This is page 247, for what it's worth - 250th page is incoming and it'll be big, so keep an eye out for that.
Funny thing, in first coloring this page I ended up darkening out the first two panels. We wound up getting that in post, it's an easy fix, but it bares mentioning; the reason it happened in the first place is that Adam waits to put the script in until after I color each page, and I don't have the best memory of random incidental dialogue like that.
Clearly - as if some past few pages weren't enough of an indicator - someone is in control of what's going on here. It'll be a little bit longer before we find out who that is, but things are really kicking into gear on the chapter from here on out, and with this page we've passed the halfway point of it.
Also, we get some more information on Eisenstone! The exact mechanics will be gone more into later, but the gist of it's been touched on so far - it can dull or nullify magic.
Anyway, that's about all I have on this one, but I hope everyone enjoys and keeps reading!
Heh.... Eisenstone was fun to draw. Since I'm playing a lot of Skyrim and have maxed-out my enchanting skill, did partly base them off soul gems. But mostly tried to make them look a lot like Kryptonite. That jagged piece resembles the shard Lex Luthor stabbed Superman with in Superman Returns.
I think by this point I was starting to run low on characters to have cameo. I asked Martin to just rattle off names of potentials for this comic and picked and chose from that. Only one I had in mind going in was Lois Lane, who's front and center there in the fourth panel. Around her are Princess Zelda, Ninamori, Candace Flynn, and Ashely.... Whatever her last name is from Resident Evil Four.
Speaking of Skyrim and Eisenstone.... It's funny; the Sneak ability basically grants you Misty's power and makes you realize just how absurdly useful it is (most "fights" I have are me filling my enemy's torso with arrows before they even know I'm there). When I mentioned this to Martin, he said a factor into creating Eisenstone was because of how hard Misty's power is to write around.
So that's what Eisenstone looks like and I know I've heard Hearst mention Finela before.
Heh. Funny thing, I realized something kind of problematic about that a bit ago. I'll go into that another time though, I'm sure I can straighten that out.
But yeah, Eisenstone comes in a lot of shapes and cuts, and probably varying effectiveness depending on how dense it is. We'll definitely see more of it down the line.