The Fastball Special: X-Men Wolverine and Colossus’ special attack

The Fastball Special is a popular tag team move in comic books. In a Fastball Special, a hero with superhuman strength throws a (usually willing) partner toward a target. It dates back to at least a 1958 DC Comics Team-up in Adventure Comics #253 where Superboy throws Robin.[1] The maneuver was popularized by the Marvel Comics series Uncanny X-Men starting in issue #100, when Wolverine had Colossus hurl him in a battle. It quickly became a favorite tactic of the two heroes. It has also since been used by many superheroes, some from companies other than Marvel. (Wikipedia)

Kingdom Come is a four-issue Elseworlds story written by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, with artwork by Alex Ross. It is set in the year 2020 where Superman and his generation of heroes from the Justice League days have been succeeded by a new generation of heroes led by Magog whose ideals are more nihilistic, caring less about the people they’re supposed to protect and more about their own egos, and are found even clashing with each other as much as they do with the villains. It is when a major disaster happens when Superman decides to rein in the new generation of heroes in the hopes that they would reform and adopt his generation’s ideals of what being a superhero is about.


Sunrise - Claude Monet

Jardin à Sainte-Adresse - Claude Monet

View of the Saint-Martin Canal- Alfred Sisiey

Boulavard Montmardre - Camille Pissarro

Impressionism: (art style, technique)

  • Short, thick strokes of paint quickly capture the essence of the subject, rather than its details. The paint is often applied impasto.
  • Colours are applied side-by-side with as little mixing as possible, creating a vibrant surface. The optical mixing of colours occurs in the eye of the viewer.
  • Grays and dark tones are produced by mixing complementary colours. Pure impressionism avoids the use of black paint.
  • Wet paint is placed into wet paint without waiting for successive applications to dry, producing softer edges and intermingling of colour.
  • Painters often worked in the evening to produce effets de soir—the shadowy effects of evening or twilight.
  • Impressionist paintings do not exploit the transparency of thin paint films (glazes), which earlier artists manipulated carefully to produce effects. The impressionist painting surface is typically opaque.
  • The play of natural light is emphasized. Close attention is paid to the reflection of colours from object to object.
  • In paintings made en plein air (outdoors), shadows are boldly painted with the blue of the sky as it is reflected onto surfaces, giving a sense of freshness previously not represented in painting. (Blue shadows on snow inspired the technique.) (Source: Impressionism, Wikipedia)