Secret messages in ‘Farscape: D’Argo’s Lament’ #1
Come with me, ladies and gentlemen, as I reveal the secret hidden messages in Farscape: D’Argo’s Lament #1, written by Keith R.A. DeCandido, drawn by Neil Edwards, published by BOOM! and out in stores tomorrow.
Some spoilers of jokes ahead, along with the truth of where writers really get their ideas, so we’ll put them behind the cut.
Take a look at this page:
Using the subtle method of spelling names backwards to create alien names, we have Egrof, Ytrehod, Xocgerg, Esseret, and Kitrap. Reversing the letter order in those words, we have Forge, Doherty, Gregcox, Teresse, and Patrik.
Greg Cox was a full time editor at Tor, until he left to write novels full time– comics fans will know him for the novelizations of Infinite Crisis and 52, among many others.
But no one ever really leaves Tor, as witnessed by the example of the lovely Teresa Nielsen Hayden, who worked there between being an editor at Valiant Comics and her current job as community manager at BoingBoing. She’s married to Patrick Nielsen Hayden, who’s a senior editor at Tor, a regular contributor to Tor.com, plays bass in Whisperado, and runs Making Light with Teresa and a few other happy folks.
So now you know. Hey, it beats naming your bad guys after Fabian, Bill, and the items on your Passover plate.