Saturday, August 18, 2012

Starbolts #165: The Queen's Gambit

 The Queen's Gambit is a move in chess and I thought it'd be apt for this comic's title. Aquarius has a new queen and her name is Tayalla. She appeared in a few comics off and on. Her story is that she was a member of the royal guard and she fell in love with Prince Shrall some time after the death of his father.

Speaking of which, I decided to show a glimpse into the Occupation itself. Hmm. I wonder whose costume Criam J'arrsti's suit is like. Hmmmm...the mind boggles. I didn't change Danar's look because I figured he ALWAYS had a thing for flowing robes. Brown ones no less. Do you honestly think he'd have some imagination? Hahaha.

Well, at least he's appeased and we can get the show on the road. I don't think M'anta and Aquita will ever call Tayalla "Mom". That'd be gross, yo.

I'll have more about Tayalla and Shrall later. Tune in next time when I'll be reviewing Fantastic Four #1!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Starbolts #164: Trial and Error

The Phoenix Wright games are some of my favorite games of all time. I tried to include a bit of the style in the trial up there. Granted, there's an Aquan twist. Since this a royal court and more like an inquiry, no lawyers are present. Still, Danar managed to pull some strings and got the court to go ahead with trying the trio.

My only complaint is that there's no table for M'anta to scream "OBJECTION!" Anyway, the comic this week also shows some funny bits with Garazo. We haven't seen him in a while and I thought it'd be best to put in his and Tayalla's reactions since having it be the trial alone would be kind of boring wouldn't it?

That's what I did. Try to add some reactions because I knew it was going to be a long haul.

In other news, I'll be scripting the Fantastic Four review soon. So, expect to see that in a few weeks. Why Fantastic Four? Well, it's hard to tell the history Marvel Comics without it.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Starbolts #163: Return to Aquarius

If I said it before, I'll say it again. Tess Danar is a jerk. How did he get to be Prime Minister of Aquarius? Well, we'll see soon enough. What is his beef with the Aquan trio? Well, that goes back a ways. I've had it written that Danar is a J Jonah Jameson type since he's always hated M'anta, Shrall and Aquita. M'anta, especially. He's hated how two of the trio dated and married outside their species. He's not going to change. You'd think he'd mellow out some since his daughter is now a superhero, too. Heh. Not. At. All.

Danar's had it in for the trio even when they were kids. He'd always snoop around the palace seeing what the three were up to. That led to Shrall playing jokes on him. When they got their powers, he then found a new reason to hate them. Especially once they became Starbolts.

Well, that's a bit into the mind of Tess Danar for you. I've only scratched the surface of this guy's behavior. I love writing him as he's so over the top! Will the guards actually take him seriously? Eep. I hope not. Then again, you never know WHO is under those helmets. Heh. Heh.

See you all next time!