Realm of the Claw had a bit of a bumpy production, and release schedule. It was already intended as a bimonthly, since I was doing all the art myself, but it got delayed soon after we started.
Halfway through issue 2 (of 6) of the series, my Grandfather died and I took a couple of weeks off work. When I returned to work, they told me they were putting the book on hold. Then I was asked to finish off issue 2, and then it was put on hold again. This led to me starting work for Marvel on a Silver Surfer fill-in, and co-creating and pencilling District X.
After I left District X with the birth of my second daughter, I was asked to finish Realm of the Claw off. Balancing the new family dynamics, I really wanted a lighter workload than I had had pencilling, inking, and ink washing the first two issues, so I switched to just doing the pencils. I finished up all the interior art before heading back to Marvel for the Black Panther/X-Men crossover, but ROTC didn't get released until much later.
It ended up only the first two issues of the mini-series were printed as single issues. The remaining four issues only saw print in the complete collected edition late last year.
Anyway this was the last piece I did for the series. It was intended as the front cover for the TPB, but ended up being used for the back cover. I've included the layout done in pencil and marker, and my pencils. You can check out the colour version of this in Edgar Tadeo's
(Ed coloured the last first and last four issues I believe, he's also got another ROTC page up there).