Saturday, September 16, 2017

Starbolts #364: Phoenix Rising


Today the Ice Phoenix has reclaimed her birthright and place among Earth's mightiest. Where will she go from here? We'll find out next comic. Sufficed it to say, she is going to fit in really well with the ranks of Earth's mightiest. Well, once she control her powers a bit and doesn't renders baddies to mounds of snow. That was just rude right there. Oh well.

In other news, I am planning my next video and it will be a Len Wein tribute. Should be an interesting video about the comic creator's greatest creations. Some I talked about on the show before. Some I haven't. Anyway, keep an eye out of it! It should be on its way soon!

As for me I am going to work on some more comic stuff. Ice Phoenix has arrived and I am pretty sure the world will never again be the same!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Starbolts #363: A Roc in a Hard Place


This week we're introducing a brand new villain to the Starbolts universe! His name is Relic Hunter. And it looks like he's one of those eccentric billionaires who has to have the rarest of the rare. He's one of those hyper collectors. We'll learn more about him in the coming comics. It looks as though our bird friend is in trouble. Let's hope the Starbolts can get the Roc out of there. It sucks that the cannon was destroyed. I'd have liked to have drawn it. =)

Oh well. It looks like Jack is in his old armor for the time being. He'll be getting a newer uniform sooner or later. The armor does well in a punch and there wasn't enough time to make a new one. So, why not go for the classic look?

As far as Ice Phoenix goes, it looks like she isn't one to suffer fools or threats. Poor terrorist never saw what was coming.

See you next time for more action on Mount Damavand!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Starbolts #362: Culture Shock


Sorry this week's comic was a little late. Had some real life things to take care of. But, hey. It's better to be a day late than a dollar short. Or something like that. I don't know. Well, now we know that Jack and co are back at the station after that crazy adventure in the Outlands. But, it looks like Roc may be facing problems of his own!

It's going to be interesting to see how Idrak interacts with modern day Iran. She's gonna be getting a crash course in Middle East Affairs nest comic. That's for sure! At least she won't be alone. Next week, Jack, Knight and Idrak go check out Iran. But, the ice bird here is gonna have his hands full. What's going on? Eh, it's probably some jerks mining or something. We'll see soon enough.

In the mean time, I think I am going to take a look at Secret Empire #10 soon. If only for that panel where good Cap beats up bad Cap. Freud would have a field day in the Marvel Universe. I'm telling ya. After that, we'll see.

See ya next time!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Starbolts #361: Demon's Run


Wow! It looks like Talinn, Ice and Jack barely got out of there! Purple fire is not something you want to mess with. Or any kind of fire for that matter. I'm actually thinking of having Talinn be the Starbolts' strong guy until Firaxil returns. Sounds like it might be a good idea. Poor guy's been through a lot this adventure. Let's hope he wants to join when he comes back.

As far as Ice goes, I think she's gonna be a little shocked when she sees Earth again for the first time since the fourteenth century. Never mind how Persia now is (Persia is now Iran.) Everything is gonna be different and she'll need time to adjust to it all. Especially with aliens running around, too.

In other news, I have plans for Marvel's newest event! For those who don't know it's called "Generations" and a follow up called Marvel Legacy where every title goes back to their original numbering. About time, too. In it, Darkhawk is getting a #51. If only New Warriors were getting a comic, too. THAT would be awesome. So, look for reviews based on that event. I'm skipping Secret Empire because it's kinda a mess. Okay. Scratch that. It's a HUGE mess. At least Cap will be back to his old self at the end of it.

Enjoy this week's comic!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Starbolts #360: Hacking the Firewall


This week Talinn Bandjora from Nightstrike lends Jack and Ice Phoenix a hand after hacking the proverbial firewall between realms.  I added a little bit of a character moment for Kaori since we don't really have a lot on her. She's a young Japanese witch who is slowly learning the ropes. She's got a lot to learn and hopefully her friends in Nightstrike can help her out! We also see the spirits of Soldier Six still lingering about. Those ghosts are gonna be haunting Snake forever. Good. He deserves to be haunted!

Talinn and the rest of Nightstrike for those who don't know was originally created by my dearly departed friend Mike. Here's hoping I am doing him justice! The character is a demon bounty hunter and he's been in the comic before. I just revised his look several times. A long time ago he looked like a green Garazo. I had to change that fast!

Anyway, enjoy this week's comic! More action is coming soon!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Starbolts #359: Call of the Ice Phoenix


This week we have the origin of the Ice Phoenix! Icey was a member of a Persian caravan in the 15th century. This means she is of Middle Eastern descent. I wonder what she'll make of the modern world when/if she makes it to Jack's time. We'll find out soon enough. We'll also find out if Roc is still hanging around after so many centuries. Chances are it is. However, getting to Persia, now modern Iran, may be a wee bit tricky. If the Starbolts help her, she'll get there with relative ease I am sure. International laws? What's that? Take a shuttlecraft right to the mountain!

Icey's bird form went through a few design changes and I'm not completely sold on the form in the last two panels. I may alter it in the future. I have a good reason why it's like this right now, though. Being cut off from Earth has weakened the Ice Phoenix's power. She's still strong. However, to reach her full potential, she must get back to Earth. She never got the full training Roc could have given her.

Just think. Ice Phoenix could have been the Starboltsverse's first superhero. The world sadly had to wait until the onset of World War II before the supers emerged again.  Or did it? =P

I liken Icey's bird transformation sequence to that of the Sorceress's transformation in He-Man back in the day. I always thought that was cool. Sure the bird form was a lot smaller, but, the homage is here. Here's hoping she'll fit in with Earth's mighitiest!

Enjoy the comic! See ya next time!