Melody certainly does enjoy a bit of drama in her story beginnings, hmm?
Just a bit of trivia for these last few pages. Not only is this Gennifer's first full storyline, this is the first time she has drawn many of these characters. Kludge, Circe, Blue, and Surgeon... they're all new for her.
Now, for a roll call on the last page! In the full version
, one of you was clever enough to spot Jenny Everywhere
. She's sitting there in the first row on the far left side. Kludge and Circe, of course. William's there as is BbuzZ. BbuzZ does, indeed, have a new utility plant. Blue and Surgeon are there. Since they were told it was a special event, Blue insisted that it and Surgeon wear ties. As today's page shows, Melody's the gal in the white robe.
The invisible guy in the trenchcoat is named Parker. He's a detective who ran afoul of a mad scientist. The serpent necked individual in the space suit is Captain Nowlan, a retired military woman and privateer.
As for the rest? The pale skinned individual DOES look an awful lot like Dream of the Endless, doesn't he? The grey in the tuxedo is not someone we have encountered before (he is neither the mini-grey thief or Uncle Mork, the used ship salesman) but he is from the same arcana as those characters. None of the other characters are named yet, except for the red themed woman with the headphones. She, I promise, you will see again.