Oh hey, isn’t that… isn’t that the proud dude from the first page? I think it is. Yeah, I’m pretty sure!

By now you probably know we rather avoid ‘villains’, per se. We prefer ‘antagonists’, who are just people, placed in a situation where they’re moving to act against our heroes in ways that put both sides into conflict.

Contessa is not nice, but she is not the moustache-twirling baddy she first appeared to be; Duritta is horrible, but she in the last pages we see she is also dutiful and even shows respect to Raffaela – she’s a soldier on a mission, and has nothing personal against our heroes; and Tu’ali is… I donno, he’s kinda cute if you ask me, I like him. Oh, and Natasha, for sure. She tried to kill Mac’s brother, remember? I think he’s an antagonist too, actually.

Antagonists may act on wrong information, or be mislead, or just misunderstand the situation – but they’re not bad, they’re people.

That being said, we do have three villainy villains, at least as they appear to be so far: Arman (dastardly cowboy hat), who literally murdered some kids and has done nothing else we’re aware of; Boss Honda, a power hungry bastard who strived to keep a status quo of inequality because he benefited from it; and Doctor Pikenheinmer, who was after glory and renown and had no problem killing some folks hailing from a different city and class than his own.

Your view of Arman might change in the future; Honda is literally just a personification of the systemic class struggle; and as for the Doctor, I would have liked to give him some more screen time, but it’s a limited resource – and minor, one-time characters are the first to be pushed off the character development train. Not everyone’s a creator- and fan-favorite like Natasha, who gets to reappear, and therefore, develop.

So just so you’ll know, the Doctor is also a passionate painter and he loves dogs.


Aviv Keeps Streaming Pages!

Over on Aviv’s Twitch channel, she just, keeps, drawing! Watch her inking next week’s page (spoilers!) and chatting with chat, and follow to know when she’s coming online next.