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Comic 847 - Blue Cold, Page 5

29th Sep 2019, 11:00 PM in 23. Blue Cold
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Blue Cold, Page 5
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Author Notes:

29th Sep 2019, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
This takes place during the timeskip over in Blue Blood Heroes, so Grant likely hasn't seen his friends for a couple of weeks at this point. Being surrounded by a bitter and stoic veteran, a grinning and playful redhead, a huffy and angry lesbian must really have him homesick. ^^

But yeah, this was just a chance to show Christina off as being adorable; she likely won't be too involved with the story once the action starts in full so was good to give her a quick spotlight here. I think I pitched Grant to ask "What kind of benefits" but didn't quite fit.
29th Sep 2019, 11:24 PM
Martin F.
The Christina and Erin dynamic is something where we haven't seen a gigantic amount of it but I enjoy writing for both characters and kind of want to explore it further, so probably be revisiting that before too long. Really here just felt like a cute moment and a good excuse to cut away on a joke.

As for John talking to Alex here... Honestly probably should've said something about it earlier, but it was a page or two in before I kind of realized the Order issue need to be directly drawn attention to so I sort of had to find a sitting script to work in a brief bit with into, thus why it's kind of quick and not really connected to the rest of the page. Do like getting a little moment between Alex and John directly here though.

In general I'm pretty fond of the group dynamic here. Christina's a grump who's nicer than she wants people to think, Daryl's a goofball, Alex is kind of your straight man, Grant's the impressionable optimist, and Ivy's having none of this nonsense. Hoping everyone's going to enjoy this chapter's team up, we've been really happy with how the scripts and pages after this have been coming out.

Oh, right, should comment on the costume! Yeah, Starchild's back to the mach 2 costume, at least for the time being. Part of why its run was so shortlived to begin with is that it was always intended that Alex would eventually end up getting it back; it's not really communicated here yet (though probably try to sneak in a line about it later), but the idea is that Alex is keeping the mach 2 costume at the gym and the mach 3 one back at the apartment. You'll also notice the full face mask mask that went with it is gone - in-universe reason is to instead use the cloth gotten from Rin since it's a lot more practical, out-of-universe reason is that it didn't look great with the changes in how we do faces.

Comments:

29th Sep 2019, 11:32 PM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.