Saturday, August 22, 2015

Starbolts #281: Under the Sea


The seaweed is indeed always greener until someone summons a leviathan to destroy a city known for romance, culture and all that fun stuff. I have designed Oaysis City to be basically the Paris of Aquarius as I said in the comic. In my mind, the city is powered by volcanic vents deep beneath the ocean floor. The city also has a rich history I will probably go into at a later date. Let's just say that this city and Paris have a lot in common.

Our main baddie for this adventure draws inspiration from Namor of Atlantis, Doctor Doom and a bit of Mole Man from the Fantastic Four comics. I would add in other baddies, but, nah. I was also thinking of making him have a crush on Angela. But, eh, there's already one Aquan lusting after a Starbolt. I don't need another one.

That reminds me. I need to bring Robkas back somehow...

In other news, next week we will see a video from me. I'm not sure which Secret Wars tie-in I will review first. Most likely it'll be Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. Come on. If you know me, you KNOW I will review a Spidey comic at the first chance I get. I'll probably try and do something interesting with the review, too. We'll see what happens as in my last video I faded into nothingness. How do I come back from that?

I think I'll use the old, tried and true trope and say "I just got better."

See you next time!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Starbolts #280: The Fantastic Voyage


Today's comic starts a small storyline on Aquarius. Nothing too heavy. I was thinking this will be a Fantastic Four homage of sorts. I have four characters venturing into the unknown depths of a world very few outsiders have seen. Who knows what dangers await them at the bottom of Aquarius's vast, world-spanning ocean? Well, they'll more than likely find the nut responsible for this mess. That much is obvious.

Anyway, as a homage to the first family of comics, I have Kevin be the scientist, Marcus being the wiseass, Angela being the scientist's girlfriend and Garazo being the muscle. Speaking of Garazo, I kind of wonder how he'll do with all that water. We shall see.  Next week, I'll show the submarine the group is in. I didn't have time to draw one for this week. But, next time I will. Should be cool. I also kind of like the hovercar I made in the beginning of the comic.

After next week, I'll be working on a video. I'll be working on one about one of the various Secret Wars tie-ins. Not sure which one, yet. But, it should be good.

Until then, enjoy the comic and I'll see ya next time!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Starbolts #279: Learning to Love


Continuing from last week, Marcus tries to teach Gee-Nome a thing or two about affection. But, it seems like his friends have other plans.  I'll let you, the reader, figure out what Kevin and Angela are up to in the last few panels.  It's best to leave that ambiguous. What's not ambiguous is Mateo and Aquita dealing with their son. The things toddlers say should be on a website. Oh, wait it is! My sister in law found a website called Honest Toddler and they have a LOT of silly stuff on there. Kids say the craziest things!

Then there's M'anta and Jenna. Out of everyone in the group on Aquarius, it's those two who really needed this vacation. Jenna was put through the wringer. Manta was, too. It's nice to see the story progressing isn't it? I really want to give the 'Bolts some serious downtime. They'll go back home, eventually. When they do, they'll all be in a better frame of mind and that's good. Very good.

What hasn't been good is the new Fantastic Four movie. I haven't seen it. But, I outlined my thoughts here if you'd like to see it. Check it out:

That's it from me this week. I hope you enjoyed this week's funfest because more is coming soon!

See you then!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Starbolts #278: Keen Observations


Well, uh...Gee-Nome has definitely led Marcus on a chase all day didn't she? They aren't going to become a couple or anything. No need for EVERYONE to get involved with someone. I figure Gee-Nome is from a planet where affection is an alien concept. I'll explore why that is when Marcus talks to her next week. Whooboy does he have a LOT to go over. I'll try to not make it sound like an afterschool special. That's something I really, really want to avoid.

I feel for the guy, I do. But, I have to admit the scene with Garazo was fun to write and running past Danar like that was just too funny to NOT do. Hahaha!

Oh and for the record, the jersey Marcus has on is a Boston Celtics jersey. I was going to have it be two zeroes after Robert Parish's number but only one zero fit. Ah well. Maybe I just needed to make the zeroes smaller.

Anyway, tune in next week for more hijinks on this crazy Aquan vacation. See ya next time!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Starbolts #277: Aquan Vacation


Today brings good news for our heroes as King Shrall and Queen Tayalla are expecting a baby. That means M'anta and Aquita will be an uncle and aunt respectively. I figured this week I'd show some good news happening for the Starbolts since there hasn't been anything good in a while considering the base exploded, the Guardian was confiscated, and a whole lot more stuff happened. It's been tough so I decided to create an arc where it's just downtime. They need to rest for a bit. That isn't to say there won't be some adventuring to be had here on Aquarius. There will. It just won't be as crazy as the last one was.

I've got to say it sucks for Marcus as he meets the newest member of Xemplara, Gee-Nome. She's an alien from the farthest reaches of our galaxy and joined up rather recently. How she joined and who she is will be explored soon. She isn't some one off lady. I've had plans for her for a while. Her species are metamorphs that can change into anything and anyone.  That form there is her attack form. It's fast and has many sharp parts. I've created a few other forms. There's defense, speed and a few others. The possibilities are limitless when one creates a shapeshifter.

Next time we'll see more of Gee-Nome, the gang reacting to the news and maybe something else happening. Should be a vacation the Starbolts won't soon forget! See you next time!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Starbolts #276: Inquiring Minds


This week's comic is a special jumping on point for new readers. I like to do these every one hundred comics or so. This is also a special one since I am going to be posting this on shortly. Every Saturday, a new comic will appear there as well as videos. It took some time to get my comics there because I had a storyline to finish. I didn't want to jump head first into the comics and get people confused. That would have been bad.

Anyway, this week's comic also moves the story along a bit after the events of last issue. The panels themselves give clues as to who people are and hints as to their backstories and the like. For example, in the 28th panel, Manta is referring to his father. His father, Sirak was a great hero to his people. There are other nuggets of info, too. Have fun finding them!

I hope you all enjoyed this week's comic. I'll be back next time with a video! Take care!