4CP Friday

By: Joshua Glenn
August 19, 2011

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of 4CP, HiLobrow invited guest curators to assemble themed comic-book-detail galleries from 4CP’s collection. Click here to see all galleries.



1a: a rising and falling in waves


1b: a wavelike motion to and fro in a fluid or elastic medium propagated continuously among its particles but with little or no permanent translation of the particles in the direction of the propagation


2: the pulsation caused by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison


3: a wavy appearance, outline, or form


4: the act or instance of undulating


SIMILAR HILOBROW SERIES: CHESS MATCH — a gallery | FILE X — a gallery | KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM — 25 Jack Kirby panels | SECRET PANEL —Silver Age comics’ double entendres | SKRULLICISM | CURATED: 4CP FTW by John Hilgart | ANNOTATED GIF by Kerry Callen | FANCHILD by Adam McGovern


Comics, Spectacles

What do you think?

  1.  Is  that real physics or imaginary physics? I could send it to The Institute and get them to approve it. They don’t care anymore.

      Whenever I make up science I tell them that  Imaginary Science is better than their so-called ‘proper science’, which is usually just a long list of stupid numbers and random symbols.  But Imaginary Science offers infinite options, (and you can also imagine ‘proper science’ from books if  you really want to).  So  Imaginary Science is better than their science. And they usually agree and  walk quickly away. Or run.    

  2. I like 1b best, because the image illustrating it freezes the undulation in an apparent state of “permanent translation of the particles in the direction of the propagation.” i.e., The printing’s way out of register, and red dots are translating all over the place! But, by definition, as the implied undulation continues, the direction of propagation will soon reverse, and all the colors will go back where they belong.

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