Saturday, February 29, 2020

Starbolts #469: The Call


The Starbolts second mission through time has yielded quite a few important plot points. First, we've learned that the Professor intends to fix dramatic events. Why? Well, the minion has asked Jack and Takashi to ask M'anta. What does he have to do with this? Could the Professor have misinterpreted something he said or did when he visited him all those comics ago? It's possible.

The second thing we learned this week is that Jack is the one who called Soldier Six about the murder of Kevin's mother. Little bit of a predestination paradox there. I'll need to avoid those. It couldn't have been easy for him to call and hear his former girlfriend's voice. Definitely not easy. Chances are good that he hid in the bushes before he left and watched himself interact with his old friends. Poor guy. It should be noted that this comic takes place about a month or so after the incident at Harris Labs. That year was a bad year for the Agents!!

At any rate, two out of nine time travel adventures have been completed. These events are all going in chronological order. So, the next place we're visiting is D.I.S.C.O.R.D. island with Marcus. Will more secrets be revealed next week? Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Starbolts #468: Making Aquarius Great Again


Sorry this week's comic was a little later than usual. I came down with a nasty stomach bug right when there were about ten panels left to work on. I couldn't very well work on everything. So, I had to delay it a couple of days. And despite all that, I think this week's comic turned out good.

I'll give you all just one guess as to who Yeena is pregnant with at the end of the comic. If you guessed Aquita, you'd be right. She was conceived shortly before the end of the Occupation of Aquarius. By the time she was born, reconstruction was underway and by the time the twins M'anta and Shrall were born two years later, Aquarius had begun to finally heal from the wounds inflicted on them by the insidious Mosqukatara.

The bug queen here just wanted to make Aquarius great again. Problem is that she was enslaving everyone. The planet is free and now Jacob and Firaxil can head back to the future. One timeline has been restored and there's eight more to go! Get ready for more temporal hijinks!

See you next time!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Starbolts #467: Dark Times on Aquarius


The time traveling Starbolts are off on their adventure and their first stop is the Aquan Occupation. This was a dark time in Aquan history. For sixty years, aliens known as the Mosqukatara enslaved the people of their world. They were forced into labor camps, slums and exterminated for following their religion. There were other atrocities the bugs committed. The water was heavily polluted and that forced many to take shelter on land.

However, where there was strife there was hope. Sirak, Yeena and their resistance cell was one of many that oversaw the liberation of many camps, saved countless lives and preserved their planet for sixty years until they were liberated. Firaxil and Jacob have arrived at a crucial point in time. The Mosqukatara's losses have been mounting for years. All that was left was one final push to drive the insects from their homeland.

We know that the cell was successful in saving Aquarius. However, something is up with Yeena. I'll reveal what that is, soon. Readers might want to keep her in your mind. She'll be coming up a lot in future comics. Notably the ones concerning Sirak's eventual assassination and over course her rescue.

You might also want to take note how M'anta and Sirak share the same wardrobe. M'anta is wearing his father's armor. Heroism does run in the family. Actually, it runs in many of the Starbolts' families.

See you next time for part two of our trip to Aquarius! 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Starbolts #466: Time for Time Force


And they're off to various points in time and space! Where are they all going? Well, here's a list of who is going where:

Time team
Time period
Crystal’s farm
Jenna burns down school
D.I.S.C.O.R.D. Island
Aquan Occupation
Firaxil and New Inobus
Angela’s death
Kevin’s mom’s death
Death of King Sirak
Sara’s death

The only ones not going on a mission are Sara, Shrall, Anya and the newbies. They'll be staying behind to monitor the crazy adventures through time and space. Let's not forget that Crystal and M'anta have their own missions to save Carter and Yeena respectively. That isn't to say the others won't have important things to do. They will. Oh, they certainly will if Stan and Andrea are planning something. They won't be left out of the coming conflict! And what a conflict it will be!

You might ask why Shrall wouldn't go to Sara's timeline with Norad. Well, it was decided off screen that the android has no emotional impediments at this time. He'd be able to solo it with no problem. No emotional issues. Shrall and the others have another job to do!

So, yes. Marcus is the heart of the team. There's this thing with the DCAU that if the Flash were to ever die, the entire Justice League would turn evil. This plays on that principle. Call it the "Speedster Principle". =)

At any event, the stage is set. We'll be going to these events in chronological order. So, the first event we're going to is event #4, the days of the Aquan Occupation. Fun times ahead, readers.

See you next time!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Starbolts #465: The Time Lost


Looks like M'anta and Crystal are taking on a sidequest to save M'anta's mother, Yeena and the first Lady Liberty. The first Lady Liberty's death was shown in a flashback in Starbolts #447: The Legacy of the Shield and Yeena's death happened way back in Starbolts #52: The Aquan Front. Wow. That was ten years ago in real world terms. In the comic, it's only been a little less than two years. Crystal and M'anta have their work cut out for themselves as they work to bring those heroines back to the present.

We still have a few questions. Who is "The Chief"? Obviously she is someone who is familiar with the Starbolts. I wonder who she could be. What is "The Parental Directive"? We'll find out the answer to that one soon. For now, we wait as the teams are ready to go back in time and fix history.

Good luck, Starbolts! You're gonna need it!