Hey, that guy! Who a lot of you probably don't know because he's only showed up in BP and even then only for a couple of pages in one scene.
To explain if you don't know him, this is Sareena and Misty's contact for their upcoming job of having to fight some sort of interdimensional god who is making his way to earth, who refers to himself as the Man of the Times. We'll touch more on him later but here's the page where he first shows up for reference -
Rather deliberately his debut was overshadowed by Ana's debut and Harena's first speaking role later in the chapter. And besides getting to do more with her and mix things up, this is why Jake was there, to set up Ozias and Lara being part of the team. Part of the reason for this fight at all, to bring Ozias back into the story to lead to this.
Next page is the last of the chapter and by extension the last of Black Princess as a standalone entity. Which might come off the wrong way with how Sareena, Misty, and Ana are barely in the next chapter, but they are present and by extension of that Alex is barely in the chapter after it. Which is really less about keeping things even and more about the format the two chapters will be taking - more on that when we come to it.
Incidentally, while a definite part of me is sad to see BP end - even if it isn't really doing so - I have been liking how the merger has been working out in terms of the story's pacing and the expanded freedom it gives me with the story. While I think this chapter's had its sloppy parts and run too long, I have had a good bit of fun with it, and both Adam and I have been loving how the next chapter's coming out and it's something we couldn't have really done the same way under the old system.
Another scene change is coming for the last page of the chapter. It's probably not too hard to guess who exactly we'll be touching in with.
Yeah, think going forward the merger will go a lot smoother. As a result of this literally being two chapters smushed together it wound up a lot longer than intended. I'm super-psyched for the next chapter. Been antsy ever since I started getting scripts for it. ^^
Kinda curious if Lara should be the one really angry and annoyed here in the art. In retrospect, maybe that should've been Ozais. Either way, yeah, this guy has something going on. ^^ Curious what.