THIS IS IT! The penultimate strip of Chapter 17: Invasion, Pt. 4 – The End of Lies. This would actually make for a pretty great ending all by itself. Marc was good enough to think up and add the extra beat of Dark Maiden falling to her knees and it just makes this scene just so much more powerful. Marc also added a bit of business with some characters in the last panel that made me laugh pretty hard. See if you can spot it.

The psychology of Dark Maiden was the subject of much debate in the comments under the previous strip. There’s a lot going on there, obviously, and today’s strip should add a bit more fuel to that discussion. I don’t mind saying Zurida is one of my favorite characters at this point, and a move like this is a big part of the reason why.

Next week: One chapter ends and another begins. You will not see what we have in store for you coming, that’s a promise I’m sticking to. I am so terribly excited to unveil what we have in store for you, and I know Marc is as well. See you Monday.