Comic 620 - Who Blue Truly Are- Page 18

15th Feb 2017, 12:00 AM in Who Blue Truly Are
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 15th Feb 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Huh. Weird. One after the other the comics cut away from our heroes. WaR just cut to Hazel, now we return to Marvelous Man vs. Insomniac.

Kinda a problem with the artwork here is it's supposed to be kinda-sorta directly following each other. Marvelous Man's knocked to his knees in the second panel, then over the course of the rest of the page he slowly rises back to his feet. Didn't feel like the slow rising was conveyed well enough.

Point also is that he's focusing enough to power through the illusions and get his bearings. That's one thing about Marvelous Man I feel is kinda lost in translation; he's not an idiot. He's not especially intelligent either, but he's definitely not dumb. It's just that he tends to address every problem he has by brute-forcing it; His go-to strategy in fights is "Just tank the damage and plow on through." Trying to focus his way through Marvelous Man's illusions was just an extension of the "tank the damage" half of the equation.

Incidentally, this was another page where I realized I was screwing Martin over. This chapter's really been a pain to color, and having a new background every panel was just another dose of insanity. Love the visuals of this, but do kinda feel like a jerk when I throw stuff like this at him page after page.
Martin F. 15th Feb 2017, 2:30 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Yeah, this chapter has been kind of a pain to color. And the funny thing is as busy as this one is with all the backgrounds and effects, it still went by much quicker than the stuff at the center has been going.

I kind of wonder if McCay has a nerdy streak we haven't really seen before or something, given he's being so theatrical and fantastical about the things he's doing. Actually kind of self-defeating if you think about it, probably a bit easier to overcome the feeling of something like this having it happen in a weird jumpy manner than making the damage seem to occur as a natural extension of the existing situation.

Comments:

Wolfintina 15th Feb 2017, 2:34 AM edit delete reply
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.
Guest 15th Feb 2017, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
heh.. Yeahhh MM might not be the best superhero buttt he's not a push over either.
kinda makes me think of a fight between Lobo and a alien mage in one dc novel.. Lobo challaged said mage to a contest of wills and was taking blasts like this and counter with
"Is this all ya got? Give me five shurmp burgers and I can FART worse then this!"