Ouch. I really think superheroes are at their most interesting when they're having the crap beaten out of them -- provided they get back up again, natch. This one, and the next one, are in a slightly sketchier style, just because it's faster and easier for me. A busy beaver am I.
Incidentally, I discovered that the best music for writing the Mime is, oddly, the Goo Goo Dolls. The combination of rock guitar, slightly punk beats, and angst-ridden vocals seem to jam really well with our kickass-yes-sensitive heroine. "Bulletproof", "Think About Me", and their cover of "I Don't Want to Know" (wherein they play with a lyrics a bit, radically changing the feeling of the song) were the songs that featured most prominently on this one. Not relevant, just sort of interesting.
Featured here are
's Shaktu, and Zerkov's trophy, the mask of Jamaican Spider. An earlier draft had the Mime taking the mask back for the heroes, but I decided against it. Be kind of a tip-off to the bad guys, wouldn't it?
SECRET WARS, of course, is the baby of