Saturday, November 16, 2019

Starbolts #458: Like Mother, Like Father


There you have it. Sara and Crystal Whitefox have been confirmed to be sisters and the daughters of Earth's mightiest heroes, the second Lady Liberty and her husband Stan Whitefox! There's a little bit of genetic genealogy this week. Parents share about 3,000+ centimorgans of DNA with their offspring. Full siblings share  2,000 or more with each other. It's a little complicated. If you'd like to learn more, please check out Dr. Bettinger's shared cM project. It's pretty cool stuff!

On the comic side of things, I talked things over with Sam when I thought about making Sara and Crystal blood children of the Whitefoxes. We felt it was the best thing to do considering their past. We just had to make it believable. So, we concocted a plan where Andrea's embryos were stolen from a lab and implanted into metahuman hosts.

In the next few comics, we're going to be getting more in depth reactions from Sara, Crystal and Jack. Though, I have a feeling Stan and Andrea are going to want to have words with the mastermind behind this plot. That man being Clive Marshall. Stan and Andrea aren't too happy with the mad scientist....for obvious reasons.

Sara, of course took the more pragmatic approach to everything. She needed to see things for herself and since she is a scientist well....that makes sense. Crystal was more passionate as seen in the panels on the holodeck. She called up a recreation of the hell she lived in and trashed it with her own claws. I think I could have made more damage. However, the point has been made.

At least now the girls are confirmed Whitefoxes. That means I'll be updating their bios and the timeline on the site. No big deal. Look for more fallout from this revelation, soon!

See ya next time!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Starbolts #457: The Missing Whitefox Children


This week we have more on the incident at Harris Labs and wow is that a bombshell and a half. Are Sara and Crystal truly the daughters of Stan and Andrea Whitefox? All signs are pointing to it being a distinct possibility. If it is the case, what does it mean for previous comics where I hinted at otherwise? Well, the characters who said those things could have been dishonest. Or they didn't know. What does it mean for the future of the comic going forward? Time will tell.

One thing's for sure. Cobra, Clive and Gladstone definitely have a lot to answer for. Good thing two of them are currently in jail. Cobra, as we saw in the Halloween comic, is back on Earth. I think once word gets out he's gonna be in hiding. At least for a while. You can't keep a good villain down can you?

I spent a while trying to figure out what Harris's role was in the Agents roster. He was clearly the team's royal smart person. He was their scientist. I'm thinking he was the Bruce Banner to Richard Dastara's Tony Stark. Maybe he had a little Hank Pym in there, too. Don't know, yet. His suit, though, did come with a shiny helmet. Hmmm.... I should develop him more. Not sure if he has powers or not. Still, he is a cool guy and tried to give his best friends the best gift of all and he should be applauded for it.

Could Sara and Crystal be Stan and Andrea's long lost children? Find out next time!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Starbolts #456: Much Needed Advice


This week's comic gives the Starbolts a chance to reflect on everything that has happened in the last three or so months in universe. The Inobe civil war, the return of Sara and the end of Terra Nova are all discussed. M'anta still feels the weight of the world on his shoulders. Luckily his friends are there to keep him grounded and focused. However, Sara isn't without important issues to resolve. She's got a lot of things to work through. Crystal, too.

However, I think things will improve soon enough for our heroes. You can't keep a good Starbolt down for long. Who knows what's in store on the horizon.

It should also be noted that Crystal also feels a bit uneasy bringing a child into the world. They both have a lot to work through. However, I think their parents will be more than willing to step up. I wanted this comic to show how the Whitefoxes treat their adopted daughters. Like Andrea said. I think they're going to be just fine.

See you next time!