Not sure how much I'll really have to say here, given it's just a recap and Adam's the one who actually wrote this. I did an outline and answered a few questions but he's the one who actually wrote the thing.
Bares mentioning the plan was already to do the recap pages even before the merger - the comics have gotten pretty long by this point and it gives us something we can link straight to in advertising the comic or trying to show it off to people.
Kind of funny that unlike the WaR recap this one won't be all that helpful with the next chapter. That one has Sareena, Misty, and Ana from this, and Cynthia might turn up, but that's really about it in terms of the people seen here.
How about that Twilight Minister redesign, huh? Adam did that entirely on his own doing this with no input from me but looks great. Though I made his cloak a little too vibrant I'm now realizing. Eh, it'll be fixed next time he actually shows up.
Be sure to come by Friday for the WaR recap!
Yeah, I did the writing on these... I dunno, was a weird process on this one since I did it before WaR's.... Originally I wrote this whole long story that re-imagined the comic as a swords-and-fantasy sorta deal with elaborate visuals, Sareena as an actual princess, and just portraying things as grandiose and epic... with the ending revealing that the recap was just an overly-flattering story Sareena was writing in her diary. In doing that failed script I realized I had no idea what Martin wanted covered and what he didn't, so asked him for bullet-points and did this one.
The fantasy script also would've been waaaaay more time-consuming, hence this more modest set-up. Plus not sure what I would've done for the WaR counterpart.
Like Martin said, tried to touch-up Twilight Minister's design since I'm half-sure it was before the re-designing that we last saw him. Wasn't a major change but very happy with it; mostly just injected bits of King Bradley from Fullmetal Alchemist into the face. Mostly present in the nose.
Really love that picture of Day. ^^ Did a brief flip-through on the comic the other day for academic reasons and really got to hoping the guy shows up again soon. Seems like the kind of villain who'd less want to defeat our heroines, and more want to just jerk 'em around.
Very interesting lot of things going on, looking forward to learning more about all this.