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OBERON ROGUES GALLERY (The White Hood and The Yellow Gas)

 

Click to enlarge. I use a color names scheme that is three parts Japanese, one part pulp era stories, and one part golden age comics. Kirby’s The Red Ghost is an old favorite. I could never top three gorillas, each with their own super power. Kirby was amazing. I hear his Hijacker will be in a Marvel Movie. They’ll probably screw up the outfit. Just do Kirby!!!

I also seem to be channeling a lot of Steve Ditko too, unintentionally. I grew up drawing Ditko and Kirby. You can see it all over Issue 5 – Meeting of Evil Doers.  These villains will be featured in upcoming issues, when there will be a lot more action. Fight! Fight! Ninja and The White Hood!!! More updates soon.

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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, 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 Rogues Gallery: King Squid

Oberon Destroyers Rogues Gallery
Next Issue: Meeting of Evil Doers:  A Comedy of Douchebags, featuring the Rogues Gallery.
This is what I am working on now. Look for it in a few weeks. These are the ones that get me in trouble. The Villains.

More Rogues to follow in the next few days.

King Squid, Japanese Rail Bandit

 

 

Oberon Destroyers Rogues Gallery: Satan’s Yellow Paw

Oberon Destroyers Rogues Gallery
Next Issue: Meeting of Evil Doer: A Comedy of Douchebags, featuring the Rogues Gallery.
Look for it in a few weeks. These are the ones that will get me in trouble. The bad guys.

More Rogues to follow in the next few days.

Satan's Yellow Paw, Your Host

Oberon Destroyers Webcomic (04) Evil Doer Edition (1 page w/gag)

Martian Spy infiltrating Oberon Destroyers Placerville HQ, takes a trip to a local downtown motel to send a message. ET phone Home? These are my Evil Doer One Page Scenes in the run up to Meeting of Evil Doers, the next issue (25 pages). Things get a little ridiculous, and violent, but no spoilers, riiiiiight?

Oberon Destroyers / Evil Doer WebComic (01)