Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Medusa Effect...on Models, Movie Stars, and Musicals!

There's no doubt that Medusa's long beautiful shining gleaming streaming down-to-there hair was a major influence in the swingin' sixties look. Don't believe me? Just take a look at just a few of the pop culture icons who followed our Ms. Medusa's lead.

Medusa pin-up Kirby
The Marvelous Magnificent Medusa from Fantastic Four Annual #5 (1967), by Jack "King" Kirby, natch!

Life magazine 1968
Veruschka, top model; appeared in Antonioni's Blow-Up

Jean Shrimpton hair photo
Another icon from the '60s: model Jean Shrimpton

Raquel Welch
Raquel displays her best assets--her tresses ;)

Hair album soundtrack
'Nuff said

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Medusa Marvel Pop Art

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Medusa: Off Duty!

Here's the lovely Medusa as she first appeared, way back in Fantastic Four #38. Even though she's hiding out from humanity and living in a cave in the middle of nowhere, she still makes sure her cute little outfit and gloves are color coordinated. It's attention to those sorts of details that make or break a look; Tim Gunn would approve.
Fantastic Four #36 

Boutique chic.

Fantastic Four #38

Gorgon, Karnak, and Power Gir--er, Medusa--in "human" garb.
Amazing Adventures #7

Medusa in another bright yellow mini-skirted ensemble, enjoying a night on the town with Reed.
Fantastic Four #142

Alas, as we all know Sue eventually returned to Reed, so Medusa's stint as Reed's arm candy was short-lived. Ever the loyal friend to both Reed and Sue, Medusa decided to play down her own charms and she adopted a decidedly less glamorous presentation. Dressed up or down, we still love you, 'Dusa!
 Medusa ponders her post-Reed options in Fantastic Four #158

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Medusa Effect...and the Original X-Factor!

I'd like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and fun 2014!

Let's start the new year off with--yes, more Medusa! Over the years many have noted the similarity between Medusa's 1969 Spidey-bashing emerald ensemble and the early X-Factor costumes.

Medusa Jean Grey X Factor costume
Go Green! Medusa and Jean Grey 

And not only did Jean Grey and her fashionable Factor cohorts "borrow" Medusa's costume...

X-Factor costumes
Project Runway meets X-Factor: Cyke, Hank, and Jean strike a pose

...but later on Jean also swiped Medusa's fabulous follicles! Or is Ms. Grey's massive hair growth a by-product of that freaking Phoenix Force?

Medusa Jean Grey red hair

Silver Age snippet: A Kirby creation featuring Medusa and Jean and a few other familiar figures in between! Consider yourself no-prized if you can identify this extremely well-known classic cover. 

Medusa Fantastic Four Annual 3 Kirby cover

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy 91st Birthday, Stan Lee!

It's that time of the year again--yep, it's HIS birthday.   Happy Birthday to the Man!

Stan Lee 91 birthday

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