Issue 3 - Page 6

22nd Jul 2016, 6:00 PM in Birthright - Part 3
Issue 3 - Page 6
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Steven-Vincent 22nd Jul 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete
Steven-Vincent
'Titanos' is a reference to the Champions PC of one of my best friends. Titanos was a member of the team Gamma Force. That team will be mentioned several times and one of the team other members is slated for a guest appearance in issue 5.
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Number 6 22nd Jul 2016, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
Attention note to stupid gawking bystanders: correct response when witnessing a super-fight is to immediately run far away and quickly hide behind something very very durable before you bleeping get killed by random shrapnel from a super-velocity impact, or falling concrete, or a stray freeze ray, or get taken hostage, or whatever, instead of worrying how many frikkin "likes" you're going to get on Spacebook!! I mean, I know they're not going to die because it's a comic book, but they don't know that! (The equivalent of witnessing a terrorist attack in real life and stopping to video it. Actually, now that I think of it, I wonder how many people in real life get killed trying to do exactly that.)
Steven-Vincent 22nd Jul 2016, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
LOL... Yeah, they're pretty dumb to video it, but people video stuff like this instead of getting out of the way all the time.

One thing to also note, and this will be mentioned several times in the next 2 issues, Colonial City exists in a superhero world, but they haven't had their own hero since Liberty Man lost his powers in 1989. Therefore, most superfights are viewed by them from a distance, and a lot of the people in CC do not realize just how dangerous this could be.

Also, they're not *really* in any danger, since Abby will protect them at all costs. But as you say, they can't really know that yet, since she's a new hero.
Centcomm 23rd Jul 2016, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
Centcomm
thats the only dowenside to this kind of comic. i know-with absolute certanty thgat there is no "risk" does that makesese?
Steven-Vincent 23rd Jul 2016, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
Well it depends on who you are talking about and what you mean by risk, I guess. Take this scene for example. The threat is that Homie wants to knock down some buildings. LL is trying to stop her. Is there a risk that LL will fail, and that Homie will knock down the buildings?
Gilrandir 24th Jul 2016, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
One wouldn't expect a new character to go up against a serious threat right out of the box. First there has to be some establishment of fighting style, powers, and tactics against introductory threats.

Abigail is unlikely to face any serious threat until she runs into another 'idea-based' enemy. Homewrecker is likely to lose because (in the words of Agent Coulson) "She lacks commitment." At least, and as always, in my opinion. ^_^
Steven-Vincent 24th Jul 2016, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
Well we already know Homie is a hired gun. And we even know who hired her.
Speedy Marsh 11th Apr 2017, 12:44 PM edit delete reply
More and more people kill themselves each year, while taking selfies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_selfie-related_injuries_and_deaths

I think there needs to be a selfless superhero to save citizens from selfie suicides. Selfieless Cell-less Celeste would have the ability to transform herself into pure data and travel through cellular, internet, and wi-fi networks. She'd use that power to travel to phones whose users are putting themselves or others in danger, with their reckless selfie shots.

She'd save selfieish people from trains (getting hit by them or electrocuted by overhead wires or live rails), guns ("The magazine was empty. I didn't know there was one in the chamber!"), falls ("Just a liiiitle bit closer to the edge" or "Look at me! I'm hanging from a tower crane by one hand."), drowning ("When did this water get so deep and so fast?"), or simply walking into traffic.

Sadly, she'd be invisible to digital cameras, so she couldn't take smartphone selfies, and about the only people she could photobomb would be retrophiles with Polaroid or 35mm cameras.
NeilKapit 22nd Jul 2016, 10:39 PM edit delete reply
NeilKapit
Ahhhh, the footnote. Is that an actual comic, or just a reference to set the mood? Either way, I feel right at home
Steven-Vincent 22nd Jul 2016, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
Gamma Force is fictionally published by the fictional company that publishes Liberty Lass. Just like the Shield of Dawn 'comic' or the Liberty Man 'comic.'

I try to sprinkle references to 'other comics' occasionally to (hopefully) give it the feeling of being in a larger universe of heroes and villains, similar to the Marvel or DC universes.
Comic Fan 23rd Jul 2016, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
What, no shiny metal skidmark on the pavement from Homie's costume? :P
snuffysam 23rd Jul 2016, 12:57 PM edit delete reply
snuffysam
It's a REALLY good paint job.
syddent 25th Jul 2016, 2:25 PM edit delete reply
syddent
Go Abby! Of course, one notes that super hero fights tend to be destructive to local surroundings and bystanders - not a great time to be youtubing/tweeting/etc. But then perhaps that is a way to preserve the species in the long run.
Steven-Vincent 25th Jul 2016, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
Steven-Vincent
Yeah.. those 2 are mostly meant to be a little bit of comic relief.
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