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Comic 1183 - Two Kings and a Jester, Page 10

10th Feb 2023, 6:00 AM in 31. Two Kings and a Jester
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Author Notes:

10th Feb 2023, 6:00 AM
Adam C.
Crossover time, boyyyys!

Yeah, the fun part about Wright as Rayne and Militant Gold being in the same city is that it's way easier for their casts to meet up and hang out without it having to be a whole production. Whereas for Blues it's sort of a big deal when one comes to visit the other since they live in different states.

Put everything I could into that last panel to try and make it look Goddamn awesome. Got really action-packed with everybody being cool and very, very little empty space. Classic comic-book action formatting. Actually took a lot of inspiration for it form the original Fantastic Four cover. In particular I love Juliet falling like that and Dinoysus catching her with his telekinesis. Also Reality missing with the Reality Check and nearly hitting Mercury who ducks to avoid it. Kinda nicely shows all around that the team is still learning the ropes but also able to work together.

Was weird drawing the entire MG crew like this since Martin's the one doing the art on that comic. Either way, mostly went fine and had fun, but missed a lot of details on Venus Rockstar's costume that Martin had to add in coloring. Also was originally was gonna have Mercury riding on a slab of rock that he was making float with his powers, then realized I had no idea if he could actually do that or not. Had to stop and ask Martin, and we batted the idea around before deciding he couldn't. Wound up sitting on top of a pillar instead. So weird little learning curves doing the team, but still had a lot of fun.

..... Huh. We mentioned doing an author swap with MG and Blues at some point, would we be switching artists too? Hm....
10th Feb 2023, 6:00 AM
Martin F.
Heh. So I guess there are a few things worth explaining on this page.

First of all, if you're not familiar, these five are the protagonists of our newest comic, Militant Gold. The blond in yellow is named Eva - superhero name Narcisco - and is the leader of the group as well as the woman who trained Alex, the one falling is Juliet who is also known as Golden Girl; the redhead is Dionysus AKA Venus Rockstar, next to them is Steven AKA Captain Mercury, and the guy in purple is Titus also known as Reality. Figured should probably preface all that, especially since this sequence isn't really going to be giving them direct introductions for the most part.

Which is kind of intentional; the reason they're here isn't really for this chapter being some extended crossover or anything, they're only in a few pages, and it isn't really to advertise Militant Gold either (though by all means go read it!). The purpose behind them popping up will become clear later but it essentially boils down to there being reasons to establish the group's existence in Wright as Rayne now that will become relevant shortly but not immediately. Kind of hard to explain but you'll get it when we get to it.

Either way definitely fun having them pop up, and I did like getting to bring up how territorial heroes can be with each other. Kind of a thing that's popped up here and there in WaR, including essentially being the premise of chapter 2, but feel like it already tends to factor more into MG so feels relevant to bring it up with them involved like this.

Also just have fun with Alex and Ash shooting the shit about superpowers. Think the two of them are rapidly forming a pretty fun dynamic and bounce off each other well.

I like that Dionysus saving Juliet looks kind of like the F5 animation they used in entirely too many old WWE games where instead of doing the move properly the person was flung way into the air and landed vaguely where they were supposed to. I'm guessing almost no one reading this has any idea what I'm referring to in saying that but the observation kind of makes me smirk.


10th Feb 2023, 11:56 PM
Very interesting.