Comic 200 - Best Served Blue, Page 43

2nd Mar 2013, 12:00 AM in Best Served Blue
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Adam C. 2nd Mar 2013, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Since he woke up from the gas, Jake really came into the spotlight, with Spencer's monologue mostly being seen from his perspective. That was in no way intentional, but it sort of works. Spencer comes out as the villain at that point and what we later realized is that he's basically Jake's polar opposite.

Jake is poor and with a crappy job, Spencer is a billionaire CEO. Jake is bitter and angry, Spencer is friendly and likeable. Jake has a lot of integrity and (begrudgingly) tries to do the right thing, Spencer does whatever he feels like and doesn't care who he hurts. Again, this wasn't intentional but I think it really works. Likewise, while I could see the kids not hating Spencer that much, partly because of his charm and partly because he's not really outright evil, Jake probably can't stand the guy.

This stare-down plays that up pretty nicely, and do like the tense feel to it. In particular Spencer's expressions throughout the whole thing. Guy really knows how to keep it cool.

And yes, this is the end of the fight. For real this time. After some standard wrap-up, we'll end the chapter. ^^
Martin F. 2nd Mar 2013, 12:52 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Y'know, moving forward I don't think at least for the moment that Blues is as big on the whole thing of the members each having their own villainous counterparts or at least a nemesis that's specifically theirs. That tends to be a frequent thing in team-up books, but outside of Jake and Spencer I can only really think of one or two other examples of it to come. Who knows, maybe more will come up, but either way we'll come back to that subject later.

Anyway, pretty happy with this one, though not a whole lot to say on it. It is good to get this fight scene wrapped up though - still a little bit left to go on the chapter as Adam said, but the core story's pretty much finished.


Wolfintina 2nd Mar 2013, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
The real reason Spencer's quitting is because it's not fun anymore, and nobody can tell because it would be problematic for both parties.
Adam C. 3rd Mar 2013, 2:02 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
..... Huh. That didn't occur to me but that's actually pretty probable.
karma chameleon 4th Mar 2013, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
I agree. I see Spencer as a person who uses others as objects to get what he wants- namely, power. He's a sociopath at its finest.
Adam C. 5th Mar 2013, 2:31 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh.... I dunno if I'd say a sociopath... I think the affection he has for Shinobu is pretty genuine at the least. Though it is open for interpretation.