And we’re done! After 24 pages and one awesome cover Team Stryker Mission 005 is in the bag! Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the ride as much as I have. It took me about 7 months to write, draw, ink, color and letter Mission 005 and it was one of my proud accomplishments of 2013. Every day I’m trying to get better and faster so I can make sure that you guys are never without your Team Stryker fix.

Right now I’m working hard to get Team Stryker Mission 006 ready for the site which has not been an easy task as it is my most ambitious issue so far. It took me a few months just to get all the character concepts done as I have 10(!) characters/designs in the next issue. Mission 006 will be a direct tie in to the end of Mission 005 with Boris Drunkov’s last drunken threats coming into play. Mission 006 and Mission 007 will also be connected so I’m very excited by that. I never want Team Stryker to get so bloated with continuity that you can’t follow along but I also want to push myself in terms of storytelling in this medium. There are endless possibilities for Team Stryker in the future and I can’t wait to see what they are.

That being said, there will be a small gap between Mission 005 and 006 on the website as I’m not quite ready for 006 to hit my awaiting public just yet. I’m hoping that there will be on a maximum of two weeks between now and when 006 makes its debut but I will keep you guys updated every step of the way. If I have some cool things that are worth sharing in between this will be the place to find them!

What did you think of the end of Mission 005 and the issue as a whole? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter!