Friday, February 20, 2015

Mole Man - Jerusalem - Ray Wonsowski

Panel 1-  Long shot, the sea, Monster Island. High noon, perfect blue sky. Towering astride the highest point, hundreds of feet tall, the dread DORMAMMU spreads his arms wide, the Flames of Faltine dancing in his palms. He has erected a clear magick dome over the island, his head is back, as if gazing into the sun.

CAPTION: Bring me my bow of burning gold!

Panel 2- In a subterranean cavern, a magic portal opens, an army of MINDLESS ONES breaching through. Countless MOLOIDS run away in fear.

CAPTION: Bring me my arrows of desire!

Panel 3- Walking purposefully from one cavern into a large antechamber, MOLE MAN, who looks p!$$ed-off as all get-out, comes toward us, surrounded by frightened MOLOIDS. One passes MOLE MAN his staff, another drapes his cape about his shoulders.

CAPTION: Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!

Panel 4- Reveal, a Kirby-esqe battle tank, gleaming rare metal and glowing circuitry, with an improbable double-barreled cannon on the top, a pilot's throne attached to the side. MOLE MAN,tiny in comparison, climbs up to take his seat.

CAPTION: Bring me my chariot of fire!

Panel 5- Close-up of MOLE MAN, strapping himself in, grim fury behind his goggles, impossibly ready to take the fight to Dormammu and his invaders, his demeanor should be almost that of a king defending his people.

CAPTION: I will not cease from mental fight, nor shall my sword sleep in my hand...

Inspired by William Blake's poem "And Did Those Feet in Ancient Times", more commonly known as the traditional hymn, "Jerusalem".

1 comment:

  1. Ray, this is one of my favorite things you've done for Thought Balloons. Really great work.


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