Saturday, July 27, 2019

Starbolts #442: Surprising Revelations


What's a raid on a Terra Nova facility without a few surprises, right? It shouldn't take long for anyone to figure out who Subjects EX001 and EX002 are. A few questions remain. If they are held captive by Terra Nova, then whose bodies were in the cave? We'll find out the answers to these questions in Starbolts #446 and beyond.

Needless to say Firaxil is going to be extremely excited about this. I left him out of the comic this week as he had his hands full with TN goons and Draco. There wasn't any place to put him. Although, I could have swapped him out for Shrall and Crystal's panel.

Still, I had a little bit of fun writing Tanis's parts. That kid is a lovesick puppy and is going to get a stern talking to. Again. Will it be Sara who gives him another lecture? Will it be Marcus? Who knows?  Needless to say Shenra isn't quite receptive to Tanis's advances considering she is with the Resistance and he is the son of her world's supreme ruler. I don't think they hit it off very well, either. It's unfortunate. But, it should be understood (By him.) that Shenra's situation is very different from Sara and Crystal's rescue. And their experiences differ as well.

So with Tanis's antics in almost costing a VERY important mission to fail and this startling news, it looks like things are starting to get tense at King Pharmaceutical. Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Starbolts #441: The Raid on King Pharmaceutical


The raid on King Pharmaceutical has begun with a bang. No jokes from Crystal this time. She's all business as she leads an Aquan ninja, a soldier, a space cop, a samurai and an empath into battle. Crystal is determined to put Terra Nova out of business by any means necessary. However, it looks like there may be a wrench or two in the works.

First: Elisabeth is ready for Crystal aka Whisper. She is going to do whatever it takes to stop her and possibly even recapture her. Not a pleasant thought. Oh and take note of that shield in her office. That shield has some important significance. I won't say how or why just yet. Feel free to guess!

Second: Then there's Tanis. That boy has a one track mind doesn't he. He wants to save Damselfly aka Shenra. But, it looks like she can save herself. That and it seems that the two are not going to have a good relationship going forward. What's gonna happen?

Stay tuned! The battle has just begun!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Starbolts #440: Bringing the Party to Terra Nova


Everyone is up to speed on Elisabeth King being the head of Terra Nova. They have plenty of evidence as provided by Sara. They are now able to run a preemptive strike against King Pharmaceutical! That starts next week and man what a strike team we have:

Firaxil, whose parents were killed by Terra Nova and who is now one of the most powerful members of the team.
Jack, adoptive brother of Crystal who is also a super-soldier.
Takashi, a master computer expert.
Angela, one of the most powerful members of the team.
Shrall, a telepath and master swordsman.

And Crystal, who was raised to be an assassin by Terra Nova.  This is an X-Force level team here. This is a team you send in to do damage. Crystal made this team with one purpose--to destroy Terra Nova. With a team like that, how can she lose?

Well, it looks like Tanis is on his way to join his friends. He might throw a wrench in the whole operation. Actually scratch that. He will definitely throw a wrench in the operation if he isn't stopped.

Meanwhile, it looks like Ellie took the news about her mother as best as she could. What is she going to do next? Well, it looks like Sara and Ellie's relationship took a good turn at least. It's all she can hope for.

Next week, though, look for some serious action. Play some tunes while the raid begins. I recommend "Ride of the Valkyries" or something about a lab experiment fighting against her "masters". This is gonna be GOOD!

Stay tuned!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Starbolts #439: Legacy or Birthright


I think we can all appreciate Crystal's invisible obscene gesture in that last panel. I blurred it out as much as I could so it could be noticeable and still censored. Probably would have been better if she turned her hand visible. But, she promised that she wouldn't be seen by Doctor Marshall.

So, now we have the truth. Elisabeth King is really the head of Terra Nova! Who saw that one coming? It was probably a little obvious considering her mad hatred for anything metahuman, her familiarity with Clive's work and the fact that she had been ignoring her daughter Ellie ever since she came out of the metahuman closet. Rest assured the Starbolts will be raiding King Pharmaceutical very soon. Like next comic. Nothing like a preemptive strike! And what a strike team it will be.

Sara, of course, has to remain on the sidelines because of her probation. She'll be there, though. She'll be the woman in the chair guiding the team to defeating Terra Nova/D.I.S.C.O.R.D. once and for all. She's also firmly entrenched in team science now along with Kevin, Takashi and Aquita. She's going to publish her findings. It may even have a forward by Aquita. Think of the press that will get. Talk about hitting the mad scientist where it hurts.

It's just as well. Marshall deserved it. It's a fitting end to this madman. His science experiment revolted and next week Terra Nova's OTHER science experiment will revolt. Sucks to be Terra Nova.

See ya next time!