RP: Awesome is about right

(From "Incredible Hercules" number 132, 2009.)

18 Responses to RP: Awesome is about right

  1. Chisoph says:

    Epic. (First! HAHAHA!)

  2. Jeff Hebert says:

    Just speaking for me personally, I think comments with nothing but “First” and “epic” are about as lame, and unfunny, and unoriginal, as it gets. I hate it.

  3. TheNate says:

    Hey Zeus, where are you goin’ with that bolt in your hand?

    Hey zeus, I said where are you goin’ with that bolt in your hand?

    I’m going down to shock my mommy

    You know, I’ve caught her messin’ around with another dad

  4. Master Batman says:

    Waaaaait a sec. When did Zeus turn into a pre-horomonal 5th grader?

  5. Myro says:

    Jeff (2): I honestly thought this was the one place on the internet that didn`t happen. Thanks for ruining it Chisoph.

    Seriously though, I agree with you, Jeff. It is pretty lame to post โ€œFirst.โ€ It adds nothing to the discussion.

  6. Loki says:

    Only unicorns can make this more awesome.

  7. William A. Peterson says:

    Master Batman, if you read much Greek Myth, Zeus pretty much always WAS of a 5th-grade mentality…
    Not usually short or pre-hormonal, I’ll grant you, but those guys tend to show up in the Encyclopedia under the words “Immature”, and “Irresponsible”!

  8. Jeff Hebert says:

    WillyPete is right, Zeus was never the most mature of deities. Although, NONE of the Greek pantheon were exactly models of good citizenship come to think of it …

    Anyway, the deal on this particular storyline is that Zeus was forced to drink from the river Lethe, which caused him to forget his past life and revert in age to a child, as part of a power-grab by Pluto and Hera.

    I’m catching up on “Incredible Hercules” comics and they’re pretty fun!

  9. The Imp says:

    He reminds me of Invincible’s kid brother; he’s got that same look of ‘Screw you, pal’ in his eyes.

  10. Is this in a Thor comic or something? And what time line is this? 2000’s? Or Greek?

  11. Jeff Hebert says:

    Nicholas, it’s right there in the credit — the comic is “Incredible Hercules” from 2009. The story takes place in 2009 as well, not an ancient timeline.

  12. Tim says:

    @ TheNate (3): Jimi Hendrix + Greek Mythology? Sounds unconventional, but I’d listen to it all day long. ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Wesley Belk says:

    Looks like I may have to try for this digital comics thing in the coming new year and catch up on some comic reading … Seems I’ve been missing out! lol!

  14. Master Batman says:

    5th grade mentality to be sure, ‘cept he was also pretty into those 12 year old horomones too. I just never saw using the word…Awesome. Or pictured him LOOKING like a fifth grader. Hmm

  15. Dr. Shrinker says:

    At least he resisted the urge to say, “totally awesome.” I appreciate his effort, I know it was hard.

  16. Jeff Hebert says:

    Just to be clear, I LOVE this panel. I think it’s a great example of how you can use dialog balloons to completely change the impact of what the character is saying, and to set a tone. Putting the “Which is awesome” as its own sentence in its own balloon gives you a sense of how the words would sound spoken, as if the character has paused briefly just before uttering it. I think it’s just great.

  17. Me, Myself & I says:

    You know, I really like this panel. It is very colorful yet not so much so that the colors clash. The amount of contrast is just right. Even to pose is great. I can’t speak about the story or dialog mind you as I don’t have sufficient context but it certainly looks like something I would read.

  18. NGpm says:

    The artist in me screams out praise of the effectiveness of a proper complimentary color scheme!
    We can combine analogous and complimentary schemes when they are laid out so appropriately.
    Proper color really makes or breaks a scene almost as much as proper layout.