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Comic 813 - Into The Blue, Page 12

2nd Jun 2019, 11:00 PM in 22. Into the Blue
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Author Notes:

2nd Jun 2019, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Boom. 1000. ^_^

Yeah, with the numbering system me and Martin use, which factors out filler arcs/images and chapter covers, this is the 1000th page of WaR. Been a long, hard walk but feels pretty awesome, come to think of it. ^^ Hope everybody really enjoys.

To celebrate Martin tied the conversation back to the bigger picture, looking at the origins of superheroes in this universe and letting Grant and Ivy interact more directly.

For the record, we struggled a bit getting Grant's characterization right in this page, both in the writing and the dialog. He should be easily intimidated and put off by Ivy League... but when you look at what he already did for Marvelous Man to stand up for himself, it actually DOES come off as weird he'd be THAT put off by it. The eventual line we wen with is that he'd be intimidated but wouldn't let her push him around.
2nd Jun 2019, 11:37 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, counting WaR and BP together this is the 1,000th page. Admittedly I tend to feel weird really counting milestones given that numbering system but hey, it's still 1,000 comic pages I've written for the comics at this point, not even counting filler and stuff.

Honestly at the time I was about to write the script for this one I was having kind of a crisis of confidence. I got over it and when I actually wrote the page it went relatively quickly but it is a big thing that stands out to me with this one.

This page was sort of written by both of us - I wrote the vast majority of it, but for Grant's speech I just left a gap in the script along with instructions on what I was wanting Ivy to be responding to. Mostly just figured it'd work better having Adam do that part directly than having me do it, though he ended up tinkering his part of the script a couple of times until he had something he was satisfied with.

Also we revisit the Miss Mania and Liberty Bell stuff. That's always been intended to be a major element of the comic but kind of a later one - this felt like a good opportunity for a reminder of it though, considering the occasion and since it somewhat relates to the conflict at hand.

All I've really got to say offhand but do hope that everyone enjoys.

Comments:

2nd Jun 2019, 11:47 PM
Wow, very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.