The picture in panel two is supposed to give you the sense that Chance is taking a LOT of pictures of the house in a very short amount of time. He’s also a clever enough guy to recognize hidden traps or disguised security measures that the average person would never notice. The guys aren’t SUPER, but they’re the best at what they do….
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I’m hoping the scene change isn’t too abrupt between this page and the last one, but it should be clear that the Henchmen are no longer in the big city. The name of the suburb is Wheaton, which is the name of a real suburb outside of Chicago, and is also a not-so-subtle shout out to nerd fan favorite Wil Wheaton. I should also note that I’m happy with the way the suburbs turned out in panel three.
This is another page where I had a lot more dialog written out in the first draft, but then I put on my editing hat and decided that it was more effective to leave some things unsaid. I think it works better dramatically.
In case there’s any confusion though, Tinker is referring to Bruiser when he makes his side remark, and not his pal Evers. They’re getting along just fine, thanks.
I was going to include a few lines of dialog where Evers asks if the security guys overheard any of the implied threats that Bruiser made during the conversation, and they dismiss his concerns because the prison is full of bad guys constantly making threats. They probably heard something during the conversation, but Bruiser never really made a clear statement about what he might be doing, and the security folks don’t have the time or inclination to follow up on every threatening statement from every prisoner inside Blackwater. You can see how all that discussion would have slowed up the story quite a bit….
We’re getting a very brief introduction to another new character here as well. Were-Saurus is another very big, bad fellow. That’s one of the reasons he’s getting transferred into Blackwater Maximum Security Facility. You can also guess that he and Bruiser are not the best of friends. Is this another disaster just waiting to happen? Heh, heh…..
Also, just in case you were wondering, I was originally going to say that Were-Saurus and Bruiser had damaged New York in their past epic battle, but after I thought about it, it seems like The Big Apple is always the city of first choice for that sort of super-destruction. I decided to come up with an alternate location, so Boston gets the honors here. I suppose if Seattle had managed to win the Super Bowl, that city name might have popped into my head instead of Boston, so you can blame Tom Brady and the Patriots for their fictional destruction….