Hand of Danger!

Posted: August 20, 2009 in Braak, comic books, Jeff Holland
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Hand of Danger page 8 previewNeither rain nor snow nor dark of night shall keep Tommy Cait, Hand of Danger, from knocking the crap out of some punk suckers.

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  1. Hsiang says:

    I are confused. Did we skip a page where Thug #3 reveals whatever? Gotta admit–I didn’t think this was going to be any good, but it’s growing on me like a thick winter pelt…of Danger!

    Also, thank you for making the lettering on the Gongfu moves (“Wily Octopus…”) not so obviously “Chinese Restaurant Menu”.

  2. Jeff Holland says:

    See, THIS is why “Marvel Style” was invented! If this had been Dave Michelinie writing over McFarlane’s art in the early 90’s “Amazing Spider-Man” run, he would’ve just tossed in a handy caption explaining the apparent disconnect.

    So, allow me:
    “And after a cordial Q&A (punctuated with occasional threats from Tommy’s fiery fist), The Astounding Hand of Danger goes home to reveal his newfound knowledge to his client, who’s shocked to learn…”

    Eat your HEART out, Stan Lee!

  3. Hsiang says:

    WHEN WALKS THE HAND!! A TALE TOLD IN THE MIGHTY MARVEL MANNER!!!

    Excelsior!

  4. V.I.P. Referee says:

    Although, if I were her, I’d be more impressed that this sweet-eyed, indie dude just served a murderous thug his posterior on a friendly-but-firm platter.

    Like, why did everyone still make fun of Russell Casse of “Independence Day” after they saw the space aliens invade? He’d obviously been telling the truth all along; mind you, the writing in “Independence Day” wasn’t nearly as compelling as “Fists of Steel” has, so far, proven to be (I wish that could be more of a compliment but outshining the script of ID isn’t a Herculean triumph)…but is this going to be one of those stories where, nomatter what the pleasant, unassuming—but thoroughly badass–hero does, he’ll be unsung and unloved until the end? I hope not. Even superheros need a couple “gold stars” thrown at them once in a while (and Braak, I can psychically hear you making fun of “Superman”, so cut it out! He’s just a little sensitive and in need of occasional coddling, that’s all…)

  5. V.I.P. Referee says:

    So, this was what I was really asking: Will there be any porn in it? Maybe with the inclusion of “Superman” (you’d have to generic-ize his title, of course…)

  6. braak says:

    I thought the caption was implied. I just figured, why am I going to write a conversation that he has with the thug, when he’s just going to have the same conversation again with the girl afterwards?

    Connecting scenes? Continuity? Explanation? Fuck that shit; I’m writing like Grant Morrison now–let’s just get to the KUNG FU!

  7. Jeff Holland says:

    I’m so glad I get to say this: VIP, you’re just gonna have to keep reading! Excelsior!!

    (But no, no porn. Not this issue, at least.)

  8. Hsiang says:

    @ Braak(!) Okay, but maybe the inclusion of a few words, “So this guy who’s got my brother, Mr. Smith– is a wizard?

    Just clears it up for dunderheads like me. Now bring on the WUSHU!

  9. braak says:

    Yes, okay, valid point, indeed. I am new at this, remember.

  10. V.I.P. Referee says:

    “Do I have to friggin’ hold your hands through every damn frame–you gawd-damn babies! Why don’t you cry now–babies! Want me to keep you updated on the hero’s bowel movements, as well? Huh!!!? HUH??!!!!”

    Awww–just wondering why she wasn’t slightly more impressed by what he’d just done. But I’ll keep reading because I want to see how things progress (but if there’s no toga-jello-fights by the 20th installment—-or at least, a big, awesome dinosaur—I’m not sure I can promise anything after that). No need to carry a pistol while typing, Braakeroni.

  11. braak says:

    Well, she didn’t really see it. He beats up the thugs in the alley, around the corner from the car.

  12. Jeff Holland says:

    While there will be some appreciation for Tommy’s skills over the next little while – though not the ones you might think – I tend to think of Tommy as a Marvel-Comics-By-Way-of-Loony-Tunes kind of guy. A character who loses even when he wins (and occasionally wins even when he loses).

    After all, isn’t Spider-Man just Bugs Bunny’s skills with Daffy Duck’s luck?

  13. V.I.P Referee says:

    I love Bugs and Daffy as much as anyone raised to have feelings for fluffy and/or grumpy animated characters…but no, Spider-man is not just BB’s skills with DD’s luck. People didn’t appreciate Spider-man, either. Or Superman. Or even unstable Wolverine. And now, Tommy, too? It’s just too much…oh, I’m tearing up…

    Looking forward to the next one!

  14. Jeff Holland says:

    On the upside, so far we haven’t written anyone with Pepe LePew’s dangerous libido. That dude just creeped me right the hell out.

    Next week, things get INTERESTING. SO interesting, in fact, that I briefly had to abandon my standard grid-sequencing when drawing the pages.

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