Val-Zod is easily one of the best new characters in comics. Cropped him off the cover of Earth 2 25 (by Tom Taylor) and placed him on a nice NASA earth-rise background… in HD! And of course added a lens flare.
Superman art by Andy Kubert.
Wallpaper available here: http://xionice.deviantart.com/art/Superman-Earth-2-477027406
Koko the world-famous signing gorilla was in mourning over the beloved Bay Area actor and comedian, Robin Williams. The Woodside, California-based Gorilla Foundation was formed in 1976 in part to to care for Koko, a gorilla born at the San Francisco Zoo in 1971 who became famous for her fluency in sign language and for her amazing relationship with a kitten.
According to a Foundation spokesperson, when the calls regarding Williams’ death began to come into the facility, Koko approached Foundation co-founder Dr. Penny Patterson “with an inquiring look on her face.”
Dr. Patterson told Koko that “we have lost a dear friend, Robin Williams,” a spokesperson said. Later in the day, after hearing another person break down in tears, Koko signed “CRY LIP,” withdrew, and “became very somber, with her head bowed and her lip quivering.”
“Koko and Robin’s encounter is a supreme example of how humans and gorillas can overcome interspecies boundaries and express the highest form of empathy — embracing differences,” Dr. Patterson said in a statement.
“Robin’s ability to just ‘hang out’ with Koko, a gorilla, and in minutes become one of her closest friends, was extraordinary and unforgettable for Koko. We hope that when you remember Robin Williams, you’ll remember that he is not only one of the world’s most beloved entertainers but also one of the world’s most powerful ambassadors for great ape conservation.” [x]