Visible Barbie – Anatomical sculpture of Barbie by Jason Freeny. See Daily Mail article here

Hey, that reminds me of this:

The Visible Man by Pat Mills and Henry Flint

The Visible Man and Woman are back in the 2000AD Christmas special!

5 thoughts on “VISIBLE BARBIE

  1. The word ‘ Legend ‘ is overused in this society –
    however without a shadow of doubt you deserve this respect
    for your work in Comics over and over again –

    Charley’s War stood out when I was a reader in my early teens ,
    and the writing and history was first class .
    Much of what you said in that comic about WW1 is still very valid
    ( despite the mad revisionists who claimed that Haig was a good general
    and the Somme dented the German Army ! )
    I can also say it was the only ‘ anti-war ‘ viewpoint I ever encountered
    and made a big impact on my viewpoint , and certainly prevented me
    from joining up with the Army as i had always planned ( thank heavens )
    I also really loved Darkie’s Mob and ABC Warriors
    plus thank you for Judge Dredd !!
    Respect Pat Mills, from a Scottish Fan
    David Walker

  2. Hi, Pat. Many thanks for writing this blog, I am loving it.

    Sorry to leave an off-topic comment, but I figured that since this is the most recent post it’s the one where you’re most likely to see my question.

    I was just re-reading the Cursed Earth, when I saw this frame at the end of chapter 6, “Dark Autumn” (prog 66, page 22):

    and the dialogue:

    “Come away, Novar. Come in and close the door … Your FATHER was a man like Judge Dredd … BEFORE THEY HAD THE WAR!”

    And straight away I thought of the song “Come away, Melinda” on UFO’s frankly not very good self-titled 1969 debut album — which has very similar lyrics.

    Is that a coincidence, or were you making a tribute?

    • Yeah, I loved that song with its dark menace. So Dark Autumn was my tribute to it. Ditto in Rico where Dredd says “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.” as he staggers off with the corpse of Rico. I’ve long wanted to develop the links between pop music and comics – e.g. Comic Rock in Nemesis – but never really got the right chance.

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