Where are you going, my little one, little one?

For some months now, I’ve been scanning Wendy’s original art pages, before delivering them to Columbia University’s graphic novel archive collection. Today, I worked on “Hidden Years” #4 and, oh, what a flood of feelings it unleashed. It was in this story that a barely teenaged Ember first pushed back against the protective (she would have said “overprotective”) envelope of Cutter’s concern. And now, in “Final Quest,” Ember is grown up, a chief in her own right, with concerns of her own that…  Well, you know I never give away anything that could be considered a spoiler. Let’s just say, after finishing up issue #2 and sending it off to Dark Horse earlier today, the juxtaposition of then-Ember and now-Ember is stunning. Wouldn’t you just love to know what we know, he said, grinning wolfishly.