I think this is a nice, festive, uplifting image to finish off the year as we head into the holidays. Nothing quite like the return of a bloodthirsty murderer who's been dragged through multiple dimensions and happens to be aligned with one of the most powerful and influential wizards in the known world. Nothing to stress out about.
For those who may have forgotten, the last time we saw the Infernomancer (although I don't think that name qualifies for him anymore) he had twisted Gregory's white magic into his black gauntlet before he was blown to pieces and carried off, piece by piece, by Royal Battlecasters. And both the king and the Beast did refer to "the herald's recovery," though now I think "harbinger" sounds more wicked.
And that's it for 2011! I'm taking next week off, as I do every year, and the comic will resume updating on Monday, January 2, 2012. Have a great holiday, everyone, and thank you for another memorable year!
That's all from me for 2011.
Rock on, and see you next year!