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Comic 903 - In Our Own Native Land, Page 18

12th Apr 2020, 11:00 PM in 24. In Our Own Native Land
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12th Apr 2020, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Heheh... Yeah, this was a pretty fun page. In particular love the shot in the penultimate panel, with Atlanta floating above everything and the huge stadium full of people in the background. Looks great. Likewise all of the pissed off reactions from Knight and Cassidy. The shot-from-above bit with Cassidy realizing he's been shoved out of the ring is great too. ^^

But yeah, idea here is that Sareena's taking full advantage of the rules of a ring-out. She easily moves the mat to pull Knight out, while also pulling at his armor to take him out. Ooo, and Sareena throwing the mic to Ana over her shoulder, with Ana fumbling to catch it... Whole thing was just really fun. A lot of great little touches and new angles I could shoot for. Very proud of the result. ^^

Oh, right, been watching an LP of Persona 5, so was specifically thinking of that in those two panels of Sareena slapping Cassidy and shoving him out. Again, something different but very happy with it. ^^

Adding onto the "DeGroot is apparently the ref" bit, I love how he's not trying to hide his annoyance at Knight being thrown out of the ring, despite him using less-than-credible methods of victory in the last page.

Oooh, speaking of, I love the little detail of the crowd dialog. There's a lot more of that coming up and think it does a LOT to enhance this fight and take advantage of the stadium setting. Just a detail I think is really great. Might rip it off for Blues at some point.
12th Apr 2020, 11:06 PM
Martin F.
So now the Black Court has the numbers advantage! ... That situation turned around quickly.

Yeah, both of these kind of just felt like the natural approaches to me - Cassidy getting humiliated after what an unrepentant asshole he's been to this point and Sareena basically just not even wanting to bother with Knight and easily getting rid of him in response to what he did to Misty. Of course, she won't be doing the insta-win magic trick again in this sequence - given this whole thing's more about making a point than just trying to win it really wouldn't actually help the group's real goals very much to do it more than the one time.

I think this is the most animated we've seen Knight. Not to give too much away but he is a character we are wanting to expand on in the future, so did sort of want this chapter to be something of a spotlight for him. It'll probably be awhile before what we have in mind really plays itself out though.

Ana's had a lot of good moments in this sequence I think. Lot of her awkward dorky personality being on full display, kind of a nice change of pace since this chapter is her first time really getting all that much screentime since Star Night.


12th Apr 2020, 11:11 PM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.
12th Apr 2020, 11:54 PM
I think Leith may just let Black win, mostly because out of all the Patriot Initiative he is one: the smartest as he knows this guys are full of crap and two: He seems like a good guy on the inside.
16th Apr 2020, 4:22 PM
Martin F.
Heh, he does seem like a pretty reasonable guy by comparison, huh?