The third of the guested scripts. Another "the whole gang" in EVERY panel.
Shawn was late with his script and I was years late in producing it. The extra research to figure out what the DC war heroes looked like (and overall laziness) let this sit on the backburner for quite a while. He asked for a lot in every panel but fortunately it was the same thing so I was able to combine the first three into one. Besides that I didn't change too much apart from modifying the dialog for Viking speak. (Tricky stuff, that Viking speak.) Still, I cringe everytime I read "HAS" instead of what it should have been, "HATH".
If you're interested, everyone's a DC war character.
Skippy - the G.I. Robot Shawn - the Unknown Soldier Rick - Sgt. Rock Pat - Enemy Ace Weithers - Blackhawk Me - Chop Chop Bobby - the Viking Commando Chip - a Newsboy Legionnaire Jim - Flower Dal - Jeb Jamie - Ghost Jeb Karina - Madmoiselle Marie
Title: Saving Private Byron
Panel 1: However many of us you feel like drawing (although I think one of us should be in the Enemy Ace suit and another should have their face wrapped up a la the Unknown Craker.) Looking out at the reader, one (the Tom Hanks guy) speaks. Dialogue: WE'VE COME A LONG WAY. WHERE IS HE?
Panel 2: A Grunt tells Lil' Cracker CO. where to find him (maybe one of us has a camouflage Skippy instead of a ruck sack. Did I mention that the Blackhawks had a little Asian cook named Chop-Chop? That's funny. Heh. Chop-Chop Dialogue: OVER THERE. TAKE HIM PLEASE.
Panel 3: A full shot of Cracker CO. looking surprised, bemused, etc. except for the Tom Hanks one, who looks as serious as a 40-year old actor who has yet to lose his baby fat can. Dialogue: PRIVATE. YOUR ORDERS ARE TO COME WITH US.
Panel 4: Picture a foppish Lord Byron in a Parisian wasteland - maybe a big phallic tank muzzle in the background.
Dialogue: DANDY, I'LL COME WITH YOU SAILORS ANY TIME!
Caption: (at bottom) HEY KIDS! REMEMBER WAR IS BAD. EXCEPT WITH DINOSAURS AND GHOST TANKS. SEE YOU IN 30 DAYS.