Comic 674 - Showing Your Blue Colors- Page 12

22nd Aug 2017, 11:00 PM in Showing Your Blue Colors
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Adam C. 22nd Aug 2017, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
Nng. Marvelous Man's supposed to be half-throwing Jake behind him in that last panel. Kinda just looks wonky.

I kiiiiinda forgot about this page. I really only included it because it seemed like the logical step Marvelous Man would take; he thinks Jake's influence is what's shaping these kids so he tries to "free" them from it. Makes sense, but it's way less impactful than the page right before and the one right after it. Also I wanted address that our "hero" just valiantly used blackmail and extortion to keep from going to prison.

Aaaand... Yeah, Marvelous Man's powers are basically LEGO Genetics (Anybody interested in starting a Tropes page for the comic? Anyone?). It's one of those things where I've read so many comic books that utilize the Trope I didn't realize until I saw that Trope title how ridiculous the science involved was. I genuinely had zero idea how to do this plot without that Trope. Jake summing it up with "sewing the kids' genetic sequences onto your DNA" was kinda meant to acknowledge the silliness of the idea. Was gonna have Stickset's reply be "That's a GROSS oversimplification..." but thought it'd be funnier for her to be having a mini-breakdown.

One thing I'm not sure of is what Marvelous Man's thinking in the last panel. Throughout the chapter he thinks the kids are just misguided and being manipulated by Jake. With that last panel he either just saw that they're smarter than he realized and that they really DID choose to do this, or "realized" that Jake's manipulations are too deep for them to be shaken out of it so easily. I... genuinely don't know which one it is; with the way the following pages are written you can kinda interpret it either way. Maybe it'll become clear when I finish the chapter. Not scripted the ending quite yet. Martin, meanwhile is.... Heh. What? Fifty pages ahead on scripts by now, buddy? ^^
Martin F. 22nd Aug 2017, 11:19 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Yeah, WaR is something like 40 pages ahead of schedule at the moment, since both the current chapter and the next one have been finished already. Blues tends to be a lot closer to the chest.

Not sure how much I've really got on this one offhand but I do hope everyone enjoys it. Admittedly kind of running out of things to talk about with the chapter it feels like - whole lot of it is pretty much this one room and this one conversation after all.

Do hope though that everyone enjoys. Be sure to swing by Saturday for more.


Wolfintina 22nd Aug 2017, 11:27 PM edit delete reply
MM has Jake all wrong and the kid's are right, MM is the monster not Jake.
Rastaba 22nd Aug 2017, 11:55 PM edit delete reply
Adam C. 24th Aug 2017, 3:02 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Thought you'd like the kids sticking up for the guy. ^^
Rastaba 23rd Aug 2017, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
...does MM really not know how to threaten or handle people BESIDES wrapping his ham-fist around their throat? Couldn't he just like lift Jake up by his shirt instead? While I understand drawing his fist wrapped around a guy's throat is probably easier or simpler, it just continues to show the guy has WAY too much aggression.

Besides the fact that he clearly knows he's losing the fight if he feels HE needs to rely on the children to try and dispute Jake's story. He even went so far as to tell the kids to just agree with him that Jake is 'lying'...which would be a lie. He really is backed against the wall except the simple possibility that his powers CAN'T be removed.
kokirigirl 23rd Aug 2017, 1:40 AM edit delete reply
your right but he will be ordered not to use them.
Adam C. 24th Aug 2017, 3:01 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh. Yeah, what Kokirigirl said. ^^ I... genuinely don't know if his powers are removeable or not, but his license being revoked would be enough.
Guest 23rd Aug 2017, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
neither Jake or MM is being very heroic here, but but if the kids think they can just keep doing this, they're breaking the law despite all the good their doing.
MM is both right and wrong, and the kids and jake are both right and wrong.. just neither Jake or MM are going about making their cases in a heroic light..
Reaper Dragon 23rd Aug 2017, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
Reaper Dragon
It's not illegal to help others and do good though vigilante action or intent is. They need MM on speed dial incase something they respond to has a villain behind it.
Onasaki 23rd Aug 2017, 5:03 PM edit delete reply
No, no, no and NO. They do NOT need someone like MM on their effing speed dial. He's not EVEN REMOTELY a good person, I don't give a flying rat's ass what anyone else says. MM is not a good person. He is not a hero. He's not doing ANYTHING 'good', period. He's an ego-maniacal self-justifying asshat, and he needs to go down. Permanently.

I'm not going to stand here and let anyone ANYONE try to make MM out to be a nice, good, person. He's frelling not. He doesn't deserve his powers or the fame that comes with him. He deserves to have them stripped, and then locked away in a cell.

The only reason Jake's doing ANYTHING here, is because he's looking out for the kids. If he didn't care, he wouldn't be here. Who gives a crap if he's blackmailing anyone? Sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures, and there's no such thing as good or evil. It's a matter of perspective, and right now everything going down here is very morally grey, and very human.

It also becomes very apparent that the whole reason the rule is in place that kids can't superhero, is probably specifically for this exact thing. To prevent that dirty laundry from airing.

If it were me in Jake's position? I'd be doing the same damn thing.

That being said, wasn't Insomniac supposed to come visit?
Reaper Dragon 24th Aug 2017, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
Reaper Dragon
The legal issue with vigilante action still exists and they do need a solution.
I'm not saying MM is a good guy but the less likely alternative is the kids being deputised.
Adam C. 24th Aug 2017, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
OOO! Flame war! Please, flame war!

Though I kinda like Reaper Dragon's idea; would be the most logical way to compromise this and make everyone happy.

Though Onasaki; really glad yo hear you're on board with Jake using blackmail. Was kinda afraid readers would take issue with that particular tactic. Insomniac's already left town, though.
Guest 24th Aug 2017, 5:42 AM edit delete reply
So MM hasn't done anything good? so trying to stop decay was just him being a asshat?
Jax Gonzales 24th Aug 2017, 7:50 AM edit delete reply
I think what onasaki meant is his motives thoroughly mitigate any good action he takes. Sure stopping the joker is good, but I would rather batman stop the joker because he thinks it the right thing to do than catwoman because the joker got in her way. (not that catwoman could but that is besides the point.) His motives, and attitude make it hard to see him as a good guy than an egotistical guy looking for praise.
Adam C. 24th Aug 2017, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Guest 24th Aug 2017, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
XD Reallll mature
Guest 24th Aug 2017, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
My arugment that what the kids aren't doing is legal is that by law, as minnors, they're not supose to be doing this. picture if this gets out and they glamerize kid heros.
Let's be honest, so far they've been lucky no ones been killed.
Onasaki 24th Aug 2017, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
My arguement, is who cares about the law when the story, and by extension the plot hinges on the fact that the kids are doing this illegally regardless of what happens in these next few scenes.

I just really don't like MM. I haven't liked him since he showed up with his bright yellow costume, insisting people love him just because he's superhero. Then we find out he bribed, and cheated his way to power.

The kids are technically his senior on the superheroing fight. He's had what, two villains he's fought? One of which was actually brought down by the kids, before MM swooped in and stole credit.

No. I don't believe MM is a good person. No, I don't give a flying fuck about what the world's law says about kid heroes, especially kid heroes who are only kids by law and physical age. If it hadn't been our kids, it would've been another group of kids with the same idea getting in the same situation.

MM does not deserve anything remotely resembling respect.
Guest 25th Aug 2017, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
you've seen him fight those two villains.. but what about that gang that showed up too that he dealt with? do you KNOW he's not beating other villains while he's off screen? at this point you just have a hate hardon for the guy and refuse to listen to anything else so not gonna bother trying to aruge it with you anymore.
Onasaki 26th Aug 2017, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
There's a difference between beating petty criminals mugging a chick in the street, and beating villains with superpowers.

I don't think he's fighting other villains with super powers without the writers showing us that he is.
Jax Gonzales 24th Aug 2017, 7:51 AM edit delete reply
Also yah i'm re caught up.
Adam C. 24th Aug 2017, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh.... Glad to hear. ^^ I really do appreciate you reading and chiming in on stuff. Hope you'll enjoy what's coming.