Thursday, June 25, 2015

Author's Reflections- Comic #382

Something else I knew the spotlight comics would be good for was creating a mosaic, where things that impacted the standard storyline-driven comics could be fleshed out or have things leading up to the next story be seen in little bits and pieces. This was the perfect opportunity to revisit the Cannonball/ Fracture/ Shortround love triangle, something that seemed like a great idea at the time but even though it was never prominently featured it just seemed too hokey to me, even by this comic’s standards. Shortround and Cannonball’s dialogue was always fun to write for, though I had trouble coming up with many good lines for Fracture. She would always fall back into this caricature of a dumb blonde female, something that was fine for some jokes but it just got really old really fast. This comic absolutely suffered from Fracture’s poor characterization but it was somewhat salvaged by some great stuff coming from Cannonball and Shortround, especially the latter. The title of this comic was very lazily taken from a Motley Crue song (with some misspellings).

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