Swipe File: Regan From All-Star Superman And Batman #4

The scene with Regan in All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely is the favourite of many, especially how it is foreshadowed and after-shadowed.

supermanrooftopLots of people have written about this scene. Lots of people. Then Greg Pak committed the heinous crime of killing her off.

In next week's comics, Tom King and David Finch have a different take… with Batman investigating crimes that look as if they may be related to the new superheroes Gotham and Gotham Girl, in this preview given by DC PR to Comicosity.

BM_4_1BM_4_2-3And then we get that scene…

BM_4_4And does he? Does he fix this?
BM_4_5 No, not really.

Batman #4 is published next week.

In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the lightbox. We trust you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself? If you are unable to do so, please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done. The Swipe File doesn't judge, it's interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal who originally ran this column, as well as the now defunct Swipe Of The Week website.


About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.