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Batman and the Tibetan Comic Book of the Dead

Over at Dreamcatcher.com, George Atherton provided the Internet a service by saving a cataloging the Tibetan Book of the Dead from Thomas Coville’s defunct personal site. The illustrated work itself attempts to paint a (digital) picture of the psycho-spiritual levels of the Tibetan afterlife, the Bardo Thodol.

A page from Thomas Coville's Bardo Thodol

The final level of the Tibetan Bardo Thodol, as envisioned by Thomas Coville.

Coincidentally, this work was highlighted in a brief posting by Rev. Danny Fisher back in 2008 entitled “Holy Bardo, Batman” — that same year, the very same superhero enacted a death sequence as part of Grant Morrison’s Batman R.I.P. storyline where he entered a comatose trance enabled from his secret Tibetan training. (Chronicled by Prof. Jeffrey J. Kripal in his book Mutants and Mystics.)

R.I.P. Hellboy?

A very amusing GuttersĀ webcomic on the (temporary) death of Hellboy:

Gutters #176 by Ryan Sohmer, David Namisato, Richard Clark, and Rus Wooton

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola has said, “this isn’t the end of Hellboy, both the character and the comic, even though he’s now dead.” Still, funny, funny stuff from TheĀ Gutters.