what did the Captain say?
I don’t know. It’s undead talk. Sounds like bricks being rubbed together.
Oppenhauser: I haven’t pissed in 70 years. Nothing like a piss.
Wissenschaft: Oh, yes, I quite agree.
Oppenhauser: You must get my schwanstugel back in working order as soon as possible, dummkopf.
Wissenschaft: I’ll sign off on that order immediately.
Sorry, I read Shogun one too many times.
Oppenhauser: I’ve lost my spear of destiny, so now I can’t get it up…
(Did I write that? Has my inner monologue invaded my typing?)
Now that is a flying dreadnought! it is going to take some serious juice to bring that down. I have always liked the idea of tech and magic mixed together. I hope this leads to another grand battle where we get to see a ton of secondary characters like the last times. Those always look great! I dig the slight Mignola feel here.
Zombies and Nazi does lend it the Mignola feel. I love his comics! He’s a genius.
Logistically are these magic zombies or cyborg zombies still? Either way they are very dangerous the magic ones just seem to be a little tricker to put down. It seems like this plan has more potential than others.
Cyborg zombies. Many of them you wll see have weapons and saws and stuff attached to themselves. Captain Oppenhauser has no outwardly visible weapon modifications, but he’s the most hateful and dangerous of all the zomborgs.
Remember the scene in Star Trek IV, when Kirk decloaked the Klingon Bird of Prey directly above the fishing trawler? I just pictured that, except with a zeppelin, when I read “cloaking devices”. Throw in half and army’s worth of undead, and you’ve got yourself the makings of something epic, with or without serious offensive armaments on the zeppelin.
Seriously, fear and abject terror are two of the most overlooked, underestimated, and effective weapons. If you’re going where I think you’re going, Scott, I like what I’m reading.
Well, I hope everyone enjoys it. We mean to entertain, but there have been times when we’ve avoided cliches that readers didn’t dig as much. As you can imagine, huge plot point revolve around the zeppelin, and I hope they live up to what everyone is expecting.
Over on http://comixtalk.com today, I’ve got a blog post up covering how to make long-form webcomics exciting. I came to almost every point from mistakes I had made.
So, I can say that chaos, fires, mayhem, destruction, and critical injuries will revolve around the airship, but I can say with some comfort that there will be no Hindenburg-style explosion of the ship. Zeppelins showed up a lot in comics I read as a kid, and every last one of them ever blew up! Not here.
That would be in keeping. Hitler often seemed more interested in causing fear and terror than he was in actual strategy. Which, at some point, became a problem.
I must say, I was thinking something along the same lines as Rob when I read (or tried to) the “undead talk” though it was a little closer to Scott’s “Spear Of Destiny” remark.
I am curious however about the second “panel” in the recent updates now. Did I miss a blog posting or something? Why the “story mode” in panel 2?
Great question! There were several reasons. Foremost, I wanted to keep the scene where we get the grand tour of the ship short, and if I had played it out on a panel by panel basis it would have gone on and on. But, I couldn’t stint on the details, because the debate here about the usefulness of the airship has been very detail orientated. So, these pages of this scene are presented in sort of a storybook form.
It would be easy to say I got this trick from Silver Age comics, and I did, but I believe I was more influenced by Terry Moore’s “Strangers In Paradise” and his bold use of prose and comics mixed together.
Funny, I immediately thought ‘Silver Age.’ As I recall, Julius “Julie” Schwartz loved to do that in Batman’s titles. I remember it in Superman, too, whenever he’d pull some odd power out of his ass (such as Time travel, Super Hypnotism, or, I don’t know, Super Reflectivity), although I think that was before Schwartz took over that character. Also, guaranteed in the Flash or Justice League whenever Earth-Two was involved.
Either way, though, very effective, much moreso than anything else you could’ve done other than some kind of large (perhaps a fold-out, on paper) cutaway diagram—but the dialogue would still need to be on the sides, or above and below.
Why Zomborgs and not Cybies ?
Well on a second thought…
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