Ah, the rare no-dialog page. I almost added a “N’yah!” or something on the sword dodge, but, eh. No-dialog page instead. I usually have pretty dense dialog for a comic, and don’t have a lot of space for characters flourishing. I might have to revisit that. A good flourishing panel is kind of fun, and I can definitely see Sydney doing it. Now if only Maxima would introduce those boat cloaks to the field uniforms.

For those of you not familiar with him, Zephan’s backstory is basically Wang Chi from Big Trouble in Little China (the Chinese “sidekick” to Jack Burton – only BTiLC was really a movie that framed the actual sidekick, the bumbling comic relief, i.e. Jack Burton, as the Main Guy, and relegated the story of the actual Main Guy to the sidekick role. Sure, Hollywood probably insisted they couldn’t sell a film with an asian lead, but we can at least pretend it’s clever screenwriting.)

Anyway. So Wang Chi follows in Egg Shen‘s footsteps and becomes an Eastern… whatever Egg Shen was. Wizard? Mystic? Wu? Eventually he expands into occidental mysticism and yadda yadda yadda, became the head of ArcLIGHT. Only of course it isn’t Wang Chi, but some guy named Zephan who went through his own set of unusual and supernatural circumstances that put him on the path.

Just thought I’d clarify his backstory in case the Chinese Imperial Guard phantom projecting from the magenta crystal wasn’t enough of a dead giveaway. >cough<

The August Vote Incentive is up!

I’m a big fan of John Byrne’s run on “The Sensational She Hulk” and the imminent show looks very Sensational influenced. Therefore, I was inspired to draw some buff (pun intended) She Hulk, and threw in Red She Hulk for fun. Also, a wild Sydney for scale. Enjoy them posing in various outfits and lack thereof over at Patreon.

Double res version will be posted over at Patreon. Feel free to contribute as much as you like.