Saturday, April 30, 2016

Starbolts #307: Lady Liberty v Wraith



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There's plenty of action this week as Lady Liberty and Wraith go head to head in order to draw out the Legion. I spent a bit of time designing new backgrounds for the park and a plaza in the city. The park bit is a bit where people can jog and the plaza has a nice place called "Piro's" in it. Hmm. I wonder what kind of goodies they sell there. Chances are it's a bakery. =D Bakeries are awesome.

I'm getting off track. Haha. Crystal held her own against the Legion using her feminine wiles. That should make Valentine jealous. Very jealous. Mostly because Valentine uses pheromones and Crystal doesn't. This story is going to be a nice, long one and I'm going to be revealing some things about her and her brother soon enough. Let's just say that there's going to be more twists and turns than a lonely New England back road.

With Crystal in the hands of the Legion, she's going to have to also try to avoid Tornado. I don't think he's the type to take no for an answer. I'm not worried about her. Be more worried about that jerk. I never feel comfortable writing pigs like him. I think I've said something before about how Robkas is a pig of a different sort. He's a regal pig. Tornado here is a more obvious and less sophisticated pig. Thankfully, other members of the Legion aren't as lowbrow. And yes that includes Granite.

I can't wait to write the interactions between the group members and her. Should be fun. But, she has a mission to complete and during this mission secrets will be revealed that will shake the redhead to her core.  She has no idea what's coming and all you can do is wait for the next comic! MWAHAHA!

Wow, that was ominous. See you next week!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Starbolts #306: Brothers and Sisters



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Yikes. I have a feeling Crystal is going to dismantle the Legion from the inside out because of what they did to Dennis. Remember, the Jade Skull? He was the guy who transformed Dennis from a super strong almost Superman-like guy to this hulk we see before us. Sadly, he hasn't been able to change back like Jenna has. She went through the same process and was turned into a human torch for a bit. Dennis wasn't so lucky and now he's got a lot to deal with. His change was only recent and now he's got to rebuild his former self. Hopefully, the 'Bolts can help him.

Dennis has been protective of Crystal in the prose Starbolts stories I did. I wanted to bring that here since I wanted to develop the two. But, now Crystal has grown and as we'll see she's got her own fire and will make the Legion pay dearly for what happened.

As for me, I may do a vid next week or a comic. I haven't really decided yet. I am hyped for Captain America: Civil War. Been watching the Cap movies and I hope the movie is good! See you all next time!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Starbolts #305: Speeding Hearts



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This comic, I admit, does read like an episode of a show on the CW. Well, that was unavoidable. Crystal and Marcus had to hash out their feelings and figure out if they were really real or if it was just puppy love. There were other ways of doing it of course. But, with Crystal being Crystal she decided to go for the more umm....direct approach. After all she's about to go on a dangerous mission by herself. There's no backup once she infiltrates the Legion. She only has her wits and her will to get the job done. She just couldn't go without knowing how she really felt.

I thought it was a neat idea to toss in the Mary Jane line for her. It isn't just because both are redheads. There's more to it than that. MJ and Crystal have both had hard lives and have tried to cover up their pain by being extroverts. With Marcus, she may finally be herself. Though, Dennis may have something to say about all this. I don't think that was big brother being overprotective. Overprotective people don't get people in a choke hold with BOTH lands. Jesus, dude. We'll find out next comic what his deal is. He's probably still reeling from the effects of that thing that changed him from normal size superstrong guy to Hulk-size strong guy.

I also had to include Andrea aka Lady Liberty II in this comic. She is basically the Starbolts' mother and coach all in one. She cares for everyone. Not just her blood kid, Jack. Well, the team has two issues at hand. Dennis is still messed up and Crystal's off to find Umbra's partner.

Like the sands of a hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

See ya next time!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Starbolts #304: Crystal's Tale



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This week I delve into the backstories of Crystal and Dennis. Dennis isn't in this comic, sure. But, he is Crystal's adopted brother and he was most likely in the farmhouse. I'll give you all the lowdown of what happened next.  Dennis was upstairs watching the argument take place. After Marcus ran off to get Crystal, he busted out of the house in his armored form like the Kool-Aid Man. It was just enough of a distraction for Mateo to fly to the back and nab Dennis.

Marcus and Mateo met up and heard a Terra Nova helicopter in the distance. More on them in a sec. They got to their jet and headed back to HQ. Hmm. If those parents could see Dennis now, I bet he'd reduce the farmhouse to rubble. It should be noted that Dennis and Crystal haven't seen their parents since that day.

As far as Terra Nova goes, before D.I.S.C.O.R.D. came back, they were pretty much the major terrorist group. D.I.S.C.O.R.D. returned and absorbed TN into them. Terra Nova did train some metahumans and some are in the Legion. Once Crystal infiltrates them, it'd be an interesting look at the life she might have had had the Starbolts not intervened.

Now I am going to give a couple shout-outs! First to Brad Nephillum for his epic review of my comic! Thanks, man. Check out the review here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9fvuDLQc6Q

The second shout-out goes to JesuOtaku for helping me figure out what the terrain of Bowling Green Kentucky is like. Little hilly and the farmland's flat. Thanks, J!

Anyway, I was told by my editor that the comic has "maximum feels". Looking back, it does kind of read like a show on the CW. Imagine that. See ya next time!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Starbolts #303: When it Rains



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I know I said I was going to do a video this week, but, I was sick and my throat was feeling kind of meh. Now, I am feeling better and can probably do voice work and video work. The script for the next video is all set. For those wondering, I am reviewing Star Trek: Flesh and Stone, a comic by IDW. It'll be my way to celebrate the franchise's 50th anniversary. I can't tell you how much I love Star Trek. I grew up with it. I'm getting ahead of myself. The video will explain everything in detail, I am sure.

As far as this week's comic goes, if you look closely at the panel where most of my heroes are gathered, you'll notice a few changes. If you can't see,  I'll list them:

1. Dennis is wearing pants and is still stuck in that monstrous form Jade Skull turned him into. There's no way he can be normal Dennis again.

2. Tanis is back! He's just there for a visit.

3. Jack is talking to his mother and if you notice he doesn't have a cybernetic hand. That you can see. I'll explain what happened to him later.

4. Apollo and Velocity are present. But, where's Iron Eagle? He survived the Guardians' death! Well, I would think he still feels partially to blame for what happened to Dennis, Jenna and Adam.

5. Crystal's codename has been changed to Wraith. I made the change on the hero's profiles page. I changed it because she can turn invisible and use force fields and force blasts. Not very Chrysalis-like. So, there we are. Besides, I like the name now and Crystal will be seen more often.
 
Quite a group of assembled heroes and what is two more, right? We have Umbra and Raven! Umbra's look is inspired by the Bruce Timm Batman: TAS Batman look and Raven is inspired in part by the pokemon, Gligar. I might change his look because I think he needs something on his chest. I'm not sure what.

Meanwhile Crystal  and Marcus are getting closer and closer. I'm wondering if I will have the two have a relationship. We'll see. It's getting a little likely.  Crystal wants to change her ways. I'll explain what those ways were next comic. Right now she has a challenge ahead of her in the form of Lady Liberty. How is she going to fight her?!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Starbolts #302: Southern Charms



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This week I thought I would have a little bit of closure for Marcus. Remember how just before Jaro caused a problem on Aquarius our speedy friend here was going after everything with a pulse. This also led to Gee-Nome conducting an experiment and well upset our speedy friend a little bit. That's okay. He's got a southern belle who wants to make him feel all right. I'm not sure if this will go anywhere. Call this testing the waters as it were. Not everyone has to be in a relationship of course. But, we shall see what happens. I'll think on it.

Crystal, like Norad, is a minor character. She's been around since the start. But, I haven't developed her much. Perhaps it is time to change that. Gonna update the minors a bit. Her story will be told. As will others. Should be an interesting ride! 

In other news, I will probably have a vid for next week. What will I be reviewing? It's a surprise! Stay tuned!