OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE TEXT OF THE LAST TWENTY POSTS COUTNDOWN: Hi. Thanks for reading. I am posting this "boilerplate" text everyday for the last TWENTY posts in the T-SHIRT blog year, which started on March 22, 2013. I will close out daily transmission on March 21st, day 365 of my T-shirt blog-tastic extravaganza spectacular. I will give myself a short hiatus of total non-transmission or publication for an as yet undetermined period of time, though I am estimating about two weeks. After my blog vacation hiatus, I will resume T-shirt posts on a regular basis, also as yet to be determined (weekly? Twice monthly?) to finish blogging about all the T-shirts that were not featured in the blog year. At some point, once I feel I am rolling along nicely, I will begin regular posting through my main blog: SENSE OF DOUBT. T-shirt posts will direct to the T-shirt blog from SENSE OF DOUBT. I will continue to post THE WEEKLY COMIC LIST, the features of occasional T-SHIRTS I AM WEARING THIS WEEK, book reviews, comic book reviews, and other popular culture nonsense as I have been for a year now but all will go up at SENSE OF DOUBT and some will direct back here to 365 T-SHIRTS. Ultimately, I will begin Internet publication of my fiction, primarily the comic book satire episodic story called POP! among other projects. So, in summary, 365 T-SHIRTS will continue though intermittently. SENSE OF DOUBT will host my main blog presence and fiction writing as well as links to any T-shirt posts shared here. I hope you will continue to follow me in my journey as a writer and a content provider. Thank you for your kind attention and time you have spent with me on this and/or any other day this year. I am humbled and blessed by your readership. - chris tower, blogger, originated 1403.02
T-shirt #347 - Unknown Superhero T-shirt - Yellow Star on Black - DC Comics - circa 2000
I have no idea what this shirt is supposed to depict.
I know that this is a DC Comics character, probably a superhero, and I know that the T-shirt was printed and sold in the year 2000. I tried some searching to discover the true identity of what this shirt is meant to resemble, and I have found nothing.
The Internet may be powerful, but one comes up with very little useful imagery searching for "DC Comics 2000 yellow star on black T-shirt." Given the logo, it's possible that this is one of the many variations of Starman. But all such searches produced no results. Given that the shirt is fourteen years old, a general search for DC Comics shirts produced no useful results either.
I just looked through this list at the following link and found nothing to match this shirt.
TOP 100 DC COMICS CHARACTERS COMIC VINE
Okay, so I don't know what this shirt is supposed to replicate.
How about a variety of comic book related content to fill out this happy Monday in March.
Some jackass wrote that
KIRBY WOULD NOT BE RELEVANT IN COMICS TODAY
This is a ridiculous statement on many levels. The link above is a retort to a debate on many comic book boards by a blogger (Manuel Carmona) who disagrees with the argument that Kirby would not be relevant today. So apparently the jackass (or jackasses) are the people on the message boards arguing about Jack Kirby. It's inane arguments like this one that keep me from frequenting comic book message boards. Back in the day, I used to frequent Compuserve comic book message boards and subscribed to Yahoo Groups for various comic book groups, and eventually I left this all behind because debates of this kind would drive me completely nuts.
We would not have modern comics as they are today without Jack Kirby, so arguing his relevance to today's comics predisposes he already existed to drive the comic industry to its current state. I could move to dismiss the argument just based on this faulty reasoning.
Saying Jack Kirby would not be relevant TODAY and his comics would not sell also assumes that if Kirby were working today, he would be producing comics in the styles of the 1960s and 1970s. This is also a ridiculous assumption because if Kirby were a current creator of the present his work would do what it did in the past, which is to innovate and make more dynamic the characters, stories, and situations that he tackles. He would also be able to produce an enormous amount of work even more efficiently and brilliantly.
This specious argument is also like saying that Shakespeare would not be relevant and sell plays today. These creators are products of their time and advanced their work beyond the quotidian dreck churning about the in the frothy canals of the time period. The genius of these creators would rise to the surface and be self evident no matter what time period they worked in, and they would find ways to innovate the current status quo.
I just added the rss feed for TRUTHFUL COMICS (the right thinker blogger above) to my reader. We need more right thinking people.
VARIOUS FUN ART & COVER GALLERY
Above, fan created artwork Wallpaper from HERE.
1963 - COVER GALLERY
Speaking of Jack Kirby, Alan Moore and various artists did a take-off a few years ago on Marvel Comics circa 1963 (mainly the work of Jack Kirby but also Steve Ditko and others). These are brilliant and FUN comic books, smartly conceived and executed.
I have been meaning to share about them for a while now. Today is about pulling things out of my T-shirts Blog folder to fill up content since I cannot write about the shirt as I do not know what it is.
Read more about these comics via the following links. The Tor and CBR links are particularly good.
1963 on COMIC VINE
TOR - THE GREAT ALAN MOORE RE-READ
CBR ON 1963
1963 ON WIKIPEDIA
COUNTDOWN TO END OF THE BLOG YEAR - 18 shirts remaining
- chris tower - 1403.03 - 19:51