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Comic 240 - Skeletons in the Closet, Page 7

6th Jan 2013, 11:00 PM in 8. Skeletons in the Closet
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Author Notes:

6th Jan 2013, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Wanted a kind of bittersweet feel to this page, and hoping it carried well. Sort of wanted this case where Cathy's being very consoling and motherly, all while being unaware that the person she's hugging isn't her daughter.

Turning our focus onto Christina for a short bit now. Sort of a thing with this side of the chapter, we'll be changing focus a good bit.

Not a whole lot else to say on this one, but hope everyone enjoys.
7th Jan 2013, 2:17 PM
Adam C.
Heheh... At least Alex is sorta patting her shoulder like that. But yeah, in all fairness, I can't see how good of a parent Cathy is if a total stranger as been in her daughter's body for an entire month and she hasn't even noticed. When all this gets fixed, Dorothy's probably going to have some issues about that, assuming Cathy doesn't find out before then or something.

You'd probably noticed that Christina is the only member of the cultists who's not badly hurt from fighting Alex. I'm like 90% sure that that was in the script, but not exactly because she's tough. I think she just hung back and let everyone else fight for her. Think the script also mentioned that Christina visits the principal's office pretty regularly, hence the interaction in the third panel.
7th Jan 2013, 2:44 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, my line of thought there was that she basically kept away from Alex and he wasn't able to get his hands on her, but wanted to. Nothing in the chapter really comes back to that, but we'll probably revisit the subject at some point.

Comments:

7th Jan 2013, 4:23 PM
I get the feeling that Cathy hugging him is making Alex feel guilty since he is not Dorothy, maybe this has even got him thinking about his own daughter. I guess Christina has always been a problem student(how long has Mother O'Haras cult been around anyway?).
7th Jan 2013, 4:54 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, this whole incident does a lot to get Alex thinking - keep on the lookout for that, later in the chapter we'll be coming back to the subject of Dorothy herself in a big way.

As for O'Hara's cult, it's probably been slowly coming together for a good few years - given O'Hara's backstory we'll be eventually seeing probably for around four or five years in some form but possibly as high as twelve or so - but it has been basically unknown to now. It was known to the gangs because it has been causing problems for them specifically, but only now are they making themselves known on a bigger, public scale.