Comic 678 - Showing Your Blue Colors- Page 16

5th Sep 2017, 11:00 PM in Showing Your Blue Colors
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 5th Sep 2017, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
Originally this was gonna be the final page in the chapter, but another one came out as a much, much stronger ending note. That final panel was kinda what I figured would be the ending note since we started the scripts, but this page wound up impressively boring. Like, this is the least-interesting page of the chapter by far; be kinda crummy to end on it.

We do get some good set-up for the next chapter. Dr. Mariposa and her job will be visited there. I'm sure based on the preview you guys know where it's going, so dunno why I was so coy here.

Speaking of being too coy, was worried it might not be obvious enough what Marvelous Man is trying to find out about here. Because of the "testing the waters" feeling of the conversation I couldn't get too explicit about it.

Again, wanted to remind everyone that Marvelous Man is a bit raw after his loss to the Insomniac and that it's still eating at him a bit. That second panel, in between being all serious-business to the kids and flattering Stickset we see he's still pretty tense from the encounter and might be going through a few things. That's what I was going for at least, not sure how it come out.... The line about smoking was meant to be another nod; Insomniac was a chain-smoker, so I think Marvelous Man's become really uncomfortable around the smell.

I tend to overthink names of characters; Dr. Mariposa was a character we talked about a lot but I had no name for until I did the script and then even browsed around a lot of possibilities.
Martin F. 5th Sep 2017, 11:08 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Yeah, next page is the last page in the chapter. Short one, huh? Shortest to date actually for Blues, though WaR's done shorter.

This one's pretty much all set up for down the line - as said it was supposed to be the wrap up to the chapter, but we both thought it worked better to do this here and end on the next page instead.

Do like getting to see Stickset turn a lot more skittish in this situation. Kind of a consistent character trait of hers, though really only otherwise came up back in the second chapter from what I remember - her tending to turn a lot more kind of antsy and friendly around someone in a position of power.

Comments:

Wolfintina 5th Sep 2017, 11:18 PM edit delete reply
In the fifth panel it should be how long have not and, so Stickset got this job because she was the best person for illegal research, and interesting how MM was able to avoid answering Stickset's question.
Adam C. 6th Sep 2017, 3:36 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh... Fixed. Thanks for the catch. ^^ But yeah, odd she didn't notice, but seems pretty susceptible to flattery.
Reaper Dragon 5th Sep 2017, 11:43 PM edit delete reply
Reaper Dragon
Which kids did Insomniac gain his powers from?

MM clearly wants an upgrade.
Adam C. 6th Sep 2017, 3:39 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Well, now that he knows where his powers came from.... ^^

But one of the girls is a low-level telepath, Insomniac got an amped-up version of her powers... Hang on...

Maria, girl in the Phoenix costume in the first panel here.
http://bluebloodheroes.thecomicseries.com/comics/614
We have all the Extras powers written down somewhere. Like I said, they buffed up her powers in giving them to Insomniac, probably threw in some DNA from another kid (Lenore?) as a bonus and the incompatibility is what led to his issues.
kokirigirl 8th Sep 2017, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
your Right he so does. that thug with Insomniac powers well fuck.