Tuesday, it was all about spaceships from movies and tv, but as I was compiling my list, I kept thinking about great spaceships from comics. Instead of enlarging the criteria for tv/movie ships, I decided comic book ships deserved their own post. I mean, check these out!
5. XB 982 (Valérian) I don't know how many Yanks know about the adventures of Valerian, space-time agent, and his lovely assistant Laureline, but I've always been enchanted by Christin and Mézières' imaginative sci-fi series. The XB 982 is definitely in the Millenium Falcon mold, though it predates Star Wars by about 8 years, and thanks to its ability to jump through both space AND time, it's a TARDIS with style and a bay window.
4. Brainiac's skull ship (DC Comics)
You gotta respect Brainiac's massive ego. His ship is in the shape of his own HEAD. With tentacles. And there's nothing that can't be made better by tentacles (except Japanese romance comics).
3. Galactus' ship (Marvel Comics)
I quite like its moebius loop, "infinity" shape, but it's the fact it's the size of a solar system that does it for me. They say we can see the International Space Station from Earth with the naked eye. Well...
2. Scuttlebutt (Marvel Comics)
Beta Ray Bill, the alien goat version of Thor, has only one companion - this flying, talking warship. In the style of many an anime spaceship, it nonetheless distinguished itself by being drawn by Walt Simonson. So you know it usually comes accompanied by the bestest sound effects.
1. Lunar rocket (Tintin)
On the Moon a good 11 years before Apollo 11, the rocket that brought Tintin to our satellite and back is an iconic beauty. Not only does it have a great retro look and an awesome paint job, but it's the only lunar craft that comes with equipped with a spacesuit specifically designed for man's best friend. And after a good golf game, really, what else would man want to do on the Moon, but take a walk with his dog and cruelly perhaps, make him fetch.
Perhaps you have other sequential art favorites. You know how to leave a comment.