Saturday, September 20, 2014

Starbolts #247: A Smooth Getaway


Today, I've introduced another Guardian. His name is Black Knight. Yeah, that's original isn't it? Originally, I was going to have a guy named Aquadator take on Manta, Jenna and Lady Liberty II. He has the ability to turn into water, ice and fog. I might save him for another time. He's still a member. I just wanted another sprite I made to take the stage as it were. I might even change his armor once this storyline's done. I'm not totally sold on the solid black and grey elements. I know he's supposed to be called "The Black Knight" but I'd like a little more color. I do like that sword he has, though.

In other news, I have archived more comics up on deviantart. You can check them out here: The archive is almost complete as I have about sixty more comics to put up. I did stop by imageshack. Man it is confusing over there. Some comics had broken images and I have since fixed them. If anyone sees any broken images here, let me know and I'll fix 'em right up.

Next week, I will be covering the Silver Age part of my new retrospective. Who will the character be? Will it be...The Hulk? Daredevil? X-Men? Spider-Man? Time will tell. Actually, if you've read you know I am working on Daredevil. I'm also changing the '70s comic I am reviewing to Spider-Woman as my copy was kinda messed up. The '80s one will be X-Factor #1 and after that? Well, we shall see.

Until next week, everyone!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Starbolts #246: Saved by an Angel


Today is Kevin's crowning moment of awesome. He proves that just because he is blind he can still shoot a psionic arrow. His other senses are heightened despite his eyes being damaged by Sentinel. Oh, Sentinel. Do you think he knows he's working for a Nazi? Does he care? Only time will tell. Why exactly are the Guardians following him if he clearly isn't acting like his normal self? Weird, right? Definitely.

Anyway, I finally saw Guardians of the Galaxy and I loved it! It had a great story and a great moral lesson and theme in it. Family's what you make of it. That and you need to hold onto good memories (like the whole issue with the walkman. THAT is basically his connection to Star Lord's mom.) My only real issue is with the Nova Corps. They hopefully will be more cosmicy later on. I hope.

Back to the comic! More action is coming next week. The storyline isn't ending soon, though. More is coming. MUCH more! AND by the end of the month I will have a Silver Age Marvel comic covered in Comic Showcase. Still deciding between a few comics that I have reprints of. Any suggestions are of course welcome.

Thanks and see you next week!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Starbolts #245: Truth and Liberty


Well, today we find out that Iron Eagle isn't really Iron Eagle! He's really a Nazi pretending to be him! That's gotta suck. The original plan was to have Jade Skull bring in an alternate version of Iron Eagle and HE would replace him. I changed my mind because I kind of wanted to steer away from alternate realities and go straight toward mad Nazi science. Because there's SO much you can do with it. So, now Jade Skull possesses Iron Eagle's body. He also managed to convince the Guardians that the Starbolts are baddies. Huh. There is gonna be a serious fight here soon. You better believe it!

At least now things have come into place and things make sense now. "Iron Eagle" came to the Agents' Embassy to confront Jenna and yet stole the first Lady Liberty's shield. It's become clear that Skull is toying with her. I do kind of wonder, though. Skull is fixated on Jenna's "Aryan perfection" and yet she is a metahuman. Wouldn't that go against his beliefs? Or is he just plan old nuts? I think it's the latter.

In any case, Skull has the shield, the 'Bolts' starship and a team of heroes at his command. They gotta do something fast!

See you next time!