Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Art What I Like: One Piece Is Awesome, Example #32

As I've mentioned before, I love the awesome character introductions that Eiichiro Oda often does in One Piece, and there's a great one in volume 37, during a flashback that details the history of Iceberg, Franky, and the city of Water Seven. The thing that ties them all together is a fellow named simply Tom, the world's greatest shipwright. Here's our first look at him, and in just a couple panels, we see how awesome he is:

Yes, he just finished assembly of a huge ship by tossing it in the air and hurling the masts into place. That's enough to make me love this guy for all time. This sort of immediate establishment of awesomeness is yet another thing that Oda excels at. Will the wonders of this series never cease?