Story: Scott A. Bachmann | Art: Scott D.M. Simmons
Pencils. Will update with inks when they are done. Inks are done!
This is a favorite scene I cut out of issue one for lack of time. I love it because its pointing out that this comic shares the same universe as our other works BUT You don’t need to read those other works to know what’s going on here.
Around an oval table are seated several women talking and having a great time. They are drinking whatever LIZA has her hair down and is pouring from a pitcher into their glasses. We’ll just say it’s Sweet Tea. There is chips and dip (the dish GWEN brought), and veggie trays. They are eating and talking throughout this scene. Seated from left to right; LIZA, FLARE, LIBERTY, JOLT, and GWEN. No one is in costume. FLARE is irish and slightly older then LIZA. Flare dresses flashy. JOLT is japanese and half FLARE’s age, she dresses like she’s going to a club. They are exactly like they look in HARDCASE. LIBERTY is african american (new character, have fun). She dresses professionally, and has glasses. GWEN dresses like a hippy.
It’s been too long since we’ve done this.
If you’d move back to New York we could do this every night.
Everyone misses you.
LIZA has stopped serving and has sat down.
I like my home here. Columbus is nice.
Hawaii is nice. This is just an overgrown suburb.
Be nice Flare. Oh wait. I forgot who I was talking to.
GWEN is talking to JOLT. JOLT looks like she wants to hide under the table.
I was reading in the checkout line that you’re dating that hunk from my soap ‘All the Restless’. Please tell me that’s true Jolt! Please tell me what he’s like. Be very very specific.
Gwen, leave Jolt alone. That’s the deal. No celebrity stuff. This is just us girls hanging out.
Flare and Liberty broke the rules first. They’re trying to talk you out of retiring again.
Of course we are. We’re outnumbered by boys ten to one. We need the Paragon back.