One of the most interesting challenges of writing dpk431 has been translating more traditional webcomic scripts into something that can be enjoyed on its own weekly textual basis.

In a sense, in a grandiose sense (left, and lovingly purr-loined from Human Stone), I get to create a new art form.

So instead of explaining in copious detail what the LONE FIGURE looks like in the very first panel, I get to experiment with slowly providing more information as we move ever closer, maintaining the air of mystery that a reader would get with a more traditional finished product, whilst still doing so in scripted format.

Groundbreaking? I don’t know, but I do know I’m not the first person to tilt at a windmill or three.

Page Three Notes:

  • DOCTOR STRANGE’S CLOAK, EYE OF AGAMOTTO: When it comes to Doctor Strange, I gotta go all the way back to 1963 and the legendary Steve Ditko. And whilst the good Doctor rarely graced the covers of his original Strange Tales run, the very clever Howard Hallis skillfully imagines for us if he did. And if that doesn’t work for you, try using this guy as your reference. But never, EVER use the guy on the left. That way be dragons. As for the guy on the right, I have no idea who he is.
  • SANDMAN’S HELM, RUBY AND POUCH OF SAND. Standard references apply. And cake. And whilst sometimes, the cake is a lie, other times the cake is not a lie. Or death.
  • THE HAMMER OF THOR: Doesn’t get much better than this, this or this. Okay, it does get better, especially when Thor FIXES YOUR DAMN CAR FOR $45 #imnotcryingyourecrying — who says the ’80s wasn’t an awesome and surprisingly affordable decade.
  • One would my expect my reference to the FIELD GUIDE TO DEMONS was a gag (I certainly did when I first wrote it), but apparently not. Nor it seems is the IDIOTS GUIDE TO MAGICK. Truth > Fiction.
  • THE GODFATHER POSTER. By now, you probably know I like to go with the originals, like this classic beauty. And for record, here is Mario Puzo’s not-so-beautiful John Hancock. But, apparently, that can’t compare to the most reviled $20 autograph of all time.
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