Saturday, June 22, 2019

Starbolts #438: True Love or Fantasy


There is a lot to unpack this week. Sam and I were initially going to try to write Tanis as sympathetic and jealous this week. That has proven to be a very hard task to pull off. I don't think he's sympathetic at all to be honest. He's jealous of Marcus and always has been and now he wants to try and save Damselfly the same way Marcus saved Crystal and Firaxil saved Dennis. However, there's a bit of a problem with that.

When Firaxil saved Sara, it took some time for her to open up to him. Crystal also had an emotional wall around her too. Just a different type. So it stands to reason that Damselfly and the other members of this "Sinister Six" team I have here are going to be messed up should they decide to defect from Terra Nova. We will see what happened then.

For now it looks like Sara has been put right back to work the second she got home from vacation. They are supposed to be celebrating the engagement! Don't worry. Celebrations will be had. Count on it!

See you next time!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Starbolts #437: Sinister Temptation


Tanis, what are the Starbolts going to do with you? I want it understood that Tanis knew what he was doing when he went after Damselfly. That dust wasn't hypnotic or anything. As I'll explain in the next comic it's more like an aphrodisiac. The female of the species produces dust from her wings to attract a mate. And....that's what she did. Sufficed it to say that the Starbolts are going to be angry at Tanis over this for a very long time.

In any event, the Starbolts lost the first round with the so-called Sinister Six. I know that name's taken. I just thought I'd call 'em that. They'll have to regroup and recover while four members of the team will be out of commission for a while. Don't worry. Firaxil and Sara will be back next comic. Crystal is probably going to ask her a few questions. Namely....why did Mr. Mental call her Whisper? Hmmm....So many questions.

Enjoy the comic! Man, I wouldn't want to be in Tanis's shoes right now.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Starbolts #436: Opening Day



This week, Marcus is without a place to live. Well, that didn't last too long as his girlfriend, Crystal was there to save the day. For this comic, I was trying to go for a Spidey/MJ+Black Cat dynamic for the two characters. I think that worked out nicely. Looks like Sara isn't the only daughter of Liberty to have a major positive moment in her life.  That was the plan of course. Everything getting better for those two.

Though, I think Crystal forced her hand a bit. After she finished talking to Ellie she went and grabbed Marcus's stuff and put them in her place anyway. She knew he wasn't about to say no. Why would he? They love each other. 'Nuff said.

Tune in next week because the Terra Nova baddies are going to strike!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Starbolts #435: Ridiculously Over-the-Top Supervillains


Why settle for one ridiculously over-the-top supervillain when you can have seven? New Terra Nova recruits are just aching to challenge the Starbolts and that's just what they'll do very, very soon. They come from all over Earth and at least one of them came from Demonsk. Demonsk, by the way, is the home realm of Starbolts baddie Demonstorm. It's also where Tanis of the Starbolts is from.

I introduced these characters a while back as a symbol of things to come. Looks like they'll be having an impact soon. The trick to creating these characters is to counter the abilities of each Starbolt. It doesn't look it. But, Damselfly does have retractable bug-like wings like Tanis does. We'll be seeing them soon.

We also have a bit of a mystery. Who is Doctor Adams talking to? Whoever it is has a rather intimate knowledge of the Starbolts. The person called Sara Project Sola. It doesn't take much to figure out who Project Whisper is supposed to be. (Yes, it's Crystal.)

The Starbolts are definitely gonna have their hands full with "Project Redemption". Terra Nova isn't as gone as we thought it was!