Saturday, April 20, 2019

Starbolts #430: Call of the Whitefox



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It finally happened! Clive has been captured and now the Starbolts can breathe a little easier knowing he'll be locked up. Still, there are a few questions that need to be answered. First. How did Sara get the ability to teleport? Second. What was that beeping noise? We'll find out next comic. For now the Starbolts are relishing in their victory. Clive Marshall has been caught. It seems that for all his bluster, he isn't that good at the supervillain gig. That's why he was behind the scenes. He was never a hands-on mad scientist.

Originally I was going to have the press in the last two panels. But, space was limited. We'll see a few reporters next time. Though, I honestly don't think Jack is going to let Crystal take Clive to the DMA. Not with her history with him. Let's just say it'd be a bumpy ride.

Either way, this comic sees Sara's return as a superhero. The question is what is she going to do with her new abilities. Time will tell! See you next week!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Starbolts #429: Liberty's Daughter




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Part one of Sara's epic fight with her father, Clive Marshall is here! Watching on the sidelines of course are her adoptive siblings, Jack and Crystal and her boyfriend, Firaxil. Sara seems to be quite outgunned here. However, pay attention to what happened in the last panel! Looks like someone's got powers back. Metahuman abilities can't be taken away permanently. We saw that with Jenna. If you recall, this is probably how she saved herself from Clive's clutches.

This week's comic was fun as I got to make an Iron Man style HUD for Sara. Lightning's all around her and she has Aquita in her ear. Such a dramatic moment. Let's hope she has what it takes to finish Clive once and for all. Gotta love that superhero landing in panel 13. =) Totally played the Avengers theme while working on it.

In other news, I have opened up a sister blog for this site. It's a genealogy blog. If you are interested in the field of genealogy or already are a genealogist, check out the fun over at All Roads Lead to Haverhill. I have a couple entries there and I plan to make many more. I basically go over my adventure in the field of genealogy, offer tips and other fun things. Check it out!

See you next time!!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Starbolts #428: Texts from a Superhero



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The next two comics are going to be nothing short of epic as Sara goes face to face with her birth-father, Clive Marshall. I say there's going to be two comics worth of action and drama because that's how long the battle is going to be. Trust me. It's going to be a long haul. So, set your calendars for the next couple weeks. Oh and get your popcorn ready! There is going to be some action coming soon!

Sam and I envisioned this comic to be a sort of jumping on point for new readers. Basically, we'd introduce the world to the Starbolts again just to give people an idea of what they are about. They are Earth's mightiest heroes and have dedicated their lives to training metahumans and non metahumans alike. They also protect the planet from threats like Dr. Clive Marshall here.

Going over the scripts for the comics again. Wow. There is a LOT of action here. See you next week for part one of the final battle between Clive Marshall and Sara Whitefox!

Oh, and I forgot to mention that Ellie is texting her best friend we saw in that New Years comic. Dunno if we'll be seeing her again. We WILL be seeing that techie again, though. Spoilers.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Starbolts #427: A Team Reunified



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With the threat of Terra Nova's return looming on the horizon, Shrall has returned to the team. Sara has also been fitted for her armor and is ready to take on the organization, her biological father and everything else that stands in their way. The Starbolts are whole once again and this time there is no stopping them.

I really enjoyed writing the "daddy/daughter" moment this week. It'll be a sharp contrast compared to what's to come this April as Sara takes on her biological father. But, first we're gonna have a montage with Ellie narrating. That should be fun! Stick around for that.

It's also a little weird seeing Tanis look so awkward with Sara nearby. Let's hope the bug gets over it, huh? See you next time!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Starbolts #426: Home Again



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Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home. Hang on. Who are those five people in that locker room? Apparently there is a sixth member of that group in a room marked "CAUTION". What's going on here? We won't have long to wait. But, it's clear that one of those people has the ability to alter others' minds. Could they be metahumans? Time will tell.

In the mean time it looks like Shrall has vowed to stick around and see that the Terra Nova/D.I.S.C.O.R.D. mess is resolved once and for all. He is after all a Starbolt. That memorial to his parents was really touching. I had feels writing that scene and making it in sprite form. Now that Shrall is helping out his friends, I think Terra Nova may need to rethink their resurgence plans.

Next comic we will check in on Sara and after that? Well, we shall see. Enjoy the ride, everyone! It's gonna get exciting!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Starbolts #425: Surviving the Experience



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There's a reason why Angela Arlandero is considered to be the most powerful member of the Starbolts. She is an empath who can force the truth out of people, generate a light form and fire energy blasts. That is pretty strong. Probably not a good idea to get on her bad side and she, like the other Starbolts, have been having a bad week. Sara's clone, Psyche, would say that they're still loud. They're going to be loud until Terra Nova is finished.

Shrall is going to make good on his declaration to stay on Earth while the team sorts out the Terra Nova situation. After all he is a Starbolt and Queen Tayalla understands that her husband will do whatever it takes to make sure they are gone for good. After all they could easily set their sights on other planets and the King is not about to allow that to happen.

At least Sara and Ellie appear to be on the mend. Sara apologized for her actions from a couple comics ago. She was working on anger and that wasn't a good look. At least they are on the road to finally becoming sisters. Perhaps.

More drama is coming next week as we follow Shrall on a feels trip!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Starbolts #424: Welcome to the Starbolts, Ellie





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Hot off the heels of my Captain Marvel review comes the newest comic with the newest Starbolt taking center stage! Welcome to the Starbolts, Ellie! Hope you survive the experience! Ellie's powers are the ability to touch metal and take on its properties. However, this could be expanded upon in the future with other elements. Basically she'd be able to turn into any element. If she touches stone, she'd become stone-like. Since her powers just started, she has a long way to go before mastering all  of the things she can turn into.

Not only do we have Ellie getting her powers this week. We have her meeting with the newbies. I think Richie and Ellie will hit it off. Don't you? Hey. Stranger things have happened. For those of you keeping score, the powers of the newbies are as follows:

Kenji: No powers
Richie: Flight, some super strength and energy blasts.
Carra: Super strength and heightened senses
Adam: Telekinesis
Donna: Super strength and flight
Ellie: Absorption of elements

Not a bad crew. I have a feeling Ellie's mom would not approve of this. Oh well. Who cares?

Now that her powers have been revealed, I think it's time for a sister/sister talk. Stay tuned for that! See you next time!