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The fantastical maps and diagrams of comic books

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t's one thing to create a story and sparsely fill in the immediate world around it — it's quite another to let your imagination run wild and create pseudo-functional maps and diagrams of evil lairs, high-tech hideouts, and state-of-the-art-vehicles. It's those detailed visuals that often show the wonderful imaginations of comic book writers, and thankfully there are a couple of blogs that focus on collecting these playful pieces of art. You can peruse the selections at the (now defunct) Comic Book Cartography and the similarly-named Comic Cartography blogs, and check Kottke for a bit more on the work.

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    09-07-2014 08:03 AM marian.sabry :
    Yeah, amazing stuff. But it’s not just comic books. Fantasy novels have their maps and diagrams, too. Anyway, this article might have something to do with the upcoming Defenders series.
  • #2
    09-08-2014 01:29 PM Abed :
    Dayum, sun! I’m stuck with two cheapo 4.2.2 devices, so there’s no update for me, so how would I know it is out already? I thought all those articles about the "myriad of changes" were just announcements, meaning it will release in a few days :P
  • #3
    09-08-2014 02:09 PM Matt :
    The South Korean company said Samsung devices “demonstrated compliance with over one hundred unique requirements, ranging from encryption to intrusion detection to key exchange to support for secure networking standards.”

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