Comic 515 - Based On A Blue Story- Page 20

17th Feb 2016, 12:00 AM in Based On A Blue Story
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Adam C. 17th Feb 2016, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
By this point in the flashback thing I was reaaaallly struggling to come up with another art style for the flashbacks I could realistically draw. I wound up going with a major film adaptation, hence why Quartzs' parents are Sean Connery and Julie Andrews. The Gecko was meant to be Johnny Depp and Dr. Mysterior was going to be Nicholas Cage in a wig, but didn't quite come out as clearly. I really think the line-art failed in this one. The way things are framed in the panels and shown don't look extreme and shocking enough so it comes off as underwhelming.

Folks at Marvel seem incapable of writing a Spidey story without making it filled with torment. Every writer wants to be the next guy to give Peter a punch to the gut. What makes this so distracting, besides the fact that it's bad storytelling, is that after decades of comics they've run out of ways to torture him. Every new event in Peter's life to make things even worse and bump up comic sales is even more ridiculous and absurd.

Case in point; everything you see in this page are based on an actual storyline that happened to Peter. Hell, the thing with his parents still being alive and killed moments later is LESS stupid than what I'm basing it on.

Though come to think of it, his third wife should've been ripped apart by a bunch of clones. I just liked the name "Black Balrog" so much I had to use it. How many OTHER times am I gonna get the excuse to draw a Balrog? OH! Wait, no, Black Balrog should've been crammed inside Julie-Andrews-Mom like a Tardis! That would've been way funnier! Ugh... Talk about hindsight....

If anyone's curious, since he's a bit obscure (for good reason) Dr. Mysterior is a parody of Judas Traveler, a particularly infamous poorly-written Spidey villain from a particularly infamous period in his history. The original script actually called him Judas Mysterior but Martin suggested it'd be a bit on the nose.
Martin F. 17th Feb 2016, 12:11 AM edit delete
Martin F.
One might be inclined to think this is getting kind of silly.

Not sure how much I've got to say on this one offhand, partially because Adam said a lot and partially because the next page is more memorable in my mind. Do like how it came out, though.

One thing that does bare mentioning about now though is how the color scheme on the Qrime Qure costume's been shifting to fit the art style it's in with. Think was something of a stroke of luck that that wound up as adaptable as it is, both on the color scheme and the general design of it, but does help a lot with this kind of thing.


Wolfintina 17th Feb 2016, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
Getting kind of silly, this is getting completely ridiculous, did Quartz escape from a mental hospital because he certainly belongs in one.