Friday, December 20, 2013

365 Comics...350: East of West #8 (2013)

On the sixth day of Christmas, my comics gave to me...

six panels of cinematic sci-fi/fantasy wicked awesomeness...

This issue's b-story finds Death, Wolf and Crow meandering a series of stone staircases, tunnels and bridges with seemingly no end.  Death plants a flower in the stone bridge that ends at a dead stop against a wall, which triggers a reaction.  On page ten the brilliant Nick Dragotta shows us that this flower is a key.... in six widescreen panels.

1. The ground starts to shake, a thundercrack reverberates in the silo, a crack in the wall appears before them at the end of the bridge.

2.  The crack continues to open further into a gaping maw.

3.  Death approaches.

4. Entering the blackness of the maw, it begins to close behind him.

5. Barely a slit remains as he enters further.

6. Around death little but darkness though off in the distance a square of light in this prison illuminating it's cross-shackled prisoner.

I want East of West to be directed in an animated film by Hayao Miyazaki.  I think Crow's design is so incredibly cool...

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