Comic 814 - Blue vs. Gold, Page 42

22nd Dec 2018, 12:00 AM in Blue vs. Gold
Average Rating: 0 (0 votes) Rate this comic
<<First Latest>>
Blue vs. Gold, Page 42
<<First Latest>>

Author Notes:

Martin F. 22nd Dec 2018, 12:00 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Oh man, where to start with this one...

Guess I'll start with the Wright as Rayne connection. Hazel's real name being Aiden Frost has been indicated previously -

Aiden - wrightasrayne.thecomicseries.com/comics/484/
Frost - wrightasrayne.thecomicseries.com/comics/407/

As for what he and Marvelous Man have to do with each other...

wrightasrayne.thecomicseries.com/comics/481
wrightasrayne.thecomicseries.com/comics/482

Man, it's weird looking back at old art even when it's only from a couple of years ago like that.

So yeah. There's no shortage of other things to comment on here but gotta leave Adam something to talk about. That Xandy bit of course is something we'll be coming around to later on...

Although while I'm offering up links to old pages, why not get some Blues in on it? Everyone remember Protocol?

bluebloodheroes.thecomicseries.com/comics/705/

We've seen her a couple of times besides this page but this one's the most direct case before now so yeah. More details are to come on that front obviously but she's going to be a major player in the next story arc. And no, she's not just slotting right into the Marvelous Man role, we've got other things in mind.
Adam C. 22nd Dec 2018, 4:14 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Whew.... Okay, work's been extra late so this one was drawn as exhaustingly as possible. I point this out because I'm really impressed with how good the lineart and especially the colors came out under the conditions it was drawn in. Lot to unpack for this one.

Huh. Okay, looking over this page again, didn't realize this is ALL set-up for the next story-arc, which will focus mostly on the after-effects of going public. In particular Xandy is being moved back to Atlanta (would YOU want your kid going there after this) and Stickset's being relieved of duty. There's... more going on with the school beyond that, but that's what we're seeing immediately....

Protocol, after some seeds planted, will be a major figure in the next arc. A major problem I have with this page is that she looks WAY too sinister, like she's going to be the next villain. She's absolutely not, I really regret her being framed so evily.

Also Aiden Frost, it turns out, is Hazel from Wright As Rayne. After being humiliated by Marvelous Man in a WaR chapter, he hired a PI to shadow him for blackmail material. It is kinda weird that it's being revealed in such a backdoor way, but I guess in the grand scheme it's not THAT important for Blues. Hazel was just a catalyst; I think if it wasn't for him, something else would've set Marvelous Man off eventually and required the kids to step in. It's actually more important for WaR than Blues; it establishes that Hazel is MUCH more vindictive than people give him credit for, and isn't the kind to back down if he's outmatched.

Various minor gags were fun. ^^ Su is wearing a shirt reading "Camp Crystal Lake Track Team," which I kinda want myself but wouldn't make any sense to be worn by a boy. Extras include Scar and Rose from Fullmetal Alchemist, David from Prometheus and.... I think maybe Chell from Portal? Appropriate, since GLaDOS was honestly a BIG influence on Protocol.

I've been thinking about Stan The Man a lot since he left. I thought it'd be neat to have him do one of his famous cameos in Blues, very appropriate. Was actually kinda scared I'd botch it badly enough that nobody would recognize him, very happy to see that's not the case. ^

Comments:

babygirl 22nd Dec 2018, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
Oh man this is so good, I can not wait to see what happens next.

All so can we see the kids parents reaction to all this?

And I think Protocolmaybe the hero the kids need, and lastly great Stan lee cameo.
Rastaba 22nd Dec 2018, 1:27 AM edit delete reply
Rastaba
Absolutely agree with everything said here. Can we PLEASE see the kids’ parents reactions! Pretty please!

And thought that was meant to be Stan given the starstruck nature of “Wait, aren’t you”, but couldn’t be certain.
Adam C. 23rd Dec 2018, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... Don't worry, we kinda can't NOT show the reactions of the parents. That's actually gonna be one of the major focuses.

I do hope a lot of people are gonna like Protocol, but gladja liked Stan Lee showing up. ^^
babygirl 23rd Dec 2018, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
Again can't wait to see the parents reactions.

All so I don't think there is away to make Protocol look like the good guy in this, I think it has to do with her robot eye, I think that is making her look mostly like the bad guy.
Rastaba 22nd Dec 2018, 12:22 PM edit delete reply
Rastaba
Anything else I might to say was already said by babygirl, as said in my reply to her post.

Only other thing to note...YOU CAN’T SEPERATE LENORE AND XANDY! Those two are the best cutest little filler hostesses and make for an adorable back and forth! Doing so would be pure evil!
Adam C. 23rd Dec 2018, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh.... I guess maybe I should warn folks beforehand this time; the next set of Filler WILL have a pair of guest hosts, but that's only temporary while Lenore and Xandy get things sorted out. They'll be hosting all the other filler afterward. Came up with a cute gimmick involving the Atlanta thing.
babygirl 23rd Dec 2018, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
if I can say something on who should be the next filler hosts, can it be professor Blake and Dr mariposa or maybe Miss Tickle and Miss Su.
Wolfintina 22nd Dec 2018, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
Man oh man can Hazel hold a grudge, I knew he had a lot more going for him than anybody thought but geez, looking forward to learning what role Protocol will play in the next story arc and who the next villain will be.
Adam C. 23rd Dec 2018, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... Do hope you'll enjoy when it comes. ^^ Gladja appreciated that little bit of danger with Hazel.
Onasaki 25th Dec 2018, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
Onasaki
This is a bit nitpicky. But I don't approve of the extras of Scar and Rose being light-skinned. They were both of darker skin tones.

It could be just the lighting, but uh... >.>
Martin F. 25th Dec 2018, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Martin F.
Kind of a mix of the lighting and me just being in a rush coloring it so I wasn't really paying terribly much mind to how extras were coming out. I did make them darker than those around them, but not as much as I could've and the lighting made it not really show much. Here's how they look without that.

image

Though part of it is also in how when I color extras Adam bases on people I tend to try to make them look different from the source material. Plus with the Rose one I was also trying to work in some Kumatora.