I can’t tell you how much I’ve been looking forward to this page.

I mean, I can try, but words genuinely cannot express the joy I have in finally sharing this page. You see, I wrote this sequence some time ago, I mean a long time ago, and…

Wait… give me a second…

Let me amend my earlier statement. I CAN put it into words. Ready?


And you know what? The next page is even better.

<sheepishly returns to note that the above was lovingly palmed from Giphy’s Mic Drops…>

Page Five Notes:

  • All that aside, “grinning savagely” needs to be scary. Creepy ass evil scary. With a touch of haughtiness. But not too much.
  • “All out of bullets” is a bit of an homage to Chuck Jones, Bugs Bunny and Daffy.
  • Speaking of which, this page reminds me a little of what I think was a Sylvester cartoon. I can’t seem to find the exact one that’s lodged in my brain, but it involves a first-person shot from a drowsy character’s perspective as he tries to keep his eyes open… and another character with a wooden mallet keeps coming closer after every blink (Don’t blink!) I can almost hear the Warner Bros. orchestra on the last panel.
  • A little foreshadowing along the way. Sandman’s pouch (#000, page 3). Hammer of Thor (ditto). Trench coat (#000, page 2).
  • “Swing in Demon’s general direction.” Another tip of the hat to Monty Python (and the Holy Grail).