And thus we leave the lighthouse behind… I think I got my money’s worth out of this set, especially since I purchased it on clearance!
Archive for ‘Freundlich’
I’m sure my recent viewings of “Waco” and “Wild, Wild Country” had NOTHING to do at all with this storyline….
“Waco” was an engaging miniseries, although I recommend reading some of the history as you go along. The facts of the incident, especially the final hours, can be murky and contradicting at best. The show tried to play it down the middle and at least hint at some of the different ideas, but I felt it certainly sympathized with the Branch Davidians. This isn’t a bad thing, to humanize the people who died in this tragedy, but at the same time the series perhaps softened David Koresh a little too much. Also, the more I’ve read, it sounds like the Branch Davidians may have started the fire – accidentally or purposefully – and the series didn’t give this idea any more than brief lip service. Once again, it’s hard to say since the accounts of the standoff vary wildly. But it’s an excellent show.
And “Wild, Wild Country” – Wow. I can’t believe I had never heard of this fascinating piece of American history, and this Netflix series documents it in captivating fashion, thanks in large part to the extensive archive footage available. Highly recommend this show for your next binge!
It’s okay. We’re all swimming in fish pee when we go to the beach.
And child pee when we go to the public pool.
I never know how much of a gap there is between how I feel about a scene in the comic and how it’s perceived by readers. But I’m just pleased as punch at the way the (not featured in a long time) character bursts onto the scene at the end of this page.
There are several characters not included in this comic. Most of them were either featured recently or will be featured soon. I just wanted to touch base with some familiar faces, many who have not been spotted since before the comic went on hiatus!
Valkyrie’s been laying low from her usual criminal career due to threats from her fellow Blacktron pirates, so I figured that had to be driving her law enforcement pursuer, Officer Freundlich, nuts. Freundlich’s quest to capture Valkyrie hasn’t been depicted in a long time, and in reading back through their previous comics, I realized I had actually shown Valkyrie displaying her face to the guy who was after her! D’OH! This kind of conflicted with later comics in which she was very concerned about anyone seeing her face, or at least connecting her visage to the notorious Commander Valkyrie. The facial distortion field in Blacktron helmets is absolutely a retroactive fix, but I also liked the idea. And Valkyrie is the kind of person who would take a chance like that for the thrill, and to taunt an opponent she was also trying to briefly distract with her flirtations in that particular story. When the comic started, both Schwartz and the reader assumed that Valkyrie was a man, until the dramatic reveal. I’ve settled on her gender perhaps not being known by everyone, but not a secret either.
In suspense? Hope you like it, because the next comic is going to be an interlude set somewhere totally else. The good news is that a character who’s been absent for far too long will star in the interlude.
I asked readers what they’d like to see in the 100th comic. Worker201 from classic-space.com responded almost immediately with an idea that was so perfect and like something I would do that it was like he had reached into my brain and pulled the idea out. I went with it and it became the longest comic I’ve ever done. Thanks for the great idea, worker201!
Here’s what worker201 wrote: “I’m thinking the 100 should be one of those “Remember that?” retrospectives that sitcoms used to feature. Galanos and Schwartz could be trapped somewhere and thinking they are about to die, so they see their lives flash before them. Like meeting Valkyrie at the theater, some memorable crashes, etc, all documented with photos from past comics. They could also have some fake remembrances, like “Remember that time we had to fight those dragons with the M-Tron guys? Dude, that wasn’t us. Oh yeah.” Of course it turns out they’re not dying, it’s just some twisted prank Schwartz has come up with.”
I need to revisit the idea that the main Space Agency characters get together once in awhile to play cards. I haven’t done enough with the idea that they’re all friends. And Red especially needs more attention.
Oh my God, Verwaand’s ship just flew right off the page and poked me in the eye!
I don’t know why I chose the lightsaber as the artifact, since it wasn’t actually meant to be one, but I still might work this is down the line.