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The design here is just the standard first page comic setup. Nothing revolutionary. Super easy to implement. I may try changing things up in the future.

I don’t love the font I used for the description, so I may change that in the future.

I also should have rendered an image of Meteor with his face showing, as he’s helmet and visor-less in the first panel in which he appears on page 4. The character is introduced twice overall, so this shouldn’t be a continuity problem. But having his face showing would have been a smart move to connect for the reader his armored and civilian forms.

25th Dec 2018, 12:19 PM

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wow,nice eh,well, nice boobs.

19th Feb 2019, 12:04 AM

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An early decision to emulate the most prominent and consistent feature in popular webcomics. A decision I'm regretting.

Women are portrayed pretty badly in comics. I should be doing better.

19th Feb 2019, 12:19 AM

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Maybe,but this don't hurt anyone either,in any case you always can fix it,you comic your rules,keep the good work friend,regards.

20th Feb 2019, 11:52 PM

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Thanks for the support.

I’m going to start posting the next issue on February 25. The release schedule is going to be a little slower this time. Just two pages a week.

Stay tuned.

21st Feb 2019, 2:40 AM

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That's not actually true, except MAYBE in the porn/erotica webcomics. I've been reading webcomics for over a decade, many of them on TWC's Top 100, and this simply isn't a popular trend. It will likely cost you readers, for the reason you mentioned, so unless this is a parody/satire if you want to fix it that's probably a good decision. I don't think mainstream comics pull this stuff anymore either.

Still, I'm impressed you could pull it off so well. I didn't even think Daz autofit could work without horrible distortion on something that extreme. Posing must be nightmare, especially if there's any character interaction.

4th Mar 2019, 7:45 PM

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Not so much in the gag-a-day strips, but in popular action and sci-fi comics (even those without an R rating), it’s practically a pre-requisite. Most being far more gratuitous than anything I’ve posted.

That said, this was still a bad decision. So, I either need to fix it, or find a way to live with it.

Right now, I’ll admit, I’m not doing either.

4th Mar 2019, 9:44 PM

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Let me rephrase: in popular sci-fi and fantasy comics including those with an R rating (and nudity), women rarely have breasts the size of their head. It hardly a prerequisite. You must underestimate the number of women who create (and read) webcomics (popular ones included, obviously).

Your TWC banner portrays a beautifully rendered badass looking girl with glasses. That's what I came for. That should appeal to a wide audience, but her grotesque breasts and stripperific civvies have a far narrower audience (certainly no women - rules out at least half of your potential audience).

Some guys may be into that, but I can't take her seriously - especially as ex-military. The lack of gratuitous fanservice will disappoint those who stayed for the boobs (as will the sexual-harassment-is-bad arc). Comics that succeed on fanservice, have a lot of fanservice.

The art is better than you give yourself credit for. The lighting and shaders are pretty good. Expressions are flawless. The comic has potential, but it needs to figure out what it's supposed to be.

5th Mar 2019, 3:57 PM

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(Last thing, and I won't bother you about this again I swear) Scrolling through TWC, if we're ONLY talking about 3D comics, and ignoring Pron Queens and its ilk we have:

THE CREASE: super-fanservicey and borderline porn but breast sizes vary between petite and large but RARELY giganto-boob territory, TMI: not seeing ridiculous breasts, DATACHASERS: regular to large breasts, PRENTIL: breasts look normal, LIGHTSTREAM: the one woman in the comic has no giganto-boob, Merceneiress: breasts look normal, ZONA does have giganto-boob but exaggerates the male physique too and it's ugly anyway, ANDROSSIAN PROPHECY: some of the girls are downright petite, SUNSET GRILL: has diverse body types, TAIDUO: women look normal.

5th Mar 2019, 4:00 PM

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It’s not that I’m underestimating, but when I survey the popular web comics out there I take a different (probably incorrect) view.

I’d actually go as far as to argue that web comics are basically just emulating their print brethren in their lack content being created by and for women.

The Most Common Super Power is still dominant in mainstream comics, and it’s taken to even further extremes in web comics for page views.

I didn’t intend my earlier comment about it being a pre-requisite to be limited to 3D comics.

That said, concluding that it’s a pre-requisite was a bit of an exaggeration. Still, there are many adherents to this trope in the cream of the cream at TWC:

- Grrl Power
- Delve
- Heroes Beyond
- Spying with Lana
- Hellenistic Mysteries
- Challenges of Zona
- Salavadora
- My Hero
- Giant Girl
etc.

There’s a bunch at Comic Fury too:

- Brides of the Hunt
- Pulse
- Shadowcat Knights
- Dragons and Silk

(Granted, a lot of these are R-rated. Though I was thinking more hard-R with my previous comment.)

To all of your other points, I’m basically in full agreement:

- this comic won’t appeal to women
- character can’t be taken seriously
- if you’re going to commit to fanservice-y cheesecake, you need to commit all the way

The position I’ve taken is basically indefensible. I recognized what I was doing was wrong. Did it anyway. And have continued to do it.

5th Mar 2019, 6:39 PM

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At least Grrl Power and Dragons & Silk feature other body types in their female protagonists, too.

Admittedly Shield's boobage looks so clearly overdone that, on first look, it makes the comic look like some satire. So now you have extra work to do to drag the reader away from that impression. And you have to do it early in the comic, so it might be not easy at all... But I'd say it's only an issue if you don't want it to be an issue :D The character (Shield) clearly flaunts it, how could that happen if the creator didn't want to make play on (or plot point of) this trope. I guess we'll see :)

My biggest issue with this comic is in the description: "No one has ever done a comic about a team of superheroes struggling in a world that fears people with powers. Ever." Ever? You're nearly a year late with this claim to be true, I mean it probably wasn't true ever, but since nearly a year ago there is a comic here on CF exactly about "The Fear of Man" and how to (not) deal with it, it's just that they don't name themselves "Monsters", even though some (or all, from a certain POV?) of the supers clearly are.

But I'm still interested, so here's a subscription and a high rating :)

8th Mar 2019, 5:33 AM

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I’m being facetious and self-deprecating.

This comic is so derivative and unoriginal I thought I’d address it right away by making light of it in the description.

There’s absolutely nothing original about this concept. It’s been done a bajillion times before by smarter and more talented artists.

Take the word “Monster.” It could easily be replaced with another M-word...

8th Mar 2019, 7:34 AM

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I modified the description. Hopefully there isn’t any further confusion about that paragraph’s intent.

8th Mar 2019, 11:31 AM

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