Sunday, January 31, 2016

Comic 717 -- Introductions

Next comic is up and ready...

Here we get the complete introduction to Vigil's top seven--now featuring one Stella Wincott. We also get their corresponding Archangel pairings.

Now, if you're going to write a story with Archangels, you're going to run into different rosters in different religious texts. I didn't go with any one tradition's version, but rather chose a kind of all-star list to fill out my own lineup. Keep in mind that there were originally ten archangels, and we do know the identity of the non-Vigil survivor.

Anyway, I don't claim to be an expert on angelic lore, but I do find it pretty interesting, as you can probably tell. Fortunately, Thunderstruck isn't a scholarly treatise--so when I run into contradictory source material or something that doesn't square with my version of things, I get to make the call of what works best in the story.

In other news... whoo! Busy time with The Dragon Waking. I'll scrape together a post at some point and tell you all about it.