Saturday, June 24, 2017

Starbolts #355: The Secret Origin of Titanus


I hope you all brought tissues for this one because this is definitely a tearjerker. Imagine an alien family trying to find a new home for their people only to be flung halfway across the galaxy and land on a farm where the most uncouth people you'd ever meet lived. That's the story of Dennis. Er...I mean...Firaxil.  You might be wondering how he got super strength from all of this. Well, the beatings never really stopped. His Inobe abilities were still dormant but managed to give him superhuman strength and invulnerability. He adapted to some seriously tough situations.

When "Dennis" got older, he would revert back to his natural state by accident and would still be beaten more by the Arronfelds. The mutation basically turned off his adaptation abilities.  He's no longer able to do what Inobe can. Now what is he going to do with this information? Well, he is most likely going to search the stars for his people.

As far as Crystal goes, she was unaware of everything. She was most likely asleep when the ship landed and the Arronfelds kept the boy in the cave....near his parents' bodies. That was until the time was right and he forgot that he was an alien. Poor guy.

Next time we will have a video with Harmonica Jay on drums! 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Starbolts #354: Prodigal Daughter


Wow! There's a lot of family drama this week. About half of the comic could be an episode of Maury. Hell, maybe even Jerry Springer. There's no shortage of it this week, huh? I do have to admit writing Jed Arronfeld makes me want to punch him. I said on twitter how you know you are a decent writer when you really want to punch the guy who is not really a supervillain, but, a ignorant farmer from Kentucky who is bigoted. I should have Marcus superspeed punch him. Nah. That isn't the Starbolts way. Something'll happen to him, I think. And I don't mean that broken tractor. Broken nothing. That thing's sitting under a rock!

Sufficed it to say, we have surprises coming  next comic. I may do a video this week if the weather gets better. We shall see. I may flip a coin and figure things out. In the mean time, there are definitely some strange things in this cave and we're about to find out what it is. Questions will be answered so stay tuned!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Starbolts #353: The Next Chapter


As one chapter ends another begins! This week is a jumping on for new readers as I give everyone a quick glimpse as to what the 'Bolts is all about.  I originally had a long, long testimony by Whitefox and co and it seemed kind of boring. So, I spiced it up by having Marcus narrating everything. So, everything is in Marcus's point of view. Once that was over it was time to move onto the next chapter. We now will find out what Dennis's story is and judging by the signal they others in the cockpit discovered, it seems the file Clive had on her was accurate!

At least the team is getting back to business as usual. Their relationship with the government is still a little frosty. In time, it'll get better. Right now, the Starbolts have two objectives:

1. Find their missing friend.
2. Explore Dennis's background.

It's going to be an interesting summer! Welcome to the madness, new readers! I hope you enjoy the experience!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Starbolts #352: Magic vs Technology


Yes, Norad. You did miss something. Quite a few things to be exact. Still, we have quite a bittersweet ending here don't we? Jack went off to stop Cobra and Zarantha from bringing Soldier Six back to life and now Syntax is disabled! Well, Syntax is still technically in Norad's brain. It's gonna take a bit to get him/her/it out. There's still quite a bit of consequences for the 'Bolts to deal with. We still have:

1. The vacancy at the Department of Metahuman Affairs.
2. The whole "Is Dennis an alien?" thing.
3. Gladstone's secret.
4. The team being on the outs with the US government.

There's a lot more to explore in the coming weeks. So be sure to stick around. Jack will return some day. The 'bolts will definitely be going after him. Count on it!

See ya next week for a special jumping on point comic. I figure we are about due for one!