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A Cry for Help

Do you have any idea how difficult it is to find a great scan of a Kirby-drawn Mother Box, especially if it’s Scott Free’s?  Well I bet the first line of this post has given you a hint about the degree of difficulty (which is pretty damn high, without even factoring in the other awful things that you find when you type in “mother box” into a search engine).  So I thought I’d come here and once again selfishly abuse my ability to post here.  Does anyone have a good scan?  Could someone, if they’re not out there, make one for me?  I would totally say something nice about something you like and something awful about something you don’t like or some combination thereof in repayment.

Yours frustratedly,

Joe Rice

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Well, I’ve got a high quality scan of Orion holding his Mother Box, but not Scott Free, I’m afraid.

Did you type Mother Box+Scott Free in to google? That might help!

Seriously, though; it might be worth it for me to do this just to make you say something nice about Buffy and mean about Chris Ware. Also, I am filled with an icy dread over the thought of what you may have found while searching for that unflitered. Had to get back to that.

“A Cry for Help”
And here I thought that was what all your posts were…

Also tough to find – a shot of the “Mountain of Judgment” probably Kirby’s best perversion of a war machine into a hippie traveling commune. Damn you Neverland!

I’ll always love Karl Kesel for putting it into an issue of Superboy.

I told you this was hard.

(I kind of almost hope Curran can’t find anything. I at least hope someone else can first.)

“without even factoring in the other awful things that you find when you type in “mother box” into a search engine”

Heh. Made me laugh.

Vichus, those are the ones I could find . . .was hoping to get a better, more detailed one. Like the way Marvel Universe handbooks used to show, like, Mandarin’s rings or Cap’s shield. Thanks, though.

Sorry, Mister Miracle says no mother box for you! I guess you’d have to just know where to look on the net to get a scan. The torrent kids have everything scanned, they might help you.

Joe,

Is there a possibility that Kirby never drew a Mother Box in any clear, recognisable form? I don’t recall ever really seeing a definitive one drawn by anyone, just referred to, or as a button on a costume a la Mister Miracle…, kinda suggesting that it was actually beyind our comprehension, and best left to the imagination?

Hmmm. Maybe another artist has drawn it? I feel like I’ve seen a good one somewhere . . .argh. A Paul Pope one would be gorgeous.

Scott’s mother box was stitched into his costume as I recall one of the Steve Englehart / Marshall Rogers books showing him ripping it out. I’ll see if I can find a scan when I get home, once I’m finished with my obviously hard work.

This may be considered cheating: http://members.cox.net/ggeren/images/whos_who_mother_box.jpg

But it is by Jack Kirby.

And here is the Marshall Rogers shot I was thinking of:

http://members.cox.net/ggeren/images/MrMiracleMotherBoxMarshall.jpg

Mainly to prove the point that I remembered it as it’s not a clear shot of mother at all.

This may be considered cheating: http://members.cox.net/ggeren/images/whos_who_mother_box.jpg

But it is by Jack Kirby.

Rather than cheating, that sounds like exactly what Joe was asking for!

Bravo, Greg!

YAYYYYY GREG! Claim your prize if you wish!

You’re welcome. Recognition for service provided is thanks enough. I won’t make you say nice things about George Perez or the Legion. Though that may be fun…

The Giffen/Bierbaum 5YL run is absolutely one of my favorite comic runs of all time. The subtlety, humanity, and mix of humor and action and drama are, to this day, amazing to me.

Well done. We absolutely agree on something!

INTERNET HIGH FIVE!!!!

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