Saturday, December 30, 2017

Starbolts 2018 Preview of Coming Attractions


I had a bit of trouble coming up with an idea for this year's New Year's comic. Originally I was going to have Stan Whitefox take a tour of the station so he can see the students and everything. Sort of a calm before the storm. I then thought of a better idea. I was gonna have Crystal be interviewed by Crimson Justice and at the end show what her brother is up to.

Looks like he's in a bit of a pickle since he's held captive by his own kind. I hope the Inobe take heed of the warning. Earth is defended. We shall see what happens next year. It's been a while since I made a space epic. I'm going to make one now. We may even see an old villain return. Who will it be? Here's a hint. CJ mentions them in the comic. It's been a while since we've seen them and they have undergone a dramatic transformation.

The Starbolts will have their work cut out for themselves in the coming year. Stick around! 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Starbolts #374: 'Twas the Distraction before Christmas


This year's Christmas comic was fun to do. I like rhyming to a point. Some of the words I needed to look up rhymes to. I'm not ashamed to admit it. Still, it was nice. And it's good to see the Setleth every once in a while. Those crazy lizards are always up to something. Originally I was going to have them replace Santa's elves and have Santa deal with the giant Robo-Santa they created. Haha. Maybe next year.

Anyway, Merry Christmas to all. And of course Happy Holidays to those who don't celebrate Christmas. Keep the good cheer year round and have a great time with family and friends. I'll be sure to do the same. The new year is coming and I can't wait to work on videos and more comics of course.

 Have a great holiday! See you soon with a New Years comic!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Starbolts #373: Requiem for a Witch


Is this the final fate of Zarantha? Will she be back to plague our heroes again and again? You know you can't keep a good baddie down. At least this week we delved a little into her origin. She is tied to Ethan Knight as both had the same master. You know the story. One chooses the side of good and another chooses the side of evil. Now both are locked in what looks like an immortal struggle between light and dark. Neither can rest. That's why Ethan is lonely as Ice Phoenix put it.

Well, this chapter of the story has been put to bed. I hope to put up a Christmas comic soon. My computer has been having issues. It may need new memory for Christmas. We'll see.  I will try to get something posted. Here's hoping nothing serious is wrong with my rig.

See you all next time!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Movie Thoughts: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A little while ago I got back from seeing the second movie in the new main series Star Wars movies, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I can honestly say I liked it. There was plenty of action, good story moments and a few twists that kept you wondering what was going on. Thankfully, I avoided spoilers for this one. I love Star Wars as much as the next guy and I wanted to be surprised.

It was good seeing Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker once again. I grew up with him as Luke Skywalker and he was a great childhood hero. Mark was also good as the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and of course his role in the Wing Commander games were great. He did a fantastic job here.

Seeing Carrie Fisher as Leia was a bit bittersweet as it was her last role. It makes me wonder what they are going to do with her character in episode 9. She definitely had a screen presence in the movie and it was a nice touch to have the film dedicated to her memory. That's the only spoiler I am going to give. Then again, that was sort of a given. It's a non spoiler. It's something you knew was going to happen if you were a fan of the franchise or not.

Of the new characters, I think I like Rey and Poe the most. Poe is impulsive. I do wish we knew more of his backstory. Rey is also great this time around. She's given a little bit more character than in the first one.

Overall I'd give Star Wars: The Last Jedi 4/5 stars because it's fun to be back in that galaxy far, far away and have a new adventure with heroes from the past and heroes of today. It's a good story and it has a decent moral. For that, I am afraid I'd have to spoil things.

I had a good time watching it and I suggest you go with friends or have a crowd. It definitely makes it a great theater going experience.

Looking forward to episode 9. May the Force be with you.

P.S. How about that Avengers: Infinity War trailer? THAT I can't wait to see. Expect a blog about that!

See you next time!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Starbolts #372: Lights and Shadows


Whew! Looks like we're heading into a major confrontation with Zarantha next week! After that we'll have the annual Christmas comic. I decided to save the Darkhawk review for January because Christmas time is always busy for me here. I did read it, though. I loved it and I'll explain more in the video.

Back to this week's comic. I figured I'd have a romantic payoff with these two. It was a long time coming. But, it looks like Zarantha wants to ruin things. Of course. She has issues with Crystal and I'll explain why next time. For now she saw what an angry person Crystal was. That's how she got infected. Crystal has finally learned to let go of her past and now wants to go toward the future. Honestly, can you blame her? She has gone through a lot.

1. Final confrontation with her parents.
2. Finding out her adoptive brother was an alien and seeing him off on a journey of his own.
3. Zarantha poking around her brain.

She's finally at a place where she can be happy. She doesn't want to get philosophical. She wants to celebrate. I think she earned it. =)

See you all next time!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Starbolts #371: The Balance of Good and Evil


Wow! How is Crystal going to get out of this one? Will "Dark Crystal" win? Where is Marcus in this mindscape. He DID go in with her. We'll find out next week. Crystal hopes to be free of Zarantha's hold on her so she can have some happiness. It seems unhappiness drives the infection. How will she stop it? Can she? We'll find out!

In other news, I got my hands on Darkhawk #51 and I will definitely be reviewing it in the near future. Right now I want to focus on this story and a Christmas comic. The Christmas comic may serve as a romantic payoff for Marcus and Crystal. We'll see. We still have a ways to go and I have a few ideas for what's going to happen. Right now things don't look good for our heroine.

Here's hoping she survives the experience! See ya next time!