Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Review: Rom #9

"The Stalker in the Night." Rom is trapped deep underground, having fallen there last issue.  What he does not know is that he is in the lair of Serpentyne, the last surviving member of a lizard race.  Rom's circuitry continues to rebel from the touch of the Deathwing last issue, but slowly he recovers, and he summons forth his Energy Analyzer. He follows a trail of energy, and behind him comes Serpentyne, wishing to fight.  Eventually, Serpentyne catches up, and tells the story of his race, and their destruction at the hands of the wraiths. He is the only survivor. Vengeance must be his. So he attacks Rom, seeking to stop him from being the one to take out the wraiths. Rom and Serpentyne battle, and Serpentyne breaks off a stalagmite, seeking to run Rom through with it, but he trips, and the point breaks off and skewers him instead.  His madness passed, Serpentyne apologizes, and then dies. Rom heads off to continue looking for his Neutralizer.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Supergirl: Last Daughter of Krypton #1

A few times earlier this year, I mentioned a project I was working on. Today, I've finally completed the first part of it -- a full-length fan comic-book about Supergirl. This is the first issue in an ongoing series I call Supergirl: Last Daughter of Krypton.  The series begins with a 3-part story arc called "The Supergirl from Krypton," and issue 1 takes place on Kara Zor-El's 16th birthday.  The issue, "Sweet Sixteen," follows Kara during the day as she prepares to announce her presence to the world alongside her cousin, Superman.  In this issue, Kara takes up the mantle of "Supergirl," and begins her journey as the world's most powerful female superhero.

Supergirl: Last Daughter of Krypton #1 is produced with rendered artwork from programs such as DAZ Studio Pro, Blender, and Bryce.  The artwork is laid out on the comic page using Manga Studio 5 EX, and then exported to image files in ComicRack format.  For more details, see the Fan Comic section of this blog.

Well... now you know why I've been so quiet on this blog, other than writing Rom reviews. The bulk of my time and creative energy have been directed into this new project.  And it's not over by a long shot. Issue 1 is done, but I have already completed the script, layouts, and lettering for issue 2 ("Evidence of Things Not Seen"), and am 2 pages or so into shooting the artwork.

For further details, see the Fan Comic section.