This could be the start of the avalanche. Remember, something ended their time on Bishop street, we never learned exactly what it was, and Peter's reactions in the beginning of the comic, before the flashback period, indicated it wasn't just the passage of time.
The big things are always triggered by the little ones.
I didn't notice until my second passage (checking that "high-five" thing) how his slap actually lifts Melanie off the ground.
His right side is frightening too; it appears completely relaxed, absolutely not in synch with the violence he just committed. I'd say it looks schizoid if I actually knew what that means.
(The really scary thing? I use rather small browser windows and when I first saw the picture, it was cropped above a line going from his neck to her shoulder. I thought that was a cut to her dancing in the night with Andy. Imagine how crestfallen I got, scrolling down the page.)
(By the way, now that I've gone up to the top of the page again to see how it looked first, it turns out that if you crop it like I said, it almost looks like Chtulhu is yelling at Devon.)
Oh and a useless word to the wise, Mr. Twist: when this goes to print, PLEASE make sure this page goes on the left side. That will be the best way to keep all its punch. Pun intended, though I'd resent accusations of tastelessness - I felt the picture punch me when I saw Devon slap Melanie.
tezzle: there was a Nazi in book 2 and even he turned out to be a more decent critter. (If only that, he picked on Michelle. Which shows courage or stupidity. Probably both, in this case.)
I've been a long time reader, but this is my first time commenting. In fact, I've read this whole thing twice over - once when I first found it, and then over again when I belatedly discovered that the 'author's notes' contained interesting stories as well. I'm a nerd like that.
I had to comment on this page though: I knew what was coming? But I still felt my heart seize when it happened.
That look from the last update tipped me off, but I didn't know how you were going to do it. It was so well done--it made my sad and outraged and it's just a couple of silhouettes. Thanks for posting this comic, I'm seriously addicted. I have to know more and it's hard to wait for updates...!
It's incredible. You can make a single panel, no facial expressions, no color except red (symbolizing simultaneously both love and rage) and you can still evoke an emotional charge so powerful that I want to crawl through the screen, Throw Devon to the ground, pin his arms with my knees and punch him till he's bloodied.
Awesome man, love this comic. I can't WAIT to see who gets to throw down on this guy...let's just pray it's Andy.
Something about the silhouette and the coloring makes me think instead of a dance scene. Like this page should be coupled with "Stayin' Alive." That's the vibe I get, from the style anyway. Maybe it has something to do with including their full bodies in the silhouette. If it was the upper half, I thought you'd be able to focus on the violence that's happening. The full bodies I guess I would say is distracting. Showing too much to say something very simple.
Or not. It'll grow on me quickly. But that was my first impression.