Comic 510 - Based On A Blue Story- Page 15

30th Jan 2016, 12:00 AM in Based On A Blue Story
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Adam C. 30th Jan 2016, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
This was a scene I wanted to do in this chapter since day one; having to explain stuff he didn't want to to the kids. I think the first line of dialog I had planned for Quartz was that "It's a nightmare!" bit.

I know I've complained about this before, but I really hate when superpower origin-stories can be easily repeated and nobody even tries it. If you're not gonna do stories about lots of people getting the same power, you need an X-Factor of some kind to explain why the process can't be copied.

Here I literally couldn't think of a reason for why a company wouldn't make another suit, if not for personal super-heroes than to actually sell as an ALS cure, so I just made it part of the joke. Why don't they make any more? Nnng... Somethingsomethingsomething shut up...

But yeah, I've seen a lot of heroes/villains whose power is basically "I can't take off this Super-Suit" and never quite describe what their day-to-day life is like. The only time I can ever think of the bathroom question come up was Iron Man 2 and even then since Tony isn't stuck in the suit you could argue he just holds it for a really, really long time.

I wanna say the Cursed With Awesome Trope, at least how it's being used here, is more common with super-heroes than it is. Most of the examples I can think of offhand I think "Yeah, that DOES suck for them."
Martin F. 30th Jan 2016, 1:36 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Kind of funny, I quite like this page and find it pretty amusing, but really have no idea what to say about it.

If nothing else, hey, those lines are fixed! Yeah, I spent awhile on this page trying to figure out how to do that more efficiently than the way we've been doing it for years and trying out different ideas, until eventually settling on a new process for how to do it. It's fairly easy to do to boot, which is always good.

This miiight lead to the lines thickening up a bit more in the future. Part of the reason we started thinning them out so much was to try and combat that issue; now that that's resolved we're planning to at some point try experimenting with making them a little thicker again to see how it works. No guarantees or anything, far from it, just something we're considering.


Guest 30th Jan 2016, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
could have the good old excuse dr.mcninja used for not having more then one uber ninja: Costs too much
Adam C. 31st Jan 2016, 5:35 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
For why they couldn't make an army of superheroes sure, but.... Why wouldn't the company that first developed the suit try to make it again to sell as a super-expensive cure for Lou Gehrig's disease (possibly also for other illnesses effecting muscular control, like Parkinson's)?

You're from Canada so dunno if I can emphasize enough the degree to which American drug companies gouge customers.
Wolfintina 30th Jan 2016, 3:01 PM edit delete reply
Quartz clearly lost his sanity as a result of this, wonder why he decided to become a superhero( a choice he now regrets) and why he chose to target Marvelous Man for whatever it is he's trying to do.
Adam C. 31st Jan 2016, 5:37 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... Glad it's coming together clearly. ^^ Again, feel weird going into the character without telling all this stuff to you guys. There's still quite a bit about him we haven't gotten into yet...

Why Quartz became a hero we'll get into but Marvelous Man... I think just because Marvelous Man has the eye of the entire country focusing on him at the moment. If he could get him on board with his political cause, he'd be someone people would listen to and would immediately bring attention to the issue.