Just for chuckles, here's the opening to mine & Sean's Kaos The Slayer, done while we were at school as our entry in a competition to come up with a new comic strip for The Times newspaper.
How deluded were we? The Times, that bastion of the establishment, more used to political cartoons and middle class laugh free strips about lawyers or university graduates, going with a comic about a post-apocalyptic half- mutant barbarian. Hey, we like sword & sorcery, surely everybody else does, right?
How many ( cough ) 'homages' can you spot here? I manage to steal from both Gil Kane's Blackmark and Jim Starlin's Metamorphosis Odyssey in my alleged 'script', while Sean 'channels' Gil, Esteban Maroto AND Barry Smith, all in only five panels. And a ritual that manages to be both 'dark AND foul' ? That'll be my application to The Department Of Redundancy Department sorted then. Personally, I don't think either of us have ever surpassed this masterpiece...
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