Soon, I will begin posting re-lettered pages for Episode 1. I wanted to clean up some of the dialogue throughout various pages and was fortunate enough to be able to have Nic Shaw rework the episode 1 pages. I shall have the new versions of the first 22 pages of SPi up this week.
The pages comprising Episode 2 have been sent to the mighty Nic Shaw to be re-lettered, also taking the opportunity to clean up a little of the dialogue. I figured as well that the tagline “You’re not who you think you are” coupled with SPi’s subtitle “Inviting The Demon” kinda make things a little muddy, too many secondary titles and phrases. That said, there’ll be a new tagline which will also be used as the subtitle. I’ll save that until I upload episode 2 “Redux.”
I’ve been a fan of The Question since picking up Dennis O’Neil’s run on the book in the 80′s. Not a high-profile character by any means, but the history of the character’s development is so well reflected in the various incarnations throughout the years, it adds to the draw for a person of my interests. The 80′s series has Vic Sage on a Zen quest for “self” that still strolls through the corridors of my mind to this very day. Today a short 15 minute documentary was released, detailing the main points of The Question’s history. Sadly they don’t touch on Rick Veitch’s excellent mini-series which depicts The Question as a semi-lucid street shaman, very strange little series, so naturally up my alley.
Here’s a link to the documentary:
And a review of the Veitch mini-series should you be so inclined.
Over at Bleeding Cool they’d refer to this as a Swipe File, “In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the lightbox…”
While looking at various images to act as inspiration for SPi’s cover, I came across the following movie poster for The Manchurian Candidate, SPi’s opening page does bear a resemblance. This similarities are pure coincidence, however it’s interesting to note considering SPi is an acid-drenched take on TMC.