First off, let me give a shout out to long-time readers and commenters Doki and Starrwinter! Very happy birthday, you two!
Also, I want to give a more general shout out to all you awesome readers. It’s no secret that, in addition to trying to write an entertaining superhero story, I also try to create scenes and situations to provoke thoughtful discussion. There’s always a good reason why my characters make the choices they do, and they often reflect deeper themes I’m looking to express, but as a writer, you always wonder if what you’re trying to do is actually going to come across.
Well, reading your analysis over the last couple pages about what’s going on here and why Kyle is making the choices he is has been very gratifying to me. In addition to being superheroes, y’all really are the smartest readers around. You make me so proud and are a lot of fun to write for. I just wanted to say thank you for being awesome.
Meanwhile, here on the Patreon page, since y’all have been getting to chance to see a younger Duncan on these pages, I figured it was the perfect time to post a long-lost Kickstarter reward: The Annihilator Origin Card art!
This pin-up shows The Annihilator jump-starting his career in villainy by doing a little light enforcement for the mob. It also features linework by Gabriel Mayorga and colors by Alex Sollazzo.
Here’s a sneak preview of it:
$5+ Patrons can download the full pin-up immediately. And $10+ Patrons will be sent a high-res version with over double the resolution on the 10th of August!
ALSO, there is a special vote going on for $5 Patrons, where they get to vote on which pin-up from two new artists is going to get colored for a future Patreon reward, including a fully nude pin-up of Kyle by Nicole Don! The voting ends on July 31st, so if you want to check that out, now’s the time.
So! DunKid wants to know if he and Kyle used to be friends. What would you tell him? And what should Kyle do?
Let me know what you think in the comments. And tune in this Saturday to find out!
Hope to see you there! :D