Friday, January 11, 2013

Amalgam: Hawk Arrow - Niel Jacoby

Panel 1: We see from below as Hawk Arrow, a blond, short-haired younger man dressed in a green and purple vest, looks off the edge of a building, his bow in his hand. Maybe it's raining, maybe it's just dark.

Caption: I'M OLIVER CLINTON, FORMER DEVELOPER FOR A SECRET GOVERNMENT ARMS COMPANY.

Panel 2: A bedraggled Oliver fires arrows at stacked milk bottles on a deserted island as a troupe of carnies wearing makeshift island clothes watches on.

Caption: ON ASSIGNMENT WITH A CIRCUS TROUPE THAT OPERATED EXCLUSIVELY ON A DESERTED ISLAND, I HAD TO LEARN HOW TO SURVIVE, AND HOW TO TRICK RUBES INTO PARTING WITH THEIR DOUGH FOR CHEAP CHINESE-MADE TRINKETS.

Panel 3: In a hammock, we see Oliver staring into the sunset, pensive.

Caption: DURING THIS ORDEAL, I HAD TO LOOK DEEP INTO MY SOUL, AND WHAT I SAW WAS THAT I WAS THE REAL RUBE, BEING TRICKED BY THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX INTO SERVING THEIR INTERESTS.

Panel 4: An old photograph of Oliver in front of the Sher-hawk-wood Flor-eye-st storefront with Black Widowcanary.

Caption: SO I MOVED TO SEATTLE AND BECAME A FLORIST, WHILE ALSO GETTING ROMANTICALLY INVOLVED WITH A RUSSIAN SPY.

Caption: WHO ALSO HAD SUPERSONIC SCREAM POWERS.

Caption: A LITTLE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE FOR SPYING, BUT I'M NO IAN FLEMING.

Panel 5: The viewpoint moves behind Oliver and we see that he's watching a drug deal, and has nocked a microphone arrow into his bow.

Caption: NOW, AS A MEMBER OF AVENGING JUSTICE, I PATROL THE STREETS OF SEATTLE, AND ON THE WEEKENDS FIGHT MUTANT/ALIEN/SUPERCRIMINAL MENACES FROM DIMENSION M.


Caption: AND WHEN I HAVE TIME, I KEEP THE DAY JOB GOING...


Panel 6: Oliver face-first in a flower arrangement at Sher-hawk-wood Flor-eye-st.

SFX:ZZZZ

Caption: WHEN I CAN STAY AWAKE, THAT IS.

4 comments:

  1. Very amusing mash-up of elements from both characters, and a funny pay-off too. Good stuff!

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  2. You've written up a fun little page here, Niel. Thoroughly enjoyed the many jokes you've slipped in here - especially the Natasha Romanov / Dinah Lance amalgamation. No Ian Fleming, indeed.

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  3. Damn that Ian Fleming line destroyed me, great piece of gag writing that felt perfectly in keeping with the voice of the character you created.

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  4. Nice combination (and I'm not even talking about purple and green) with a nice sense of wit to the page.

    Island of carnies made me laugh.

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