Comic 653 - Who Blue Truly Are- Page 48

9th Jun 2017, 11:00 PM in Who Blue Truly Are
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 9th Jun 2017, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
THERE! FINALLY! Ugh... MAN, was I waiting to get to this. Just... Jeez.

Okay, this was a problem I didn't seem coming when planning Marvelous Man but became apparent kinda immediately; having him around means I'm writing two comics. You have the kids' going on their adventures and their story-arcs and whatnot, but you also have to devote time to Marvelous Man going through HIS story-arc.... and they almost never friggin' intercept. For the last couple of chapters the two storylines have had very little directly to do with each other.

That has been driving me CRAZY. Half the time, since the Marvelous Man stuff is so heavy, it feels like the kids are being upstaged in their own friggin' comic. Plus it makes the length of each chapter balloon stupidly in length. Including both of the last two.

Well, there. Now Marvelous Man knows what the kids are doing. The two storylines finally, finally meet, and we can see what happens now that he has this information. And the kids now know that if they try to fight the guy, he'll easily defeat them. So.... Yeah. Where do we go from here?

But yeah, the page itself... Really, really happy with this one, especially the stream-of-consciousness aspect. Think it's really obvious what he's thinkin in each panel without needing sort of voice or narration to explain it to us. In particular I love his expression slowly changing from rage and guilt in the first panel before landing on heroic resolve in the final one.

Again, Martin's coloring job is great here. At one point this was going to be happening back in Marvelous Man's shower but changed it to the sky purely so Martin could make it all pretty with the gradient effect. Look at how the sky slowly gets lighter and lighter just... Mm. So good. ^^
Martin F. 9th Jun 2017, 11:10 PM edit delete
Martin F.
The finish line of this chapter was pretty heavily rewritten. Originally there was a scene with Insomniac sort of directly talking down to Marvelous Man while leaving the hospital, but I pointed out it really seemed too petty and dismissive of what had just happened so the decision was made to drop it. Also originally the flashback stuff was just about what happened with Lore with the other thing not there - the plan for bringing Ivy up as part of it originally had Insomniac bring up what she'd said but again, it didn't quite fit right. Looked like it might have just needed to be cut entirely until Adam rewrote this page to work in that whole matter.

Speaking of, that isn't actually what she said in that chapter. More or less what she said, but it was edited down to be a little more blunt and brief compared to the longer point that was originally made. No harm no foul really though, it makes sense Marvelous Man wouldn't remember the exact wording and more just the gist of it. Funny related note, when Adam sent the page to me he said he gave Ivy that pose for dramatic effect and knows it's not something she would've have done during that conversation, except she actually did. Though granted it was because she was in the middle of picking up her knee brace while doing it.

So yeah, chapter is over. We've done two very lengthy ones in a row, as well as the longest chapter in either comic to date over in WaR, so yeah, we're definitely going on a sabbatical for a little bit to recharge and build a bit of a buffer. There will be regular filler in the interim however - more details will come on Wednesday in regards to that. Know this is quite a hook to leave off on but it is what it is - we'll of course be following up on this in the next chapter, Showing Your Blue Colors.

Comments:

Wolfintina 9th Jun 2017, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
Uh oh this is very, very bad, what in the world is going to happen now.
Adam C. 13th Jun 2017, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Do hope you'll enjoy what's next. ^^