Although I had these events percolating inside my head since I began the series, it was still a difficult issue to write. Writing the death of main characters is never easy, even for a writer as notoriously cruel to his protagonists as I am.
For those who read the full issue and are curious, "Farewell all joys" comes from Orlando Gibbons' "The Silver Swan." I feel the poem sums up nicely the tragedy within the issue.
Below is a preview of the first five pages. Enjoy.