When Duchess Chrysalis, the patron of love, learns about the grim fate of King Sombra from the newly reformed Royal Sisters, she refuses to stand idly by as the beloved ruler of Equestria's mirror reality remains in the clutches of dark magic. But a challenging quest cannot be accomplished alone, so she enlists the aid of certain brave heroes. Can the dark forces that hold control over King Sombra be dispelled once and for all or was his sacrifice truly ultimate?
The story is set in the alternative-reality Equestria, as seen in the Reflections arc of the IDW comics. Meet the cast right below!
The horn of Chrysalis' mirror version is actually different than shown here, a fact that I was alerted to by only during the inking stage. Needless to say, I didn't want to lose the heart shape effect that you can see in the near centre of the image. The characters found in the comic itself will likely follow somewhat different designs.
Forgetting about the comic itself for a bit, this Comic Page is absolutely amazing. My favorite part undoubtedly has to be the Two Chrysalis's.
On the left is the Queen of Hordes in all her feral beauty. Her expression shows of a Warrior-like rage that is scary to look upon. The thing that stands out to me is her mane, and how the lines in it look so messy and almost looks like the patterns in a Xenomorph hive (funny because they're both horde based species.)
And on the right is just an even cuter version of chrysalis. That adoring smile of hers is just too charming to handle. And like her mirror version, her hair is lined to look like what she is. Curved and orderly. Also those little hearts on her horn, combined with her glasses just makes her all the more adorable.
This is just as much a cover page as it is a stand alone portrait of pure awesome.