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Avatar's Neytiri Has a Striking Comic Book Twin

Yesterday, we noted that the surreal landscapes of Pandora have a lot in common with the artwork of Roger Dean. But the alien Na'vi have their own twin: an alien singer from the comic Timespirits who could be Neytiri's sister.

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Marcus Parcus spotted the similarity between James Cameron's lithe, catlike aliens and a character from the sixth issue of Timespirits, a short run comic by Steve Perry and Tom Yeates published in 1985. The long ears, the blue skin, the stripes, the lack of clothes all bear a striking resemblance to the Na'vi and Neytiri in particular. She even takes down her fair share of military men in the course of the issue. Parcus wonders, was Cameron a fan of the series?

You can see more pages from the issue, compared with shots of Neytiri at Marcus Parcus' Livejournal.

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garrisondeanog
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I think it's pretty apparent by this point that Avatar isn't the most original picture in any regard beyond maybe the technical.

From Fern Gully/Dances with Wolves plot, Roger Dean Landscapes, Floating magic material that everyone wants to steal from their planet a'la Metabarons, Mechs via Matrix & well... mechs, Ships via Aliens, I'm going for some nice old spectacle and hopefully 3D that doesn't give me a headache.