Sunday, January 20, 2013

Enemy Ace - Cold Skies, Cold Eyes - Niel Jacoby

Panel 1: Hans Von Hammer sits in his triplane, taking off his helmet after a stressful dogfight.

CAPTION(HANS): ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOGFIGHT.

Panel 2: Hans sits, solemn, staring at his many trophies. He has a drink in his hand.

CAPTION(HANS): I HAVEN'T HAD A DECENT HUNT IN DAYS.

Panel 3: Hans walks through the forest with his rifle, the wolf by his side. It is the dead of night.

CAPTION(HANS): EVEN MY HUNTS IN THE FOREST HAVE BEEN DULL AND AIMLESS.

Panel 4: Hans and the wolf are startled.

SFX: BRKKK-KK-KK-KK

SFX: K-PLW!

Panel 5: Hans looks over his destroyed triplane on the hangar, lit only by the burning planes around him.

CAPTION(HANS): ONLY ONE FLIER HAS THE ACUITY TO MAKE A NIGHT RUN IN THIS DARK.

Panel 6: We see a pitch black biplane soar through the sky, a cat's eye painted onto the nose of its propeller.

CAPTION(HANS): THE RUSSIAN ACE, Ночной ветер - THE NIGHT WIND.

Inset Panel: Hans is smiling.

CAPTION(HANS): QUITE THE CHALLENGE.

4 comments:

  1. Excellent and exemplary character piece. Showing the hero (or anti-hero, in this case) at rest is always a great idea. We get a sense of what motivates him from his boredom.

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  2. Man you tell the reader a lot in one page, your jump cuts between panels all move the story to a new and visually interesting places whilst you build the story the whole time.

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  3. The page moves swiftly, and is better for it. You cover a lot of ground location and time wise in a short space of time. It made me think of the Sgt Rock strip in Wednesday Comics.

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  4. Your captions are good, but your choice of imagery makes them great. Really well thought out page here, and an intriguing take on Von Hammer.

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