004: Nevermore

004: Nevermore

“Polly want a cracker?  Err, on second thought…”


Title Reference: Poe’s “The Raven”, for reasons which should be obvious.

Story Notes: This is the very same bird seen flying on page 1.

Imagine the strongest feeling of eeriness you’ve ever felt.  Now listen to fingernails on a chalk board.  That’s roughly what that bird’s cry is doing to Shadow.

And it apparently knows her name.

Art Notes: I’m not so happy with the coloring on this page as the previous page.  Pretty much panel 1 and the scenery in panel 3 are all that I like about it.  This is one of those pages that looks better before you add color, though I’m not sure why.  The drawing also bugs me, especially in the last few panels.

↓ Transcript
Panel 1
Caption: Shadows mysterious assailants have disappeared, leaving her rather confused.
Caption: Nervously, she walks home, until...

Panel 2
SFX: KAIROOOOOOOOOOooooooo

Panel 3
Shadow: Nice birdie?

Panel 4
SFX (Uri): KAIROOOOOOOOOooooooooo
Shadow (thinking): Th- that NOISE! BRRRRR!

Panel 5
Uri: Shadow

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Discussion (2)¬

  1. Jack Talon says:

    I want her glove thingie. It has a smiley face on it… well, more like a 😮 face, but I still want it.

  2. Dyne says:

    That is an old alchemical symbol that represents a skull.