Sunday, February 27, 2022

Starbolts #570: A Captive Audience




    Demonstorm does not know how to read the room does he? Well, since he is a tyrant and everything he doesn't adhere to societal norms like caring for peoples' feelings. He's ruthless and just flat out doesn't care about other people. He really does believe that killing the council before they actually DID anything was a good plan. There may be some debate about it of course. However, his strategy going forward was just plan wrong.

    Poor Tanis had the best reaction we could hope for. He's justifiably freaking out over his father's return. Will the two confront each other? Time will tell. Right now it looks like the Starbolts are trapped in a box and their fearless leader is in for the fight of his life. Will it be their final battle? That remains to be seen.

    Demonstorm and Manta clearly have different philosophies. Where one is kind and just, the other is cruel and malicious. Does he have a point? That's up for debate. Right now we're about to have a world class rumble! Stay tuned!

See ya next time!

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Starbolts #569: The Doors to Demonstorm




    The Starbolts have finally come face to face with Demonstorm! However, they are all rightfully confused because the last time they saw him he looked completely different. They'll be asking all sorts of questions next week. The first being "How are YOU Demonstorm?" Expect some shocked faces in Ops, too. Remember Tanis has been watching everything and you can bet he's going to have something to say about his father's resurrection. The last time he saw his "father" he said his name was Rudo. He is gonna be confused. That seems to be Tanis's lot in life.

    As for the others, am I the only one a little creeped out by Demonstorm's sudden interest in not just being a hero but his interest in the ladies on the team? That just made my skin crawl a bit. So gross, right?

    Now the team has gathered together and it's time to see what their old "friend" is up to. He murdered most of a town to get their attention. I doubt they'll be quick to forgive Demonstorm for his actions. There will be no redemption. As if that was even possible!

See ya next time!

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Starbolts #568: Real Talk




    Wow. Demonstorm is in deep trouble. He managed to anger an "S" level Starbolt. If Manta has trouble facing the mad tyrant, you can bet Firaxil will be on hand to help finish the job. Our Inobe friend is NOT happy with the vision he saw and nor should he be. Firaxil seeing his wife dying and knowing the sex of the baby is what made him realize the vision he saw was false. Hopefully, after a talk with Sara he will be on the mend. Demonstorm is going to learn the hard way that Firaxil is no longer the Starbolt he used to be.

    Of course he isn't the only Starbolt put through the wringer. Marcus may have had half of his problems resolved by a talk with his best friend. However, the other half of his soul needs mending and we'll be covering that in the 570s. There's still a lingering issue with Crystal that needs to be dealt with. Poor guy. There will be ramifications for him to be sure. I know Crystal will be on hand to mend his broken heart. 

    Speedsters tend to be the heart of the team. Look at the Flash in the Justice League. Not so much the Avenger known as Quicksilver. That guy is a bit of a jerk. Flash on the other hand, though a jokster, is the heart. If he dies, the Justice League quickly becomes the Justice Lords or some other dark reality is formed. That's what Sam and I were getting at with this scene. He's the bright light amidst all the crazy the Starbolts deal with day in and day out.

    Then we come to Takashi. He harbored feelings for Kaori and Demonstorm preyed on them. He was a lot easier to mend than the other guys. Crystal gave him some good advice. I think he'll be just fine given some time. They all will. For now they need to find Demonstorm and end this madness.

See ya next time!

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Starbolts #567: The Incredible Growing Palace




    Uhh, Demonstorm? I don't think Stan and Andrea Whitefox put their students in THAT much danger when they were training them. Yes, there were some death-defying situations. But, they didn't involve pits of lava and crashing walls. That kind of thing just wasn't done. If anything, their training regiment was catered to their own skill sets. Sure they had challenges similar to these but I don't think the mashers moved THAT fast! Clearly Demonstorm here is insane. Wait until the Starbolts finally confront him. It's gonna be a doozie. First they won't recognize him. Second they'll ask "What the hell?"

    This week's comic showcased all four members of M'anta's team. M'anta is understandably frustrated and annoyed with everything since he thought Demonstorm was gone. Jenna got to showcase her new armor. Jack blasted a hole in a wall. Norad can still use some old tricks despite being in a new body. Pretty useful don't you think? I think M'anta will be okay given some time. He apologized for his outburst right away and that's good. But, he's still determined to stop Demonstorm. I think that dunk in a fish tank will be well deserved!

    I know I said I was going to include the reasoning why Firaxil did what he did last week. We will get to it. I guess I got a bit carried away this week with the pit of lava and the smashing walls. We will get to it next comic. I promise.

    So, while everyone is fighting for their lives, Demonstorm is getting a cup of tea. I got nothing. The man is clearly not playing with a full deck. 

See ya next time!