Could there be a connection between comic book heroes and real aliens, either unconscious or something created in the minds of comic book artists by the aliens themselves?

Christopher Knowles points out many instances of comic artists being pop culture prophets, among them the fact that a book was drawn involving a face on Mars in 1959, and in 1971 the concept of the stargate entered our imaginations–out of a comic book.

Is there something more powerful going on here than we realize? Could comics actually be pointing to the future of humankind, or, as William Henry puts it, “a post-human humanity” that leads to the end of the human experience as we know it?
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