Saturday, July 19, 2014

Starbolts #240: Strike of the Guardians


Okay. Take one guess which comic storyline this is going to parody. Take your time. I won't reveal things. Let's just say it was fun making Iron Eagle and his friends. You've got to wonder what his connection is with the original Lady Liberty. He also seems to have a beef with the current one. So, now a conflict is about to arise between the Starbolts and the Guardians. Silly as it is. But, there is more going on here than meets the eye. Oh, my yes. All will be revealed in time. For now, it looks like the Starbolts are in trouble and the Guardians aren't about to play nice in the sandbox.

The storyline'll pick up after next week because next week I will be working on a video about the Guardians of the Galaxy! I wonder how many times I can say "I am Groot" before people get annoyed by it. Or if I just annoy myself. Because that can happen. And it just so happens that a few days after I post the review, a movie starring the team will premiere. Well, how about that? You'd think I'd have planned it. =P

Enjoy the comic and I will see you next time!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Starbolts #239: Dragonfly's Choice


This week's comic sees the end of Tanis's arc for a while until I bring him back. And I will bring him back. In the words of my lovely beta reader, "The boy needs to get his stuff together". She has shown some annoyance with Tanis in the past since he was under Demonstorm's control. Dunno if she likes him much. Oh well. The bug'll be back sooner or later. Meanwhile, another new story is beginning. Who or what has their sights on Lady Liberty? We'll find out in coming weeks. The question you have to ask is...are they friend or foe? *Insert dramatic music here.*

In other news, things seem to be going well. I've gotten some positive feedback to my Nightcrawler #1 review, which you can see here:

It's probably my second favorite episode I have done since my New Warriors retrospective. I liked working on it and I will be working on another one soon.

For now, Jenna's got some people watching her and they mean business! See you next time!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Comic Showcase #25: Nightcrawler #1

Special thanks in this week's video go out to Justin "JewWario" Carmical who helped me to come up with this positive comic review series. We miss you, Jdub.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Starbolts #238: Alone Against the Legion

Well, it certainly looks like the Amazing Dragonfly is in a bit of a predicament. Will his friends arrive in time? Yeah, they will. Will he make a deal with Princess? Will he rejoin the Legion? Those questions will have to wait until July. Next week, I will be reviewing Nightcrawler #1 and man is it a good comic. I already sang its praises in the Last Angry Geek's facebook group. (Which you should all join because it is awesome.) Link here:

I didn't go into too much detail into why I liked the book. I will when I review it. Should be a good review. I'm a huge Nighcrawler fan. So, I am glad he's back and has a solo series.

So, back to this week's comic. Poor Dragonfly can't catch a break, huh? Don't worry. He'll make the right choice this July.

See you next time! =D

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Starbolts #237: The Amazing Dragonfly

 Dragonfly, Dragonfly. Does whatever a dragonfly can. Can he buzz? In your ear!
You'd better look before he disappears! Hey there...there goes the dragonfly!

I could probably do the whole 1960s Spider-Man theme with Dragonfly who now has superhuman strength and the ability to stick to walls. I could. But, I won't. =) He's fast becoming the team's Spidey. Just needs more confidence, I think.

I wanted this comic to show how Tanis was doing since he came back a while ago. He's been training, getting used to his new powers and finding new abilities. He's been kind of iffy regarding how the others feel about him. Kevin tried to include him early on in the comic. But, he stayed behind. In my mind, I had Kevin talk to Garazo about training the kid up some and make him realize his full potential.

Garazo, of course, takes it one step beyond like he always does. We're probably going to see more of Tanis soon. Right now, I wanted to give him the spotlight because I haven't used him much and well, it was a good idea to catch up with the bug.

See you next time!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Starbolts #236: Cheating Death


Well, bad things happen when you cheat death. No, not in Mateo's case. He was never in any real danger. The guy can fly and he woke up in the nick of time. Metahuman biology saved him. His body is adapted to withstand high altitudes. So, Tenera could have chased Robkas. She just chose to save Mateo because, well, she thought he was in danger.

Still, it turned out okay. Robkas has vanished. He will be back, though. You can't keep a good villain down. Especially one like him. But, he'll be back sooner or later. Though Laura, my beta reader, is very happy to see him gone. Oh and on a production note, that flaming skull went through a NUMBER of drafts. First it looked like one of those tiki masks. Then a floating head. Then I decided on a flaming skull. That looked like Ghost Rider a bit so I decided on what you see here.

I think I had way too much fun designing that. Still, Robkas is gone. Loose ends are wrapped up. Time to bring on the next Starbolts adventure!
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