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Comic 1038 - Four Weeks, Page 8

29th Jul 2021, 11:00 PM in 28. Four Weeks
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29th Jul 2021, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Heheh.... Yeah, Hazel has a fight club now. That's.... not the least bit of a twisted and bizarre acitity for him....

I feel like it's weird seeing Hazel descending into this Caligula-style madness as he remains in power given he got his job by killing his rival and fucking over his old boss. But while those two were kinda asshole victims, the people working under him are his responsibility now and this is the example he's trying to set for them.... It does come off as a more twisted sort of evil.

This was originally the first appearance of Maggi, who was previously seen here. We were going to introduce her at this page, as the previous chapter had already been written, but Martin thought it'd be more organic to throw her in there, and wrote that earlier page to have her cameo quicker. I do think it feels more natural to make it clear she originally worked under Xmarlek before switching to Hazel once he became the new boss.
29th Jul 2021, 11:12 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, Maggi was someone who had been in mind for a bit but initially only really popped up in this page; it was decided it worked better laying a little groundwork for her so I went back and added that earlier one talking about her a bit and having Xmarlek speak about her like she's a recent hire. Feel like she probably hasn't been around very long but was brought in to right away be a high position.

Hazel's leadership style will become more clear as the chapter goes along, though it was kind of a tricky line to walk; I wanted to make it right away clear that he very much is trying to run a different ship than Xmarlek did, but he still did a lot of that work while Xmarlek was around and would be familiar with the hows and whys of things so he probably wouldn't be completely upending the entire established order all at once. At the same time, he is kind of an egomaniac and would probably go immediately power mad given the opportunity to do so.

Not sure if it makes it better or worse that he's within days set up a fight club that he didn't actually put it together himself and instead just decided to roll with the idea of other people's. Gotta wonder if Xmarlek routinely shot down shit like this or something.


31st Jul 2021, 12:20 AM
Oh boy what in the world is going to happen now.