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Wednesday, June 09, 2021

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DEUS VULT Episode 7: Schemes of the Devil

ALT★HERO Episode 7: One Falls, Another Rises

I'm pleased to announce that we've got several new series underway, including one set in Selenoth that is being created in a new style that we're calling an "illustrated episode", which I suspect may turn out to be an extremely popular series format. But the new series that everyone is most anticipating is almost certainly DAY OF THE PILLOW, which will be a four-panel comic illustrated by Lacey Fairchild and set in the world of HYPERGAMOUSE.
A review from SG:
I like the latest episode of #AltHero. Was thinking its another cartoon comic where punches fly, and that’s that. But here, punches actually have weight & consequences.

One of the foundations that distinguished ALT★HERO from the start is non-continuity. We're not interested in writing stories where Batman catches the Joker again, only to let him go and commit more murder and mayhem in order to convince himself that he is the superior individual.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Heath Duane Whitaker June 09, 2021 7:27 AM  

I hear pillow control is Biden’s #1 priority now.

Blogger Attila is my bro June 09, 2021 7:50 AM  

He's losing sleep over Mike Lindell!

Blogger The Observer June 09, 2021 9:01 AM  

One of the foundations that distinguished ALT★HERO from the start is non-continuity. We're not interested in writing stories where Batman catches the Joker again, only to let him go and commit more murder and mayhem in order to convince himself that he is the superior individual.

This. So much this.

Blogger Silent Draco June 09, 2021 9:25 AM  

Agree with the reviewer - that's a sobering episode, from several aspects. The consequences of superpowers are more powerful than expected. That deserves a couple of readings, to get the full impact.

I misread the Selenoth series as "illuminated episode" - my mistake. Sounds interesting. Is this a format somewhere between a graphic novel and "Prince Valiant" type text narrative?

Blogger VD June 09, 2021 11:03 AM  

An illuminated episode will be about 1,000 words of text interspersed with 3-6 graphic panels. The whole presentation will initially be graphic, rather like the first panel of SILENZIOSA, only more legible. The idea is to offer an experience that is the best of both worlds.

Blogger Silent Draco June 09, 2021 12:51 PM  

Ah. Depending on the content, it could be narrative text supported by graphics, or graphical action supported by additional dialogue in text, or setup/outcome messages. I like the possible sets of combinations.

SILENZIOSA was legible, but needed a Princess Filter to make it comprehensible. Wholly overblown, in purple ink. (Chuckles) Trying to recall if it was the Spaniards who made a point about "purple books" (cover color) with overblown phrasing and lurid ideas, sort of an original of Harlequin Romances.

Blogger Bobiojimbo June 09, 2021 6:56 PM  

"One of the foundations that distinguished ALT★HERO from the start is non-continuity. We're not interested in writing stories where Batman catches the Joker again, only to let him go and commit more murder and mayhem in order to convince himself that he is the superior individual."

That's one of the reasons why I liked the Invincible comics so much before. Nothing was ever reset back to square one, the story has a beginning, middle, and now an end.

Looking forward to when you connect these stories together and we get the BIG picture.

Keep up the good work.

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