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Update 22: Awkward

February 18, 2014 12:02 am

I love the Wolf Pack. These guys have a future, I think. I’d love to see a spin-off series about this guild of corsairs who think they’re a lot more capable than they really are. I can imaging how those guild meetings would go…

I also love that first panel. For me, it really showcases that conflict between NAV and the Gov’t.

There’s going to be a trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy today, I hear. It’s a Marvel movie, which has me excited. But in anticipation for its release, they put out just a very small sampling of stills from it. I read the first volume of the last series called Guardians of the Galaxy, I’m reading the current series by Bendis, and it’s a lot of fun. It’s very Marvel, and intimately woven into its universe. For the movie, I’m expecting something to capture more of Marvel’s essence than its continuity (I’m thinking more Iron Man in tone, than Thor having a cameo).


But that first image of the gang caught my eye. Not just because it shows a high-res version of the gang all together, though. No, I like the interior of the ship around them. You can tell it’s a ship from the aesthetic. And because it looks like the interior of something built by Weyland-Yutani. It’s lived-in. It’s dirty. Even the wide shot of the starship whizzing through the sky shows you’re on an alien world. The ship itself is foreign. This looks like it could be the kind of high-flying space adventure movie I’ve been waiting to see for a long, long time. If you hadn’t noticed, that’s something that means a lot to me.


  1. Robbie says:

    Hmm is anyone else exnpeirncieg problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

  2. […] well. Part of the secret is the line quality and the color textures. Look at the first two panels here, for example. The first texture shows a vague, metallic wall appropriately receded into the […]

  3. DaemonDan says:

    Yeah, great job keeping the humor there even in the tense scenes.

  4. Pdonz says:

    haha love the timing in panels 5-7.

    • Sal says:

      Thank you! That was a moment I heavily debated. I want to pay a little homage / do a little send-up of Firefly with the Wolf Pack characters, as you can see. I wanted to make sure I pulled back on the humor so I didn’t throw off the tone of the overall strip. But I feel like these moments happen enough in real life that it was worth using.

    • RyebreadReturns says:

      Me too. Reminds me of that moment in Horsemen when the porno mag the priest is secretly reading falls out of his bible. Classic.

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