Story: Scott A. Bachmann | Art: Scott D.M. Simmons
This is my new favorite page.
You’ll notice Liza felt pain bashing through the wall. This is normal. The Paragon powers allow for normal sensations of touch, but they quickly dull when excessive. So bullets HURT but the pain quickly fades to a pinching ache. There’s a lot about this in the novel (The Paragon of Animals), Liza’s origin story, and I thought it was time to bring it up in the comic. It will get mentioned more later.
Like a linebacker, PARAGON is bashing through a window and taking out part of the wall of a third story window. The wall explodes inward onto a small bedroom. Smoke is coming in under the door of the bedroom. She’s wearing the breathing mask, and her arm protected her face as she bashed in.
OW! I hate brick buildings.
PARAGON has busted down the door revealing a long wide hall filled with black smoke.
Inset panel as PARAGON pulls a flashlight out of a pouch.
The flashlight is bright and cuts a sharp hole in the black fog, and we see part of a shadow of the DESERT FOX crossing the line of site.
I wasn’t seeing things.
PARAGON bashes open a door to reveal a room with four bedridden elderly patients, some with tubes in their nose for oxygen tanks. They all look unconscious. DESERT FOX has a woman over her shoulder in a fireman’s carry.
Good. You get the others. Then we go back. Two more rooms.
Who are you?