Meet the L.I.S. (2)

By: John Hilgart
October 19, 2011



In the course of his recent research into comic book mastheads, John Hilgart has discovered a motley crew of what he calls “implicit superheroes” — superheroes who were there, all along, in our comic books… if only we’d noticed them. Like a sculptor who sees a sculpture implicit in a block of stone, he is now chipping them free of their prisons. Whether or not this is a good idea remains to be seen.

In fact, Hilgart has discovered so many of these there-but-not-there heroes that he’s announced the formation of… yes, The League of Implicit Superheroes. Mandi is the second of the League’s ten members.


A series by John Hilgart, creator of the comic-book detail galleries Comic Book Cartography and 4CP. Check out his latest project: Supertype!


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What do you think?

  1. “I wouldn’t marry you if you were the last girl on Earth!” spat the handsome but cruel Dr. John Whittington to his mousy assistant, Mandi. “Now press the ON button, already, and let’s irradiate these mice. You forgot to wear your lead shielding because you’re upset that I broke off our engagement? Well, that’s just too bad.”

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