Saturday, October 27, 2018

Starbolts #409: Days of Sara's Past (Part 1)


This week we begin our two part look into Sara's past. Sam and I figured these comics would fill everyone in on the backstory of our returning Starbolt. These flashbacks will serve as infodumps for anyone wanting information. It will also help heal Sara. She'll be coming home in three comics! So, we'd best be ready! I know Firaxil is. Poor guy.

Now, I alluded to the "bad thing" last week. I think it's safe to say what would happen next. I won't go into details here. But, if you remember last week, it...wasn't pleasant. At least now we know what Sara was like as a child. The bald lady little Sara talked about was Zarantha. She had her hand in both Crystal AND Sara. I think she was on Terra Nova's payroll.

We also find out this week that Sara and Crystal's pasts intersected at this point. Crystal's own parents gave up their rights to her when she was about the same age Sara is in that flashback. They were told to keep her safe and out of trouble. Five or so years later, Firaxil's ship crashed. And you know the rest of that sordid affair.

Next time we'll explore Sara's life as a Starbolt. Buckle up, everyone. We're in for a wild ride!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Starbolts #408: The Mama Bear


Major bombshells are dropped this week! Let's try to unpack these one at a time shall we? Yes, we shall!

1. Yes, that is a room full of Sara clones. Those are all Mark One clones who would technically be like the Sara clone who died way back when. Andrea had them killed and I am sure she will talk to Stan about it. She didn't mention it to the Starbolts as they are still young and idealistic. They see the world as black and white still. She wanted to relieve them of the burden and it was her call. She was protecting them. She'll talk to Stan and he'll admit that she made the right call killing those clones.

2. Yes, Clive Marshall is Sara's father. Did you see that one coming? It's a big bombshell. After all this time dealing with Clive in the comic, we find out that Clive is actually Sara's father. Her mother is a woman named Elisabeth King. You are not going to like that woman. Trust me. Yes, we'll be meeting her down the road. She's not good people. She kinda has to be if she fell in with Terra Nova's mad scientist.

3. Looks like other female metahumans caught Clive's eye. He's not so much a pervert. He's a man who wanted to create a master race. Firaxil was to be the father of a new generation of beings capable of incredible powers. Women carry the metahuman gene. He was to have them mate. But, it wouldn't have been through natural means. The DNA would have been extracted from each person and combined. The embryos grown in a test tube.

For the record, the women in his file were: Jenna, Angela, Crystal, Kaori, Sara, Selena from Nightstrike, and Valentina and Spectra from the Legion. Clive had access to at least three of those women. And now we know what he wanted Crystal for. Not just to make her a weapon against the forces of good. She was to be a broodmare as well. Clive Marshall is sick, man. SICK!

The question is. What's going to happen when the metahuman women find out about this? The line for Clive's blood is out the door at this point. Stay tuned for more Starbolts action! 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Starbolts #407: Loud Voices in the Night


Psyche has arrived at the station. Is she friend or foe? I'm leaning toward "friend" only because we saw how she detested Clive. She's going to help her "sister", Sara out by any means necessary. It's going to be a major f-u to Clive. The first of many to be sure. I won't spoil things. But, that dude is in trouble! By my estimate, Sara should be back by Starbolts #412. That's almost four hundred issues from when she vanished. It's going to be a special one. And with Psyche here expect to learn more about Sara's backstory. That will be fun!

Now then. We have another couple to talk about. Kaori Harada aka Majo is romantically linked to Selena Reyes of Nightstrike. I never established either characters' sexuality. So, this should be a new thing to explore. I'll be sure to treat it with style, grace and maturity. =D

In the mean time, we got an Inobe to fix. I sure hope Psyche can fix Firaxil before time runs out. She's on borrowed time, so, she needs to work fast!

See you next time!

OH! And I saw Venom yesterday. It was okay. Not bad. Not great. Looking forward to Bumblebee, though!