The Kill Screen issue #2 - Cascade - Preview
The Kill Screen is such a large concept that we decided quite early on that it would be cool to have a little story before the main story to help introduce the world of The Kill Screen. We used the intro in issue 1 (ILOVEYOU) to help further that particular story, as we wanted to really concentrate on telling what we hoped would be a solid first issue.
With issue 2 we just wanted to have a bit of fun with the world and show a bit more of the event that shaped it, so we decided to have a not-too-subtle nod to the Amazon acquisition of Comixology - although unfortunately the conversation could easily apply to pretty much any conglomerate - with a Mario Kart inspired twist.
Mike Stock does a great job homaging MK with the font for the Boom, and Josh Sherwell packs the double page spread full of nods to computer and computer game errors.