Blow Up Your Comics (28)
By: John Hilgart | Categories: Comics, Read-outs, Spectacles

Twenty-eighth in a series of thirty posts by John Hilgart. HiLobrow yields to no one in our admiration for his spelunkery into the mysterious and gorgeous depths of comics that we grew up reading without ever noticing what he’s shown us. Check out the manifesto and FAQ of Hilgart’s 4CP project.


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CREDITS: Art by Jim Mooney. Action Comics #288, 1962.


SIMILAR HILOBROW SERIES: SUBSUPERMEN — Golden Age heroes who didn’t make the grade | MASKED MAN | LIMERICKANIA | MEET THE L.I.S. — John Hilgart discovers “implicit superheroes” concealed within comic-book mastheads | 4CP FRIDAY — themed comic-book detail galleries, curated by admirers of John Hilgart’s 4CP project | KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM — 25 writers on 25 Jack Kirby panels | ANNOTATED GIF — Kerry Callen brings comic book covers to life | CHESS MATCH — a gallery of pulp fiction chess games | COMICALLY VINTAGE — that’s-what-she-said vintage comic panels | DC — THE NEW 52 — an 11-year-old reviews DC’s new lineup | FILE X — a one-of-a-kind gallery of “X” pulp paperback covers | SECRET PANEL — Silver Age comics’ double entendres | SKRULLICISM — they lurk among us

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John Hilgart's 4CP blog is a gallery of minute fragments of vintage comic books, scanned to monumental size. The blog has been praised for its documentation of 20th century comic book print culture and for the aesthetics Hilgart brings to the selection and composition of material. His earlier gallery, Comic Book Cartography is a warehouse of maps, diagrams, cutaways, notable locations, and other information-rich comic book panels. Hilgart was formerly an English professor and is currently an ad man.