Friday, December 31, 2021

Starbolts #562: New Year, New Problems


    A new year is upon us and with that several new "danglers" that need to be resolved. These are of course dangling plot lines that will have to be solved next year and possibly into the year after depending on how long the stories go on for. We've got plans for stories involving Ruby, Snake, Rudo, the Nanobots and all sorts of things. This year we even find out a bit more about our mysterious couple who were last seen in the 2020 year end comic.  Who are they? What are they planning?

    Relax. All will be revealed in time. For now we know their names. They are Nikki and Calvin and they have some history with the Starbolts. Are they friend or foe? Eh, that remains to be seen. For now we have much to look forward to regarding them and the resolution of the many other plot lines.

    So, what about Medea and Crimson Justice? Well, I think CJ will recover just like he recovered from his ailment in 2020. Medea is doing just fine by herself.  It's probably a good idea to just leave her alone, you know.

    Well, I hope everyone has a great new year! See you in 2022 for more Starbolts action!

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Starbolts #561: The Most Wonderful Time of Year



    This year's holiday comic takes a different turn as we don't necessarily have a Christmas theme. But, it does present a Christmas message nonetheless. The message is that family is important and that just because things may look bleak, there may be a sign of hope. You never know unless you try. Granted Selena is very lucky in her case that her sister accepts her as a lesbian. Some people aren't as fortunate. It really does depend on the family and everything. Still, family is important and Kaori gave her the best gift of all.

     I also wanted to spotlight Kaori as we don't show her that often. We learned that she is an orphan and was raised by Stan's old friend and teammate, Ganetsu. We also learned she may be a little jealous of Sara and Crystal over the void witch thing. We'll be covering more of that in future comics.

    As far as Selena go, I think their relationship was made a bit stronger. As a Starbolt, Kaori usually helps strangers. This week she helped her girlfriend see that she was worried over nothing. That's bound to score some girlfriend points if you ask me!

See you next time!

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Starbolts #560: The Next Great Lesson



    This week some valuable lessons have been learned. The first being to never judge outward appearances. Sure Adelphus may have looked and played the eccentric fool. However, he is brilliant. The problem is that the years are catching up to the wizard and sadly it's taken a toll. Stan will happily accept more time on the council as they find a suitable replacement. Who will it be? For all we know it could be Lucas. He learned an important lesson this week. Never spare against a Starbolt. Well, you can. Just make sure they aren't a super-soldier, alien or an android. As long as it's none of those people you SHOULD be okay. Emphasis on should. Results may vary. Poor Lucas. I think the Order of Korun needs to employ a strict regiment on hand-to-hand-combat. That's clearly where Crystal excels.

    Speaking of Crystal, she learned that what she experienced with Marcus is normal, healthy sex. That is a huge deal for her. Yes, they've had sex before. But, that's not the point. The spells were definitely inhibiting the pleasure centers of her brain because of past trauma. She didn't know what good sex was supposed to feel like because of the blocks and because Cody was so abusive. 

    What happens next? Well, Crystal is definitely going to explore this "soul bound" magic Cece was talking about. We'll be sure to cover more of that next time. In the mean time, we have a Christmas comic coming! Stay tuned!

See ya next time!

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Starbolts #559: Trial by Magic



    It looks like the plot thickens this week as Stan makes the scene as only he can. Stan is a wizard and a very well renowned one. His words have weight and while he isn't on the council that much, he still has a lot to say--especially concerning his two daughters. I liken his actions this week to when Nick Fury told off the "World Security Council" in the first Avengers movie. Will there be consequences to all of this? Probably. As Stan himself said, there always is.

    In my mind, Adelphus was overjoyed when Stan burst through the doors. Not because he was bored or anything. It was more that he relishes in the excitement of seeing Stan do magic. He was happy when Stan freed Crystal. This is probably because Adelphus was the one who vouched for Stan's entrance into the Order. We may get into their history next comic.

   Sara and Crystal will be assessed and there will be some talking going on. You can bet Cassandra is off fuming somewhere. She and Lucien definitely had a history together. While they were together, I don't think it ever went beyond a certain point. I dunno if she holds ill will toward the girls. She definitely does for Cece. Time will tell what happens on that front. Stay tuned! 

See ya next time! 


Sunday, December 5, 2021

Starbolts #558: Trouble at the Temple


    Wow! This week we learn a bit more about Cece's backstory. I should really add some of this to the official timeline page. I will do so in time. The events of the comic's flashback took place over a few centuries. Lucien's death occurred some time in the late 1800s in Rhode Island. Ahh, Lucien. The guy is a bit of a jerk isn't he? You could say he got swift justice for what he did. However, we will see next week that this wizard was no ordinary douchey mage. Nope. He instituted some policies for the Order of Korun that greatly irked Stan Whitefox when he came around. How? You'll see!

    Stan is definitely not going to be pleased to hear that the council is persecuting void witches. Sara and Crystal, like the other metahuman Starbolts, already faced persecution from just having special powers. The Department of Metahuman Affairs was created to combat those who would harm someone just because they had superpowers. Most of the world has greatly accepted people with metahuman gifts by now and yet now the magic community seeks to undo some of the strides made in that area. So, yeah. Stan is gonna be MAD

    More on this next time. It's never a dull moment with this team is there? It should be noted that the guardsmen at the temple have this sort of Visionaries/Captain Power thing going on. Ironically enough both series were from 1987 and I had toys from both franchises. I have no idea what I was thinking. I just thought it looked cool and it fits somehow!

See ya next time!