Saturday, February 21, 2015

Starbolts #261: Waking Up Liberty


Nice long comic this week, huh? I decided to make it a little longer because I wanted to show both Lady Liberties dispense some advice to Jenna. We have the first one telling Jenna something is up with her grandson, Iron Eagle. She'll be sure to remember that. We then have her mentor, the second Lady Liberty, trying to get her to wake up. She does and then rushes to the lab to get a sweet new armor. The armor, though, isn't going to be permanent. However, I'll probably incorporate some of its design in the regular suit. Like glider wings!

Here's hoping Jenna can turn the tide in the battle!

Next week, I'll have a video up. So, get ready and I will see you next time!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Starbolts #260: Accidentally in Love


This week's comic is a Valentine's Day comic without outright saying it is one because I wanted to try doing it that way. I think it works. I also wanted to show M'anta as he was when he and Jenna were starting to date. He was very awkward around her. He didn't grow into his own until later. He's much like Peter Parker. It's a sharp contrast to how he is in the beginning of this week's comic where he's barking orders and is trying to save Jenna while at the same time deal with that Adam kid.

At the end, we have the first Lady Liberty greeting Jenna. What does she want? We'll find out next week. There may be some trouble brewing before she wakes up. Remember, the Guardians are still posed to attack.  So, things are looking serious for our heroes.

In other news, Sony and Marvel made a deal about Spidey being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! I am so excited for that you have no idea. I can't wait to see what happens. He'll have a cameo and his own movie. So, that will be fun.

Here's hoping both are a success! See you next time!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Starbolts #259: Burning Out the Torch


A lot of stuff happened this week! We find out why the Guardians have been jerks. I was hesitant to use the tried and true mind control trope. But, here it works. There was no other way around making these formally noble supers suddenly become jerks unless they just snapped and became evil for no reason at all. So, in that case I had to use mind control for better or worse. I'm slowly revealing the real names of the Guardians. Sentinel is Terry Starling. Iron Eagle is Roger Stevens. I think you see where I am going with this. If not, I am so sorry. =) The puns were too good to pass up.

In other news, Jenna seems to be back to normal. Or is she? Dunh Dunh Dunnn! Hmm. That sound effect doesn't work well in text form does it? Her costume is in tasteful tatters as my friend, Mark put it. Not much of it left is there?

Back to the Guardians for a moment. They are going to be on the move! But, next week is Valentine's Day! What's going to happen? Find out soon enough!

See you then!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Starbolts #258: Fighting Fire with Fire


Well, obviously I have a comic up this week. Next week, though, I will take you back to the '90s with X-Men #1. I scripted the review last week. I scanned the pages and I'm ready to dance in front of the camera! Yeah, that doesn't sound right. But, it works doesn't it? I've also heard about the Secret Wars Marvel "reboot".

I don't really see it as a reboot. Time will tell. I remain on the fence about it and have already picked out the comics I'll talk about once the retrospective is over. I really like doing these looks at good comics of the past. Some people think comics in the '90s weren't that good and while some DID suck, some were actually pretty good.

Anyway, back to the comic. Adam is a bit of a jerk. Then again, he is a teenager who has heard all kinds of bad stuff about the Starbolts. Like some teens, he takes what people his age say as gospel. SO! This is...uh...gonna be the shortest fight of all time. I also wonder how much longer Jenna is gonna stay stuck in human torch mode. Not much longer, I hope! Hehe. Not going to spoil it, either!

In other news, my friend MarzGurl premiered "Farewell, Famikamen Rider" at Magfest yesterday. I hope people saw it. If you haven't, don't fret. I have been assured that the movie WILL be online at some point for all to enjoy. I've heard very good things and I know she and her husband, Josh made Justin proud. We still miss him!

Until next time!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Starbolts #257: YOU COPYCAT!


A lot is happening this week. Adam is a metahuman on a serious power-trip. He's like someone getting their first hint of power. I just hope that the old adage "Absolute power corrupts" does not apply to this kid down the road. He's just a wee bit misguided. Yeah. Let's go with that one, shall we? We shall.

Then there's Sara. She's not a clone. Not an android. What else could she be? She's a riddle wrapped in an enigma!

Plans are going well for the X-Men #1 video. Trying to decide if I want to do it next week or for the week after. I guess next Saturday'll be a surprise then! I think it'll be a comic. We'll see. It depends on how I want to do the opening bit for the '90s part of the retrospective.

See ya next time!