I cringe at a lot of my dialogue. Sometimes, it has felt very much like Will and his art have been carrying me and my story…but then I read a page like this one. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all that. I don’t need to be writing Watchmen 3 or anything (though I would, DC…make me an offer). But I wanted this page to convey Maliya’s bad-assedness, and I think we pulled it off, and I think that Maliya’s dialogue plays a large part in that.