|Wonder Woman! That name was taken, but boy oh boy was she an inspiration for Angel Delight! Angel has the powers of the mightiest superhero. She can fly, deflect bullets, stop trains and save the world without breaking a sweat. It would be hard not to be arrogant with these powers and if anyone ever call her arrogant, then their limbs would resemble something you’d see in the Tate gallery.
The rarest addition to her powers is that she can heal just by touching and concentrating hard on what needs healing. While Angel can pretty much diagnose any visual medical problems or anything that can be described, can’t sense ailments by touch. That said, she was always reluctant to heal anyone with bad bowels. Well you would, wouldn’t you?
Angel doesn’t need armour, her skin deflects bullets and swords, so her costume needed to be airy and very retro. A flowing dress that avoids the skin tight spandex for the retro fifties look mixed with the Charlies Angels hair seemed right. That and having two thin trails instead of a cape symbolised the imaginary angel wings she had. She often told people that’s all she needed to fly. When villains believed that chopping these off would stop her flying abilities, they always had a nasty shock afterwards.
|Angel Delight loves Daisy Daze. Two completely different superheroes who were both extremely competent and fancied the pants off each other. True, same sex relationships were frowned on at the time, but this was made more acceptable because, well, you wouldn’t want to tick off Angel Delight. As angelic as she seemed, she had a fiery temper which lasted as long as it took to knock some teeth out.
So if Angel has the ability to heal, why is she a little old lady in the time James Johnson comes to visit? The reason is heavily implied in the story and I don’t want to ruin any theories that might be floating around, but this is what happens when the arrogant ones don’t get their way.
Tomorrow, the best bits!
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|No one knows the story of Daisy Daze. She was an enigma at her peak and she startled her foes not with a short skirt or a “boob window”, but with her style, class and athletic prowess. Daisy Daze was the Batman of her time and she vanished. Nobody suspected who she was, what her power was exactly or what happened to her.|
|What some people did know what that she had an incredibly versatile power, the ability to shoot any type of energy from her eyes. It could be a fire beam, ice beam, laser punches, pretty much anything anyone can imagine.
Now Daisy came about by people who say they want to be Superman when asked if they could be any superhero. Why would you choose Superman? Well, he’s the most powerful and the powers he have make him incredibly versatile to fight not only crime, but natural disasters. What I wanted to sow with Daisy Daze is that sometimes, choosing to be all powerful isn’t necessarily the wisest choice.
In time, Daisy noticed her eye beams were getting more and more powerful. Her visor was used less as a durable mask to cover her identity and more to amplify her powers, yet they seemed to always be getting stronger. A laser turned from a red dot pointer, to something that could cut through paper, to something that could cut through bricks, then metal, then even diamonds.
This could have been due to her diligence of being the best athlete she could be or it could be something else.
The story doesn’t make it clear if Daisy knew about the tumour in her brain, but it does heavily imply that this was amplifying her powers. Dr. Wilson does not treat this bit of news with kindness and believes that Daisy didn’t have the tumour operated on or even cured by Willow herself because of vanity. Dr. Wilson believes Daisy did it to be the most powerful person she can be and hates that Daisy was so vain. The thought of Daisy doing it because she didn’t want Angel to leave her terrifies her and is something she avoids thinking.
So Daisy died saving the world and this is the greatest secret in superhero history. If the story was made public, Daisy would have been treated like a hero, an idol. But since the story is Wilson’s alone, Daisy’s memory is sullied by Wilson’s bitterness and loneliness.
Tomorrow, the story of the incredible Angel Delight.
Wow, here we are then,
It’s George back at the helm for this post kids. Did you miss me? I just wanted to give a huge thanks to the one and only Mr. Michael Georgiou for writing this lovely story for me to scribble down over the past month. Actually “Lovely” might be stretching it since it’s been bloody heartbreaking at times…
That scene under the hospital? The Majestic Phantom and The Glory? Daisy Daze sacrificing herself to save the world? If none of these tugged a heartstring then I’m afraid you might be dead inside. I still get a lump in my throat about that hospital bit and I’m the one who drew it!
This project has been brewing for a couple of years now, I meant to do it last year for the first Daily In December special but I left it too late to start drawing it and decided to go with the rhyming thing instead. Weirdly I probably started work on this at about the same time as I started last year’s but I couldn’t let Mike down two years in a row now could I? So yes, here is proof that I can in fact pull off drawing an entire 24 page comic in a month (as long as I don’t have to mess about with colours) and I’ll try and maintain this momentum to launch myself into Issue 7 in 2013. It’s such a different process working with someone else instead of blindly scribbling away by myself and despite the pressure I put on myself by leaving everything until the last minute (as usual) I’ve had a ball working on this thing!
So that’s it, all that remains is for me to once again thank Mike for his fantastic story and endless patience as I tampered with his script on almost every page and, of course, to thank you guys for coming along to my little corner of the internet for your comicky goodness!
There is so much more to come in 2013…
Dr. Wilson said it best when she said that Cheezar has a tendency to steal the spotlight. This page was important to be because Cheezar had to be Cheezar even in his alter-ego as Derek Draper. It was important he didn’t steal the limelight. I wanted to show that there was a mutual friendship here and despite Wilson’s competitiveness, none of them tries to steal the limelight from each other when they’re together.
Also, in the script, I wrote that he wrapped Jambo’s present in newspaper instead of wrapping paper. There’s something about this mixed Derek’s slight snobbery about using the bus that pleases me.
It’s the last one tomorrow. If you can resist the urge to run downstairs and unwrap your presents, I recommend spending your morning reading the whole comic right from the beginning.
Not because I’m trying to push Christmas Confidential like crazy, but because I did this the other day. I found it oddly gripping (oddly coz I wrote it and forgot most of what I wrote!) It’s something I’m very proud of and, if anything, it’ll make you want to grip your partner, sibling or anyone you love that little bit more affectionately when sitting under the Christmas tree. See? I can be soppy sometimes…
~ Michael Georgiou
Just when you think James would be stuck with his thoughts, Derek appears out of nowhere, like he’s always been there. Is it James or Jay? Who knows? In the script, I just made it so Derek would call him “Jam-boy”. You know, just your usual, affectionate nickname.
Still, the thought of a superhero on public transport does please me to no end. I wonder if he can materialise an Oyster card out of jam…
~ Michael Georgiou
And this is when we say goodbye to Dr. Wilson in this one-shot. What did you think of her? Did you think she was the brave golden age superhero you’ve always heard about, or is she just a bitter old woman? Leave your comments and thoughts below.
~ Michael Georgiou
If you’d like to see the previous page, click here. The fall of a comet that size is quite something. I’m not even sure a nuclear bomb would be able to shatter it, never mind destroy it.
Find out the repurcussions of this in tomorrow’s Christmas Confidential.
~ Michael Georgiou
If you’d like to see the whole double page, click here.
Now before you say it, I know what you’re thinking.
This is cheating.
Surely having a double page spread over two days is a blatant cheat? Not when it has as much detail and hard work that this double page demanded. I’m not sure if I can speak for George here, but I’ve got a feeling he tried doing a few different things before settling with this layout of this page.
This double page continues tomorrow.
~ Michael Georgiou
Daisy Daze: The woman who can shoot any type of beam from her eyes. Fire, ice, electric, plasma, laser and more. But to create a singularity, a space phenomenon unheard of before, she’s gone from having “God like powers” to “playing God”.
All I’ll say is prepare yourself for what comes next. Not only will it be magnificent, it’ll be a double page spread over two days. You have been warned.
~ Michael Georgiou