Saturday, June 25, 2016

Starbolts #313: The Great Escape


What's this? Two blog entries in a single week?! Yeah, it's weird of me to do that. I know. I was working on the video and working on this comic at the same time. So, I figured I'd get both up in the span of a week. Not a bad deal. I wanted to resolve a couple things and I think I did a decent job.

This week, we find out what happened to Crystal when she sent the message. Now she's somewhere near Townsville, Australia with this guy who is a mercenary. We'll learn more about him in the next comic.

I also resolved a bit of the Tornado arc for now. He's not going to give up on Crystal that easy now is he? I don't think so. The guy's a jerk and he got what he deserved. Well, at least now all files related to the Starbolts have been purged from the Legon's computer system, Raven's back home and Crystal kind of is, too. Just on the wrong continent.

The story isn't over, yet, though. We've still got more. MUCH more coming! Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Starbolts #312: For the Starbolts' Eyes Only


This week, the Starbolts find out what was in the message Crystal sent and what it means for both her and Dennis. Dennis, as you can see, isn't taking things very well. He's obviously angry! Rightfully, so! I purposely had Andrea be the one to console him and talk to him about everything because like I said earlier Andrea has basically been Crystal and Dennis's mom. I suppose it might be because when the two joined, Jack was on ice and so she took in the two as surrogate children. Perhaps one day it'll be more. Perhaps....(Foreshadowing.)

I also wanted to show a scene with him because I wanted to show that there is a connection between the Arronfeld kids and the Whitefoxes. These scenes will become important later in the story.

Then there's Umbra. What could he be up to? Do you think he could be trusted? Maybe cautiously trusted? Implicitly? Maybe. I don't think anyone's gonna be buddy-buddy with him any time soon. Least of all Marcus. We KNOW he doesn't trust that caped nut.  He may not have a reason to trust him. But, if Crystal doesn't trust him, he isn't going to. Besides, do you want some stranger poking around a file that concerns her and her brother? That's best left to friends she can trust. This has become an internal Starbolts matter and Umbra doesn't need to know everything. Still, you have to wonder what he wants with Dennis. Marcus is right. The dude is a creep.

Still, M'anta is sensing something from him. What could it be? Umbra is hiding something and M'anta can't quite figure it out. Yet. I'm thinking Umbra has mental defenses and they are gradually being broken down. Since M'anta is a telepath, he'll figure it out. So will Aquita. Dude picked the wrong team to hang out with this week.

Next time I delve into Captain America #1: The controversial comic. That should be fun. I have a theory as to how the story will play out. Stay tuned! And after that we'll learn Crystal's fate at the hands of the Legion!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Starbolts #311: Secret Messages


There's a lot to cover this week since I've referenced a few past issues in this comic alone. The first one is Starbolts #125. That comic had a flashback to when Cobra killed Scarlett, a member of Soldier Six. The baddie just doesn't seem to like gingers. Notice everyone in that panel's mouths dropped? I bet they were thinking "Oh, snap!"  I just needed to have Crystal twist the knife in there just a little bit. She knows all about Scarlett and what Cobra did to her. Expect her to reference it a wee bit more in the coming comics. She may be stuck on D.I.S.C.O.R.D. Island for a while. But, she is NOT going to make it easy for the Legion.

The next reference comes a lot later in Starbolts #273. That was when Dreadwing restored Spectra's speaking ability to her. Of course batboy is going to twist the knife in Crystal since Doctor Harris, an Agent of S.T.A.R., could not heal her. There's a lot of twisting and turning of knives to be had this week, huh?

Next week promises to have a bit more drama as Marcus reads the file Crystal sent and plays keep-away with Umbra. I have a few possible names for next week's comic. I'm thinking "For the Starbolts' eyes only". But, first we're going to see Crystal take on Princess. Pretty sure this cat has still got her claws.

Speaking of cats, I have changed Crystal's codename on the hero's profile page. Soon she will be known as Wildcat. The circumstances surrounding the name change should be good. So stay tuned. The Wildcat is on the prowl!