Hopefully you guys aren’t getting bored with Maxima whipping this guy like he’s heavy cream. As usual, this is just how the fight went down in my head, but it’s also part of the reason I’ve been doing so many double pages lately. Not that this page really counts as a double, I just wanted to draw that big ass panel of Max using that overpass column like a pestle on Vehemence. Still, gotta keep the story moving. It makes for a lot of nights drawing into the wee hours, but it’s worth it. It does mean I didn’t get a chance to do a mini comic below this page, something to the tune of Sydney staring wide eyed at the carnage and leaning over to Harem, telling her to remind her never to get into a fight with Maxima or something of that nature.
You can tell by now that one of Maxima’s official unofficial powers is dramatic face shadowing, which is harder for her to pull off than for instance Alucard, since his face isn’t metallic and reflective. Luckily unofficial powers are much cheaper. Of course when the RPG system she’s built in allows for it, I like to give Maxima some sort of presence or intimidation attack, similar to a dragon’s fear aura, but really just based on her reputation for being a real bonebreaker in a fight.