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Comic 1035 - Four Weeks, Page 6

18th Jul 2021, 11:00 PM in 28. Four Weeks
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18th Jul 2021, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Heads-up, at some point in the next few days Comic Fury's going to be changing servers. In case that impacts our comic uploads, keep an eye out on our DeviantArt mirrors -

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Just figured should clarify that.

This is part of a weird little cluster of Alex pages for a bit - we had the New Year's Eve page focused on them, then the one cut to the Black Court, now this page and the next are back to Alex. They do have the most pages in the chapter but it's not really by a gigantic margin, just a lot of them wound up close together at this point. Not the only person who has more than one page at a time at least?

So yeah, this is kind of just addressing the status on the Alex's body issue; Sarabeth is at least trying to expedite things after the moves Alex took in A Girl Named Dorothy, and it's being helped along by the moves Hazel's making. We'll go more into how exactly Hazel's approaching the matter of the Order as the chapter goes along but at the very least, this is the end of Alex having to work for them.

That was kind of long intended to be something given a bit more spotlight than it's gotten, but do think it came up frequently enough to at least keep it in mind. Guess Alex did succeed in the goal of building up tensions between the groups by way of repeatedly pissing off Hazel in leading up to his takeover, though have to imagine Sarabeth had some greater plan for how to go about that that Hazel's gone and derailed. We'll touch in more on that leg of things later in the chapter.
19th Jul 2021, 1:35 AM
Adam C.
I really like this page because to me this is when it becomes clear what exactly this chapter is; a Day In The Life sort of deal as we just see what the day-to-day is like for our cast at this point in the story. Hazel's new takeover at the start is a new development, we don't see Candace that much, and New Years can be seen as a special event. Seeing Alex just get updates on the changing situation while complaining about having to juggle his super-hero work with Xandy and school nicely paints a picture of "This is just what life is like for him." From here things get sort of even more "Status-Quo" ish, and I think that's where a lot of the real charm of this chapter comes from.

As-is the comic's not much, but I do like the quick reminder that Alex is essentially being blackmailed into working for Eighth Sin and doesn't want to trust or empower them any more than he's required to, so he's not going to give them the Lock he stole. Sarabeth, to her credit, doesn't push. I guess since she know she's on the way out of Eighth Sin anyway, she's not too invested in consolidating shit for them.

Not much else to say, but am liking how Dorothy looks with the new way Martin's been coloring eyes. It helps that I totally dig the expressions, especially in Panel 1 ("Ugh. THIS bitch.") and panel 4 ("Really? Fuckin' really?").

Comments:

19th Jul 2021, 1:46 AM
Very interesting.