Friday, June 18, 2010

The true cliffhanger of Chapter 4........

Well Loyal Legionnaires, here it is...the long awaited cliffhanger to Chapter 4 - the Day the Sky Screamed!
I really have alot of mixed feelings about finishing this chapter up. For one I am glad I get to move on to a stand alone issue of Captain Spectre. But sad, to leave the on line strip behind and dormant for a long period of time. I am sure I will loose all my readers who aren't loyal Legionnaires and check this sketchblog to see what is going on. I know you loyal Legionnaires will check from time to time. I am kind of glad to get to a point where I can work on a few more things. I have a few things to do before the Burroughs convention where I am one of the guests of honor this August. I also have a high school reunion coming up in Texas. It will be the big 40 years and we all agreed to meet at this one. It is also a sad thing as some of my running buddies from that time are dead and gone. But I will also get to see three of my grandchildren. I hate to leave everyone hanging at this point in the story, but I also look forward to the stand alone adventures too. At this point it is a double edged sword. I have to try to do the best with the time and resources I can muster. But you all know that, I have talked about all that many times in the past. There is only so much time in the day, week, and year to get things done. Especially with my day job hanging like an albatross about my neck.
So here we leave the good Captain for a bit, hanging from GGooms mace, his rocketpack (turbines) in the hands of the WarMaster, the core members of the Legion not even knowing he is alive yet, Sam Justice seeming out of his league with a monster from the stars. So is that enough of a cliffhanger to get readers back in the future? I sure hope so.
I even posted this one a bit bigger so the Jack Kirby-ness of GGoom will come off a bit better. I have always wanted to draw a Jack Kirby kind of fight so I had written this character, but now that I get to show him the strip goes on a bit of a hiatus....oh well, again only so much time in a day. Enjoy Loyal Legionnaires!!!!!


  1. I surely didn't see GGoom coming. I didn't mention it before, but I think the line from the previous panel "…And the sky begins a scream like a dying god" is pure poetry. Thanks Tom. Hanging on that cliff with the Captain is sure going to be difficult.

  2. Giant monsters--that's some ending, along with the other loose ends you spoke of.

    The Man Who Sold The World--already looking forward to it! Enjoy your hiatus and the Burroughs con.

  3. Thanks Loyal Legionnaires, I was hoping you would enjoy the cliffhanger. hee.

  4. That last panel is very Kirbyesque and, to me, ideal for a cliffhanger of such magnitude.

    Because, as we all know, no one does cosmic like Kirby.

  5. Cliffhanger? More of a shocker! I'm overwhelmed by the sight of this creature, and the Captain dangling there. I need a glass of water...