Setting: Ancient Egypt, the Khufu Dynasty.
Set-up: the demonic TRIGON (father of future Titan, Raven) has struck a bargain with the god APEP, "the serpent that never sleeps" for a thousand year reign of terror over the Nile delta. As Trigon's Raptor Daughters rise from the sands and take to the air, the heroes of Egypt witness the rise of a new champion...
Panel 1- an unnamed Hebrew SLAVE stands on the crest of a high dune, holding a near-spherical meteorite above his head with both hands. He is dirty, ragged, and emaciated, but proud, the sun shining as the stone pulses brightly in secondary colors.
SLAVE: BEHOLD, LORDS OF EGYPT! BEHOLD THE CHOSEN OF BOTH YAHWEH AND RA!
Panel 2- Looking up and off panel, expressions ranging from terror to awe, left to right, are BLACK ADAM, the Hawk-helmeted Prince KHUFU (who wields an ornamented short sword) and Princess SHA-IR-A (holding a spiked mace before her), and the wizard NABU, who wears the Helm of Fate, his hands radiating ankh-shaped aura of magicks unknown. In the sky behind them, harpy-like silhouettes circle in the air.
BLACK ADAM: Great gods, wizard, what horror is THAT?
NABU: To the slave, a Seraphim, the terrible angel of their One God. For us, it is the ever-changing left hand of the Sun...
Panel 3- From above, we witness a gigantic gelatinous tumor with human features, a motley of purple, orange, brown, green, and whitish gray. The faces are that of the SLAVE, part anguish from being so twisted and distended, part righteous anger as he swipes at the airborne Daughters of TRIGON with salubrious tentacles.
CAPTION (NABU): a Metamorphae.
Whoa. Way to throw down a nice and serious Metamorpho script (with some excellent cameos from other Egyptian-themed heroes). I like this take on Metamorphae where it is both blessing and curse. Would be interested to see more.ReplyDelete
Agreed. Please write more New Kingdom Justice League.ReplyDelete
In three panels you build a whole world and mythos around your take on the character. You have an eye for striking visual descriptions and this does not disappoint. Brilliant page Ray.ReplyDelete