Friday, August 24, 2012

Mr. Miracle - Time Dies When You're Having Gun! - Niel Jacoby

Splash page: Mister Miracle, his hands tied in chains suspended from the minute hand of Big Ben, which now shows 5: 28, with a strange device right above the 6 on the clock face, dangles above a tank of ominous fluid, and we can see the red dots of snipers all around him. Oberon stands on a stage in the foreground and is gesturing to Scott.

Oberon: THE MYSTIFYING MISTER MIRACLE, THE WORLD'S FOREMOST ESCAPE ARTIST, MUST ESCAPE HIS BONDS IN THE NEXT 2 MINUTES, OR THE CHAIN SHALL DISENGAGE, SENDING HIM 80 METERS DOWNWARD, AN ALMOST CERTAINLY FATAL PLUNGE!

Oberon: AND EVEN IF IT'S NOT THE FALL THAT KILLS HIM, IT'LL BE THE SUDDEN GLOP AT THE END AS AT THE BOTTOM OF THAT FALL IS THIS TUB OF AN UNSPECIFIED ACID!

Oberon: BUT WHEN HE'S OUT OF HIS CHAINS, HE WON'T BE FINISHED, AS WE HAVE 100 TRAINED SNIPERS SET TO AIM AT THE MOMENT HE ESCAPES, AS HE MUST REACH THE PEAK OF BIG BEN WITHOUT CATCHING A BAD END!

Oberon: AND NOW, THE MAN WHO DEFIES DEATH, BUT NEVER TAXES, SCOTT FREE!

2 comments:

  1. from what little I know about Mr. Miracle, this seems to be in keeping with the traditional covers and splash pages we've seen in the past. I love the comment at the end "...a man who defies death but never taxes..."

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  2. Bold bombastic splash page, very in keeping with what I know of the character. The bond villain dialogue feels spot on as well, talking us through his master plan before it has even been finished.

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