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July 30th, 2014

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Enter…General Zaq!

(PG; Superhero) Agent K tries to stop an army of alien killer robots from conquering Earth. Can our high-heeled heroine save the day with color dots and a good right cross? In the Silver Age Zone, anything’s possible. Read the story overview for more behind-the-scenes details.

As a thematic bridge between both eras, I chose the Blambot font Knuckle Sandwich Classic Italic for the title, custom-tugging a few vector points to more closely match Artie Simek. Comicraft big-wig John Roshell took time to give me much-needed direction on the subtleties of modern lettering.

Matching the slick work of Marte Gracia‘s All New X-Men was tough. The logic of when to color outlines, use blends and multiple flat tones doesn’t come easy for me. Lost count of how many hours I spent on this page — though the general feeling is “too many”.

Cameos of fallen heroes include Doc Savage, Jack Kirby’s Captain Victory and Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman.

Talk Back! (One Comment So Far...)

Wit and Ingenuity Save the World

Melvin Cartagena | Posted on September 20th, 2014 at 2:19 pm   

This was a fun story. I loved the simultaneous homage and reference to the Silver Age comics, going so far as to change to color scheme to the four-color system of those days once they cross into that dimension. (I don’t want to think how long this must have taken the author/artist to do.) Dynamic layouts, but wit and ingenuity save the world rather than physical force.

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