Issue 1, Page 18
Azzi offers himself up to Captain Sera as a prisoner rather than face ejection from her ship. But she is no officer and she has no cells aboard. He suggests the fission core, where he will be too weak to be a threat. Sera knows he will very likely die in there before they reach the interior of the galaxy, but he says she's given him no other choice.
As much fun as this page was to draw, given the widescreen style panels, and dizzying exterior view and final punch close-ups (the close up on Sera in this page reminds me of Liz Phair, whom I was definitely crushing on at the time I drew it), it was definitely a tricky scene to write. I had to come up with something so outrageous, yet believable enough that Sera could consider allowing this seemingly invulnerable creature to remain aboard her ship for even a minute longer. The fission core-as-prison sounds so insane, especially for a vampire, that it gave me quite the satisfying shiver. AND it sets up a great visual if she decides to go for it.
So tune in next Monday to find out!