Comic 587 - Tangled Up In Blue, Page 49

25th Oct 2016, 11:00 PM in Tangled Up In Blue
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 25th Oct 2016, 11:00 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
.... Okay, I just wanna put this out there; I really try not to be topical or political in the comic. I have my political viewpoints, same as everyone, but I don't want that brought into the story and shoved into the reader's face. The fact that the situation and circumstance being discussed in this chapter is weirdly similar to the controversial topic of Police Accountability is a coincidence. Please DO NOT read further into it.

Especially since, like Jake points out, Marvelous Man wasn't really wrong in ripping the suit off. He genuinely didn't know the kids would be okay or that the suit being ripped off could potentially kill him. The outcome was still tragic, but Marvelous Man can't really be blamed for what happened.

I think the kids just needed it explained to them that events aren't always black-and-white and bad things can happen without anyone trying to do bad things. Nobody's really to blame for what happened to Quartz outside of maybe Quartz himself, and even then it's hard to assign blame given it's unclear how sane he is. When bad things happen you want to see people punished and they just needed to get that that's not always the case.

I do really like that the kids are willing to blow the whistle on themselves and come out and say they're super-heroes if they think that's the right thing to do. It shows that bringing a bad guy to justice is more important than their secret identities. Also while I think Lore's developing a professional jealousy over Marvelous Man, she's still reasonable about it and heeds advice that he's not that bad a guy after all.
Martin F. 25th Oct 2016, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
Martin F.
This sequence was actually due to come after the next scene but it wound up being shuffled beforehand, seemed to work better as a lead-in than as a follow-up. We'll be turning over to that in the next page.

That said, not sure how much I've got to say on this one, kind of speaks for itself and think Adam summed up a lot of what could really be said for it.

I do like though that the subject of Lenore comes up. All too often with healers you see stories just ignore them when it's convenient.

Comments:

Wolfintina 26th Oct 2016, 1:37 AM edit delete reply
Well Jake is right MM's higher-ups are disciplining him, wonder what's going to happen next.
Adam C. 26th Oct 2016, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Hope you'll enjoy what's next. ^^ But yeah, imagine Jake has a lot of experience on that bit.