Issue 7 - Page 18-19

2nd Nov 2018, 6:00 PM in Into the Darkness - Part 3
Issue 7 - Page 18-19
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Steven-Vincent 2nd Nov 2018, 6:00 PM edit delete
Steven-Vincent
The full-sized version of this double-wide splash page is here. I know the text is hard to read but I didn't want to overwhelm people with smaller screens.

This double-splash page climax is dedicated to my favorite comic-book writer of all time, Bill Mantlo. In many issues of the Rom: Spaceknight comic, Mantlo and artist Sal Buscema would do climaxes in a 2-page splash like this, with narration done similarly to how I have done it here. This is why I have stepped out of the LL narration to write in 3rd person -- it is how Mantlo would have done it. The bit about how in the future, tales will be told of this day and songs sung about it, again, that is a Mantlo thing. Specific examples of this occur in Rom #24 (when he helped Nova and the planet Xandar fight off a massive Skrull invasion) and issue #35 when he helped Namor stave off an attack by a Wraith-summoned deep sea monster.

I'm neither as good as Mantlo nor Buscema but this page is an homage to their great work on the Rom series.
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Dragonrider 2nd Nov 2018, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Dragonrider
Quote @Steven Vincent:"I'm neither as good as Mantlo nor Buscema but this page is an homage to their great work on the Rom series."
Don't sell yourself short this ain't too shaggy, nor is the rest of the artwork in the series.
Steven-Vincent 2nd Nov 2018, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
I appreciate the compliment but I consider Mantlo the greatest writer in the history of comics, and there is no way I am that good. But thanks anyway.
Cuddle Lion 2nd Nov 2018, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
Cuddle Lion
I absolutely love this comic. It's everything a super hero comic should be, and I promise I will be a loyal reader for as long as you keep writing it. even AFTER you finish, and I hope that won't be for a long long time!
Steven-Vincent 2nd Nov 2018, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
Most kind.
Comic Fan 3rd Nov 2018, 3:12 AM edit delete reply
I share the sentiments above. :)
Rigor 3rd Nov 2018, 5:27 PM edit delete reply
Two thumbs up!
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