Retrospect Galleryon April 9, 2011 at 2:35 PM
The Decimation of The Amicable Plains (The Underground #1: TOS 1999)
In The Underground: TOS, The Amicable Plains were completely annihilated by the Hive. Doesn’t sound too different does it? In the original storyline, there was literally an armada of bees and wasps laying siege to the Ladybug home. Baron Tarq himself was present. Given the pitifully defenseless nature of the Ladybugs, this did not make sense. So in the present story we’ve taken the opportunity to introduce the Shock Troops, and bring the ‘battle’ to a more appropriately personal level.
Cyrus Meets Gretta (The Underground #1: TOS 1999)
In issue #0 (Unearthed), Cyrus is visited in a dream by the mystical Silkmoth, Gretta. It’s an eerie and ethereal sequence in which Cyrus is released from his captive bonds. In the original series, Cyrus is visited in ‘person’ by Gretta and she instructs him most directly to travel to Coryn. The biggest problem I found when reviewing this section of the story/artwork was the relative size of Gretta when compared to Cyrus. Gretta should be a giant compared to a ladybug! In order to emphasize this, and her mystical nature we use a dream sequence which was originally used in issue #3 of the original series, but this time we also made Gretta speak in a more whimsical, and mysterious way.