Comic 704 - Lock Blue Up- Page 17

2nd Dec 2017, 12:00 AM in Lock Blue Up
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Adam C. 2nd Dec 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Here, listen to this while you read the page.

Kinda appropriate I'm putting this up now.....

Yeah, just wanted to put out that Grant's speech a few panels ago about pipe dreams and accepting you can't have something was me channeling some angst over an issue. Something good happened to me this week that kinda changed that, and despite an intense fear that I'll mess it up or something will happen to wreck it, this page really does a good job reminding me that things get CAN better.

But yeah. The Statute of Limitations. We actually realized that was a HUGE plothole in Marvelous Man's threat to the kids in the last chapter and thought it was so obvious that we couldn't not address it. Since we were gonna have Alex swing by to talk the business and cheer up Grant anyway, seemed natural that he'd know it.

Actually kinda liked him being the one to bring it up; Alex will be the first to say he's not the most book-smart person but he's smarter than a lot of people think. When you think about it, being a super-hero would logically give you more knowledge of criminal law than the average person, which is why it would occur to Alex immediately but not Jake.

Yes, the Statute of Limitations for Child Endangerment really IS just five years in Texas. Since super-heroing with no license is a made-up crime we could just say it was whatever we wanted it to be, settled with one year. I kinda like the idea that it's usually met with "community service" too; it seems like one of those "Punishment fit the crime" kinda deals.

Here're Martin's Comments!
Heh. Yeah, kind of an obvious oversight in Marvelous Man's threat, though I can certainly see where in the moment everyone who was in the room would've failed to think of it. Alex makes more sense to come up with it since he both probably has some legal knowledge and is more detached from the situation.

So yeah, Alex to the rescue with the power of Google! Truly a superhero crossover was needed for this!

Seriously though yeah, I think Alex was needed here just for this counterbalance to Marvelous Man and kind of being a representative of the idea that no, the hero profession is not filled with nothing but jerks seeking glory and to sort of build Grant's ego back up a bit after how bruised it's wound up from what's been going down in the comic since Blue vs. Green. Not exactly been the happiest stretch ever in the comic... or the most action-packed for that matter. Happens I guess, still pretty happy with how Blues stuff has been coming out.

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Wolfintina 2nd Dec 2017, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
While far from prefect Alex is still wonderful in his own way and he's a good supportive adult for the kids.