Tuesday, April 27, 2010


One page last week, five this week. That's how we roll around here, so click to enlarge!

Previous episodes in this one: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven.

Ideally, I maybe could've got another part or two out of this one, if I had an in-scale D-list or better cannon fodder group of DC bad guys, like Kobra goons, or some such. I know I have a few Joker henchmen floating about, but it's not quite the same. The HYDRA agents are close, but for the Suicide Squad I wanted them up against DC baddies, and it didn't turn out.

I haven't picked up the DCUC Black Adam yet (and it seems to have disappeared locally) but I had considered using him for this one, and went with Bane instead. I haven't read Secret Six, but I'm hoped Gail Simone can keep moving his character forward: he got a lot of development for a few years, then was apparently reversed to "I break people" in Final Crisis or some damn thing. As a character, Bane could go a bunch of different ways--as a fighter for redemption, as the hired muscle, as the amoral crimelord, as the weirdly honorable sociopath, and more. But it seems some level of editorial doesn't want him to be more than just another recurring Batman villain.

I also thought about doing a page or two where Nightcrawler and Falcon visit Forge, to get the Deadpool-detector. (Last seen in the Doc Samson strips way back when!) I wanted to play with Forge as a guy who's also a Native American wizard, a Vietnam vet (or, given Marvel's sliding timeline, a veteran of some foreign war), has fought ancient evils, and helped drive the Dire Wraiths off of earth; yet now no one cares about him unless they need a technological dodad to move the plot forward. Oh, and I guess Forge was killed, maybe, in a recent Astonishing X-Men.

Tomorrow: wishful thinking, maybe.


James Figueiredo said...

Another one you hit outta the park, man!

And "Wow, that was, without a doubt, the worst rescue ever. Ever, ever."? FREAKING HILARIOUS.

Also, by all means pick up Secret Six, I suspect you'll love it.


SallyP said...

I laughed, I cried...no wait, I just laughed.

Wes Grogan said...


I... I just...