How Times Have Changed

Still working on the War of The Gods annotations and as I was ploughing through copies of Who’s Who in an attempt to identify a character, I came across this little gem:

That’s the Watchmen entry from Who’s Who Update ’87 #5 and I couldn’t help chuckling over the last line:

Yeah . . . someone should really tell that to Batman . . .

New Hellboy Film Coming

Just read the news that there’s going to be a reboot of Hellboy coming soon which made me do this:

Art by Rich Koslowski

And then I read that it was to be directed by Neil Marshall . . . which made me do this:

I loved Dog Soldiers, thought Descent was great until the cave monsters were revealed and as far as Doomsday was concerned . . . sweet Cthulhu, I’m so glad I barely remember the level of awfulness.

Still, we wait and see, I suppose.

The Impossible Rubik’s Cube

Honestly, when I came across this ad in an early 80s issue of All-Star Squadron, my first thought was a post along the lines of how a fad toy, the Rubik’s Cube, could produce such a niche product as Cube Lube:

But a quick net search led me to discover that you can still buy it and from the official Rubik’s website, no less. Not so niche after all, I suppose.

Then a closer look at the ad made me realise something: the cube the kid is playing with is impossible to solve, not only because it has two yellow centre squares:

but also five white white squares in the middle top, bottom, left and right positions:

It’s possible that this cube has two yellow faces and two white ones – but that would take up four faces and, aside from those colours, we can clearly see blue, green and red squares which means the cube would have seven faces, not six.

My brain hurts