Rafa is a genius. You’re going to LOVE this book!
Looks great. Love the lighting in the top panel!
That looks great!
It does, having read the first issue it’s by far Rafael’s best work. It flows so nicely.
I can’t wait for this book, That looks incredible, I love Rafael’s work on American Vampire.
Yeah, this is certainly looking as promising as SUPERIOR.
The first issue has a similar feel to Superior. I think this one is going to be great.
Looking good! Nice to see in B&W - really into that at the moment.
Just to state the obvious:
Panel 1: The fellow in the foreground looks to be holding a Russian Christmas Card (С Рождеством). The clocks on the wall show two different times which could be a chronometer setting to determine longitude implying a ship - perhaps an icebreaker - more likely a submarine?
Panel 2: Outside - or on the Polar ice cap above? - very cold weather, the man with the clipboard appears to be wearing a Russian military wool cap. Now it appears to be a Soviet cap, actually, so this could take place before the Fall of the Soviet Union (1991), but I don’t know if the insignia has changed significantly, so it could be a star without the Hammer and Sickle.
Panel 2-4: Obviously, the girl is only wearing some sort of thin hospital gown (mental patient?) but is not affected by what must be extreme cold implying superhuman invulnerability. Also, she does seem to like her escort with the clipboard - her creator?
Panel 4: Note the ankle monitor. Despite being considered a more present-day piece of tech, the ankle monitor home detention program began in the early 80’s in the US, so this could still take place back then. Of course, trackers for wildlife studies have been used as far back as the late 60’s. Perhaps, this person is an ancestor of the protagonist of the story?
Could this be the rumored girl from russia from Mph?
That’s a good thought. I wonder if there will continue to be little connections like that.
The little connections are the best connections, they lead to larger thoughts. The Millar world comics are the best with Little connections, you can barely tell their in the same universe unless ya give it some thinking.
I agree. It’s one of the things that makes me a fan of Mark’s work.
By the way, welcome to Millarworld, Daniel. Glad to have you here.
Exactly! You can read a book and not worry about the other books connecting.
And thanks, this is my first forum, been a fan of Miller and the artists he works with for quite some time. Very new to these forums.
Cool. I’m pretty fond of Millars work and love that he gets the best artists. I started out here as a fan several years ago. I honestly think this is one of, if not the, best forums on internet. We have a pretty great and welcoming group of people. So hang around and enjoy yourself.
Yeah I hear allot about these forums, they are pretty cool from what I see. I joined so I could submit art, just gotta get some art whipped up.
I’ll look forward to seeing your work.
Nice work there! I love the connecting threads running through Mark’s stories. Stephen King did that a lot in his early novels, it was one of the things that made me read through everything he had multiple times. The last few days I’ve been going through my Millar trades making a list of places the stories “touch”.
There’s a complete article about the connections, just look up Millar World, you should find it.