PAGE FIFTEEN. Track 2 begins with a cool shot of Olympus City’s harbor. This is really the Red Planet’s hub for travel and commerce. I think Nic has nailed the bustling chaos of the main spaceport here. The scale really works, too, with the Martians dwarfed by the various liners and cargo loaders.
Nic was a little worried about his vehicle designs, but I think he was unnecessarily concerned. They’ve got a cool “boxy” look. And their engine configurations have a little of the Betty (Alien Resurrection) going on.
I also love the girls’ “stealth” fashion. This is their idea of keeping a low profile.
Fashion, in general, is a big part of the comic. Nic and I have talked a lot about what the characters wear and Nic has an almost Euro sensibility. In fact, I like to think that Luc Besson would dig this comic. I realize I just sort of referenced Luc Besson twice.
In other webcomic news, Warren Ellis has invited webcomic creators to post a few pages and a synopsis on his Whitechapel Forums. I’ve looked through a few of the pages and there is some very cool stuff. If you get a chance, check it out:
Music pairing-wise, and I think this might sound contrived, but for some reason spaceships taking off make me think of Blur’s ‘Song 2.’
Until next week,