Saturday, February 13, 2016

Starbolts #298: Soldiers and Aristocrats


I thought I'd try something a little different this week. On the left column we have Aquita's perspective on her relationship with Robkas. And on the right we have Robkas. I wanted to alternate between the two people to show how they really feel about each other. Sadly, Robkas doesn't really mention how he truly feels about Aquita. It's especially telling since all he talks about is his royal status. Trust me had Jack not stopped him, he'd be talking about her physical features eventually.

So, if there was any doubt that Robkas is an aristocratic chauvinist pig before, look no further. The guy's got a long way to go before he can be redeemed. Aquita sees nobility different from how he sees it. The two are like opposing forces. She did like him for a time, but, gradually she realized just how much of a jerk he was.

It'll come to a head next time, to be sure.  Looking back, I like Jack's non reaction. You can imagine all the eye rolling he was doing under that helmet. I was going to have it off. But, nah. He's gotta be battle ready in case the avatars get inside the base.

Still, what is their plan? There's more to it than just charging at them like in the last panel. What will happen? Stay tuned as Starbolts #300 is just a few weeks away!


  1. That makes me think of one armor piercing question for Robkas: Does he even really love Aquita? Or is his obsession purely based on his status?

    1. These are very good questions that could probably break Robkas's fragile ego. It's up to the reader to determine whether or not this is the case. I know the answer myself. And it's pretty clear from his monologue that he's only in it for the status. The question is, what do you think the answers are? =D