For me, the hardest part of writing this comic is remembering not to veer too far into fantasy and away from noir, or vice versa. Both genres come relatively easily to me (and there are many that do not, believe me), but I can easily forget to include one genre at the expense of the other if I’m not careful. The stuff with the Al’Dahani is a deliberate decision on my part to make sure BOTH genres are being fully served. It could very well be terrible, but *I* like it, and I’m reasonably sure that Will and Jacob do too. If the three of us are happy, it’s hard to think we’re not doing something right.