Thursday, August 29, 2013
Wow! Just... Wow!
You're looking at a couple comic frames by Fletcher Hanks--who apparently penned some pretty insane science fiction comics, from what I've read..
There is SO MUCH to love here! "The Leopard Women of Venus" -- a planet that is commonly associated with all things leopard! They're easily identifiable as "Leopard Women" because of their bright red space suits and totally un-leopardlike appearance. (It rather looks like the woman peering out of the apparently British* spaceship's windshield could be a leopard woman. She's a titian blond dressed in red, too.)
Riding "giant saurians" -- which come in a lovely array of colors, it seems. And they ride them, standing up on their tippy-toes, with no sort of restraints or reins at all! We know that they're moving at "terrific speed," though, because the women's hair is flying out behind them -- in the vacuum of space. Maybe it's their catlike balance that makes them Leopard Women.
But my personal favorite sci-fi idea here (and new favorite phrase) HAS to be the "head guns"! It makes so much sense, really. They fire where you look. Unfortunately, it seems that they fire all the time. And the "intensified comet fire" they're spewing doesn't seem to produce much in the way of recoil, so that's nice. Nothing to hinder their leopard-perfect posture.
* Just look where the steering wheel is!