A massive overhaul. Practically a fullblown redux – the only original material for this page and the next is the linework, and even that’s been tweaked a bit. Mainly for continuity – Throughout the first edition, Malky’s glasses vacillate between not having bows and having them, so along with matching Major Wakeman’s belt to the rest of his uniform, this is one of those little continuity bits I’ll need to remain vigilant about. Unlike Wakeman, Greymalkin is a relatively major character, so it’s a thing that’ll require a bit more work (and attention to detail) in the long term.
G’s glasses are a minor thing compared to the rest of signal -7- and -8- – the pages have been reworked from a two page spread into two individual pages, panel order has been slightly reworked, all backgrounds have been redone, and – perhaps most importantly – Bedlam FINALLY has an establishing shot. In the first edition it just kind of Suddenly Appears in the second half of the story and I figure after all the love given to the Cheops and the Sabrosa over the past few pages, it’s about time BMC got some as well.
Did I mention that the conversation between Polaski and Greymalkin has also been completely rewritten? It’s now much less pretentious and more informative than the previous version. It also reads a hell of a lot smoother.
Mastering notes, 2016.12.06 – Minor caption and dialogue adjustments.