Strip 24: Garfunkel the Reckoner

Now is a good time for a little background on Arjuna the character. Originally, Dy-Gar was supposed to call himself the “Destroyer of Worlds,” and in researching the phrase, I found that it came from a conversation between Krishna, the supreme deity in Hindu mythology, and one of his followers, the warrior prince Arjuna. In this myth, called the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna is about to go to war against his own friends and relatives, and he begins to doubt his ability to kill his own flesh and blood. He asks Krishna for guidance, and Krishna erases his doubts with spiritual propaganda and leads him to victory. As you’ll find out soon enough, this is directly relevant to the Arjuna of Steel Salvation. Oh, and did I mention in the myth that he’s an archer?

- J.S. Conner

June 11th 2015