People Must Be Told. wrote:
And whilst on the subject of XII.24.5: the smoking remains of Rorschach form the outline of the infamous blood splash which, if that scene were to be expanded and the surrounding landscape then viewed in its entirety from directly overhead akin to the manner in which the open Vivarium is depicted back at XI.12.4, would then present us with the best hidden smiley of all.
In the comic, Rorschach's death splash looks like the famous blood spatter and if we imagine ourselves moving our POV up over where the vivarium was, we can see that it would resemble Blake's badge.So, at least two of you think an overhead view of this panel's image forms another typical blood splash. Here's the panel:
and here's a rotated image:
I'm going to respectfully disagree with that interpretation. In the typical blood splash we see throughout the comic, we see that one side of the "arrow" has one "barb," and the other side has two. On the above panel, I'll give you that the main puddle looks like the main blood splatter, and that the single barb is well represented by the smaller attached puddle streak. But the above panel's puddle does not represent the "double barb" part of the typical blood splatter at all. We do see a little puddle in the background, but it's not attached to the main puddle. I feel if Gibbons really wanted to use this as an additional Easter Egg, he would have illustrated it as such. Let me know if I'm still missing something, or if Gibbons has stated that it's a second Easter Egg for that panel.