Monday, 21 May 2007

All the Colours of Hell

A quick question: what colours do you associate with the Nazis?

Black, white and red, perhaps, after the colours of their flag, or the uniforms of the SS. Brown, maybe, for the Brownshirts. Or the greenish-grey “feldgrau” of the German army.

But how about shocking pink? Or yellow? Purple? Orange?


I’m sorry, you have just failed the job interview for DC Comics.

P.S. Two new and unrelated villainesses called “Blitzkrieg” appearing within a few months of each other? Don’t the editors talk to each other at DC?

P.P.S. Yes, that second picture shows people being dismembered. It’s a Geoff Johns comic, of course.

Panels (some cropped)

Catwoman issue 66 “Catwoman Dies” part 1 by Will Pfeifer (writer), David López (penciller), Álvaro López (inker), Jeromy Cox (colourist), Jared K Fletcher (letterer) and Nachie Castro (editor), DC Comics, June 2007

Justice Society of America issue 3 “The Next Age” chapter 3 by Geoff Johns (writer), Dale Eaglesham (penciller), Ruy José (inker), Jeromy Cox (colours), Rob Leigh (letterer) and Eddie Berganza (editor), DC Comics, April 2007

Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe issue 2 “Baron Blitzkrieg”, art by Rick Hoberg and Romeo Tanghal, DC Comics, April 1985

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