Saturday, July 25, 2015

Starbolts #277: Aquan Vacation



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Today brings good news for our heroes as King Shrall and Queen Tayalla are expecting a baby. That means M'anta and Aquita will be an uncle and aunt respectively. I figured this week I'd show some good news happening for the Starbolts since there hasn't been anything good in a while considering the base exploded, the Guardian was confiscated, and a whole lot more stuff happened. It's been tough so I decided to create an arc where it's just downtime. They need to rest for a bit. That isn't to say there won't be some adventuring to be had here on Aquarius. There will. It just won't be as crazy as the last one was.

I've got to say it sucks for Marcus as he meets the newest member of Xemplara, Gee-Nome. She's an alien from the farthest reaches of our galaxy and joined up rather recently. How she joined and who she is will be explored soon. She isn't some one off lady. I've had plans for her for a while. Her species are metamorphs that can change into anything and anyone.  That form there is her attack form. It's fast and has many sharp parts. I've created a few other forms. There's defense, speed and a few others. The possibilities are limitless when one creates a shapeshifter.

Next time we'll see more of Gee-Nome, the gang reacting to the news and maybe something else happening. Should be a vacation the Starbolts won't soon forget! See you next time!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Starbolts #276: Inquiring Minds



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This week's comic is a special jumping on point for new readers. I like to do these every one hundred comics or so. This is also a special one since I am going to be posting this on http://www.rtgomer.com shortly. Every Saturday, a new comic will appear there as well as videos. It took some time to get my comics there because I had a storyline to finish. I didn't want to jump head first into the comics and get people confused. That would have been bad.

Anyway, this week's comic also moves the story along a bit after the events of last issue. The panels themselves give clues as to who people are and hints as to their backstories and the like. For example, in the 28th panel, Manta is referring to his father. His father, Sirak was a great hero to his people. There are other nuggets of info, too. Have fun finding them!

I hope you all enjoyed this week's comic. I'll be back next time with a video! Take care!


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Starbolts #275: By Dawn's Early Light



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Here it is! The two hundred and seventy-fifth comic! After this one, I am going to be creating a jumping on point for new readers and posting them on http://www.rtgomer.com . It should be fun as I already post videos there. Speaking of videos, I had a slight editing issue with the Secret Wars review. So, that is going to be delayed for a bit. Don't worry. I'll get it up when I can. It's more than halfway done and it should be ready soon. I promise!

As far as the comic goes, I made this a special double sized comic. The main issue of course has been resolved. But, there's still a long way to go before the government can trust the Starbolts. Next issue, expect a hearing of sorts that will cover the history of the Bolts. I am basically going to have H.P. Gladstone grill Jenna about everything that happened here.

Hope you enjoyed this week's comic! Have a great 4th of July!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Starbolts #274: The Dogs of War



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We are one issue away from Starbolts #275: By Dawn's  Early Light! This week, though, the dogs of war have been unleashed. The baddies have made their move. The teenage heroes have learned a valuable lesson. The stage is set. The players are ready. Now let's see if Earth's mightiest can dance.

Earlier this week, I asked Twitter for possible locations in DC that Skull can use to transmit the wave that will change humanity. After talking with my creative consultant, we figured the best place of course would be three places. Which three are they? You'll find out soon enough.

In other news, it looks like Apollo survived the explosion. There's no way a GOD can die from a blast like that. But, did the others live? Who can say? Apollo's looking mighty pissed off isn't he. Eh, he has a right to be.

Since this comic is done, next Saturday will have the premiere of a new episode of Comic Showcase. I'll be reviewing Secret Wars #1 and it'll be cameotastic. Why? You'll see. =)

See you then!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Starbolts #273: The Skull's Agenda



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It's tough being surrounded by crazy people isn't it? One person talks to rocks. Two people can't keep their paws off of each other and then there's Doctor Jansen. I got a little back story for him in here since his is a little interesting because he and his sister wanted powers like several other heroes. Jealousy does crazy things to people. That jealousy turned to hatred and determination to become what they are: A bat-like guy and a being composed of light energy.

Valentine and Punchline are also back. They were dragged back off panel by Cobra. Cobra, in my mind dragged them back kicking and screaming. They obviously don't like D.I.S.C.O.R.D. island. I don't think anyone really does. There's nothing there but bones, dirt and death. Not exactly a vacation spot is it?

Working on issue #274 for this weekend before I wrap up the storyline on the 4th of July. In between, I'll be reviewing Secret Wars #1. Should be a good review. Looking forward to talking about Marvel's reinvention. Time will tell if post Secret Wars Marvel will be good. I saw the previews on Free Comic Book Day and some stuff seems to be promising like the All-New, All Different Avengers. I'll most likely give that a read.

In the mean time, enjoy the comic and I'll be back here Saturday with issue #274!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Starbolts #272: The Power of Symbols



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Today's comic centers around the star-spangled Starbolt, Lady Liberty!  She's got her suit back and is ready to take on the Skull. Sure she could have beaten him without the uniform. But, like Selena said, there's something to be said for symbols. And who doesn't like a blond person punching a Nazi over and over and over again? That kind of symbolism is amazing to me.

We also see Jenna's parents and a look inside Jenna's old room. Sadly the rest of her belongings went up in flames last week when the Embassy exploded. That's okay. She's going to take the fight directly to Jade Skull!

In other comic news, I have scripted #273 and that'll go up early next week with number #274 happening next Saturday. So, keep an eye out for that. #275 will go up on the Fourth of July and I promise it'll be well worth the wait. Stay tuned, true believers!

I'll also be working on a video for the end of June. So much to do. So much going on in this comic! Where do I find the time?

See ya in a few days with Starbolts #273: The Skull's Agenda!