Welcome to the fifteenth issue of The Avengers: Red Wings Initiative. Last week, we had Mike Babcock making a comment about a Peter Forsberg attempt in the shootout and only Henrik Zetterberg understood it.
This week, we get one of the most pivotal scenes in The Avengers: the interrogation scene between Loki and Black Widow. I had some fun with this one.
This one took me quite some time to get right. I needed a grandiose speech by Jonathan Ericsson that would rattle (or “rattle”) Pavel Datsyuk. I think anything that has to do with Russia would get to Datsyuk, at least a little bit. And who knows if Datsyuk would really bargain for Gustav Nyquist or not (for Zetterberg, sure. Nyquist? Maybe… probably.)
Because I did Loki’s entire speech, this is the longest Issue of the comic, or at least the longest since Zetterberg’s introduction as Captain America. Also, reading his speech makes me think I may have stumbled on some truths we Red Wings fans push from our minds…
I know this one looks clunky with some of the dialogue bubbles and I apologize. I do my drawings in Gimp but make the initial layout of boxes in Photoshop. My computer has an issue where once I’ve worked on a drawing a little bit and I go to open it in Gimp, it likes to say it’s not a valid PSD file and refuses to open. So I have taken to drawing a panel at a time and taking screenshots, which ruins my ability to go back and rearrange blocks of text.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are down to the last few weeks of this comic. As in, I only have three more to post (possibly four). Which means this long, strange trip is winding down and the hockey season is just around the corner.
Come back next week when Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall go head-to-head and start throwing insults at each other.
Next Installment: Wednesday, September 3!