As I wrote about in this earlier post, I’ve been going through Alan Moore‘s new comic Crossed Plus One Hundred and annotating it. For folks interested in the details of CPOH, see my annotations and glossary pages. I thought I’d post three of the more visual gems I found. Click on any of the images to see larger versions.
CPOH is written by Alan Moore and the art is Gabriel Andrade. Moore tends to do copious research, so tend to I credit him with these “swipes” or homages… but it could well be Andrade. Who knows? Update: I am honored that CPOH artist Gabriel Andrade commented below! He states that the cover above was Moore’s idea, and the building references below were Andrade’s.
Above is a Crossed Plus One Hundred No.1 “future tense” variant cover by Andrade that Moore mentioned was based on a famous work of science fiction literature. The early 20th century novel Ralph 124C 41+ (by Hugo Gernsback who is the Hugo of the Hugo Awards for science fiction) is mentioned in the CPOH story, so it didn’t take too much work to find the cover source: the 1924 first edition Ralph 124C 41+. The 124C 41+ is a sort of text-speak meaning “one to foresee for one another”. More CPOH variant covers here.
Below are two locations I was able to find using Google street view:
Later in the story, the CPOH archive crew visits the First United Methodist Church, located in Jackson, TN