This was the first time I’d ever done a full-blown space travel page. When you do these sorts of things, you want to avoid “warp speed” and even “light speed” because of the obvious connections to Star Trek and Star Wars, respectively. I’ve always been fond of “hyperdrive” and “hyperjump” so that’s where that really came from.

This page is unique as it sets the tone for the story. We’re dealing with something that started almost 30 years ago and it’s obviously other-worldly.

Easter egg for sci-fi buffs: That’s a Reticulan flying saucer. You know, the most commonly used aliens in sci-fi.