Now she’s laying it on a bit thick. Still, maybe Gauge should go ‘spin’ Brian some. If I’m right, it might help him get his powers back.
Well, yes. I learned a lot about politicians and their statements during the Bush administration. I remember when one of them made a mistake comment, and the White came back and said that they “Were not done positioning their response.”
I’m not implying that it was just Republicans; Bill Clinton was creative in his use of words. In fact, it’s probably the only way to survive in Washington, sad to say.
“Bulworth” taught me a lot, as did “Thank You For Smoking.”
What about Bob Roberts? And I suppose politics have always been about jawbone—remember Antony’s speech in Julius Caesar? But it is a little disturbing to see superheros at it, although I suppose it goes along with your ‘realistic’ (quotes so as not to imply affiliation with literary movements) approach.
I do hope Greg doesn’t join up. I think he may find the Squad not the most ‘fun’ place to work from, especially if Gauge brings in more support, which I imagine she will, from ‘government-approved’ heroes.
Greg’s not joining up. He’s collecting his own little support group, Molly and the Tailor and Doc, etc. I’m not really convinced how well a non-powered mystery man would fit in a super team like that–JS just isn’t Batman.
Let’s see, so far he’s got Molly, Tailor, Doc, and Staff of Life, and he can count on Elysium city, Persephone and JS I for help. Yeah, if he grabs a couple more people, he’ll have his own little band of vigilantes going around.
The Tailor, little. Bwahaha.
Batman, fit in the JLA. More Bwahahaha. Maybe the “New Look” Batman, may he R.I.P. or the ‘let’s link up with the wretched TV show’ marketing slut Batman. I admit when DC ‘redid’ the JLA after the post-mid-life crisis thing, they made it semi-plausible by making him a ‘background’ member/tactician. Semi.
They could also never decide if Batman was a shadowy, largely unknown figure, or an internationally famous superhero.
Why is Gauge among the 10? She didn’t do anything until the fight was over if I remember correctly. She’s important to the team, but not as a warrior.
Actually, she was in there with the rest, using her gun. Its just that her stuff happened ‘off-camera’ because it was likely less interesting to watch than Alaric, Tom, and Utopian beating the snot out of eachother.
Right! She’s a crack shot with that gun, and she has a military background.
I stand corrected then. Thank you. In my experience in playing superhero RPGs, getting shot in the face will definitely ruin anyone’s day.
Corrected, but I still really appreciate the comment–it helps me become a better cartoonist!
My biggest reason for not focusing on Gauge’s fight was that there were some much more intriguing plots lines playing; And because her shooting people in the joints just wasn’t as interesting as power bolts and stuff. The darn scene was huge, so I also didn’t have the extra time to cover what Triops was doing. If I had just kept going indefinitely everyone would have gotten bored after a while.
Indeed. In a mass battle it is impossible to see everything without losing focus. You either pan back to get the big picture, and lose the detail, or you focus in on one or two moments out of the battle, and get a great action sequence.
Take Star Wars. Were the other X-wing pilots doing nothing while Luke was in the trench? Of course not! But the main action was in the trench, so that’s where your focus is.
However, Scott, if you ever did want to look in on what was going on with Triops, Gauge, and Torchsong during the fight (since none of them got that much face time during the battle) a ‘flashback’ scene could do the trick, if only for a frame or two. Even if they don’t need therapy, they’re going to want to talk to eachother about what happened there.
The Flashback is an excellent idea.
Believe it or not, I thought about doing a branched webcomic during the fight where readers could go read up on each character in parallel comics, but I didn’t because the logistics on that would be crazy.
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