Some of you may be thinking, is that black smudge in the middle right of the second panel the black hole? Yes people, it is. Despite the rather colorful renditions you may have seen elsewhere, we are talking about something with gravity so intense, even light can’t escape, so yeah it’ll be a wee bit hard to see. A black hole has yet to be directly observed in space far as I know, only indirect observations of it’s effects on the space around it (like gravitational lensing of light coming from behind it). Yeah I know, realism in a superhero comic, the lolz. I’m funny that way.
I’m working to have Page 21 finished and uploaded by this coming Friday, and additionally, I plan to put up some more info about the universe The Vanguard operates in, things like the technology being used, more about some of the characters we’ve seen besides the main ones, some backstory, things like that. I haven’t yet decided if this info will be in presented as blog posts or static pages with blog posts linking to them, but you’ll find out soon enough if you watch this page (or link to the RSS feed).
Apologies for the lack of new page this week, I had it drawn and inked and everything, and then my wife got sick and I had to spend the rest of my normal comic-making time looking after her, getting her to the doctor, getting her meds, etc. She’s getting better, but I had no time to finish the rest of the page. I’ll work to have it up next Friday.
…the creator has just been working crazy overtime hours at work these past few weeks and has not been able to update The Vanguard as a result. I expect this to be the last such hectic week, so hopefully I’ll have a new page up for you by next Thursday or Friday. My thanks for your patience.