Monday, February 09, 2009

Pep 6: The Shield Schwings His Weapon


The key thing about this Pep cover?

It's not crypto-phallic. At all.

Now, if only that giant receptacle were sloshing out some yellowish liquid, we'd have a call-back to the ureatic cover of issue No. 2: "I'll just toss these Nordicans into that briny stream with this industrial silt scoop -- sorry for the dunking, boys!" Yeah, then we'd have something.

Still it has that lenticular 5D action we noted on an earlier cover. Keep your transquartomuralistic Kirby-punch covers, you dead-souled Marvelites who need a punch in the face in order to feel anything! We introspective Golden Agers like to lose ourselves in the endless recesses of Pep covers an its action detective adventure.

6 comments:

SallyP said...

Actually...actually, that really isn't a bad pose! But I'm really fascinated by the guy in the air over the Shield's head and shoulder. THAT'S a heck of an ass shot! Gil Kane would have been proud of that.

buttler said...

I'd count my blessings. Better crypto-phallic than Krypto-phallic.

Rich said...

Nice use of one of those giant pavement-chainsaw thingies in the background, too. Don't see them nearly often enough on comic covers.

GL2814E said...

G-Man Extraordinary...

Doesn't quite have the ring of Super-Soldier does it?

Ah well... hey wait a minute! Whats with the ice spike in what looks like a warm day? (Lower-right corner.)

GL2814E said...

Did the shield make that so he could impale these guys... or do they randomly appear in the what I presume are the Alps?

Scipio said...

I believe that's a splash of water from the guy that's about to land in the water.

On a Shield cover time flows in both directions at once.