Saturday, March 21, 2009

Crucifixion Fixation Redux

Remember my post about Grant Morrison's frequent use of crucifixion imagery? I found another example:

This is from August 2000, Marvel Boy #1, pages 10 and 11. The art is by J.G. Jones. It was a mini-series from Marvel Comics with only six issues.

Noh-Varr, depicted above, is a Kree alien (possibly from a different dimension). Early in the story he's captured for examination and exploitation by a supervillain named Midas, which is why he's hanging there in a force-field bubble. He (of course) gets away and decides to 'fix' our backwards, evil planet, by any means necessary. So for part of the story he sets himself up as a violent, vengeful messiah.

The image is a clear reference to Salvador Dali's Christ of Saint John of the Cross. Wikipedia tells me that it resides in Scotland, oddly enough, and in 2006 was voted Scotland's favourite painting. Morrison's a Scot; maybe he's a fan.

1 comment:

Viagra said...

That image is very cool, no matter the inspiration or the characters personality in the comic that image is just awesome. and I find it not insulting or blasphemous in any way.