Saturday, November 12, 2016

Starbolts #330: That Old Black Magic


That old black magic casts a spell on you! This week we delve a little into the backstory of Agent Smith aka Safeguard. Agent Smith, for those of you who are wondering, is not his real name. His real name will be given soon enough. Still, you have to wonder what he does as "Safeguard". That will be revealed in time, too. We only know that he's a former CIA agent who is a bit of a superhero fan. Kind of like Phil Coulson from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a way. He's been watching the Starbolts from afar since this comic began in 2008.

I wanted him to have a connection going as far back as the first major storyline I had in this comic. I also took the opportunity to update Demonstorm, Medea and Angela with the sprites I use now when I showed the old storyline.

Fast forward to the end, it looks like Zarantha is planning something with Dennis. That can't be good. That REALLY can't be good. Want to find out what happens? Come back after the Thanksgiving break and find out! Things are going to get crazy around here!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Starbolts #329: Titanic Rage


Meanwhile back at the ranch, Takashi and Kaori have their hands full with Dennis. Looks like his rage is about to reach a fever pitch. Garazo had to be the one to talk him down. But, is what he said enough? Eh, probably not. I'm thinking he'll REALLY get angry when he goes to Kentucky with the others. Good thing a veritable army is going because they're gonna need to keep a watch on him AND Crystal. Crystal, they can deal with. I'm not sure they're gonna be able to handle Dennis's rage. Especially since something big is coming for him on the horizon. The truth about his origin will be revealed and you can bet he won't be happy with the results.

I also took this time to focus on Takashi and Kaori a little. They're secondary characters, yes. But, they deserve a spotlight every now and then. The next storyline will have more about those two. They have an interesting backstory that ties them to some Japanese legends.  It's pretty cool.

Next week we'll be back with Crystal, Marcus and the mysterious Agent Smith. So, stay tuned for that! See ya then!