Saturday, October 3, 2015

Odds and Ends (10/3/15)


I'm sorry I don't have a comic or a video up this week. I had planned to do one or the other. But, things came up and I hadn't had the time to do them. Rest assured, I will have something for next Saturday. I do, however, want to mention a few things now that I am here.

1. You might have noticed several comics from 2010 to 2013 not working on this site. That's because they were still hosted by Imageshack. I have since finished putting up all the old comics and even fixed broken images in the heroes and villains pages you see at the top navigation bar. That brings me to the next item on the list.

2. Since I have fixed the heroes and villains profiles and added pics and such, I have been debating what to do next. Blogspot has given me options to add more pages and I've been wondering what pages to add. For the longest time, I had been thinking about putting up a page about the various planets in the comics. Then, I started wondering. What would you like to see on the website as an extra page or so?

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Starbolts #285: Landfall


Being sick sucks. I woke up Monday morning sounding like Don Corleone. Sufficed to say, I couldn't work on a video for this week as fall allergies had other plans. So, I opted to do a comic this week. As soon as I feel better, I'll be working on the next Comic Showcase. I've noticed a fair few of the spin offs are continuing once our heroes return to what passes for normal. In that case, I'll be looking at X-Men '92 and A-Force.  Both titles are continuing post Secret Wars and A-Force is really good. I haven't had the chance to check out X-Men '92. But, I'll see what I can do.

In comic news, it looks like Kyodon is about to make landfall. Its appearance gave Aquita a bit of a psychic headache. That can't be good. I am thinking of changing Kevin's powers a bit after this adventure. Psionic arrows are fun and all. But, he needs something more. Perhaps a psionic armor would work? Just some ideas I am tossing around.

Hope you all enjoy the comic! See you next time!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Starbolts #284: Kyodon Rises


Well, I think it's fair to say that Jaro Odan is a religious fanatic. Eh, there's a few in every culture that just loves to ruin everyone's fun. Nothing can be done about that. But, right now I think our fantastic four over here will stop him. I had a little bit of a squabble about the talking to Kyodon thing because Angela's still really unsure of her potential. She's powerful. But, she has the potential to be more and that really scares her. We'll see why when she finally does talk to Kyodon. =) Spoilers, I know. Do you see that audience, though? They're clapping for the wanton destruction of the surface world. They ain't all there!

We'll see what happens. Next time, though, I'll have a video out next week. A lot of the Secret Wars titles are winding down. But, Deadpool's Secret Wars is still going! I'll be reviewing that next and I promise there'll be a lot of chimichangas! =)

See you next time when I break the 4th wall into itty bitty pieces.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Starbolts #283: The Legend of Kyodon


Sorry for the delay in posting. I was working on some Kyodon designs and I think what I ended up with was the best one. Before, I had this mix of Groudon/Kyogre from Pokemon. It worked okay but it looked a little TOO much like those two pokemon. So, I made a compromise. Giant fire breathing tortoise steals Trogdor's gimmick. Film at 11.

The backstory I came up with is interesting. This basically means M'anta, Aquita and Shrall can't fight this thing head-on. To do so would mean their certain death. So, it's up to those four in the cell to save the day. And of course they might be getting help from Jenna, Mateo and Jack. They are still on the planet.

The question is how is the four going to get out of this mess? They will. They will. It'll take some doing. As for me, I got the Trogdor theme stuck in my head. Kyodon is definitely burninating the peasants of that village. Problem is I don't think those roofs are thatched. Ah well.

And the Kyodon goes into the NIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!

 In other news, Comixology has a New Warriors sale going on. Check it out and you can read the first seventeen or so issues of the '90s New Warriors comic. You WON'T be disappointed. And speaking of comics, I am making my picks for review once the MU comes back from Secret Wars. Got some good stuff on my plate and chances are this will keep me busy.

Until next time!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Starbolts #282: What Lies Beneath


Well, now we have a decent look at the sea creature Jaro's been hanging out with. I was inspired largely by two pokémon: Kyogre and Groudon when I designed the creature. I'll make far away sprites of it soon so we can get a better look at the thing's body and not just the head and hands. The hands, by the way wouldn't really be seen when you look at this thing dead on. I imagine they are to the side when it's swimming and it's shadowy. Think of it as being more aerodynamic that way.

It should be noted that Marcus isn't a scaredycat. I was thinking the monster is messing with his mind. But, eh, that's too Ch'thulu like for my tastes. He was just surprised. Surprised and then wanting to catch it in a pokeball.

Next time, we'll join the others at the dinner table and I am sure Marcus will ruin that dinner. Assuming he gets away from these Kyodon lovers over here. Spoilers: He does.

See ya next time!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Starbolts #281: Under the Sea


The seaweed is indeed always greener until someone summons a leviathan to destroy a city known for romance, culture and all that fun stuff. I have designed Oaysis City to be basically the Paris of Aquarius as I said in the comic. In my mind, the city is powered by volcanic vents deep beneath the ocean floor. The city also has a rich history I will probably go into at a later date. Let's just say that this city and Paris have a lot in common.

Our main baddie for this adventure draws inspiration from Namor of Atlantis, Doctor Doom and a bit of Mole Man from the Fantastic Four comics. I would add in other baddies, but, nah. I was also thinking of making him have a crush on Angela. But, eh, there's already one Aquan lusting after a Starbolt. I don't need another one.

That reminds me. I need to bring Robkas back somehow...

In other news, next week we will see a video from me. I'm not sure which Secret Wars tie-in I will review first. Most likely it'll be Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. Come on. If you know me, you KNOW I will review a Spidey comic at the first chance I get. I'll probably try and do something interesting with the review, too. We'll see what happens as in my last video I faded into nothingness. How do I come back from that?

I think I'll use the old, tried and true trope and say "I just got better."

See you next time!