kandor

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Kandors by Mike Kelly is a series of recreations of the capital city of the planet Krypton, where Superman was born. 

According to the Superman legend, the super villain Braniac shrunk and bottled the city of Kandor in a bell-jar-like container, stealing it just before Krypton’s explosive demise. When Brainiac came to Earth looking to harvest more cities, Superman wrested the miniature city away from him, and stored it safely in his secret hideaway, the Fortress of Solitude. As Kelley once explained, the shrunken city “functions as a constant reminder of Superman’s past,” as well as “a metaphor for his alienated relationship to the planet he now occupies.”

(Also- these might be the largest glass vessels ever blown by hand)

Currently at Venus Gallery in Manhattan

The Clock

Tick Tock

Moments left

Tick Tock

Her heartbeat slowing

Tick Tock

Her lips brushed his

Tick Tock

Eyes closing for but a moment

Tick Tock

A smile on her face

Tick Tock

Shallow breaths

Tick Tock

The light began to fade

Tick Tock

Time was up

Tears spilt forth

She was cold

Tick Tock

The clock had stopped

~Jamie Kandor

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Partially based on this prompt:

Imagine Person B of your OTP is slowly dying in Person A’s arms  Although they are both sad and afraid, they stay relatively calm as they share the final words between them.

Do they express their love for each other, is it even necessary? Are they saying something purposefully cheesy or romantic, in an attempt to cheer each other up? Do they exchange some playful banter?

Does B die with a smile as the light in their eyes fades? Or with a fearful expression as they wonder what’s to come in death? Or with a saddened face as their vision of B disappears, moments before they disappear, too?

…Even though they survived, does the light in Person A’s eyes fade too as their one true love dies?

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Action Comics (you know, the one with Superman) by Grant Morrison, Rags Morales, Brent Anderson, Gene Ha, Andy Kubert, Cafu, Brad Walker, Sholly Fisch and Cully Hammer is on sale now (so’s Detective Comics)!

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SUPERMAN: THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #1 (Feb. 3) | As Darkseid and the hordes of Apokolips lay waste to the world, even Superman is overwhelmed—but not for long, as three heroes from the miniaturized city of Kandor emerge at full size, armed with all the vast powers of Kal-El, ready to become the new Supermen! This battle of titans also features the machinations of Lex Luthor, plus fan favorites Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane aiding in the fight for Truth, Justice and the American Way.
→ SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #4 (Feb. 17) | Clark travels to Metropolis for the Cerberus Summit, a rare meeting between three of the world’s most prominent young chiefs of industry: Lex Luthor, Oliver Queen, and the enigmatic Bruce Wayne. Landing an exclusive interview with any of the three would all but guarantee Clark a prestigious internship with the Daily Planet…but Clark runs into some unexpected competition when he meets another college journalist named Lois Lane.
→ SUPERMAN: LOIS AND CLARK #5 (Feb. 24) | How do you fight a villain who is a reality TV star and still stay undercover? That’s what Superman is up against as he faces a threat created just for ratings: Blackrock! Meanwhile, Intergang has Lois Lane in their crosshairs!