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JSA 1938: Blue Massacre in Gotham City (Pulp Story)

JSA 1938: Blue Massacre, the story of the Mystery Men that formed the first JSA in 1938, set in Gotham City. I do not own the copyrights to these characters, so these materials are NOT FOR SALE (fair use). DC has also been throwing away its Golden Age inventory, showing no intent to keep publishing. So, I thought I would show DC how to use their Golden Age inventory in a fresh, inventive and fun manner (FOR FREE!!). The final story is a 50 page pulp story that tells the story with words rather than pictures, and a few illustrations. See below for Synopsis.

First draft of part one (25 pages) is pretty tight. Could be done after this weekend. Part 2 is also mostly written. I just have to fix some pages and write the final battle (already plotted out). I just saw my income situation get some help, and my health is better. So, I hope to be posting a LOT more. The past few months has been difficult, but I did produce a lot. I am sitting on a lot of stuff that needs just a final polish and scan.

Should be a lot of stuff posted in this space coming up real soon. Enjoy! -Brian

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JSA 1938: Blue Massacre in Gotham City.

THE HORRIBLE PLOT OF DOCTOR SATAN

In 1938 Doctor Satan opened a supernatural gate and summoned a horrible and deadly monster in the middle of a titanic hurricane.

All over Gotham City, police officers are brutally slaughtered by a monster from the occult world, who crossed over to our side by black magic. The creature targets coppers and raises ghosts to testify. All of these officers had a secret to hide, except Detective Jim Corrigan, victim number one. The Gotham City Police are hopeless as the union muzzles everyone. They were unprepared for a blue massacre by a howling spectre, and blood on the walls. Over four dozen police could die in a fortnight, when the harvesting moon will take the sky without shadow. Solomon Grundy has risen from the swamp, and and the man holding his leash is Doctor Satan, master of walking corpses.

A circle of anonymous vigilantes gathers to face the approaching storm. They form a circle of virtuous men, working in the shadows. The mysterious  Sandman runs the opposition to Doctor Satan and the Spectral Creature. Female adventurer the Black Fury and her partner, the Green Lantern join the group as new members. Carter Hall, international adventurer brings the weapons as quartermaster, and Doctor Fate lends his strength as a sorcerer.

JSA 1938 – is a period correct look at the Golden Age comics and Pulp stories of the time. I have applied my graduate degree in Interwar History (1918 to 1941) and a lot research to create an exploration of the Depression Era, just before Pearl Harbor.

 

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SPECIAL GUEST VILLAIN: DOCTOR SATAN

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(NEW) AOMRA the BLACK MEGATON – PIN UP (OBERON DESTROYERS)

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A BRIEF ORIGIN STORY

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FOR MORE ON THIS STORY, PLEASE SEE: OBERON DESTROYERS ISSUE 3, JUMP TEST

(NEW) OBERON DESTROYERS (ACT II) MUGSHOTS

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Past issues (Act 1) can be found in the free sample section.
I also just posted a new two page webcomic with these characters here.

BONUS TRACKS
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SPY VS. SPY?
The Quiet Ninja Explains – The Evils of the Enemy (click to enlarge)

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Past issues One to Five (Act 1) can be found in the free sample section.
Issue 5, Meeting of Evil Doers (humor) can also be found  in the free sample section.

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, Issue Two – FREE DIGITAL COPY (7.5 MB)

OBERON DESTROYERS, ISSUE 2 – “The Secret Life of Joey O’Toole.” (25 pages).
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Free PDF of the entire issue:
OBERON DESTROYERS – ISSUE 2 (7.5 MG)

FREE DIGITAL EDITION — BIG FIRST ISSUE (149.7 MB)

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Hot off the digital presses – complete first issue. Includes introduction to Joey O’Toole (the ginger) and Prince Crow (on the right).  Joey’s move to a super secret Office of Naval Intelligence HQ in Placerville creates problems in his lovelife. Prince Crow’s story from Crow World, and how he came to earth and became homeless. Also includes Oberon Destroyers daily office gossip, in a few scenes from Joey’s work. Begins with the ancient prophesy. Yes, this one is a little different. Indy yet HIgh Adventure, because some of us are holding out for a hero. For Ninja, see: Secret History of Ninja, part one and two.

LINK to FREE FIRST ISSUE (149.7 MB)
Oberon Destroyers, BIG FIRST ISSUE (Free Digital Edition)

Document Dump One – Story Guide for Oberon Destroyers (one page)

 

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Oberon Destroyers, in three acts, © Brian McNally (see Legal page).

STORY GUIDE:

 

ACT ONE: Trouble on the Horizon

Issue One
Enter: Three Heroes (63 pages)
Provides an extended look into the lives of the Quiet Ninja, Joey/Aomra, and Prince Crow, as they prepare to join the team formed by D.Ops Clark Savage of the Office of Naval Intelligence. Goes from girlfriend issues to demon hunting, and what happens when a visitor from another world becomes homeless in our mean streets. 

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Issue Two
JUMP TEST: The Private Life of Joey O’Toole (25 pages)

The full story on Joey’s secret job involving a mysterious, ancient, humanoid vehicle that dropped from outer space.  Two words: “weird interface.” How does Joey do it? A story of courage. And an ordinary everyman who has all the power in his hands.

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Issue Three 

Secret History of Ninja (part 2):

“Until I Understand Right and Wrong in my Own Heart.” (23 pages)
It isn’t being Japan’s Greatest Ninja – an origin tale. Tells the story of his greatest darkness, when a personal slump threatened to upend everything our hero has been working to achieve. Guest starring Japan’s greatest rock artist, in a journey to find one’s authentic self, on  a beach at night in Kamakura. Shonan at night with a Bosatsu of Rock and Roll.

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Issue Four
Meeting of Evil Doers (23 pages)
The enemy meets in a submarine to assess the threat of these new Oberon Destroyer kids. Ha! They cover the banality of evil, act like corrupt douchebags, go off topic, and interrupt each other. Apparently, it’s a comedy. Go Figure! The real threat hides behind Chairman Paw, so Beware the Black Curtain! Warning: Contains humor, unnecessary violence, and egregious douchebags.

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Issue Five
Take Down (ALL ACTION ISSUE) (40 pages)

Can one ninja destroy a large, enemy base in Alaska, all by himself?  Watch how he does it as the Quiet Ninja goes to work. Bonus – Ninja finally calls home to the family in Shimane, and secrets are revealed as another veil is pulled back. “Oh that sister, blah blah blah!”

Issue Six
Meeting at Midnight (30 pages)

Finally the team comes together to meet for the first time, all three in one room – The Quiet Ninja simmering, Joey snarking, and Prince Crow trying to be invisible without that particular power set – Quips Ahoy! It’s a Team Book! Meanwhile back in the submarine, the enemy plans their first strike – the Siege of Sacramento looms in Act Two. In the epilogue, we also learn the true face of the Quiet Ninja, lost in the fine print, but a big surprise nonetheless.

(END ACT ONE)

ACT TWO
Seige of Sacramento  – ALL BIG ACTION, 5 ISSUES
The Oberon Destroyer team, all three, swing into coordinated action to stop a attack on Sacramento that threatens to burn the city down, and the clock is ticking. The enemy weapon revealed. Thugs with supernatural powers. Agents of the Martian Horde and their long range Martian bomber. All action issues in one big story.

ACT THREE:
High School Grrrrrrl Daze (ALL High School ISSUE)
The enemy posts extremely private information on Joey and Ninja in a very public place on the Internet. Outed? Flashbacks to those old school daze ensue, from Sacramento, California to Ugamachi HIgh, Shimane, Japan. Will the team survive this dirty sneak attack by the enemy, and the scars they still carry from childhood?

Story © Brian McNally, all rights reserved, registered and archived with the Writers Guild of America (w).