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...(RockB) was right. It's a "test of Meteor's newly-programmed loyalty."
Any thoughts about what Meteor is mumbling about in panel 1?
Also, has anyone actually discovered this comic from ad on another webcomic? Or am I just wasting my time and money?
2nd Jul 2021, 12:10 PM
Maybe an activation code of some sort, like Baron Zemo did to the Winter Soldier?
2nd Jul 2021, 2:01 PM
I like it. A string of code phrases implanted in his mind. Maybe Derringer has been using them all along? We've seen some weird reactions and dialogue thus far.
We'll have to wait and see. :)
2nd Jul 2021, 2:15 PM
I discovered this comic as an ad from the voting portal thingy. The description got me interested. Shield's design almost lost me, but the mini stories kept me intrigued. I am curious to see how this all pans out in this Monster world you're creating. Keep up the good work!
I'm hoping for the best for Meteor, and his team. Fingers crossed they all make it out of this one intact.
Poor Meteor. His angst about his soul got me in the feels!
3rd Jul 2021, 2:51 AM
Hi Nerdy Roses!
Thanks for reading, sharing your thoughts, and your honesty. Fingers crossed 🤞 that Meteor et al pull through.
When you say “voting portal thingy” do you mean TopWebComics?
I get why Shield’s design is off-putting, but it does attract attention (which was the point). I’ve experimented with other ad designs, and they just don’t get any clicks. There are a bajillion webcomics out there. Having a protagonist with big tiddies, although perhaps the most cliched of comic tropes (especially webcomics), gets attention. I probably don’t have any readers without her.
3rd Jul 2021, 6:51 AM
Yes! You would have!
Although some of the early pages didn't work that great for me (but still OK), this comic has something special. I can't put a finger on it, maybe it's a combination of things. But for sure Shield's boobs are not a major factor. IMHO they rather are... an interesting problem, both for the character and the comic's Creator.
Maybe the thing that got my attention was the bold initial claim about "monsters" while there already was another comic about super being monsters - while they were and are called gods.
4th Jul 2021, 9:50 PM
Unfortunately, I can't really test that counterfactual. (Well, I could, but it would be a lot of work.)
I see a lot of webcomics out there that are better written, better drawn/rendered, etc. where the author is just posting pages into a void.
Big boobs are great clickbait. And, hopefully, the story is compelling enough that it converts those clicks in to readers. 🤞
>>Yes! You would have!
If I haven't mentioned it before, thank you so very much for your continued readership and thoughtful comments. It really means a lot to me.
4th Jul 2021, 10:06 PM
Yup, TopWebComics is where I found you, while voting for a comic, whose main character is remarkably flat chested, though to her chagrin.
I think even without Shield's massive mammaries your comic would have garnered interest. My interest was captured, because, at least to me, it's rare to see a webcomic done in this style. Video games? For sure. Webcomics? Not so much, at least for me. I read a half crapton of webcomics (yes, an actual standard metric measurement for entertainment purposes only!) and I love discovering new ones with good plots. The art is a bonus, sure, but I also indulge in some with incredibly simple art.
I get that tig ol' bitties will indeed be appealing for some, but don't sell your story short. That may have been what got them here, but your story-telling, pacing and artistic talent will keep a lot of us here. Me personally? I'm in it for the story and the art style. Keep 'em comin'!
8th Jul 2021, 9:33 AM
There are a lot of webcomics out there that are made using Daz3D (or other similar 3D rendering programs). Datachasers. Merceneiress. Future Shock. To name a few.
And thank you for your kind words. They're much appreciated.
8th Jul 2021, 11:33 AM
I actually like your deconstruction of the "big tiddies" trope. Either not mention it at all in-comic, or if it does come up (and should only rarely, the social media short story was enough for a while) don't have them automatically be an asset. As an author you may be too self-conscious about it, however. You are not a bad person because of Shield's design.
4th Jul 2021, 2:51 AM
I don’t think “deconstructed” is the right word. I’ve leaned into the trope and I’ve tried to be honest about the genesis of Shield’s design, but I’m still very much highlighting her tig bitties with my pose and framing choices, as well as in the advertising of this comic.
I’m not a bad person, nor do I think that. This is an amateur comic. I am not responsible for correcting decades of misogyny in the comic industry.
That said, I have made design decisions that can certainly be viewed in that context. I have to at least own that, while ensuring that the women in this comic have agency and are not viewed as objects in a male sexual power fantasy.
(Not that comics that indulge in male sexual power fantasies—or other fantasies—are necessarily wrong, just that mainstream comics have struggled to move past this.)
4th Jul 2021, 7:18 AM
Shield is actually quite attractive. I wonder why she wears glasses though, considering the very physical nature of the work that she does. Contacts, or corrective surgery would seem to be better solutions. With the technology they seem to have, I find glasses rather incongruous.
Also, even though she has quite large breasts, she also has a rather generous posterior. I guess it maintains balance. I like it!
4th Jul 2021, 9:12 PM
You'll notice that she doesn't wear glasses when she's in her civilian attire.
They're supposed to be military-grade protection glasses, but I couldn't find a design that I liked with clear lenses (expressions are so much harder when you can't see a character's eyes).
So, let's just say these offer high-tech military-level protection in a more consumer friendly design.
If I find a pair of military glasses I like, I might switch them up in the future. We'll see.
4th Jul 2021, 9:48 PM
how big is shield? what’s her cup size? is there a way to find it? asking for research
7th Jul 2021, 3:44 PM
Uh huh. “Research.” 🤔
So, there is a plug-in for DAZ3D to take measurements.
I’m not sure how I feel about doing this though. Determining and reporting her bra size is the kind of objectification I’m trying to avoid.
Maybe I’ll include it in the FAQ at the end of the issue. No promises.
7th Jul 2021, 5:28 PM
cool. in comic would be better, like that other story you did
8th Jul 2021, 1:03 PM
I kinda like this idea now. But only if it’s super fucking transgressive.
8th Jul 2021, 2:11 PM
in comic would be fun. cool
9th Jul 2021, 3:39 PM
I’ll think about it. 🤔
9th Jul 2021, 3:46 PM
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