We’re helping Comics Bulletin celebrate the Suicide Squad with our discussion of Issue 10, “Up Against the Wall,” and we’re having Hassan Osmane-Elhaou on the show!
Hassan brings a critical eye to the comic’s visuals, analyzing this superhero masterwork from John Ostrander, Luke McDonnell, Bob Lewis and Todd Klein. Take a look at what our own Ardo Omer has to say about this issue as a part of our ongoing features focused on the Suicide Squad.
Hassan took time from making his wonderful Strip Panel Naked videos and his Snapshot column for Comics Bulletin to join the podcast, so make sure you check out his features if you like what you hear on this episode.
Hassan on Suicide Squad #10:
“If you have an interest in art, in terms of drawing, McDonnell and Lewis, the inker, do some really really beautiful work with lighting. They’re always very aware of where the light source is coming from and how that’s going to affect the characters. I mentioned the panel on page 19 where there’s a very clear, obvious overhead light on the Squad and you can see the edges of the light. But even in the very first page starts out with the priest and another chap … where they’re going into what looks like a cell… And it’s rendered where they’re both completely in silhouette with two overhead lights and … thin panels on the ground from where the light’s cast. You can tell from the very first page, and the the second panel that you see is someone flicking the light on, and I think that’s a great explanation of how well and how overt the use of lighting is in this story.”
Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant