Sunday, August 28, 2011

Demon with a Glass Hand graphic novel - Marshall Rogers art & cover

Marshall Rogers
Demon with a Glass Hand graphic novel, 1986 - In the 1980s, DC began a series of science fiction stories adapted to the graphic novel format. All featured famous authors including Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, and in this issue, Harlan Ellison. "Demon with a Glass Hand" was originally written as a teleplay for the tv show The Outer Limits, The story is realized here for the first time in unabridged form. Marshall Rogers was tasked to visualize the story, which eventually stretched forty-plus total pages. He uses only a single splash page in the entire book, but widely varies the page designs to avoid monotony. Known for his mastery of sequential pacing, the artist takes the typical rectangular shapes and creates rhythms appropriate to each scene. Like many of Rogers' comics, his knowledge of architecture not only establishes the settings but plays a major role in the book's aesthetic. Panels on pages 10, 36 and 41 are prime examples of his mastery of perspectives. Rogers does a commendable job on one of his longest assignments to date. See today's posts or more Rogers issues. See also this blog's Rogers checklist or Top 10 Rogers comics.
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Rogers cover pencils and inks = ***
"Demon with a Glass Hand" Rogers story pencils and inks 48 pages = ***
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