Comic 709 - Lock Blue Up- Page 22

20th Dec 2017, 12:00 AM in True Blue Filler
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 20th Dec 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Here we go, this is the end of the Marvelous Man leg of the chapter. It's a bit of a petering out; kinda ran out of stuff for Marvelous Man to say and do on his end of things so just had him politely leave. I did like having him compliment Mariposa after his initial skepticism, though. I think every superhero needs a scientist buddy to figure out the technicals (unless they're a genius themselves, like Reed Richards or Tony Stark) and Mariposa is in a meta sense supposed to be the one for him.

While there really isn't much to this page, I actually do like that one exchange he has about not giving power upgrades to anyone else; I've wanted him to say that whole "Obviously I'm trustworthy but..." line to someone since I think that's a pretty critical part of the guy's worldview. It's not that he has a disrespect for the law or procedure, he actually believes in those things pretty strongly and works to enforce it. It's just that.... it's mostly for other people. Other people might not do the right thing.

But yeah, outside of that exchange, had nothing really in mind for this page; just knew it needed a wrap-up. Thought it'd be nice to show a sign of Maggie, MM's Lois Lane Expy, again with the texts and just call it a day.

Really, this is a problem I've noticed with the comics (well, mostly Blues, WaR is way better about it) is that if you don't have a really good image or line to build the final page to, the ending feels really sudden or really deflated. It's not much but you at least need something that gives you a feeling of finality to the end of a chapter. By the time we finish a chapter on the comics we're kinda drained, so it can be hard sometimes...

At least this isn't the end of this chapter. There's one more page and then we'll take our usual break. Still trying to work out the details of juggling this with my new job, so not a bad time to back off and recoup.
Martin F. 20th Dec 2017, 12:16 AM edit delete
Martin F.
And now requesting not only secrecy but exclusivity on being given superpowers by a third party. Our hero!

Yeah, not exactly Marvelous Man's finest hour in this chapter... which kind of says something given what the bulk of the guy's screentime has been like.

This particular leg of the chapter's been a little awkward but hopefully everyone's enjoyed it. Sort of petered out at the end admittedly but still, is something. And really it's probably for the best seeing Marvelous Man comparatively not get that much screentime since there are kind of times lately it feels like he's the actual main character of the comic.

Either way, the next page is the last of the chapter. I'll hold off on mentioning the title of the next one for now since... Well, you'll see.

Comments:

Wolfintina 20th Dec 2017, 12:54 AM edit delete reply
More displays on how MM is not a hero, wonder what's going to happen next.
Rastaba 20th Dec 2017, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
Rastaba
I guess...something bad. Hopefully involving the kids only real returning nemesis since they befriended Spencer, the magical Martina Ferguza and Franklin! I miss them. Plus magic makes a great nerf to supermen types. Unless they are empowered by magic.
Adam C. 22nd Dec 2017, 8:57 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh... Interesting that you wanna see those two again. ^^ It really HAS been a while since last time, hasn't it?

But hope you two'll enjoy the next chapter.
baby girl 20th Dec 2017, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
um does MM not know how the real world works,I mean he can't order someone not to do there job.

the doctor works for MM's bosses, and if want another someone with powers the doctor can't say she pinky promised not do it, because MM asked not too.
Adam C. 22nd Dec 2017, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Oh! Actually, Mariposa knows how to give people powers but doesn't work at the same job as Marvelous Man's bosses, she's just a peer. She works for the prison to take powers AWAY from prisoners. He's just asking her to not do a side-job giving powers to other people.
baby girl 22nd Dec 2017, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
oh okay but still it was her work a long with the other two that can give someone powers.
Adam C. 22nd Dec 2017, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Yeah, MM still wants it to be exclusive to him and only him.