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(NEW) OBERON DESTROYERS WEBCOMIC: California Conversations (1) with Joey and Kentaro

ArchivesButton 01_KenJoey_page01_FNL_withtext 02_KenJoey_page02_FNL_withTXT ArchivesButton   These are previous installments in the Epid of Kentaro, wait, who is this guy? Two page humor webcomics, posted ten months ago. Click to enlarge for eaiser reading. Oberon Destroyers Bonus Feature 01 (complete scene @ 2 pages) Oberon Destroyers Bonus Feature (02) (complete scene @ 2 pages) Oberon Destroyers Bonus Feature (03) (complete scene @ 2 pages) Oberon Destroyers / Evil Doer WebComic (01)

whew. I actually threw the latest Kentaro and Joey pages together in five days, despite health issues, from a script I wrote right after the Sacramento Comic Con last March (2014). It does feel like me in Sacramento after returning from Japan after 14 years in Tokyo.  It’s also a welcome opportunity to spend some time with Kentaro and Joey, walking the dog. I love both these guys. WIth their funny English from different sides of the ocean. This is definitely in the HUMOR column. And yes, sometimes they really do talk like that in California! WARNING — all characters are in continuity with the Oberon Destroyers 12 issues series, in particular, issue 3 (JUMP TEST) I am a very intent filled plotter, so there are some big surprises coming soon, especially concerning Kentaro, Our Man From TEPCO, which may contain spoilers, so let’s keep it between you and me, OK? “Loose lips sink ships.” Previous webcomics featuring Ken, Joey and Agent Deathray posted below. Deathray – Red Herring or the enemy who walks among us? Click to enlarge, after the  advertisement.

All material here is copyright © Brian McNally December 2013, all rights reserved. Any copying or use of this materials requires the permission of the author. To see what happens to people who infringe on my copyright, please see this link and remember, crime never pays.

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PREVIOUSLY on OBERON DESTROYERS (recap page)

Super size one page that catches you up, words and pictures, and gives a taste of the story. Self explanatory. Just read the one page and enjoy, then if you like you can find the full issues (one to five) on my free sample PDF Pages Here. All five issues are available for free.

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I plan on starting TAKE DOWN (all action, all ninja) within three weeks. Everything up to issue 8 is written, and the rest is plotted out in my notes. Issue six layouts – done.
My level of committment to finish this is high.

I have a long term plan.

Oberon Destroyers Design (Unfinished from the Sketchbook)

I did this about three years ago with characters I designed over five years ago. I ended up working more on stories that go, rather than pictures that sit. The three villains are now featured in Meeting of Evil Doers. VIllains Die Angry

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ENTER: THE DEATH SQUAD (ROGUES GALLERY)

To be featured in issue 6 (next one), and 7, 8, 9 and 10. Action is in the wings.

From Left to Right:
Rivet-head, The Green Mist, Red Succubus, the White Hood, and the Yellow Gas.
Each has a unique history and character (see below), so please don’t judge a book by its cover.
I am also working on several more two page webcomics focusing on a couple of particular characters, probably Joey, Kentaro, and Prince Crow’s Evil Twin. SEIGE of SACRAMENTO is where we are going now, see issue 5.

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Rivet-Head (personal history) WARNING – CONTAINS HORROR and DARK HUMOR
Rolfie Huntsbrunner was a member of Ernst Rohm’s circle of immediate favorites during the Heyday of the SA. Young Rolfie (nineteen) adored Ernst, a much older man, who was at the peak of his power in the brand new, revolutionary regime. Rolfie was 19, tall, fit, loved sport, and very handsome.  He was in love with the radical idea of the military as an agent of change. He rejoiced at the vision of men in uniform sharing the wealth of a corrupt ruling class with the poor, now that their friends in the Nazi Party were  finally in power. The month of June (and swimming with the boys!) was gorgeous before the SS came to pound on the door.

In June of 1934, Hitler broke the power of the SA in the “Night of the Long Knives.”  SA leadership was arrested and executed along with other political rivals to Hitler as he consolidated his control over Germany.  Ernst Rohm was given a gun and told to do the right thing. Legend has it he shook so bad he dropped the gun and begged the SS men to take pity and spare his life. They shot him anyway and told everyone his last words.

Rolfie was arrested for treason, and first did a spell in prison for a year.  In 1935 he was transferred out to a special camp for Paragraph 175 offenders (homosexual acts), based on evidence obtained from interrogations of other Rohm favorites and their jealous friends.  He was there for one day and one night at a very crowded camp, before a man from Operation Stormcrow arrived asking questions. Stormcrow was a scientific unit asociated with Himmler’s SS.

They took Rolfie in manacles to their lab and read legal papers. Rolfie’s record included car theft, drunken disorderly, gambling, narcotics possession, inciting a riot, failure to obey a police officer, resisting arrest, assault and battery, suspected of homicide, guilty of treason, and homosexual acts. Therefore, he would have no say in the matter. Five men held him down, they strapped him to a gurney, and went to work.

Rolfie was a very early experiment, but he worked out for his controllers. He was one of the most feared agents of a secret occult war occurring in the shadows of WWII.

In the closing days of the war, the treatments on Rolfie (aka Rivet-Head) went better on his body than on his head. A shadowy international conspiracy offered to “buy the business” from the scientists after Germany’s imminent collapse, but only if the final package included Rivet-Head. Rolfie’s head was awake but his gross motor functions were deteriorating rapidly.

Being clever men, they had a spare head from another convict ready to go at all times. They popped off Rolfie’s head and replaced it. After that, it just never seemed like the old Rolfie on missions anymore.  The Black Curtain collects heads, and is proud of the place Rolfie has within his collection. It took a great deal of time and effort to find after the war. He is still awake and has no motor functions, floating in a jar.

Punchline:
But is Rolfie still gay?
Rivet-Head Personal History © Brian McNally, all rights reserved.

MEETING OF EVIL DOERS – SAMPLE PAGES (with dialogue)

Sample pages from OBERON DESTROYERS: MEETING OF EVIL DOERS (issue 5 of 12), A comedy of Douchebags. Pages 5, 10, 11, 12 and 17 with Dialogue.

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This link for the full issue, free PDF:
OBERON DESTROYERS – Issue 5 of 12 – MEETING of EVIL DOERS (9.5 MG)

OBERON DESTROYERS – Issue 5 – Meeting of Evil Doers (FREE PDF)

Just finished — 20 pages, issue 5 of 12.
This one focuses on the EVIL DOERS, in full color.
MEETING OF EVIL DOERS – 20 pages – FREE PDF at this LINK:

OBERON DESTROYERS – Issue 5 of 12 – MEETING of EVIL DOERS (9.5 MG)

WARNING – Contains Violence
WARNING – Contains Foul Language
WARNING – May Contain Humor

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OBERON DESTROYERS, Meeting of Evil Doers (Cover)

UPDATE 2/3’s of the pages are drawn in pencil, and need ink and color.
UPDATE – Inks and colors are mostly done, pages w/bonus pinups of EVIL DOERS ready to be scanned in a few days. This week I do final finishing and word balloons on the computer.

WARNING – May contain foul language
WARNING – May contain bloody violence
WARNING – May contain dark and inappropriate humor

GENESIS (behind the scenes/bonus track)
I had the idea for this 15 years ago when I lived in Tokyo. I had a blazing vision of 12 villains meeting in secret, dressed like a good pulp magazine circa 1933. I was reading a lot of the original Maxwell Grant Shadow stories published in the 30s, and reading a ton of interwar history (1919-1939), including true crime and gangster history. This was my first foray into actually constructing a story with scenes and beats, and I had no idea what I was doing. That failed attempt sent me on a course to self educate on script writing, story beats, character arcs, natural dialog, and then the humor just came naturally.

I worked hard on improving my drawing from a craft perspective. The real personal breakthrough on my writing was a script I wrote for something totally different in 2011. For over a decade I made dolls, and still have them. I ran my own website/online porfolio. And each year I thought about what made my evil doer meeting scene not work, and wrote more backstory on the individual evil doers, which is kind of the point. Then I found what was wrong, and where they could fit very well – Oberon Destroyers, my brand new project I started in 2012.

I am very proud of this issue –  its my writing, design, and figure work all pulling at the same harness and telling an entertaining story. 15 years later. Bwhahahahahah!!!
It’s like my Saturn Returns as an artist, but as usual, I am running a little late.

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FInd the finished issue HERE

Oberon Destroyers Webcomic (07) Message from the Enemy (1 page)

Warning: May Contain Humor

Next issue is Oberon Destroyers: Meeting of Evil Doers (in one month), so here is a taste. Princess Spider looms large in that one too.

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Oberon Destroyers ONLINE Edition (2014)

Issues 1-3 will be available online for free before and during Wizard World Sacramento, March 7-9.  Look for either a PDF here, or an address at one or more of the comics online sites. The first issue could go up as soon two weeks from now (end of January). Stay tuned.

Print Edition is black and white, but Online Edition will include color pages. Color and gray tones applied by brush. I am trying to take the edge off digital media. Looks good. Attached page from Meeting of Evil Doers, Issue 4, half complete. This page still needs work. The entire sequence is ridiculous, but the Black Curtain pulls the strings.

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