Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Starbolts #127: Party in the Sun and Captain America review

Writer's block sucks. No. Seriously. It SUCKS! Last week, I had every intention on finishing the comic and posting it. The problem WAS that I had trouble figuring out what I wanted to have Mr. Dastara say to M'anta that wasn't corny. I wanted to make it sort of like Ma and Pa Kent talking to Clark Kent or something. I decided to ditch that approach and come up with something a lot better. I hope it works. I kind of like it.

This comic is pretty special as it's M'anta's birthday comic. Why is it special? Well, this summer marks the 15th year since he was created. I wanted to do something special for his and retroactively Shrall's birthday. Since it was their day, I wanted to make a comic commemorating it. It's funny, though. Manta's pretty much the only character from those days that HASN'T changed.

Anyway, I got back from seeing Captain America a couple hours ago. What did I think? Well, I liked it a lot! I'm not going to spoil much. But, I will list what I liked:

1. The nod to the original human torch.

2. Stan Lee's cameo.

3. The costume riffing at the USO.

4. The Avengers teaser.

Those are just some of the things I really liked about the movie. It was fun! Is it up there with Iron Man? Definitely! I have yet to see Thor. I assume it's good from what people are telling me.

In other news, I'm gonna be on vacation for a week. I'll be back and you'll see a new vid. What's it about? Well...that'd be telling now wouldn't it? =D See you next time!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Starbolts #126: Jack's Final Mission (Part 6)

Hails and horns! Welcome to the final part of "Jack's Final Mission" It was a long road getting to this point. Lots of conversations with Mark about where he wanted to go with the story. Lots of '80s references to get out of the way. Not to mention this chapter of Starbolts lore. Jack's backstory is interwoven with the others' as it was revealed. He was frozen for a very long time and when he awoke, the young kids he saw in the hallway were now young adults.
As for the last panel, I'm not about to tell anyone what that means. See, I want to be ominous like that. What's coming? Well, we'll see this fall. For now, I'm going to be devoting a month or so to some silly, fun comics since we've had a serious tone for a while now. It's time to bring on the funny! Just remember, humor can't be forced and as always please consult a physician before operating a heavy webcomic.
Now, let's tally up the references we had in this storyline. Let's go by the numbers:
Starbolts #122:
G.I. Joe
Dino Riders
Jem and the Holograms
'80s Hair metal bands
Starbolts #123:
Starbolts #124:
G.I. Joe vehicles and playsets.
Starbolts #125:
Starbolts #126:
My Little Pony
Voltron: Defender of the Universe.
Speaking of My little pony, I REALLY like how that mushroom cloud turned out. Thanks go out to Lozchic who gave me an outline I could use. I do regret not putting in any references to He-Man, She-Ra, Silverhawks and Bionic Six. Then again, Jack's bionic now. So...that could be a reference! HAH! I found a loophole! Okay, I'm ending the blog for this week. Cya!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Starbolts #125: Jack's Final Mission (Part 5)

There's a story behind this week's comic. As there usually is. My friend, Mark, who has been writing the storyline for Jack had said last week lacked bloodspray. So, this week he sends me the script and says "ADD BLOODSPRAY!" So...I did. Mark, I hope you're happy when you read this. =P Good God...The blood! Eh...could be worse, right? I mean at least I never blew up a pla...Wait...yes I did.
It always comes down to that. Anyway, enjoy this week's comic and stay tuned for the exciting conclusion next week! What will happen? Who can say? How many more '80s references can we pour out before the end of the comic? Not many, I think. Really wanted to do something with Dinosaucers or something really obscure. See ya next time!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Starbolts #124: Jack's Final Mission (Part 4)

BOOM! That's the best way to describe this week's comic. It was fun having Mark help me out again. He's a great writer. It's a shame he doesn't have a site of his own. Anyway, this comic was in the works as I was working on 4th Wall Breakers. I'm pleased with how they both turned out. I hope you are, too!

Thanks for reading and enjoy!