Saturday, December 9, 2017

Starbolts #372: Lights and Shadows


Whew! Looks like we're heading into a major confrontation with Zarantha next week! After that we'll have the annual Christmas comic. I decided to save the Darkhawk review for January because Christmas time is always busy for me here. I did read it, though. I loved it and I'll explain more in the video.

Back to this week's comic. I figured I'd have a romantic payoff with these two. It was a long time coming. But, it looks like Zarantha wants to ruin things. Of course. She has issues with Crystal and I'll explain why next time. For now she saw what an angry person Crystal was. That's how she got infected. Crystal has finally learned to let go of her past and now wants to go toward the future. Honestly, can you blame her? She has gone through a lot.

1. Final confrontation with her parents.
2. Finding out her adoptive brother was an alien and seeing him off on a journey of his own.
3. Zarantha poking around her brain.

She's finally at a place where she can be happy. She doesn't want to get philosophical. She wants to celebrate. I think she earned it. =)

See you all next time!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Starbolts #371: The Balance of Good and Evil


Wow! How is Crystal going to get out of this one? Will "Dark Crystal" win? Where is Marcus in this mindscape. He DID go in with her. We'll find out next week. Crystal hopes to be free of Zarantha's hold on her so she can have some happiness. It seems unhappiness drives the infection. How will she stop it? Can she? We'll find out!

In other news, I got my hands on Darkhawk #51 and I will definitely be reviewing it in the near future. Right now I want to focus on this story and a Christmas comic. The Christmas comic may serve as a romantic payoff for Marcus and Crystal. We'll see. We still have a ways to go and I have a few ideas for what's going to happen. Right now things don't look good for our heroine.

Here's hoping she survives the experience! See ya next time!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Starbolts #370: To Protect the Green Monster


This week's comic comes with a little bit of a twist. It seems something sinister is still within Crystal. We can thank Zarantha for that. I wonder if it's still in Dennis. Hmm. Time will tell. Here's hoping our green cat-like friend can help her out. I had a few ideas for the look of the Green Monster. I was thinking this round fuzzy thing. But, it ended up looking like one of the friguys from McDonalds. Eh, I didn't think that was a good idea. So, I decided to run with a cat-like creature.

It is kinda cute. Friendly and a bit eccentric. Speaking of eccentric. It seems Relic Hunter is going to be lost for a while. Here's hoping he STAYS lost. We know he won't. But, we can dream. Here's hoping Greenie can help out Crystal, though!

See ya next time!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Starbolts #369: Creatures of the Night

Happy Halloween! This year's Halloween comic has Mateo and Aquita take their son Sirak trick-or-treating for the first time. As you might expect hilarity ensued. Kid's got candy on his mind. He also seems to have an strange sense of timing as he walks in on his parents in the last panel! Haha. The kid's okay, though. I'm sure Uncle Richie will be taking care of him while the adults have some downtime.

I wanted to do this comic for a while because I haven't focused on Mateo and Aquita in a while. It's nice to focus on them and the last few weeks have been stressful for our heroes. Nothing like a good amount of humor. I wasn't going to have Rich who you know is Centurion be anything really scary. Nah. Just using his powers like that was enough. I'm sure the Guardians of the Universe don't mind that misuse of powers. =)

Hope you all enjoy this week's comic! See you next time!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Starbolts #368: Gotta Catch 'Em All


The next stage of the adventure continues with Relic Hunter basically trying to catch them all. We won't see the attempt next week because I'll be making my annual Halloween comic. It's going to be a good one! I have a pretty cool idea for it!

 In early November, we will see R.H. trying to catch the Green Monster. I had to laugh when I made that a thing because the Boston Red Sox have a mascot called the Green Monster and there's a wall at Fenway Park with the same name. In hindsight, I wonder if I should have made a beast based on Lucky the Leprechaun. Or the Bruins Bear.....

I was going to make a joke saying Talinn was the Green Monster but nah. That wouldn't have been cool.

Look for the Halloween comic next week. I'm gonna work on designs for this green monster.  I'm picturing something much smaller than Roc for some reason. Maybe because I want to keep it simple.

In other news, I have the next few video reviews planned out. I'll be making a tribute to Len Wein and following that I will be working on Marvel Generations videos and after that? Well, Darkhawk IS returning to the spotlight....

Should be an interesting few videos! See ya next time!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Starbolts #367: Herculean Failure


Today's comic has a blend of action and humor. Relic Hunter is admittedly very new to this supervillain like Nautilus was. The only difference here is that Nautilus is well....competent. Yeah. That's the word I am looking for. That man at least built a suit to fight people with. Relic Hunter just gets super strength and suddenly thinks he is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Chances are the two will be sharing a cell together.

Poor Aquita has to deal with the guy literally falling over her. Speaking of. I miss writing her and Mateo. I feel like I haven't used them much. I will rectify that sooner or later.

In other news, the technical issue I had when it comes to vids has been resolved. So, I am back in black! Look for a new video from me soon! It won't be next week as I'll be attending to some family stuff.  But, I will have it up. It's going to be a tribute to the late, great Len Wein. I hope you all enjoy it!

See you next time!