Saturday, December 17, 2011

Starbolts #140: Norad Tracks Scarlett

There are many places I could have went with this week's comic. The first and most obvious would have been the T-1000 way. You know...from Terminator 2: Judgement Day? That would have been hilariously fun. However, Norad is not a blood thirsty android that wants to destroy John Conner. No, I liken him more like Commander Data of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He's curious about the world he lives in. However, you don't want to piss him off. Wait...he can't be pissed off. He has no emotions. Well, you still don't want to cross him. Remember Nor-Mad?

The reason I didn't have him go full on Nor-Mad mode this week is because he only transforms into that when the situation really calls for it. If he had a chance, he'd have transformed into Nor-Mad once Granite appeared in front of him. However, Scarlett was quick with an EMP generator and scrambled his nanobots. Rest assured, I am going to make him out of sterner stuff later. I MAY redo the sprites. I don't know. I like him the way he is and the idea in my head makes him too much like ED-209 from Robocop.

Either way, Norad's had this new form since 2009. I MAY change him. Then again, I may leave it up to you.

In other news, I have a couple choices for my next blog. I MAY do a vid or a Christmas comic. I haven't decided. Either way, enjoy this week's comic! That and tell your Reps you oppose SOPA! I know I don't bring up politics that much in blogs. But, this is a cause I can get behind. Do your part and tell your reps that SOPA will put an end to jobs and change the face of the Internet.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Starbolts #139: Guess Who is Coming to Dinner!

This week I think Jack is on the way to redemption. What do you guys think? I think this kid is on his way to *sees last panel* Oh dear. Uhh...*cough* Nothing to see here, guys! Nothing at all! *sweeps it up with a dustpan* Now, about J.Q. Moneybagger III Esq. Nothing says eccentric billionaire like:

1. A tophat.

2. A monocle.

3. TWO pokemon statues. Because...why not? He's rich and he can do it, damn it!

More on him next week and in weeks to come. I wanted this guy to come off like the Monopoly guy. Why? Because making him like Scrooge McDuck would have been very hard to do. After all, Scrooge is Scrooge. There are no substitutes.

I admit there's not much action this week. That's fine. MORE is coming. TRUST ME. Moneybagger's mansion looks very breakable doesn't it? Hahahaha Evil laughter! I also know I haven't shown the Agents and co trying to get the artifacts. That's fine. The story's focusing on Jack. More action is coming.

*looks up*

Moneybagger and the Setleth would get along wouldn't they?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Starbolts #138: Old Wounds

*sigh* I miss writing Crystal. I really should bring back the feisty redhead that was pretty much a rebel in the prose version of the story. She liked to drink and sleep around. Sufficed to say she was a handful and eventually I toned her down some. Then I started focusing on the main eight Crystal is still rather fiery. In the beginning, she was kind of shy, introverted and later she just sort of decided to screw it (and anything with a pulse).

I digress. I wanted to show in this comic that the 'Bolts are very cautious about Jack's new friend. She "came back from the dead" and Jack's happy about it. I know "Who wouldn't be?", right? Well, his friends are skeptical and the repercussions of big reveal at the end will be talked about next time. I don't think the 'Bolts are acting like jerks. I DO think they are right on this one. I do have to thank Shea for beta-ing this with me. T'was a good conversation!