This page had a slightly convoluted genesis… I really wanted to end with the Captain Victoria moment/beat – but I knew I also had to continue Joe’s moment from the previous page so there was a lot of ground to cover. The page went through at least four drafts and I pretty much redrew the second half of it… I’m glad I did because that last panel with Captain Victoria standing over Malice looks much cooler than what I was working on originally. I really need to play around with skewed angles within frames a bit more!

Anyway, this page pretty much concludes the fight sequence… the wrap up starts with the next page, but there are still some interesting reveals and character moments to come and loose threads (and there’s a lot of them!) to deal with.