Comic 701 - Lock Blue Up- Page 14

22nd Nov 2017, 12:00 AM in Lock Blue Up
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Adam C. 22nd Nov 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Yeah, this... This was kind of a hard page to come out with a script for. But did like playing with the framing a bit and getting some melancholy shots. It was supposed to build up to seeing Grant's crying face, but actually think that's the weakest panel in the page. Something I learned recently in a lot of pages with Ropun is I don't like the way I draw serious-crying. Looks too goofy.

Yeah, the entire chapter, I think Alex has been unintentionally driving the point home that Grant can't be a hero, and Grant has been trying to work up the courage to tell him.

Also, I really regret these two getting ice cream and it was awkward to work around through the entire next couple of pages. Please ignore the fact that for the hug in the last panel to work they have to be smearing it all over each other.
Martin F. 22nd Nov 2017, 12:23 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Funny thing on the ice cream subject, I actually intended to put a smear of it in Dorothy's hair in coloring the next page but I wound up forgetting about it. Probably just as well, would kind of distract from the seriousness of the situation.

But yeah, I think this page is a pretty effective one, I liked getting to play around with the shadows and do kind of the anime gloom face thing with it. Really hoping the feeling shines through, kind of the big emotional high point of the chapter right here and all.

Not too sure what else I've got to say offhand but yeah, I'm hoping everyone enjoys this and what all's to come.
Adam C. 22nd Nov 2017, 3:39 AM edit delete
Adam C.
I friggin' knew I'd forget to censor the first panel.... -_-


Guest 22nd Nov 2017, 12:45 AM edit delete reply
Poor Grant, his emotions hit their breaking point, wonder what's going to happen next.
Adam C. 22nd Nov 2017, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Awww.... Thought you'd like. ^^ Thanks a lot.
Onasaki 22nd Nov 2017, 3:08 AM edit delete reply
Really. Fucking. Hope. Marvelous Man. Gets. Fucked. UP. HARD.

God I hate him. So fucking much. >.<
Guest 22nd Nov 2017, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
And here comes the MM hate.. notice none of you were bitching about Ivy last time.. So using words and courts to keep kids from being heros is sooo much worse then going and beating someone to a bloody pulp. got it.
Onasaki 22nd Nov 2017, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Ivy wasn't the one who made Grant cry. She wasn't the one who nearly killed Lore. She's not the egotistical asshole who cheated her way to herodom.

Her methods aren't perfect, but MM is still worse.
Adam C. 22nd Nov 2017, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Guest 23rd Nov 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
So what about the people she did just go and beat the fuck up because they weren't good enough in -her- books?
Reaper Dragon 23rd Nov 2017, 3:23 AM edit delete reply
Reaper Dragon
It’s a bad case of how how much can you overlook. One point against that is a dark gray area morally and logically versus many stacking some of which are more flawed and thus less valid.

[insert hero here] shouldn’t be a vigilante and is breaking the law. Doing more good than harm, the public support them. Versus [insert antihero here] is more controversial doing more wrong but still doing less wrong than right. Finally [insert a villain who temporarily used a hero persona here] is stil a villain doing more wrong than right. The villain category is sometimes more controversial when they have a skewed belief they are doing the right thing.

Now which category best describes MM? (Ignoring the point he is a licensed hero versus unlicensed) is he antihero or has he done more wrong and thus be a villain? That’s the debate.

He wouldn’t be competent enough to pass a situational hero test requiring common knowledge to hero’s in my opinion. Know yourself, know your allies, know your opponent. He can’t use his energy beams yet properly and the hero with issues he put in hospital mishandling the situation covers the last two.
Adam C. 23rd Nov 2017, 3:53 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
.... Excellent point on morality of heroism and viewer's personal viewpoints.