Maybe Loup isn't as good at killing as he would like, either because like everyone that isn't Coyete, he can't use Coyetes powers perfectly or because Coyete built a level of safety into Loup from the start.
With that much earth, rock & wood falling on you from 100 foot heights, www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=2512 its very difficult not to injure/kill things. Loup would have to work pretty hard to keep everyone safe in that chaos, ... or at least there's someone working hard to to do so. There is something strange going on here....
Loup seemed pretty out of his mind during the attack, so I dont think the lack of casualties is intentional on his part myself. Coyete seems responsible for the whole thing to me, but how deep that goes is still up in the air .
Anyone else think that Annie's nose looks weird in the fifth panel? It's probably just a trick of the dim light in the cave-in.
It's just her beard.
That is pretty much what I was going to say. Panel five just looks weird because of the odd lighting from the werelight. Shadows thrown across a face from strange angles look funny, panel five looks more like Annie has a mans five o'clock shadow.
I imagine shading must be one of the hardest parts of coloring a page. Especially when you have a group of people in what must be essentially a pitch black area lit by a single point of light. I think he is actually being rather generous with the lighting just to let the readers view the scene coherently.
Then again, it might be intentional! Loup is giving Annie Parley's nose and Eglamore's beard! <gasp! Plot twist!>
"This gentle calm and quiet is the twilight of an era.
I will probably watch the passing of this twilight age."
- Hatsuseno Alpha - Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Coyote might not care what happens to the Court and the Forest, assuming he really doesn't want to return to life. Once you move away and leave your toys behind, do you care what becomes of them?
www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=2228 "You will agree that it is a wonderful plan"... not seeing how Loup would agree it is a wonderful plan unless what happens matters. "And then you will die" - Coyote; a few pages later "unlike Coyote I do not want to die" - Loup.