Saturday, June 22, 2013

Starbolts #197: The Fall of the Heroes

Talk about your "big baddabooms" this comic, right? Wow. Well, it was bound to happen. I was never going to keep the alternate Aquito around. As for whether or not the heroes made it out, well...that remains to be seen. Did they make it? Did they survive? There are so many questions. But, the schedule for next week says I am going to be doing a video.'ll have to wait until  July 6th to see if the 'Bolts got out okay. =)

The next vid is going to be a review of New Warriors #1. Should be a fun read and a fun video to do as I begin kicking off my look at the series. In the mean time, enjoy this week's comic. How will Manta respond? Will he face Dragonfly? Time will tell, true believers!

See ya next time!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Starbolts #196: The Superior Dragonfly

When your own beta reader wishes death on a character, you know you did something right. Laura, my beta reader wants to rip Tanis's wings out because of his actions here. I can't say I'm surprised. The guy has been poisoned by the dark side. Or has he? Can he be turned? Is this comic totally mocking "The Superior Spider-Man" and Superboy Prime? Yes to those two questions. As for him being turned back to being a good guy? Hmm...I'll get back to you on that. In the mean time, please enjoy this week's comic. =)

 When I redesigned Tanis, I was going for something like the dragonfly Pokemon, Yanma. It's a dragonfly pokemon known for its speed and I tried to capture it here. Tanis can now adjust his speed, pass through solid objects, vibrate his way through doors and fly almost as fast as Bluestreak. Almost. But, not quite.

I also made his wings a bit better and more insect-like than before. You could call it a reboot. I just call it a redesign. =) Enjoy!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Starbolts #195: Bluestreak's Play-by-Play

What can I say about this week's comic? Well, I revealed what happened to Tanis. He is now the Superior Dragonfly and yes, that is a knock on the Superior Spider-Man that's running around Marvel. I still say it's just Doctor Octopus in a Peter Parker costume. Not really a fan. Anyway, Tanis is going to fight Marcus next week. But, his he the heart Demonstorm spoke of? We shall see. Though, rest assured, many jokes will be had at Tanis's expense. Jeez, he looks ridiculous. I think I was going for a Spider-Man meets Archangel thing with this guy.

 As for the Setleths, well, they're Setleths. 'Nuff Said, there!

Cya next time!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Starbolts #194: Hell Hath No Fury

 Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Especially if said woman is an expert in a form of Aquan martial arts, military/medical training and has a sonic scream. Robkas, you're done, dude. Of course, this isn't the end of it. It wouldn't be Robkas if he wasn't continually infatuated with the Princess. If I ever did a movie, I think I'd have Owen Wilson voice him. Only because he can play the obsessed douche well. Hmm. Then again, that MAY be typecasting and we can't have that now can we?

I made a new background for the comic. Sickbay. I may change it in the future. We'll see. In the mean time, our heroes are still fighting the tournament., But, wait! What about Tanis? Well, we'll see soon enough, true believers.

P.S. I may have had too much fun writing the technobabble at the start of the comic. Perhaps I needed to modify the phase variance or reverse the polarity of the neutron flow.