Saturday, April 21, 2018

Starbolts #387: The Inobe Centurion


Presenting the newest member of the Centurion Corps, Firaxil Odanta!  As Crystal said, the new look suits him. However, there are a few things going on this week. First off. What is the deal with the telepathic voice? What's going on there? And what is going on with the Inobe meeting with the bugs? By the way, that's the captain of the ship Firaxil and Sabina made their escape from. What is he doing with them? We'll find out next time!

There is one other thing to note before I go. Last week I spent a lot of time working on an archive for the comic. You can see it here:

All of the comics are there and I know some are on deviantart. There's a reason for that. Back in 2009 or so I was just posting the comic there and this site didn't exist until I reached a certain point. It should be okay, though. The comics are all in one spot for you all to enjoy.

This storyline will most likely end at Starbolts #400 and what comes next will be a lot of fun! Do stay tuned!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Starbolts #386: Should I Stay or Should I Go?


Looks like Firaxil is now the newest member of the Centurion Corps! We knew that was coming didn't we? Now he has to open the doors and save his friends! It also looks like it's a no-brainer when it comes to him staying on New Inobus or going back to Earth with the others. Sabina is just not his type. The Inobe are a cool race that hide their emotions. They have them, sure. They've just learned to hide them better than our buddy Firaxil can.

It's just as well. Someone is calling out to our newly minted Centurion. Firaxil was never going to be without powers for long. Now someone is calling his name. Well, his Terran name. What does this mean? We'll find out in the comics ahead. I've been working with a friend on the upcoming story after this is wrapped up in a neat little bow. I won't divulge what it's about. I will however say that after all the hell I've put him through, he's going to be happy. Eventually.

As far as Sara goes, Sara originally died in the first Demonstorm arc way back in Starbolts #19. You can read it here:
Note to self. I need to find a way to put the old Starbolts comics on this site. Not sure how. But, I have an idea. Expect a new page with an archive of my comics soon!

You can also expect a retooling of that scene some day, too. Not a fan of the style I used back then.

Enjoy the comic! I'll see you next time!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Starbolts #385: Flying with Danger


First, I want to get something off of my chest. By now you probably saw my tweetstorm about Channel Awesome and why I decided to not post my blog there. If you haven't, check out the thread here:

Basically, things came to light and though they don't affect me they affect my friends and that's something I can't support. To reflect the changes, I have removed the link on my site. I just can't support them any longer. I will however still be supporting Film Brain and the Last Angry Geek as they are friends of mine. That's not about to change.

Now then back to the comic. There's a lot going on here, huh? We have plenty of action and what amounts to a death race in space. I was going to call it "chicken" but that's when two cars are facing each other. This is different.

There's a bit of foreshadowing here, too. What do the cosmic entities want with Firaxil? Time will tell!

See you next time!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Starbolts #384: The Return of the Royalty


Looks like the bugs are back and in a big way! They got a new, more humanoid look. Their personality seems to be heavy on the arrogance. I wanted to give the new Mosqukatara more of a Cardassian/Romulan feel than the generic bug-like alien. Plus it was getting annoying having to have them talk like thizzzzzz. I wanted to evolve them a few steps forward. Now they are back and it means big trouble for the Alliance.

It's probably for the best that Sabina's plan never went into motion. Good thing, too. Things would have been kind of messy. At least Crystal knows how to diffuse the tension a bit.  The story is gonna heat up next week so stay tuned!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Starbolts #383: Man or Monster


Sorry for the delay in comic production. In case you haven't heard, New England was hammered by a late winter storm. We were without power here for  a couple days. I had this comic in my mind ready to go. The problem was I couldn't do anything about it. When the power came back I went right to work in creating the comic. I had some help from Sara's creator, Sam.

Like I said last time I've been toying with bringing her back. I don't really know at this point. We'll see. I'll have to think on it. In the mean time enjoy this feels trip. Note that Firaxil is wearing an Alliance uniform. That's because he umm...lost a little weight inside the chamber. Let's leave it at that.

We're due for another major storm soon and I dunno how that'll impact things. Hopefully it won't be as bad as this last week was. Knock on wood!

See you guys next time!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Starbolts #382: Titanic Memories


This is a blast from the past! For new readers let me explain. A long time ago when the comic was in prose form the Starbolts had another member of the team. Her name was Sara Edwards and like Jenna, Jack, Kevin, Mateo and Marcus she was the daughter of two famous heroes who fought for freedom over land, sea and air. (Yes, they were Agents of S.T.A.R.) Sara was to be in the Starbolts Program until Terra Nova kidnapped her as a baby.

Her parents searched high and low and ended up leaving the Agents. Sadly they couldn't find her and the organization ended up raising the baby. She grew up and was later rescued by Dennis and the rest of the Starbolts

Dennis and Sara had a long history together as they were a couple and when the time came to put the comic together, Sara was killed off during the first major arc. Sara was created by my friend, Sam and we thought it'd be best for Sara to be written out of the story for the time being. I recently talked with Sam and we thought we'd bring Sara back in a way.

I already sort of toyed with the idea of bringing her back when I had Velocity, a speedfreak like Marcus, turn up and she looked like Sara. You might remember that story. That plot thread is still dangling. I really need to resolve that at a later date. Not sure how, yet. I WILL, though. =D It'll just take some time.

Enjoy this week's comic! I'll see ya next time!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Starbolts #381: A Reunion in Space


It looks like the Starbolts have finally reunited with Firaxil! However, it looks like Sabina has her own agenda. What is she going to do? She plans to convince her new friend to stay and fight. To what end? We'll find out soon enough. She's still a good guy. I think. I also think she may be doing this for the wrong reasons. The Starbolts will help in any way they can since the bugs also threaten Earth and the other worlds of the Alliance. This plan could be all for nought. Then again she doesn't know that. Still, you can expect some comedy out of this. Man, if Marcus ever sees this faux Crystal there could be some serious comedy. Or a sitcom-like misunderstanding.

In other news, my Youtube Channel has lost monetization thanks to YouTube's new policy of taking a torch to a molehill. I will still make videos. They just won't have any monetization on it. I just need a ton more subscribers to get the necessary amount to warrant monetization. So, if you like my stuff on YouTube, go like and subscribe to my channel. Link is in the links section of this site.

That's all for now! See you next time!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Starbolts #380: The Dragon Awakens


WOW! A lot happens this week doesn't it? I didn't want Firaxil to be separated for too long from his friends. So next week expect to see a reunion between him and the other faction of the Inobe. The question is... How are the Starbolts going to react to this other group of Inobe after having been attacked by one Inobe ship already? Here's another question. How will THEY react to Firaxil's friends?

In any event we have a new starship design for the bugs. That's not the only thing that's been redesigned. The ship's front looks like a bug. That's why we only see the huge oval from the side. It's world's better than the last design of the ships.

I added a character moment for the Aquan trio. They're still dealing with the death of their mother at the hands of those creeps. Gonna be a drama-filled storyline. I can tell you that much. Would you expect any less? See you next time!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Starbolts #379: A Fox in the Hen House


They're baaack! Yes! The Mosqukatara have returned after being absent from this comic for quite a few years. In all fairness this was because I was working to redesign them. For new readers, the Mosqukatara are insectoid aliens who once enslaved Aquans. They didn't stop there, though. They also held worlds belonging to the Dovianni and the Setleth. Eventually those worlds were freed and the races on those worlds forged an intergalactic alliance akin to the United Nations or the United Federation of Planets in Star Trek.

Now the Inobe have allied themselves with the bugs. Do they know what the bugs DID?! Keep in mind that this is the bad guy faction of the Inobe that allied themselves with the ruthless creatures. They are in the middle of a civil war. That reminds me. What is Firaxil up to? We'll find out soon enough. An old enemy has returned and I don't think it will sit well with our heroes.

See you next time!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Starbolts #378: A Standoff in Space


Looks like the Inobe have decided to initiate another part of their plan. This would be to infiltrate the Xazes. One small problem. How are they all going to stay hidden on a ship full of telepaths? That's not gonna be easy. They'll be found out pretty quickly. Expect a fight on the decks of the ship. This is far from over. Just like that guy said.

I feel bad for killing two redshirts. Er...GOLDshirts. Seems like an awful waste to me.  The captain here seems like he's the most fanatical out of all the Inobe we've seen. There still are a couple questions.

1. Was that the same Inobe ship that had Firaxil as a prisoner?

Well, I know the answers. We'll just have to wait and see to find out! Stay tuned!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Starbolts #377: The Inobe Civil War


Looks like the team has stumbled upon an intergalactic civil war. I'm sure there's no cause for concern. Unless you happen to live in any of the nearby systems. Again there is a reference to the mysterious ally. Who are they? What do they want? They apparently know about the Alliance and have been spreading lies.

We won't be finding out next week as I'll be reviewing Darkhawk #51. Speaking of Youtube, I have to say yes I am annoyed about the whole thing. All it takes is one bad egg to cause a problem. In this case it was a few. I'll be losing monetization on my videos like a lot of people. It's annoying, I know. I'll still put videos online. I also talked to some friends about Patreon. We'll see. In the mean time I'll still post vids and comics.

See ya next time!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Starbolts #376: Hidden Truths


To say "Well, that escalated quickly" is a bit of an understatement. It looks like Firaxil has jumped from the frying pan and into the fire. Now he has several new questions. Who are the Inobe's new allies? What grudge could they possibly have against Earth? What is Sabina's role in all of this? So many questions. So little time.

I also wanted to make this comic my yearly jumping on point for new readers of the comic. This is just to give them a bit of info as to who these people are. They're the next generation of Earth's heroes and it looks like Firaxil has found himself in a bit of some drama. Who said you can never go home again?

This storyline is heating up and will continue next week. After that I will be reviewing Darkhawk #51. So stick around for that. Been a while since I talked about that comic character. Enjoy the comic!

See ya next time!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Starbolts #375: To the Final Frontier


A new storyline begins! I really do hope Crystal doesn't get spacesickness. That would not be good. Anyway, the 'Bolts are on their way to find out what happened to Firaxil after they lost contact with his ship. In the coming attractions comic, we found that he had been abducted by his own people. What could they want with him? Time will tell of course!

Meanwhile, check out the new spaceship. Its design is based on a couple ideas I had for a more streamlined spaceship. It's cool. What makes it even cooler is that it has landing struts. It's a lot smaller than previous ships I designed for the comic. I kind of like it.

Enjoy the comic this week! We're gonna be in for a wild ride!