The End of Paradise
Writer: TonyDoug Wright
Pencils, Inks, and Lettering: A. 'Kav' Kaviraj
Synopsis: Nick Hamilton, a former small-time criminal, is on a serious revenge mission to kill Frankie Paradise, a notorious mob boss responsible for the death of an innocent man and his family. Joining Nick on his mission is Marshall Jackson, a weapons dealer, and The Kid, a teenage prophet and gun for hire. Nick, Marshall, and The Kid must take out Paradise's henchmen in order to get to their main target, Frankie Paradise.
Webcomicography is a weekly article from Champion City Comics that goes behind the scenes of our webcomics to give you the complete story. This week we are reviewing pages 34 and 35 of The End of Paradise, a crime noir tale of revenge.
Let's review page 34 below:
Page 34 is the last page where our main bad guys, Frankie Paradise and Trent Reynolds, are introduced. As the writer, I've established that Paradise is hiding out in a bunker. Why? If you've been following along then you have read that he did it as a service to his friends in the FBI and Congress, but he also went underground due to the emergence of rival powers from Hong Kong and Juarez. Is Paradise a criminal that's also a snitch? Is Paradise a washed-up old man who can't handle a turf war with international gangs? When writing these pages, I saw Paradise as both. He's the old school who has not fully realized the power of the new school. Maybe he's overly confident or perhaps he's slipping. I wanted readers to not get a clear view of Paradise because it would keep them interested in reading the story.
Let's review page 35 below:
After establishing the bad guys, I wanted to go right back to our heroes, Nick Hamilton and Marshall Jackson. Nick and Marshall have made a stop while on their road trip to find and to interrogate Sato Akio, an accomplice of Paradise. They have met up with Walt Fenderson, an old buddy from back-in-the-day. I'm not going to talk too much about Walt right now because the upcoming pages will give the readers some background on Walt's character. However, Walt's last name comes from Deral Fenderson, a guy I know from Virginia that has lived the do-it-yourself rock and roll lifestyle.
Next week, I will write more about The End of Paradise.