This entire comic is actually based around a picture Aphex and I drew responding to the Archie Comic’s origin to Silver the Shithog. Needless to say, his origin is more than a tad reminiscent of Bishop’s origin in the X-Men. Anywho, here’s the pic in all it’s rough pencill-y glory (I really need to ink it at some point)
Last week Chris informed me that Jazwares had released figures of Vector and Espio from Sonic the Hedgehog. You remember those guys, right? Anyways, as you can guess these guys were an instant purchase for me. Seriously, I went to Toys R Us the next day and grabbed them. Neither Vector or Espio had gotten figures before, and I love these guys. Well, more Vector than Espio, but I honestly can’t have one without the other.
So how good are these guys? Well, they suffer from the same problems all the Jazwares figures tend to have, namely weird hinge arms and legs. These type of joints may look good on most figures, but on the Sonic cast it makes them look… well… kind of robotic. Not to mention if your going to put such obvious joints on them, wouldn’t you better off with at least using ball joints? They allow for five times more mobility in the figure and many more posing options. These hinge joints don’t just look weird, they don’t really allow much posing. This was kind of upsetting because I totally wanted to take of picture of Vector holding up Espio in his arms as if they had just got married, but alas I could not.
Hinge joints aside the actually sculpts on the characters are REALLY good. They look like their respective characters and follow the character designs amazingly well. The paint job on these two are rather nice too, though there seemed to be a few really small areas on Vector’s head that looked a little sloppy, but it’s barely noticeable. I also wish they would have outlined their mouthes in black. Instead their mouths are the same color as their face. This isn’t so bad on Vector since his giant maw makes his mouth kind of obvious (though a little white paint on his teeth would be nice), but on Espio you can’t even see his mouth. Seriously, you have have to look very closely to even see that he has one, which is an accurately sculpted Sonic-style smirk. But since they didn’t color it in it blends in with his face adn you can’t see it. A really pity since the smirk is nicely sculpted in.
The only other complaint I can possibly make is I wish they had made this a three pack and included Charmy. Vector and Espio with no Charmy just feels weird. So while I like having them, I just kind of feel like something is missing every time I look at them. Nonetheless I like these guys a lot despite my complaints, and feel they are definitely figures worth picking up. I hope Jazwares continues to make a lot more of the sideline Sonic cast into figures, because they will definitely get my money if they keep this up. I’d especially like to see a Blaze or Marine, please. Thank you.
Hey, everyone, Chris‘s computer is completely dead, and I mean DEAD. So he’s currently shopping for a new computer. So it’s another day of my terrible coloring, though I at least had the time and energy to put a decent amount of effort into this one. Though I seem to have gotten rusty as it look me A LOT LONGER to this than I remember it taking.
Either way, let’s hope that Chris can get a reasonably good computer soon. Not as much for coloring this comic (though I already miss his coloring ;_;), but because he actually makes his living doing design work via his computer. So without a computer, he can’t make a living, and without a living… well, we don’t want him living like Pembroke does. Good luck, Chris.
In other news, this entire comic is actually a sort of hidden homage to something… I wonder what… *ponders* Also did anyone get the joke in the title of Thursday’s comic (yes, the Orson/Wade one)? The first to point out either of these two gags will get a delicious no-prize! Get to guessing!
I forgot to mention that Thursday was the 100th Femmegasm strip. *clap clap clap* Yes, yes, amazing, I know. Our one year anniversary is coming up soon, too. Expect some interesting changes (and a new wallpaper) soon.
And Spawn, ah Spawn, I used to love your comics, I used to think you were the shit. Unfortunately rereading your comics did not exactly go over well, but I still have a soft spot for you. That and Todd McFarlane can sure draw one excellent (and impossibly long) cape. I guess, Greg Capullo.
Though I’ll be honest, I have no real idea what Spawn is doing now, and I really don’t much care. I did enjoy playing him in Soul Calibur 2, though.
Time for a DC Comics history lesson. Despite popular belief Hal Jordon was not the first Green Lantern, that was Alan Scott, and before Kyle Rayner became the Green Lantern in the mid 90s, Hal Jordon and all the GLs (except Alan Scott) had a weakness. That weakness? The color yellow. Their rings could not effect anything that was the color yellow. Pretty lame and nonsensical, huh? But Alan Scott was even weirder. His weakness wasn’t yellow, no, it was wood. Yeah, that’s right, wood. He couldn’t effect trees or anything with wood in it. If you had an armor made of a redwood, he couldn’t touch you. Pretty silly, huh?
Also for the record (and to get it off my chest), Hal Jordan sucks ass. That is all!
With a single click of the picture shown and a simple donation to the Femmegasm Paypal account, you can get this awesome new Femmegasm wallpaper. This brand new donation wallpaper has Shelly and June teaming up for your enjoyment! Get it quick, before it’s gone!
This strip is actually based on something my GF did to cheer me up after a bad day at work. She had LazyTown‘s “You are a Pirate” on her iPod and started playing it while I was upset. Like or hate the show, it’s damn near impossible to be grumpy while that song is playing. In some countries it’s probably considered abuse.
June is referencing a book entitled “Popeye The First Fifty Years” written by Bud Sagendorf (the longest running artist of the Popeye comic strip) in which there are two pages setup as if it was written by Popeye, thus it’s written exactly as Popeye speaks. This makes those two pages by far the best part of the book, because it’s absolutely hilarious to read. The exact phrasing of the part June refers to is written as such, “One night I killed twen’t-one pirits… I ain’t got no sympthity fer pirits.” This section also has him telling you stuff like “I drunk carbolical acid oncet an’ it didn’t hurt me on account of I got a stumick like nobody’s business” and “I been shot a hun’erd an’ twenty times… an’ I ain’t dead yet… when a bullit does go through me tough hide it don’t bother me none… ceptin’ I has to cork up the hole on account of I don’t like drafts blowin’ through me”.
Shelly on the other hand references a Popeye cartoon entitled “Popeye and the Pirates” where not only does Popeye seemly forget that he has had a million run ins with pirates by telling Olive that Pirates don’t exist, they are a fragiment of her imaginaskin’, it also has the unforgivable site of seeing Popeye dress in drag. Obviously the writers thought they were doing a Bugs Bunny cartoon.