On his blog, Paul Pope teases us with art from a staggering 50-page fight scene from his much-anticipated First Second graphic novel Battling Boy.
“In Batman Year 100, I had room for a couple of long fight sequences,” Pope writes, “but I felt cramped even with 200 pages. This fight scene from Battling Boy alone is about 50 pages. It’s liberating to have no page restrictions. I wish Kirby could’ve had 50 pages for one fight scene, imagine what he would’ve done. … The extended cinematic sequence is one of the best gifts we’ve inherited from manga.”