Yes, Heliner's reason for bullying Chance is pretty bad and everyone in today's comic knows it. Then again, there are no "good" reasons to bully someone.
I want to take a moment to address something. Over the last few weeks I've received a small handful of emails where people have claimed that they were told that I don't care what anyone says about the comic and/or I don't listen to criticism because I don't like hearing negative feedback.
I don't know where these claims are coming from, but I want to say that they are simply not true. I've been listening to your feedback for years.
- When I did The Storm of Souls some people said that they didn't enjoy the comic's turn toward sweeping planar epics and that I should scale the stakes back down. So I did, with The Battle for Barthis.
- Some folks said that Dominic & co. were winning too often and that there should be a story where the good guys lose. While The War in Hell wasn't a total loss for the good guys, Karnak, the bad guy, definitely won.
- During The March Across Maltak, the criticism I received most often was that I had introduced too many new characters and ignored all the others that readers had fallen in love with over the years. So after it was done, I left every character who was involved in that story out of the comic for a whole year.
What is true is that I'm awful at responding to emails, so maybe that's where some of these claims are coming from. Anyone who has ever known me can tell you that I'm a terrible email correspondent. But I do read each and every email I receive, good or bad. So while I may not reply to you personally, you can rest assured that your feedback is being received and recognized.
As always, your opinions and feedback are welcome.
That's all from me for now.