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Comic 866 - Blue Cold, Page 20

5th Dec 2019, 11:00 PM in 23. Blue Cold
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Author Notes:

5th Dec 2019, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Heheh.... Yeah, Down has been consistently presented in this page as a massive, high-tier threat and been having fun with that; here's the other side of that. His powers over temperature go in both directions depending on his mood.

This was the plan with the guy from the start, arctic chill when calm, walking volcano when pissed. It was to the point that he was designed with both in mind; having an ice form that resembled a corpse buried in nice, and a fire form that looked like a freeze-frame of a man just about to explode. Absolutely loved both looks and happy we can show off the former now. What's really pleasing to me is that the chapter's already done a great job putting him over as threatening just with the ice thing, throwing the fire powers on top of it does a nice job emphasizing that he's dangerous this way too.

We've been working with the idea that Fire is a semi-common superpower in this universe, so Down's fire design was made to look like it was especially volatile. Make it clear from the design that it was at a higher level of heat and danger than John or Heather.

Sidenote, but like how Grant and Alex both look here; very brief, heroic shots for both of them. ^^
5th Dec 2019, 11:08 PM
Martin F.
Admittedly I think Down's been coming out way too bishi the past few pages. Really need to try and move him back to looking more like as he was designed with the next page I think. Was kind of tweaked a bit here even just because it was really too much.

But yeah, not exactly been subtle with Down having fire powers as well, given in his first page he came out of the thing with sparks on his hands. The idea from the character really very much arose from wanting to do cool stuff with someone having fire and ice powers, though this chapter isn't really a huge showcase for it since there's some much else going on at the same time.

And yeah, that explains the name - wanted a word that could be taken to work for either power set.

That said do think the fire effects here could've come out way better. Page was kind of done at a hectic time so wasn't quite as focused on making those pop as I should have been. ... That Blues also has fire in its pages at the moment isn't helping.


5th Dec 2019, 11:20 PM
Looks like the bad guys didn't do enough research on this particular superhero, wonder what's going to happen next.
7th Dec 2019, 3:21 AM
Martin F.
Heh. Yeah, certainly is a pretty big thing to miss when looking into the guy, huh?
7th Jan 2021, 4:53 AM
He's Mr Green Christmas, he's mister sun. He's Mr. heat blister, hes mr. 101.
Meltdown: Friends call me Heat Miser what I touch, starts to melt in my clutch!
He's too much!
Meltdown: Thank you.