With these rings i thee kill

Catchy variation on the matrimonial pledge, circa late 1960s.


Am reading Grant Morrison's Supergods (hat tip SW) and it's sending me to "the internet" to look for screenshots of Silver Age comix. In the perspectivally adventurous example above, the incomparable Inhumans appear in cameo as rings on the tuber-fingered hand of the Mandarin. This is a typical Jack Kirby stylization that shouldn't work but kind of does -- note Mandarin's absence of a thumbnail.

The late '60s abounded with such graphic experiments. Here's another one, a cover illustration by Neal Adams (possibly unused) depicting the X-Men crucified on their own logo: