As always, questions, comments,
corrections, and suggestions are welcome.
Solus #2 Annotations
Page 1, Panel 1: The world of Quin, from the comic "Sojourn".
Panel 2: Ayden's island. In the cove is
another series of islands that form the sigil of Altwaal. The
largest of which matches the Negation sigil/Mark of Charon. The
water around it, thus matches the common CG/Andra sigil, minus the two
small round islands.
Panels 4-7: Ayden of Quin, first seen in the
Sojourn Prequel. He first appeared on the world of Quin 300 years
ago, and stopped the rise of the tyrant Mordath, and left behind five
fragments of the arrow that slew him, one to each of the Five
Lands. If the need ever arose, these fragments were to be
reuinted, and Ayden would return.
Pages 2-3, panels 3-5: Andra's comments about trying to create energy,
and "They have to fight" refers back to the very first issues of CG's
first four comics: Mystic, Sigil, Scion, and Meridian, the first few
pages of each protrayed the beings "Creator" and "Mentor/Sidekick"
discussing the universal energies, and Mentor talking the Creator into
creating the Sigils for exactly that task, to create chaos and conflict,
causing energy to be created.
Pages 4-5, panel 2: Lindy is right, as far as we currently know by our
laws of physics. Energy can't be created or destroyed. This
calls into question Mentor/Danik's goals and motives in talking
Creator/Andra into creating the sigils.
Page 6, panel 1: Why doesn't Danik recognise the planet where
Solusandra crashed? Does he just sense that the Hound has found
Infoe's killer, and not actually see what it sees? This would make
sense, since the Mentors seem to need to occasionally reform to collate
all the information and emotions they've gathered while guiding the
Panels 3-5: Most likely, only Andra can activate the
Sigil-Bubbles, since this Greenspace was created by her energies, and
may even be a part of her.
Page 7, Panel 7: Danik loses contact with the Hound when it touches
down on Solus, possibly another factor in why he doesn't realise it's
Solusandra's resting place. Like Andra herself, she was invisible
to his senses.
Pages 8-9, Panel 1: In the sigil, which is tinted red and yellow, is
Mordath's castle, on the planet Quin, first seen in the Sojourn Prequel,
and the large tower recently rebuilt to that size in Sojourn #20.
Panel 3: The thingy on the arm grabbing Andra during
transit is a cue that this is Altwaal, first of the First. And if
he can do this, a rather powerful fellow.
Panel 6: Upon arriving though, Andra is greeted by
Page 10, Panel 1: Not surprising that Lindy can't reach her systems,
she's a long way from home.
Page 13, Panel 3: Ayden changes into Altwaal, long theorised, and
hinted at, but never conclusively proven until now.
Panel 4: Andra is initially confused, but then
recalls the name of the planet, and her clothes change to fit the local
styles. Is this a concious choice, or does it happen
subconciously? Is this similar to the First's ability to appear as
appropiate beings and attire on the various worlds they appear on?
Panel 5: It seems Andra has long been in the
Panel 6: The gifts he refers to are Altwaal's Seven
Weapons. The one around his neck is Altwaal's Circlet, which made
it's first appearance on page one of this very issue.
Page 14, panel 1: The Circlet also changes design once it's in Andra's
Panels 5-10: These are Altwaal's Seven Weapons,
given to him as seen in Solus #1. This is the first time that all
seven have been seen together. Besides the Circlet, there is, from
left to right:
The Rod of Office: First seen in Sigil #6 (?), and
currently in the possession of Obo-San, as seen in "The Path".
Ayden's Bow: First seen in the Sojourn Prequel, and
currently being used by Arwyn in her quest to bring back Ayden and stop
Mordath, in the pages of Sojourn.
Altwaal's Gauntlet: First seen in The First #13, in
the possession of Pyrem, the leader of House Dexter, and currerntly seen
in the First.
Altwaal's Shield: First seen in The First #13, in
the possession of Pyrem as well, last seen in The First #?. Note:
The Shield looks different here than it does in it's other appearances,
but considering the changeable natures of other weapons, and the First
themselves, this isn't surprising.
Altwaal's Spear: First appearance.
Altwaal's Sword: First seen in Solus #1, current
Page 15, panel 2: The dead one is Mordath, brought back to life and
granted a Sigil by the Creator/Andra in Sojourn Prequel. But what
does he have? And does Altwaal not know that Andra was involved in
Panel 3: More strange words from Altwaal. For
now, I'm just going to chalk it up to him not being aware of Andra's
involvement in Mordath's current state.
Panel 7: What is Altwaal waiting for?
Page 16: Once again, returning to Solus, and Andra's clothes stay as
they were on the previous world.
Panel 6: She recognises the energies, likely from
her own, the Sigils, Danik, the other Transitioned Atlanteans, and/or
Infoe. Take your pick.
Page 20: More questions. Why can't the Hound enter the Greenspace?
Page 22: And why does Lindy not travel with Andra when she bubbles to
Note: Andra next appears in Brath #3, in a mysterious, brief appearance
that will hopefully be greater explained in Solus #3.