Neanderthal

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Neanderthal. Frank Frazetta, 1966.

 

I dream with the Neanderthal. They live in the caverns and their eyes shine, with green and red. They surrounded us and we wanted to not be there.

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In the art of Frank Frazetta, for the cover of Creepy and the comic The Terror Beyond Time, we see these creatures, that seem not quite real, not quite dream. They come from a red mist, almost flying. We do not see anymore outside the creatures and the mist. Their faces, are the faces of some brutes; but something else are there. Their seem strong and their skin seem pale and tanned and their hair seem blonde. They are menacing, in the same way that a noble creature of the jungle can be. They raise heavy clubs and wear furs.

They seem to come from the past, from our own past; and they do not like what they see. They see the modern world, and run, without vacilation, to destroy it.

Eahnah’s Window

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Eahnah’s Window. Boris vallejo, 1997.

 

Boris Vallejo, airbrush magician, re-creator of out-of-time universes, voluptuous sorceresses, strange reptilian creatures, brave warriors; is the author of the image that begins this note, Eahnah’s Window.

The legend that accompanies the illustration is disconcerting:

Eahnah (called witch by some, master scientist by others) has perfected a device that she calls a “window.” It permits her to stay safe in A Fwa Nes while viewing a limited portion of Earth. The “window” is near the weak place in the space-time fabric, the opening through which Mlenfee entered Earth’s universe and ventured into Manhattan. Eahnah has been called to help rid the city of the Wargi, and she is just now destroying, by mental means, a major tower whose present occupants, all Wargi monsters, will soon be dead. Unfortunately, and ironically, all the heat released will cause a new Ice Age-within a few years, not millennia.

Dated in 1997, the image similarity with the 9/11 incident is indubitable.