Saturday, July 28, 2012

Foggy Nelson - Double Trouble - R.A. Wonsowski

SPLASH PAGE:  Done in the Silver Age style.

Setting/Background:  New York City Family Court courtroom.  It is completely wrecked: the judge's bench is shattered, the lawyers' tables are overturned, the witness stand is charred.   The judge is hiding behind her bench, gavel shaking in her hand.  MATT MURDOCK is wounded and unconscious, head resting on the lap of the court stenographer.  The bailiffs are out cold on the floor.  Also lying unconscious on the floor are Iron Fist, the Punisher, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Mockingbird, Misty Knight, and Machine Man.

Foreground:  the headgear of numerous A.I.M. agents; they are brandishing science-fiction-y weapons in their hands.

Midground:  Facing the A.I.M. agents, standing in classic boxing stances, are FOGGY NELSON and J. JONAH JAMESON.  Their ties are unblocked, and their suits are a little dishevelled.  Foggy has his leather attache case in one hand, as if ready to clock somebody with it.  Between them, hiding between their legs, is a little girl, about 5 years old, with a stuffed Black Panther toy.  The belly of the toy is surrounded by SFX reading "tk - tk - tk - tk".

COPY:

It was a custody case like no other!  
The father - the Kingpin's Accountant!!  
The mother - the Mistress of M.O.D.O.K.!!!  
The child - unaware that she possesses a secret weapon that could destroy all New York!!!!


The only things standing between this cherubic little girl and certain death at the hands of A.I.M. - - - 


FOGGY "GUTS" NELSON!  Two-Fisted Lawyer-At-Large!


J. JONAH JAMESON!  The People's Champion!


It's a tale that could never be told...UNTIL NOW!


"JUSTICE WEARS A 3-PIECE!"
A Wonsowski-Colan-Buscema Joint.  'Nuff Said!


4 comments:

  1. Classic Silver Age splash page. A lot of impact and ideas.

    "Mistress of MODOK" - I shudder at the thought.

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  2. This page is just terrific. Terrific, I tell you!

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  3. This is possibly the best splash page I've ever read? Everything on this page shines, with that title taking the cake (although "The People's Champion" is a close second).

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  4. Great splash with a distinctly old school tone.

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