The Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Avengers auteur recently scored another TV series with HBO’s The Nevers, which IMDB calls “a sci-fi epic about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.” How does he keep doing it? It certainly isn’t that damn earring. See below for the surprising answer…

Concept by Shawn Donnelly, Illustration by Doug Erb.

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