It’s difficult not to be fascinated by superhero comic books or vintage magazines such as sci-fi pulp publication Planet Stories.
The former got us used to superhuman beings or mutants living the most extraordinary adventures, while the latter often featured interplanetary stories and their covers were characterized by sensual pin-up-like vixens and amazons fighting against alien creatures, running away from monsters or floating in space wearing improbable and revealing outfits.
Inspired by these magazines, space opera stories (melodramatic and romantic adventures set in outer space) and by the futuristic weapons and accessories from '60s films adapted from comic books such as Modesty Blaise, I came up with this leather bracer that incorporates broken bits of purple agate, a sort of hint at space rocks and meteorites.
Original art pages from Starbrand (Issue 6, 1987), penciled by John Romita Jr and inked by Rick Bryant, and Catwoman (Issue 37, 1996), penciled by Jim Balent and inked by Bob Smith, were employed as further inspirations (and temporary borrowed from Kutmusic's private collection).
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