Monday, 18 January 2010

Top 5 Iconic moments - #2

Getting near the end now and its proving pretty hard to whittle it down to two. Should've done a Top Ten...
Anyway, i've pondered long and hard over what should be Number Two - Rat Pack perhaps? a Belardinelli or Gibbons Dan Dare panel? Some classic Baxendale or Reid comedy perchance? Maybe Warlord in all his medallioned glory talking to us Sprogs?
I've supurned them all for this here cover.
Not only is it a true classic, beautifully done but i've chosen it as (A) it gets across the tough as nails determination of the character, (B) it was unusual back then to see the hero so beat up, (C) and this is the main one, how brilliant it is to see robots and hardware that are JUST THERE. No explanation, no back story, no model numbers - just top notch designs, beautifully portrayed.
When i think of Dredd of the 70's and 80's its this tale and this cover that's brought to mind.
Which is why its here.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Top 5 Iconic moments - #3

Back to Action for the next and a grim and glorious panel from Dredger. I'd never seen any horror film outside of Universal and B Movie's by this point, so found this shot of a severed head truely horrific.
Used to study it for ages - it wasn't just how much blood there was and the look on the face, but also how well drawn it was and what a great angle to show it.
Also used to puzzle how someone's glasses can fall off in shock.
A great panel, one i always remember when thinking of the strip.