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Comic 482 - Like The Rain, They Fall- Page 20

7th Apr 2016, 11:00 PM in 14. Like The Rain, They Fall
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Author Notes:

7th Apr 2016, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
I actually had a really hard time drawing that fourth panel. Idea is Marvelous Man just lightly taps Hazel's chest and knocks him backward. Couldn't get it to look right, still not entirely happy with it. I do like that he'd use his powers that casually and disrespectfully. In general really liked the way Martin wrote Marshalls in this, the the point I really wanna explore what he was thinking during this bit in a future Blues chapter. ^^

So yeah, Hazel's down for the count. He was honestly likely to lose even if Marvelous Man didn't interrupt, but did pretty damn good. Not much to say on this other than that. ^^

Oh, right, Friday and Saturday I'll be at Cyphacon in my home town of Lake Charles, Louisiana if you can come by. I'll be Cosplaying as The Scarecrow.

.... Oh, huh. And that April Fool's day comic? I at one point thought it would be THIS page going up on the first, so originally I wrote a script for this page instead. After Martin comments we should put up the original joke script. ^^
7th Apr 2016, 11:04 PM
Martin F.
This isn't the last of Hazel we'll see in the chapter, given he's in the next page and in one or two later on, but this does more or less wrap it up for him having the focus of him for right now. There'll be a between chapters brief storyline focused on him wrapping up some of his loose ends from this chapter, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

So yeah, now the focus is on Marvelous Man, though not for a hugely long period of time. Still, do like the stuff I wrote for him and Ivy's bit here and hopefully everyone will enjoy that.

And for those keeping track, Hazel won the bet! Good for him, though Mercy probably won't be happy about that.
7th Apr 2016, 11:05 PM
Adam C.
Here's the original April Fool's comic, which would've replaced this page.
[Page 21 - 739]
1. [Marvelous Man and Ivy are staring each other down. In the background, Mercy comes forward to help Hazel up. Sort of the canon-panel, but backwards.]
Marvelous Man: As for me what?
Ivy: You want to fight me, do you?
Hazel: Nngh. . . P-Pumme down. this isn't over. . . I-I had it, you. . .
Mercy: Sure you did. Just focus on hoping your ribs aren't broken.

2. [Ivy's fiddling with her hands looking like she's scheming. Again, like the canon-panel.]
Marvelous Man: Yes ma'am. I think it'd be a wonderful compliment to get the opportunity, and --
Ivy: A feather in your cap to beat me-

3. [Sudden change. Everyone turns toward a new figure; wearing a blue trench-coat and fedora, in such a way that you can't see his face or feet. Body language is fairly stiff and motionless. His voice has an electronic speech-bubble. He's walking past Alex. Alex is looking at him quizically as he passes.]
Mystery-Figure: And if there's anything you pompus little roosters need it's MORE feathers in your caps, isn't it?
Ivy: Hm?
Marvelous Man: What's that supposed to mean?

[4. There's a stare-down on the new guy, who's glaring back. We still can't see his face. Both Ivy and Marvelous Man are getting closer, ready for a fight. Alex, curious, marches toward him putting a hand to the fedora.]
Ivy: I didn't call you in. Get out of my face.
Mystery-Figure: Proud words preceeding a fall. I'll have you know I'm the greatest warrior ever born. I'm prepared to take on both you!
Marvelous Man: Ha. That's rich. I could take on this entire bank myself-
Starchild: Wait, wait, wait.... I saw this guy's face when he walked past.

[5. Alex pulls the fedora off, showing that it's a sewing-dummy with a walkie-talkie taped to its mouth.]
Starchild: Yeaaaah, this guy's a sewing-dummy.
Marvelous Man: ... What?
Mystery-Figure: GASP! You've discovered my secret!
Ivy: Wonderful. Some idiot who wants attention-
Mystery-Figure: I can't be exposed! I must commit suicide by activating the bomb in my chest cavity!
Starchild: The wha-

[6. Small panel just showing a white, gooey explosion]

[7. Long panel taking up the length of a page. Alex, Marvelous Man, and Ivy are all covered in whipped cream, as are any extras, possibly Hazel and Mercy, and a good chunk of the bank. The door to the bank is visible behind them.]
Ivy: .... The hell just happened?!
Starchild: The... the dummy was filled with.... Whipped cream?
Ivy: The HELL?!

[8. Exact same panel; the door to the bank opens, causing the Blues kids to all pop their heads in, raised in victory like some frat-boys celebrating a victory. Marvelous Man looks confused, Ivy is pissed, Alex is really struggling not to laugh.]
Lore, Nicky, Grant, and Jenny: APRIL FOOOLS!


7th Apr 2016, 11:09 PM
Ivy's temper is really hitting the breaking point now, what's going to happen next.