May 2, 2013

Escher in Comics: X-Force/X-Statix

Welcome to another installment of Escher in Comics, in which we take a look at how some comics use MC Escher's artistic techniques! Click here for the archive!

MC Escher (1898-1972) was a Dutch graphic artist that was known for tessellations, optical illusions, and mathematical pictures.One of his most famous pieces was "Bond of Union"(1956).

In X-Force #123, before X-Force would become X-Statix, Peter Milligan and Mike Allred told a silent story centered around Doop as part of Marvel's "'Nuff Said" month.

In the story, Doop attempts to pop a zit, which takes him into 20 pages of a surrealistic adventure with changing landscapes and nonsensical imagery. In the big climax, he runs into the Orphan being torn apart, with unraveling images of U-Go Girl and the Orphan at the top of the page, resembling "Bond of Union."

This story can be found in:

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