Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s time to spook up this post just in time for Halloween. While Tuesday is usually set for strange comic book characters, I am going to change things up. This week, we will be looking at some truly insane characters. They are designed with the intent to disturb the reader, and no punches will be pulled. This post is going to be a lot more graphic then usual, so get ready as we explore the unhinged psyche of the comic book world.
James Braddock Status: Hero /Villain First Appeared: Captain Britain Weekly #9 (December 1976) Powers: Ability to manipulate reality, which can distort and twist objects and people into grotesque and agonizing shapes. He also has incredible durability.
James Braddock is the older brother of Captain Britain and Psylocke. He originally was a successful Formula 1 racer who participated in many illegal activities. He was eventually kidnapped and brutally tortured by the tyrannical Doctor Crocodile. His incredible powers began to manifest when he lost his sanity. The powers made James one of the most dangerous beings in the universe, and his unhinged mind made him very unpredictable. (This is one of the most deranged and awesome comic book characters of all time.) (His face is also extremely off-putting.)
Flamingo Real Name: Eduardo Flamingo Status: Serial Killer First Appeared: Batman #666 (July, 1 2007) Powers/Weapons: Enhanced senses, feral strength, Invulnerability
Eduardo was an average Joe, until he was brainwashed by the Mob. He turned into a horrifying serial killer, and murdered his entire family. His mind was completely altered, turning him into an unpredictable maniac. He also loved to eat the faces of his victims after killing them. Flamingo is most well known for almost killing Red Hood. Part of Hood’s left ear was eaten, and he was shot in the kneecaps. Eduardo seemingly met his end by a pile of rubble. (O_O)
Murmur Real Name: Michael Christian Amar Status: Ex Surgeon/Serial Killer First Appeared: Flash Iron Heights (August 2001) Powers/Weapons: A ruthless assassin skilled with a knife, which he uses to murder his victims and cut off their tongues. Also a very strange blood type which makes him immune to all viruses and poisons.
Michael was a well respected surgeon with many personal demons. He eventually went on a killing spree to supposedly stop the voices in his head. He was captured by the police, and put to death by lethal injection. Unfortunately, Michael’s incredibly abnormal blood typing negated the poison, and he was sentenced to the Iron Heights Maximum Security Prison. While in prison, Michael committed a horrifying act of self-mutalation by stitching up his mouth, and cutting off his tongue. He escaped prison, and then joined Blacksmith and the Rogues. (His face is what nightmares are made of!)
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The Smiling Spider by Odilon Redon Lithograph 1888
This is a grotesquely awesome work by “French Symbolist” Redon. The titular spider is atramentous with 8 very long legs. The most surreal part of the piece is the spider’s face. It has human-like features and short, fang-like teeth. It’s also missing one eye, and almost absorbs the background. While, it’s not the most colorful piece, I believe that this adds to the creepiness factor. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
Necronom IV by H.R. Giger 1976 Airbrush on paper
This is an incredibly awesome work by the genius of Aliens, H.R. Giger. This is a painting of a fierce-looking Necromorph with multiple tentacles. The face reminds me of a dragonfish, and the long head is like a giant spine. The use of dark colors really brings this work to life. I adore the incredibly intricate design, and creepy visuals. Tell me what you think of this horror masterpiece in the comments’ section below.
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Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some transcendent art pieces. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Larry Carlson!
Alone and Unafraid- Part Three by Larry Carlson 2012 Digital chromogenic print
This is a large and epic work by “Surrealist Guru”, Larry Carlson. The overall presentation of the piece is awe-inspiring, and Carlson’s fantastic genius leeks through. Carlson has always had a way with cosmic elegance, and this painting is no exception. The atramentous sky reminds me of one of those old rainbow papers we used as kids. He has multicolored stars across a black background, and also curved lines representing the eight planets. As we descend down the piece, we see a cosmic, satellite-like, entity with a woman’s head. A roller coaster is attached to it, and we see it emitting brilliant white lightning. Diving even deeper down, our eyes meet a robed figure with two faces. It appears to be holding some sort of spherical staff, which is radiating with a purple aura. Lastly, we see the ground of the work,which seems to be made out of melting saxophones. I absolutely adore this piece, and I would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.
Colorized Afternoon by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper
Here we have a vibrantly brilliant work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. The colors of the piece really “pop out” at the viewer, and transport them into a surreal world of intense serenity. Everything about the painting incorporates the senses, whether it be the multicolored sky, or the floral-patterned grass. While not being one of Carlson’s biggest works, it still aims to blow the viewer’s mind. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Art Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some wonderful works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!
Sleep by Salvador Dali 1937 Oil on canvas
This is a fascinating work by “Spanish Surrealist”, Salvador Dali. It depicts a very grotesque figure with an incredibly long neck. It’s being held up by Dali’s signature crutches. The background is a beautiful blue with an abstract castle in the distance. I like the the overall strangeness of the piece, and I believe it really adds to the aesthetic. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
The Birth of the Tear by Edgar Ende 1947 Oil on cardboard
This is a very beautiful work by “German Surrealist”, Ende. It’s a cosmic piece with a mysterious vibe to it. There’s also a holy figure with multicolored strands surrounding her. We see a star of David as well that covers the figure’s arm. The figure could be some kind of deity that the painter worships. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
Paintings found on larrycarlson.bigcartel.com and larrycarlson.tumblr.com
Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to dive into the amazing world of Larry Carlson. Now, get ready to have your mind blown by the amazing paintings!
Medijate Vibrate by Larry Carlson Pigment print on deep matte paper
This is an incredibly trippy work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s an optical illusion piece that’s a true feast for the eyes! The piece is very similar to the “wave” optical illusion, however, Carlson adds his genius on top of it. If you look closely, you can see a meditating woman hidden within the waves. I love this work for its incredibly trippy effect of the viewer. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
Fire Tree by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper
Here we have another amazing work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s a beautiful blend of realistic imagery, and mind-blowing psychedelia. The titular “tree” is a beautiful display of kaleidoscopic patterns and multicolored flowers. It really makes the viewer gasp in amazement. I especially love the blues that are used in the grass of the work. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some great paintings. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!
Portrait by Joan Miro 1950 Oil on canvas
This is a very unique work by “Spanish Surrealist”, Miro. It’s a unique blend of realism and surrealism. There’s Miro’s signature mobiles on either side of the work, and this really adds to the absurdness of the painting. We also see a realistic portrait of a man with a strange spiral on his head. There’s also a pretty red spherical object near the left of the piece. Tell me what you think of the work in the comments’ section below.
The Red Model by Rene Magritte 1936 Oil on canvas
This is a very humorous piece by “Belgium Surrealist”, Magritte. It’s a simple work with a strange premise. The name of the piece is a misnomer, because the supposed “Red Model” is nowhere to be seen. Instead we are presented to a strange pair of boots with human feet. I do think that the irony of the painting is what makes it so fascinating. We also see some pennies on the ground, as well as a torn up newspaper. I’d really like to hear what you guys think of this work in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow abstract enthusiasts! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look into Carlson’s mind. Now, let’s prepare to be blown away by his artistic genius!
She Was Stardust by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper
Time for another work of cosmic epicness by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. I see many references to other great artists in the piece, and it is just incredible. Carlson has always had a way with mind-blowing visuals, and this is no exception! The painting is purposely made to trick the eyes, and make the viewer appear to be seeing double. The work is generously covered in multicolored sparkles, which are very Pollock-esque. The titular woman is a brilliant amalgamation of sparkling stars, and her body is radiating with a vivid aura, and her eyes stare daggers into whoever looks at them. I absolutely adore this work, and I would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.
Starry Hollow by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper
This is another cosmic epic by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. The work blends real images with Carlson’s otherworldly psychedelia. The painting is surrounded by bright, almost blurry, clusters of stars. We also see what could be a real world wooden bridge. The bridge appears to be spray painted by the cosmic glaze, turn its realistic properties on its head. There is also many trees which are also transformed by the power of the cosmos. The brilliant blend of blues and purples really make the piece pleasing to the viewer. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.