Swipe File: The Singularity And The Absolutely

Yesterday, Rich ran a story about a new Marvel character debuting in A-Force called The Singularity. The character is described as being gender fluid, choosing to be female.

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When I saw the article and the fact she looks like a galaxy with a female shape, it reminded me of another character, The Absolutely from the Image Comic series Butcher Backer The Righteous Maker by Joe Casey and Mike Huddleston.


If we removed the censor bar you'd see that The Absolutely is both genders at once. Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker ran for eight issues in 2011 – 2012. Of course we don't know much about the Singularity yet… but so far they seem fairly similar.

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 judgement 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 Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.