As promised, all the fireworks are going off at once in the final (for now) chapter of "She Hulk of Earth 2." Going out widda bang, indeed.
When I first started this project several months ago, David C. Matthews was among the artists I approached for help in illustrating the story. DCM was enthusiastic, appreciative ... and hellaciously busy. Far be it from me to slow David's efforts in cranking out some of the finest stories and art in femmuscledom. Tetsuko. Satin Steele. Dyna. Stunning stuff, all.
So I'm absorootly thrilled to have what David says is his first shulkie-esque pinup, anywhere, gracing Chapter 22, titled "Showdown." It's farkin' incredible, folks.
But that's not all. In this chapter, Sheila goes fist to fist with a big -- really big -- ugly (text and visuals courtesy of moi). Joining the illo fray is that pajama-clad Thunder God of femmuscle, The Manic. He gives us a high-voltage, two-panel bit of growth that's, um, Manic-esque. More examples of Mr. M's work can be found at this Yahoo group. He also has an ongoing webcomic, Stellar, going up at White Lightning (N even remotely SFW!).
Lastly but not leastly, Yatz appears for the second straight chapter with muscular action pinup. Much thanks, Big Y, and to everyone who made this finale what it is.
So is this it? No more adventures of Sheila Huckaby? Well, it's certainly the end of the original tale, the one I concocted yeeeeeears ago. It's also the end of a process that began several months ago, when I decided to launch MagicCrayons.com and spotlight a repackaged "SHoE2."
Those who read Chapter 22 to the very end will know the answer to "Is it really over?" But the truth is, I'm back at square one. No backlog of art or text. So we'll have to let MC simmer for a while as I learn what ingredients I can bring to the table, and how long it'll take to serve the next dish.
OK, epicurean metaphors aside, I want to thank all the artists and others who contributed to "She Hulk of Earth 2" or threw feedback my way. So, a big, stinkin' huzzah to Lord Havoc, FemForte Fan, Wreck Shop (hurry back, bud!), The Manic, Pete, Tom Burgos, Naenae, Jonathan Rector, Yatz and David C. Matthews.