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Comic 627 - A Man And A Woman- Page 12

27th Aug 2017, 11:00 PM in 17. A Man and a Woman
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Author Notes:

27th Aug 2017, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Nnnng.... God, yeah, recall how back in November we mentioned that everything involving a group of super-heroes who were also openly racist felt super awkward due to current events? Uhhh.... Realllly not getting easier. "Sure, I threw that woman into a dessert table in full view of witnesses and camera phones, but there was violence on BOTH sides!"

Was so far back the last time we did the Patriot Initiative that it was sort of a pain going back to get the references. We tweaked things while we were at it; Martin altered their color schemes, and since it felt weird that Mr. Atlanta was the only one who had their blue-flag symbol on that costume I added it to the others as well. Knight's are a bit subtle; on his hips. Oh, put it on Atlanta's belt-buckle now too.

Funnily enough I did it because I imagine Cassidy is probably a dick about the organization's branding and wants everyone to have the symbol, but I couldn't find a spot on HIS costume to put it. So now everyone in the organization wears it except him.

I kinda like the idea that Sareena can "broadcast" her voice anywhere like that. Seems like it'd be useful. Anybody like that balloon-style? Was trying to find one that fit a reverberating voice and funnily enough the actual Manga-Studio balloon CALLED "Reverberating Voice" didn't cut it.
27th Aug 2017, 11:19 PM
Martin F.
I remember when I first came up with the idea of the Patriot Initiative a few years ago I wondered if such a blatantly racist superhero team was a stretch. Bleh.

Yeah, anyway, this whole leg of the plot has actually been kind of a weird bit of meta balancing for the chapter - originally wasn't really going to include it at all but I wanted to move the Patriot Initiative stuff forward since it's been spinning its wheels for awhile (in part since it's been kind of lost in the shuffle - for instance notice how the page that immediately addresses the Cassidy thing by having Sareena having changed clothes is the only page after it in the last chapter that even acknowledges what happened, just due to how much other stuff was going on), so yeah, decided to give it a bit of a spotlight here, albeit as kind of the third string plot.

Speaking of, initially there was a plan for this whole sequence to just kind of be interjected pretty much by surprise, by seguing to it from Paxton turning on a stream of the whole thing going down - it'll be gone into a little later but Paxton was aware Sareena'd be showing up, as alluded to here -


That was cut really mostly for practicality purposes, though part of it was also for general flow. The first page of the chapter that set this up was added much later just to kind of lay the groundwork a little, and the main reason this happens here is since both of the other plots are kind of deadlocked between Ana and Paxton presently waiting on a table and Alex and Chris presently watching a movie.

If wondering, no, Misty isn't conveniently hiding out somewhere or something. Sareena's going solo in this one.


27th Aug 2017, 11:27 PM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.