Let me just say I never realized how much went into a comic book series (spoiler: there’s A LOT). Anyway, I’ve been trying to figure out if my series is going to be lighter in tone (like Manimal or the Ace Attorney games, my two initial inspirations) but with a darker side to it or more serious with some comedic elements (like NCIS, my favorite currently-running show on American television). Also, how do I keep my characters from all being the comic relief. I’ve noticed when writing with all of them except Brianna, they either end up as hot-headed and scarcastic, cheerful and quirky (both different manifestations of my personality), or depressed and moody (if they end up with a personality at all, and yes, I’ve tried character sheets, but maybe not as much as I could). Any advice?