PAGE FIFTY TWO.  Exterior, night.  Jovian Quarter, Amazonis Prime.

Happy Friday.  That seemed like a quick week!  I’m off to Indianapolis (GenCon) in a few, so I’ll keep this short.

I think most of you know by now that I, in varying degrees, love every finished page Nic produces.  I think, by now, I have something like 15-20 favorite pages.  I won’t go to that extreme this week though I will say the second panel is one of my favorite shots of Vikki Grimm Determined would be the word I would use to describe our heroine’s countenance.  I also really appreciate that Nic has added a relatively uncommon splash of color here via the holo-displays.  Our Mars has a very industrial/noir feel, but seeing this kind of vibrant color once in a while is nice.

Alas poor Raff Vrill.  It does appear that this soldier of fortune has met his match.  He certainly didn’t see this coming.  To honor Vrill (and keep the tempo up), I’m going with the classic from Naked Raygun’s Jettison, ‘Soldier’s Requiem.’  Captain Vrill, we salute you!

Until next week,

Dave

UPDATE:  I just realized- 52 Pages means 52 weeks of ‘Free Mars.’  That’s one Earth year (a Mars year is 669 sols).  That actually sneaked up on us.  I’d love to hear from you guys this week.  What do you think so far?  Have you stuck with us from the beginning?  New reader?  Favorite character?  Anything like that.  Wow- one year already.  Naff me.