Friday, April 19, 2013

Masks and Mobsters - Investigative Reports - Niel Jacoby

Panel 1: A trio of bank robbers in domino masks, pinstripe suits, and hats to match are holding up a bank. One, black-haired, has a full beard, one, a redhead, has a John Waters moustache, and the third, blond, is clean-shaven. The one with the full beard is threatening the teller while the other 2 keep watch.

Caption(Newspaper): "THE DIMELLO CRIME FAMILY OPERATES ON A TIGHT OVERHEAD. CHEAP SUITS, CHEAP MASKS, FAKE GUNS. LUCKILY, WE NEVER NEEDED TO FIRE A SHOT, AS THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE WAS ENOUGH TO PREVENT IT."

Panel 2: The three divvy up the loot into four piles, one for each of them and a larger pile for the boss. A black Packard burns in the background.

Caption(Newspaper): "WE DESTROYED THE EVIDENCE, SPLIT THE TAKE, AND WENT OUR SEPARATE WAYS. WE MADE SURE TO LEAVE WELL MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR THE BOSS. WE'RE GOONS, NOT FOOLS, YOU KNOW."

Panel 3: We see the redhead in his office, typing away on a typewriter. The suit, hat, and mask are on a coatrack, and the false moustache is laid on his desk next to the typewriter. He has a hand-rolled cigarette in his mouth, and a thin trail of smoke fills the air. A small audio recorder has been taken from a pocket in the suit and lays on the desk.

Caption(Newspaper): -EXCERPTS FROM "I WAS A MOB TRIGGERMAN--FOR A DAY", PULITZER-WINNING EXPOSE FROM GOLDEN CITY SENTRY REPORTER JAMES OLSEN.

4 comments:

  1. This is awesome in that Weegee-slash-Naked-City-type vibe. The fact that you squeezed Jimmy Olsen in, and true to character to boot, is icing on the cake.

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  2. I'm a sucker for a redhead.

    You had me at Olsen.

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  3. Really nice page. Well done Niel.

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  4. A slow clap to you sir for the balls it took to pull this page off with the style and flair with which you did.

    Also thats last panel is just dynamite.

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