Apart from the "cold open" this is the REAL opening spread for the third chapter of my comic 6-Commando. [link]
This was the most fun I had drawing a set of pages since I started this comic. Sure, it's bleak and depressing, but I really think I managed to keep true to my original concept (the Saturday Morning Adventure Cartoon Gone Bad) while turning the feel in a much darker and heavier direction. This is the aftermath of an atomic war. And granted, since we haven't had one yet (thank God) we don't really know what it would be like, but this is my approximation, based in part on a personal experience I had with the aftermath of a wildfire in central Florida.
Also it gave me a chance to use UNA Heavy Battlesuits, which I really like, but which are not convincing enough as actual combat suits for me to use them in the action sequences. At least, I haven't figured out how to do that yet. Anyhow, they're good in high-radiation zones, which was as good an excuse as any to suit up some of my United Nations troops and send them into the Rad Zone. And by the way, I don't know if you know how much ionizing radiation 410 centigrays is, but trust me, it's a lot.
By the way, this is my edited version: I posted the original, then noticed a major perspective error that I have since corrected. So there.