2) I'll be experimenting with putting short stories at the end of issues, so Friday's update will be the first page of a seven page story featuring Agent Tom Shade (last seen way back in Apex Society #3).

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A few things:

1) A new episode of my podcast dropped last Monday evening after that day's update. In this one, we discussed Powers of Darkness, the Icelandic translation of Dracula that was discovered over a hundred years after it was published to have been a complete rewrite of the book.

Check it out here: neversleepsnetwork.com/.../s2e

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Giant scorpions are common in media, but this was inspired by something from my own youth. When I was very young, I had a Mighty Max toy that included a scorpion that was much larger than Max, the human character in the set. Never having seen a scorpion before, I asked about it and was told it was a real animal. As a profoundly dumb kid, I took that literally and thought scorpions were larger than a person in real life. I was very happy to be proven wrong.

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Counter-Earth - Dire Scorpions.

Giant scorpions that inhabit the vast Pterrod Desert on Clarion, they are used as pack animals and beasts of war by various races in the region.

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