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This is either going to be confusing, or everyone is going to say "Oh yeah, I remember back on page 160", the first page of chapter "The Friendly Ghost".

I do explain, but just not on this page. I thought I needed to make sure you could see Grace's tattoo, otherwise I thought it might be harder to identify her.

I also kind of worry there isn't enough resolution in the last panel. But I wanted a big enough shot to hopefully show it's Grace.
A rare page with no dialog. I thought I needed a buffer montage page to show a lot of time has passed.
There's a lot of dialog here, so I'm trying to show off some of the city. They've spent so much time inside recently.
@dracone: Although there's still hundreds of pages left, which will take years to make with 52 pages a year. And I could always add on, change, be forgetting shorter non-main arcs, or I could be underestimating length (which is very common). But that's kind of the option for an end at that point.

When you're doing something long-term, you have to have possible ending points, and also parts where you can increase the story if you want. I kind of have a plan, and hope I'll know at the time if it should end, or if there's enough life or interesting directions left in it.

What would I do next? I dunno, it's still so far away (probably 2022-2023 at the earliest), I wouldn't want to select something yet. A gag comic strip, a space adventure comic, a different superhero comic? It's possible I'd try to do shorter series that would only take 1-3 years to complete, so 52, 104, or 156 page series. There's even options to do a different series with Annie- either a superhero team book with her as one of the (5-6) members, or a comic about her grown child becoming a superhero, or mid-aged her becoming a trainer for younger heroes.
I'm not sure Evilyn knows how to tone down her clothing. I originally wanted to show them leaving the building, but it didn't fit into the space I had here.
@dracone: Any plan would probably get messy here.

If the original story with Zoe was the end of the first arc in the comic, this is the start of the end of the second arc of the comic.

There are probably four more arcs (for a total of six) of various lengths left until the end of the series.
This is either a good idea, or a bad idea.
@dracone: That's true. It's possible certain powers are more likely to lead to someone being a super-villain, and others less likely? Maybe they've targeted defense against certain powers and not worried about others before.

Ghosts are only good at transporting or being thieves. They'd never be able to challenge a powered person directly. And they'd be able to handle just a ghost more easily than a ghost, a mimic, and the sleepwalker problem at once.

Nigel did mention might readers being used on the petrified people. Also Annie said her mother's family had psychic powers of some kind.

Mind-readers might not work at a distance, and they might have trouble guessing if someone is just asleep, or being controlled unless they are so close you could anyone could tell. Also the other problem is there might be no way to detect who is a sleeper agent, but not activated.

They do have a very conventional way to possibly track ghosts. It's coming up, and it's not something very special.

A person or thing that could disable any powers around them might be too much of a threat. Like turning off someone's powers in mid-flight, a ghost when they're mid-teleporting, or a battery who is full of a charge (and that charge might not go away, just they'd lose their ability for it to not hurt them).
@dracone: I think they'd usually just send out the strongest person available. They also might not usually talk things over as a group. Nigel tried to solve this himself twice already, and this is his third attempt.
Finally out of the dark room next page.
One more page in the dark room after this.
I was originally going to have the tree guy and Nigel insult each other as they commented, but it would have eaten up a lot of room.
To be fair, Plague-Girl has saved the world a few times.
I don't think the cafeteria has been shown since chapter 4 "The Two Pulses".
@dracone: I figure Lucy and Tabitha are kind of like Annie's sisters. Lucy is the predictable and boring one. Tabitha is the wild and unpredictable one.
Tabitha answers the burning questions.
If you look back at page 252, Arim did grab Grace's necklace when Zoe punched her. It's just taken me 29 pages to mention it.

It was originally going to be talked about at that end of the chapter, but things got moved around and it didn't fit there. The times since it's shown her holding it, with no explanation. It didn't feel right to insert it into those scenes.
Although this is how I planned the chapter to end, I wonder if this is a little too rushed, trying to wrap up too many things. But I've been trying to stick to 12-page chapters.

Chapter 21 starts next week.
The list of pros and cons is meant to be written by Lucy, and therefore, kind of negative. She's meant to be the one in the story to try to motivate Annie into being normal.
When there were requests to see her change, this was my other idea. I considered cutting this, but it seemed like such a weird idea that would never come up again.

I was going to have more narration listing other crazy things they've done, like rollerskate races, each trying to hold their breath the longest, but the panels seemed too cluttered.