Saturday, April 28, 2012

Starbolts #153: Bring On the Bad Guys

This week's comic has a bunch of firsts. This is the first time I've shown Demonstorm in full since waay back when the comic started. For this occasion, I completely redesigned his sprite. In a bit, I will also redo his wife, Medea's sprite. This isn't the whole group I am showing, by the way. More baddies will be joining this group I have called "The Legion". They are going to make some trouble for our heroes. That is a fact!

Seriously. We have:

1. Granite.
2. Cobra
3. Robkas
4. Princess
5. Spectra
6. Valentine
7. Tornado
8. Dreadwing
9. Punchline
10. Braun

And of course Demonstorm. This group has a lot of power. Now...what could they be planning?

The only villain I am missing is Pal'idin's old mentor. I haven't decided if I will use him or not. There will be other villains, though. Just wait. Just...wait. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Starbolts #152: Angel of Mine

 There's a bit of a story behind this week's comic. A few friends and I were discussing how to best handle love scenes in comics. I wanted to create something special for Kevin and Angela since they're the third of my couples in the story.  Kevin for all his incredible genius is very introverted and shy. He's the kind of guy who wakes up and sees his gorgeous girlfriend and just wonders why out of all the guys in the world, she picked him. Angela, being an empath was always the caring sort. She is caring, but, you do not want to cross her.

When I initially wrote the scene, I had several ideas in mind for how to get the two together. I figured the best way would be that Angela picked up his thoughts while the base was empty. He would be typing in a journal or something and she'd come in. They'd talk a bit and Kevin, finally feeling like he can do something about his feelings for her decides to go for broke. Variables be damned.

I've studied love scenes in comics and I wasn't going to show anything graphic when I finished. I figured I'd cut away to shots of the city and then finally with the two in bed. I think that's one way to handle it and it works out well.

So, that is this week's comic. The next few comics are going to be a bit on the funny side. (I hope) Then we'll get into a new storyline. Someone once asked if there was going to be any consequences with Angela and Kevin having sex. I can't think of any at the moment. It's best to leave it as is. We shall see if there are any. We shall see!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Starbolts #151: A Man Out of Time

Here we have the true epilogue to the last storyline. Jack for the lack of a better word is feeling quite upset. That is until Anya came around. I think she'll be good for him. Mark and I always thought she'd steal him away to do some crazy missions or something like that. Now she is a reserve Starbolt along with Shrall and Garazo. This means that when there's trouble the 'bolts can't handle by themselves, they'll call in the reserves.

I've been hinting at Anya/Jack for some time now. We'll see how this relationship goes, yes?

In other news, I have the first two issues of Avengers vs X-Men. I'll definitely review the entire series once I get the whole storyline. The story ends in September. So, we have quite some time before we actually get to that crossover. In the mean time, I'll review other things. I can't wait to go over Avengers VS X-Men. It's actually good. Then again, it's only two issues in at the time of this writing. Who knows what turns it'll take? Who knows what twists will take place? All I can say so far is...Damn, Cyke. You're a jerk!

See you next time!