Replaced the first panel to match with the environment of the previous pages. More blue balances with the diagnostics thinger quite nicely, I think. Also, this “gearing up” sequence is no longer dialogue-free filler, thanks to the aforementioned bugs. I felt like such a smug bastard when I omitted Raven’s briefing in the first edition… it wasn’t until much, much later that I realized that the space could be put to practical use. Once DCR has been completely produced, a lot of the context for this will fit – for those who’ll be reading from The Beginning (once there IS one), this is the point where you indirectly find out what John’s been up to for the past five years.
Minor cleanup – boob correction in panel two, some nose and glasses work in panel five. The focal panel hasn’t been touched at all – it was all the work in the world the first time out, and I think it’s held up fairly well, all things considered.
Mastering notes, 2016.12.06 – Minor dialogue adjustments.