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GAL 46 - Under the Sign of the Z - Part 3 - p4

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GET A LIFE!
EPISODE 46: UNDER THE SIGN OF THE Z (3)


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Art by Joel Sousa :iconjoelchan:

Story & lettering by Franco Villa :iconm3gr1ml0ck:

Edits by Cristian Di Biase & Luca Salvadei

English edits by Joe Teanby :iconjoeteanby:


NOTES

Original art.

For the first time, the detailed and powerful art of Joel Sousa is featured in Get a Life!.

Here are some studies by Joel for the story characters: the Marrabecca, the Charred Man, an Al-Azisa Guardian yet to be featured in the comic.

Zigomar's opponent (you can see him in the left side of panel 1's background) is Tarzan, the lord of the jungle.
The atlantean lost city of Opar is featured in one of Tarzan's original novels.
This fight among unrelated pulp heroes is a crossover in "Wold Newton" style.
It's also a reference to an unpublished GaL comic, "The Alpha and the Omega", an adventure also featuring James Bond and Doctor Omega.

Panel 1 shows Zigomar's transition from crimelord of the French "feuilletons" to superhero of the Serbian comics (based on The Phantom).

More details about Zigomar's two faces in the notes of pagine 10 of Parte 2.

Just like William Lamport was "saved" by the lifespark of the Z stone, so Zigomar is redeemed by the light of Tarzan's true heroism, and is able to cleanse the Z Stone.

(TarZan has a "Z" in his name as well!).

Just like Diego De La Vega had turned the Z Stone into a sword (in Part 2) to spread the sign of the Z (life), so now Zigomar morphs the stone into a ring which leaves the Z mark on the flesh of his enemies.
This detail cannot be found in the Serbian comics of Zigomar, but was featured in the comic which inspired his series-- The Phantom. In fact, the Ghost Who Walks sports a skull-shaped ring.

In the background of panel 4, the Hispanic Mission of page 1, but some decades ago, when it hadn't fell into pieces yet.
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