My only complaint about the last collection of Prophet was that it didn’t include any issues illustrated by Farel Dalrymple. His 300-page epic The Wrenchies remedies that nicely. Like Prophet, much of the story features the last humans on Earth using science and super sorcery to battle a motley assortment of monsters:
Dalrymple’s incredibly complex illustration style is on display throughout:
However, for better or worse, the story in The Wrenchies is actually far more complex than the fairly straightforward military struggle in Prophet. Similar to Grant Morrison’s work in Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery. As in that story, on one level, the book is about a group of heroes trying to save a man being held hostage by monsters threatening the end of the world. But on another level, it’s about a comic book artist/junkie losing his mind. The story is effectively told, but be forewarned, you’ll be getting much more than genetically advanced humans knifing each other.
Three unfinished pages by George Pérez from the sadly never published original Justice League/Avengers crossover, circa 1983. “The plot of the original crossover was a time travel story involving Marvel’s Kang the Conqueror and DC’s Lord of Time. Writer/editor Roy Thomas was hired to script the book, based on [Gerry] Conway’s plot, and although work had begun on the series in 1981 (Pérez had penciled 21 pages by mid-1983) and it was scheduled for publication in May 1983, editorial disputes prevented the story from being completed.” (via)
i’ve juste arrived at tokyo, so i didn’t have the time to really work and i’m still waiting for my desk. My current work station is cute, but not very fonctionnal. So today, just a little sketches. I hope better next time fellows !
I wanted to experiment in style and see if I could do that cool thing with flat colors and shapes that a lot of you people do that I’ve never quite been able to do. I’ve also been watching a lot of Mobile Suit Gundam, so I made this homage to my favorite pink robot: Char Aznable’s Zaku II.
So what do you think? Like? If so, I might make a set of these (with some other mobile suits from the series) and sell them as fancy-dan prints.