The Baltimore Comic-Con presents…MASTER OF THE DEEP

Alittle over a week ago, The Baltimore Comic Con hit and it was just a blast. I’ve gone to the show religiously over the last decade and it’s pretty much always just a fun time. Every year I ask my favorite artists for sketches, but this year, I decided to try something kinda different. I’d been thinking about how nobody ever really asks writers for anything at these shows (I mean, aside from an autograph or whatever). So then it hit me: Ask some of my favorite writers and artists to collaborate on one brand new story, telephone style.

I wasn’t sure how well this’d go over.  This is a project that had the potentially to sort of go two pages and die. But, impressively, the experiment turned out a really funny, beautifully drawn and completely bizarre 9 page story. Below is that story, which Jeff Parker titled “Master of The Deep”. Click on the scans for bigger versions.

Page One. (Writer: Jeff Parker, Artist: Steve Leiber)

Page Two (Writer: Sterling Gates, Artist: Nathan Shreiber)

Page Three (Writer/Artist: Jonathan Hickman)

Page Four (Writer: Eric Powell, Artist: Reilly Brown)

Page Five (Writer: Chris Roberson, Artist: Jim Rugg)

Page Six (Writer: David Gallaher, Artist: Steve Ellis)

Page Seven (Writer: Todd Dezago, Artist: Matt Wagner)

Page Eight (Writer: Mark Waid, Artist: Georges Jeanty)

Page Nine (Writer: Jim Shooter, Artist: J.K. Snyder III)

Special thanks to Jeff Parker, Steve Leiber, Sterling Gates, Nathan Shreiber, Jonathan Hickman, Eric Powell, Reilly Brown, Chris Roberson, Jim Rugg, David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Todd Dezago, Matt Wagner, Jim Shooter, and J.K. Snyder for their seriously fan-tastic contributions to the story.




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