Posted by: Jordan Smith on August 16, 2013
So a friend of the Donut shop happened to bring me in a boot box full of late 70’s Creepy and Eerie as well as about 30 very early issues of Heavy Metal he’d found while doing flooring work in a basement.
“Yeah,” He started, “she just said to take it all. So I did. You want any of these?”
They stunk and were in horrible condition. I’d just spent the better part of six months giving away nearly all my comics.
So, anyway, look forward to some scans of that stuff in the near term.
But, just giving all that musty heartache a flip I was really impressed with how many beautiful…and I mean beautiful… page turns there were in all these extremely short stories. Economy of storytelling…hmm…yes. That got me thinking about maybe my favorite page turn of all time – at the very least – of recent memory.
Um ****SPOILERS**** ???
2000AD Prog 1761
Low Life – The Deal pt 12 of 12
written by Rob Williams
art by D’Israeli (Geeeezus)
Judge Dirty Frank is at his lowest…and that’s pretty low. Betrayed by a friend and out for revenge he’s been beaten, shot, and delusional for issues now but that last little something won’t break. He’s finally cornered his murderous quarry on top of a speeding Hondo bullet train and he’s in for the kill.
But, in the battle for Dirty Frank’s dwindling soul, what will win out? Vengeance or Justice?
12 part story – 9 panel grid – extreme closeups – a hallucination masquerading as a prick SJS judge – A TOTAL spectacle of pain and pathos!
Hit the jump for the page flip and blow that sucker up to max size!
At the brink of madness Dirty Frank makes a choice. He’s not a murderer. He’s a Judge.
The Law saves him.
The art, beautiful. The storytelling, masterful. Man, when it’s right there is little that can touch it. And what a RIPPER to have D’Israeli pounding away in black and white and then KA-FUCKING-BOOM!
Any favorite page turns from your reading life? Share them in the comments!