Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
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Today we look at a neat moment from Tangled Web…
Tangled Web #14 was written by Brian Azzarello, with assistance from Scott Levy, the professional wrestler known as Raven. A young Giuseppe Camuncoli drew the issue.
The basic concept is that a small wrestling group is about to go under – they’re just not selling enough tickets. They have essentially one popular wrestler, Crusher, who has offers from the big agencies where he can be a big, heroic star.
Instead, Crusher shows his loyalties to his people by instead turning into a “villain” for the sake of a dramatic, Hail Mary longshot – he will act as a “shooter” – a wrestler who fights for real. He will make the fans hate him and he will do a special event where the fans can fight him in the ring for a chance at $10,000.
Everything is counting on Crusher’s heroic gesture.
The set-up is impeccable…
And as the fight begins, we feel the urgency, we feel the nobility of what Crusher is trying to do, and then…
“The” moment has to be the ending, but boy, this was a well-crafted comic by Azzarello and Levy. And Camuncoli did a great job, as well.
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