jimenez included a little box giving thanks to John Byrne while including this picture in Wonder Woman vol 2 187 several people assumed that he was referring to a double splash page from Byrne's run presenting Diana x the female Cheetah.

However while I was reading Alpha Flight recently, I think that I' ve stumbled upon the correct referenced image included in Alpha Flight 22.

Take a look.

< A comparatively small picture, put in the end of a page instead of a luscious splash. Apparently, Phil Jimenez thought that the deadly embrace of the two Sasquatchs was demanding a bit more of space and I'm inclined to agree with him.

An interesting metafictional comment: in both the cases a "transmorfic" woman is making use of a divine gift bestowed/stolen in order to mimic/counteract another male shape-changer that has "robbed" a kind of divine power/body.

It brings to mind the extent to which Phil Jimenez's is , indeed, a fan of Alpha Flight's Byrne's classic run.