As you say, neither I like to criticize, but it's good that the people tell your defects. It is the most right way for the better.
In broad outline, this page is all right ... Only I see a defect, sometimes the characters become confused with the bottoms. The reason of this is than your you refill too much the spaces of black.
Something else, that I wait than your may observe, it is that the right arm of the character of the latter panel is very shrunk.
Good work, anyway!
Besides the layout thing Dean pointed out, I don`t like the way the head of the bald guy in the last panel looks. Kinda "pasted", if you ask me (but it might be that it`s just in pencils... and I`m also kinda drunk, so don`t pay too much attention to me )
About the layout thing: Maybe if you put heavy shadows on the left side and leave the right side white, it`d lead the eye to the right.
The drawing looks great, Rudy, but panel one is leading right to panel four. I actually thought it was one long panel when I first looked at it. Maybe if you threw a big black shadow on the bottom 1/3 of the stairs that would stop the downward flow and get the reader right to panel two. Just a thought.
Dean, that sounds perfect! Sometimes when we're staring at these pages for hours it takes someone else's fresh eyes to give one some insight on the most obvious of things. Thanks again! At least I haven't sent the pages off yet!