Comic 520 - Based On A Blue Story- Page 25

5th Mar 2016, 12:00 AM in Based On A Blue Story
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 5th Mar 2016, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Jake's line is another really obvious joke I'd been meaning to bring up for a while. I mean, yeah, his suit is a homage to the Venom symbiote, but being able to do the weapon thing doesn't really make sense in his case. I can't recall if they ever said why/how Carnage got the ability to make weapons out of his symbiote, but given the symbiotes are aliens with a decently long in-universe history there are plenty of justifications you could make up for it. Quartz's suit is purely made for medicinal purposes. There's literally no reason for him to be able to make weapons out of the bio-mass, other than he's parodying someone who could.

That said, the weapons are fun to draw. I like figuring out how Quartz reacts to each threat by creating a weapon to combat it. In particular those little tendrils digging their way into the building to anchor him and keep Lore underfoot? That was ad-libbed when drawing the page because I couldn't think of a reason for her to not instantly throw him off her. The suit has made this fight a lot of fun to play around with.

The claw-hand thing Quartz does to Nicky is based on Corrin's neutral-B move in Smash. He'd just come out when I drew this and he's just the coolest character to play as. The thing he's doing in the first two panels of latching himself onto something and rubber-banding back is pure Spidey. Though Martin pointed out it ALSO can be traced back to how Corrin plays in Smash. I guess that guy really got into my head.
Martin F. 5th Mar 2016, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
Martin F.
Pretty tired so not sure exactly what I'll have to say on this one, but am pretty happy with it. Need to color more Blues pages later, doing okay on the backlog but have one or two not done presently.

Anyway, yeah, pretty happy with this one. Some good visuals, arrange of attacks, some good jokes, all good. Plus the intentional and otherwise Corrin references. Speaking of I really need to play more Fates. Got sidetracked due to Pokemon Yellow. And starting a job, and working on stuff for the comics, and trying to get a foot in the door on making Militant Gold a reality, but mostly Yellow. Which is probably just as well, I'm probably gonna need to wait a few days on Revelation at launch so maybe just as well off taking my time getting through Birthright lest I either spend money on Revelation that I don't really have or buy Conquest earlier than planned instead.

Yeah, realize I've said almost nothing actually about the page. Adam pretty well covered it, I'm pretty much blanking. Something else... Oh, do like the bit with the cape. "Because it's cool," was pretty much the starting point with giving her that, that and as a mix of Trixie and an old-timey strongman.

Comments:

Wolfintina 5th Mar 2016, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
So Quartz was telling the truth about how he got his powers, this chapter just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Adam C. 5th Mar 2016, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
It's probably open to interpretation, but I think every flashback Quartz told had SOMETHING about it that was true to at least some extent (except that Watchmen one). I've got an answer in mind for how much in each, but I dunno if it'll ever come up in-story so it's basically free for fans to headcanon as much as they want.

Jake could either be taking him seriously on the Cure thing and be asking for information, or he's just recognizing that this is yet another plothole in Quartz's backstory and is pointing it out. I don't think Quartz is lying about where the suit came from but if he is it'd explain the weapon thing.
Reaper Dragon 5th Mar 2016, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
Reaper Dragon
How does nobody who uses the slingshot manuver never hit the item they were holding and fired themselves towards?
Adam C. 8th Mar 2016, 4:52 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
I think as long as they're directly holding what they're slingshotting with they can do a last-minute jerk upward on it to go over it.