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Monday, 15 November 2010

Comics can predict the future....sorta

Somebody did a lot of research for this article. In it, it explores the phenomenon of how comics have quasi-predicted the future. It's a great read and kinda creepy how accurate they can be.  My favourite is the attack on the Twin Towers ( not that the event was my favourite, just that nobody saw this coming, or won't admit to it. A similar prediction happened on the TV series Lone Gunmen)

That Superman comic from the mid-'70s may not have anticipated the 9/11 attacks ... but this one from September 12, 2001, did.
The issue showed the aftermath of an alien invasion on Metropolis, and it included the following panel:
That's right, that image appeared in a Superman comic that came out on the day after the attacks. That's actually supposed to be Lex Luthor's LexCorp building, which is a single tower with a top floor shaped like a giant L.

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