Xeni Jardin at 11:40 am Sat, Oct 13, 2012
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"Ottoman was Geeky," a fanciful series of illustrations by Berk Senturk. Above, Justice League as Fevc-ül Adâlet.
Superman, Hulk, Green Lantern, Batman and???
Wonder woman (the woman), the flash (the one with the silly hat), martian manhunter (the green one) and aquaman (the one with the trident).
I’m glad somebody can make sense of this, it goes right over my head. Except I did figure out Superman.
Batman’s wearing his symbol around his neck. That should give it away if the utility belt doesn’t.
Aha! I see it I see it!
Especially the green guy with the lantern. What am I, a cryptographer?
You are a bad Charlie!
From the left:
Aquaman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, The Flash, Martian Manhunter.
Jeez, and I’m a girl who doesn’t read comics…
“I’m a girl…”
“…who doesn’t read comics”
(Although The Hulk does get shown later… right above Han Solo and Chewbacca)
It’s not the hulk??? Dude is green…and tall…I dunno
HULK NO MAKE APPEARANCES IN JUSTICE LEAGUE EXCEPT MAYBE FOR SPECIAL MARVEL/DC CROSSOVER ISSUE.
This stands head and shoulders above most of the [random nerd trope] versions of superheroes because the artist not only seems to know the style of clothes during the Ottoman period, but also imitates the artistic style of the era.
This is actually brilliant. To be honest I would totally read a genuinely Ottoman Empire based series with art like this.
“The Green Fez” – VERY nice.
This is excellent. But that “All characters in this series are just fictitious and does not reflect to any person alive or dead or any political person.” message is a bit misleading. Superman (Faik-i Adem) is clearly inspired by somewhat famous photo of Atatürk; http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Ataturk_Janissary.jpg
Aquaman as Ab-ı Adem is also inspired by Western depictions of Hayreddin Barbarossa. Even the crest on his turban is taken from Hayreddin’s flag; http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:BarbarosSancagi.svg&page=1
Martian Manhunter as Merihi Sayyad-ı Beser is just Turkish version of ghoul, gulyabani. Here is one depicted in a 1976 Turkish movie, Süt Kardesler (aka The Foster Brothers); http://galeri3.uludagsozluk.com/173/s%C3%BCt-karde%C5%9Fler-filmindeki-gulyabani_216903.jpg
Don’t get me wrong, the concepty and the execution is incredible. I especially loved Batman as Sepbere-i Adem and the way he carries a muska with Batman symbol on it. Most rogues used to carry muskas which they believed to ward off evil eye and/or spells and give good luck.
An artwork based on a photograph? Somebody call Shepard Fairey, quick!
Reminds me of Marvel 1602
“Taxi Driver” is more believable than DeNiro in that movie. :)
Aquaman would sink like a stone in that get-up & poor Wonderwoman would get stoned to death if she tied up a MAN with her lasso.
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