|The sketches that featured in the
Clandestine #0 (below) were manufactured
to pad out that promotional title long after I
had started work on the first issue.
The top two sketches (right) are from my
original doddles as I firmed up some of the
concepts and designs.
Rory was to have been the Scarlet Spectre
before Editorial decided the 'S' symbol was
The decision was made fairly late in the
process as evidenced by Rory still bearing
the 'S' logo in the colour guide for the cover
that eventually appeared on issue 1
Issue 1 was to have carried the first part of
four connecting covers (which appeared on
the back of issue 2) until it was decided (at
the eleventh hour) that the whole 'team'
must feature on the cover-- And, since it
was in fashion at the time, that it must also
be a 'foil' cover.
|In my first draft of notes Kay Cera was to have returned to using her
birth name Jasmine, shortened to Jazz, and her codename was to be
Mosaic-- (describing her fractured psyche) but DC had just brought
out a book with Mosaic in the title, so I switched to Kymera (again
alluding to her composite psyche) but Namor's cousin suddenly took a
similar name. For a time Jazz became Kay's working codename until I
finally settled on Cuckoo.