The first-ever Cosmic Dash Halloween Special has landed with Silver Spiral Stories: “Blood & Oil.” This comic is my tribute to the comic anthology Heavy Metal with stylistic influences from Eastman and Laird’s The Fugitoid.
I aim to get all pages out before Halloween, but things sometimes get in the way. Wish me luck. This is the first Cosmic Dash side-comic for a MATURE AUDIENCE. This is going to be more extreme than even Orthos’ story.
You may have seen some of my brainstorming of this during a stream I did last Saturday. I did tweet some of the concept work as well.
The first stream went quite well! Managed two concept drawings and scripted 4 of the 5 pages of the first COSMIC DASH HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!
— Cosmic Dash (@CosmicDashComic) October 9, 2022
If you missed the latest Cosmic Dash update, you could see it here:
1980s Comics (The Fugitoid)
Anyone who has had an extended conversation with me knows I love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and that applies further back to the other works of Eastman and Laird, including The Fugitoid. The character may be more famous as a TMNT side character, usually referred to as Prof. Honeycutt. He was a scientist using a mental connection through a helmet, and through an accident, his mind displaced into the robot drone he was piloting.
It’s a fun story outside the larger TMNT connections, including Triceratons. So, since the first issue of Cosmic Dash, T-wk’s whole story has had that “transported mind” element. His is just a hive-mind. We’re just now getting caught up with him on the junk world he ended up in “Reboot.”
As for the Heavy Metal connection I spoke of earlier… I will be playing with gore and violence a little more in this story, so I have been reading some of the 1980s Heavy Metal issues to get a sense of the violent adventure I hope to emulate here.
Silver Spiral Stories: Blood & Oil – Pg 1 Transcript
The following is a transcript of Silver Spiral Stories: Blood & Oil – Pg 1.
T-wk (VO): “Twelve months. I’ve been stuck on this horrid planet for twelve months.”
T-wk continues to observe the landscape; his missing eye is seen in detail. We still cannot see if his right arm is still missing.
T-wk (VO): “Twelve months looking for a power cell. I found one. But it was taken from under my gaze.”
T-wk turns back to a weapon behind him. It seems to be a buzzsaw blade attached to a spear.
T-wk (VO): “I am to claim it.”
T-wk holds the spear aloft into the air. His back is to the camera. The story title is displayed.
T-wk (VO): “No scrapper or beast will stop me.”
Title: Silver Spiral Stories: “Blood & Oil”
Credits: Written and Illustrated by David Davis