Imagine that red section of Sydney’s shield is actually blinking red, if you will. It would be more visually interesting in the animated version of this story, but I didn’t want to spend page real estate with a bunch of panels trying to illustrate that.

Maxima looked at the crater and was like “Okay, that was a respectable opening move. And if I wasn’t worried about my team… BANG! ZOOM! Literally to the MOON!”

Of course, whatever these things’ interest in the orbs are, you’ve got to respect something you can fit in your pocket that can take a hit like that.  You’ve got to figure they either want them, or want to make sure no one has them. Or it’s like a weird game of tag. They’re aliens, who knows how they think?

This page colored by Keith.

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