Blow Up Your Comics (26)

By: John Hilgart
June 30, 2012

Twenty-sixth in a series of thirty posts by John Hilgart. HiLobrow yields to no one in our admiration for his spelunkery into the mysterious and gorgeous depths of comics that we grew up reading without ever noticing what he’s shown us. Check out the manifesto and FAQ of Hilgart’s 4CP project.


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CREDITS: Art by Nick Cardy. From The Brave and the Bold #116, 1974.


SIMILAR HILOBROW SERIES: SUBSUPERMEN — Golden Age heroes who didn’t make the grade | MASKED MAN | LIMERICKANIA | MEET THE L.I.S. — John Hilgart discovers “implicit superheroes” concealed within comic-book mastheads | 4CP FRIDAY — themed comic-book detail galleries, curated by admirers of John Hilgart’s 4CP project | KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM — 25 writers on 25 Jack Kirby panels | ANNOTATED GIF — Kerry Callen brings comic book covers to life | CHESS MATCH — a gallery of pulp fiction chess games | COMICALLY VINTAGE — that’s-what-she-said vintage comic panels | DC — THE NEW 52 — an 11-year-old reviews DC’s new lineup | FILE X — a one-of-a-kind gallery of “X” pulp paperback covers | SECRET PANEL — Silver Age comics’ double entendres | SKRULLICISM — they lurk among us

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What do you think?

  1. Those Ghouls….those Ghouls, screaming with their barely rendered eyes.

    I’ve tried to dislodge their terrifying trace-presence from my mind over the last 18 months.

    I was doing OK. Up until now. The Ghouls semi-surface again and won’t go away.

    Thanks a lot matey.

  2. Greg, this has got to be one of the greatest images of comic books meeting the reader’s gaze that I’ve found. The mood and expressivity of comic book “detail” faces seems largely accidental (god knows how many I’ve blown up and found un-engaging), but when it happens, it’s hypnotic. And what a mundane panel contained this one!

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