Saturday, June 20, 2015
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
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
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!
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Look at those explosions. Michael Bay would be proud. A lot has happened this week! The Starbolts have broken out of jail. Manta returned. The embassy AND Guardians' mansion were both destroyed. The 'Bolts weren't in the embassy. It remains to be seen if the Guardians survived this explosion. Some will. Some...probably not. Though, Omega is starting to Hulk out there. Maybe he can lift the rubble? Perhaps. I also thought about shooting Cobra. But, the guy's undead. It'd be a mere annoyance to him.
I still plan on having issue #275 premiere on the Fourth of July! So, that'll be fun. I'll probably have to do two comics in a week to do so. That, I know I can do. I'll have a video in there too. This summer, I'll be focusing on the current Secret Wars events and a few of the tie ins that came out of the event.
They should be a fun series of reviews and I really can't wait for the stuff that happens AFTER Secret Wars because that looks to be exciting. I am glad that it isn't a reboot as many people think. It looks to be an exciting time for Marvel and as the nuts in charge said, it's just the next chapter in the ongoing story of the Marvel Universe.
After seeing a few teasers that came out this week, I think I am ready to dive head first into those new titles coming out of the Secret Wars once the dust settles and it's back to business as usual for the Marvel Universe.
Until then, it's time to continue rocking my own comic universe. See ya next week!