When The DFC was still going, we had a title for every 5-page weekly mini-episode. This fun little scene of grace under pressure would have been the opening of mini-episode 16, "Hyde & Seek".
It was good discipline for me as a writer to have to build in a major revelation and/or cliffhanger every five pages. And I still structure each issue that way. But never having been a fan of weekly comics myself, Mirabilis is conceived in the form of comic book episodes of around 20 to 25 pages to be read once a month.
So now this scene has its rightful place on the iPad comics app towards the start of issue #4 ("Fire and Sleet and Candlelight") - or, if print is your bag, of Chapter Four of the Mirabilis: Winter graphic novel. It's another beautiful example of how Leo's and Nikos's styles complement each other.
You didn't expect to see Jack and arch-enemy McNab sitting down to a meal together? Then just wait till you get an eyeful of who's at the other end of the table.
The Christmas KNOCKOUT (1972) - For our latest Christmas flashback we move to the year 1972 for a few pages from *Knockout*, IPC's 20 page weekly that tried to compete directly with D.C....