Sunday, November 30, 2008

Would you walk on this ?

Glass Bridge will be suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River on the very edge of the Grand Canyon .

On May 2005, the final test was conducted and the structure passed engineering requirements by 400 percent, enabling it to withstand the weight of 71 fully loaded Boeing 747 airplanes (more that 71 million pounds).

The bridge will be able to sustain winds in excess of 100 miles per hour from 8 different directions, as well as an 8.0 magnitude earthquake within 50 miles.

More than one million pounds of steel will go into the construction of the Grand Canyon SkyWalk.

Sports humor-Awkward


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Kirby Draws The Iliad -- Jack Kirby's Boy Commandos Fight the Trojan War!

From Boy Commandos #3 in the summer of 1943 comes this stunning Jack Kirby comic book epic featuring his Boy Commandos and the Siege of Troy!


Joe Simon and Jack Kirby must have realized how ridiculous this anachronism was, so right up from that ask the reader to...

"stretch your imagine that Rip Carter and his gallant Boy Commandos were living in the days of other great crusaders for imagine for example that they were fighting at The Siege of Troy!"

It may be a goofy idea, but what the heck...
it's Jack Kirby drawing the Iliad!
There's lots of amazing battle scenes in this comic!
Greek soldiers prepare to sack Troy - drawings by Jack Kirby

This kind of epic battle of gods and men
is the stuff Kirby was best at!

You can tell Kirby's having a lot of fun drawing this one!
Here are the scans for the complete story:
Boy Commandos in The Seige of Troy by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
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Helen of Troy as drawn by Jack Kirby
Menelaus and Odysseus make battle plans
Click on any thumbnail for a BIG Kirby comic book page!
Click on any thumbnail for a BIG Kirby comic book page!
And remember...