If you've been following those posts, you might have seen a rather trashy attempt at an intro that was never followed up on. I was initially tempted to just let it be and to keep moving forward with the pages that had already been made afterward. However, as I see it now, and as should have been common sense, the introduction is the first impression. Even though it won't be the first thing most readers see (taken from personal experience, I usually just happen to find a portion of a comic that catches my interest and then read it from the beginning), it matters to me that I make a solid introduction.
With that said, I've returned to the brainstorming phase, and have consulted a few others on the most appropriate introduction to our lovely little tale. (Ironic. It's long as hell. Good God, Masashi Kishimoto and Akira Toriyama are my greatest inspirations for this, but I look back at the volumes of work they've done over their lifetimes and I think... yeah, let's not go that far. ) The more I think on this, the more I realize this might actually wind up either being a short-term career, or a life-long deal. Of course my view will change on that after this damned intro is out of the way and I can get multiple pages done in a day. Who knows.
No surrender. We fight to win.