Yeah, nice work, kid.
More than any before it, this page really illustrates the range of Joe’s character and why he is just such a pleasure to write. In the span of seven panels, he goes from goofy kid to noble hero, and it is a totally natural (in character) transition. I love it! I know it may seem weird to be talking about one of our own characters like this, but it is just so refreshing to write a character like Joe – to be able to escape the ever-so-cynical outside world and live inside the head of character who does the right thing, simply because it is the right thing to do.
Hopefully you have as much affection for the kid as I do because as we move into the EPIC finale of Chapter 3 and the MIND-BENDING kick-off to Chapter 4 Joe will be taking center stage!
Be here NEXT WEEK for the final page of Chapter 3, which will literally leave you HANGING OFF the EDGE of YOUR SEAT! Oh, Dear Reader, if you think you’ve got it all figured out, I humbly submit that you, in fact, do not! Make sure to RSS, Like, or Follow because missing next week’s finale would be most regrettable, indeed.
Before I let you go, a little house keeping is in order. As I mentioned, Chapter 3 ends next week. The following Tuesday, September 18th, will be a break week, but fear not, in place of page there will be an ALL-NEW Deep Dive Daredevils pin-up! And, then on September 25th the 4th and final chapter of Secret of the Beaufort Sea begins and nothing will ever be the same again!
Also, the third and final part of our naughty adventure strip, BABY GIRL, will be available in comic shops everywhere TOMORROW in the back of Image Comics’ HELL YEAH #5!
Anyways, till next week!