Saturday, May 1, 2021

Starbolts #529: Rise of the Phoenix

 

Hail!

    Jenna has risen like a phoenix from the ashes and so that will be her new code name. It suits her and that bird-like costume is purely a coincidence. I think I'll make minor alterations as time goes by. Perhaps I'll include a bird-like image on the chest.  The white spot is where her mouth would go. It's not a full helmet. It's a decent design. I'll probably change it a little. Phoenix is also a cool code name, too.  I was struggling to think what I could use for a name and then I thought Phoenix was cool. Sure a member of the X-Men has used it. But, here's the thing. Jenna hasn't been replaced by a cosmic entity nor is she going to go crazy and destroy stuff. Her phoenix is more like the bird of legend and less like the X-Men character.

    M'anta and Jenna definitely had a happy reunion here and we'll be sure to catch up with them next week. We'll need some closure on that front and maybe we'll see the suit in action! No maybes about it. I want to see those wings! That should be cool! I also liked writing that bit with Richard and M'anta. Richard is basically a surrogate dad to him now that his father Sirak is gone. So he's been helping the poor guy out when he's troubled. Sure he's eccentric sometimes but he cares and that's the important thing!

    Though, part of me is sad that we never got to see Bruce Springsteen play for Crystal. HAHAHA! Nah, I think she's fine either way.

See ya next time!


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Starbolts #528: From the Ashes

 

Hail!

    It's finally begun! Jenna has been cured of the ailment that has plagued her since the mid 200s of this webcomic. It all started way back in Starbolts #239 and ended with Jenna's powers getting out of whack. Ever since her victory in Starbolts #275, her powers have been out of control. So, now what? What's going to happen next? Well, like a phoenix she has rose from the ashes. She's not going to be reclaiming her role as Lady Liberty as Crystal has settled into the role. She'll create a new name for herself and we will see what that'll be in the next couple of comics. Phoenix has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

I really liked how the interaction with Stan and Jenna's father, Richard played out. As you can see Sara was smiling a bit in one of the panels. If there wasn't confirmation that she takes after her father, then that'd be it. 

Anyway, now that Jenna is finally cured, what's nice for our fiery heroine? Stay tuned!

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Starbolts #527: Fighting My Way Back

 

    Firaxil has finally returned from his two month-long mission to New Inobus and as you can tell he missed Sara very much *ahem*. Yeah. Probably would have been a good idea to wait a little bit before barging into the middle of class, Firaxil. Just saying. Then again the big guy misses his wife. Who can blame him for barging in like he owned the place. 

    As you can see we have ten New Starbolts. That's almost the same amount of teens the Starbolts had before adding Tanis to their ranks. The Starbolts had fifteen. The New Starbolts might get there at some point. That's always a possibility. New metahumans are popping up every day. Who know who else is out there? And since Terra Nova is gone, it'd be a lot easier for the Starbolts to find and locate metahumans for training.

    Next let's talk about the new Inobe Centurion. We didn't want to leave poor Victo alone right after he got his powers. So, we gave him a week before Firaxil headed back home. Makes sense. He'll do a great job as a Centurion and if worse comes to worse, he can always ask Firaxil for help.

    Slowly but surely the Starbolts are returning home. Next up we check in on Jenna and finally get her powers straightened out. 

See ya next time!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Starbolts #526: A New Deputy in Town

 

Hail!

    This week we're checking in on Firaxil and it looks like he is homesick for Earth. Specifically his wife and unborn child. There has to be a way to remedy the situation and the Centurion Corps found an easy solution. Victo Gavren has been made a deputy Centurion! I just hope he won't be douchey like John Walker on Falcon and the Winter Soldier. That reminds me. I'm gonna go on record and say that the U.S. Agent is the Avenger with the most punchable face. He narrowly beats out Starfox and that dude's gimmick is charisma. U.S. Agent was never my favorite Avenger. Probably should have made a top ten worst Avengers video back in the day. Walker would definitely be at the top followed by Starfox.

    Back on topic. Some time has passed since Firaxil left Earth and he is anxious to get back. Don't forget. This was all Sara's idea. Well, he needed to stay with his parents for a while too. Now, will Gavren be up to the task of being a Centurion? Or will he end up like Walker? Time will tell. Tune in for the action next time!

 See ya next week!

 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Starbolts #525: Coming Home Again

 

   Hail!

    Well, it looks like there is a new development in the Tanis saga as he wants to stay on Earth with the Starbolts. Will they let him stay? Probably. We'll see more of him, soon. But, we're going to jump ahead to New Inobus for the next couple of comics so we can see what Firaxil is up to. Then we'll be going to Aquarius for the birth of Shrall and Tayalla's baby. April is going to be a busy month for the Starbolts. 

    At least we have some progress in the form of Ethan Knight taking interest in what's going on with Angela. What exactly is "void magic"? Why do so many people call it a myth? There are so many questions. Could "void magic" be responsible for Angela's condition? And what about Jenna and Norad? It seems like many Starbolts are broken this year doesn't it? Well, it keeps them all human. That's all I can say!

Keep it here for more Starbolts action this month and beyond! See ya next time!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Starbolts #524: Angels Don't Give Up

 

    Hails and horns!

    Well, as one adventure comes to a close, it looks like another one begins. Along for the ride to Earth is Rudo. What could he be up to? We'll find out soon enough. Right now Angela's story has come to a close. But, don't worry. We WILL be revisiting her in the not too distant future. Next week we'll be seeing what Firaxil is up to. Could it tie with the current storyline? MAAYBE! Depends on how you look at it.

    As far as Tanis goes, I wonder why he's going to Earth. Maybe he's looking to make amends? Maybe he's looking for a way to help Angela? Maybe it's both? Hard to say. Who doesn't love a good mystery? Actually, who doesn't love a good retribution arc? That's what this story is looking to become. See ya next time!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Starbolts #523: Medea All Along

 

    Who's been pulling every evil string? It was Medea all along! Yeah, I may have picked that up from Wandavision. Great show. You should definitely check it out on Disney +. Now we have Falcon and the Winter Soldier and that looks promising. Gotta love MCU goodness. It's been so long since we've had anything MCU related and I welcome it!

    Back to the comic. It looks like Medea has been celebrating the loss of her husband, Demonstorm. I don't think she's "grieving" so much as enjoying herself. She was never really in love with him and never really wanted to go along with his evil schemes. She was always sort of just there. Is she complicit? Oh, yes. Very much so. She could have stopped so much hurt and destruction. But, she didn't. She's still a villain. I don't think she's much of a threat now and besides....I think she's enjoying her time with Taurol. I wonder if Tanis will like it if he's his new daddy.

    However, it looks like we might have some problems coming soon as Rudo walked into the transdimensional gateway. Where is he going to go? We'll find out soon enough. Trouble is brewing!

    Angela still has some issues to work out. We didn't feel like we should end things as easily as that. Will she'll be fixed? Stay tuned!

 See ya next time!