My apologies for the long delay since our previous story page… Mostly I’ve just not been feelin’ that well, while also workin’ on a few other things…
This is a bit of a transitional page in the story, as we see the exit of one set of Double-Ds and the entrance stage left of another… (Note: as stage directions are given from the viewpoint of the performer facing the audience – “Stage Left” is right)… That’s right – Left is Right… While from the right – here comes…
After all this time, I’m not sure I do recall.
I mean, wasn’t she once the vanguard of an invasion from space?
Um… If thet’s a left, I bet the right is just as… um, impressive…
Oh that’s no problem. Quick recap – Moxie kicked the teeth out of the Piddler, finger flipped the Puffin, fumigated the weed girl, stomped the ever-living-snot out of Frankie (there’s just gotta be something personal going on there) and just plain punched out the ant guy. Meanwhile Bunz just sorta stood around and gawped at the awesomeness. Funny thing, Moxie never used that tonfa at all. Guess she doesn’t need to bring the wood for the lightweights. Then she just sorta flounced off into the… the… next story?
Hey epic hangovers! No problem. We all get ‘em from time to time. (So what if it ain’t true? It reads better than something lame like the flu. This is, after all, the era of fake news. It’s not about whether or not it’s true it’s how you can get people to react to it!)
Once again, the ol’ boot-heel inna teeth– ouch! there must be something about The Piddler that just makes you wanna kick him…
She can’t kick him where a girl would normally kick a guy because he’s The Piddler… and nice shoes are expensive.
Eesh! True dat…
There could be something going on between Moxie and Franky. Possibly she took care to pummel him so well due to his super strength and extreme durability. She can beat him down, but only with an effort — there is no just simply tossing him on his butt. In a fight with invaders from outer space he could be very a good ally. We don’t know of course, but Moxie just might go for tall, dark, super strong monster sorts. The greenish non-dead skin and body covered from head to foot scar tissue — in no way is an issue for her. But what may be an issue is his being a monster for crime and not (yet) a monster for justice. The stars might have an interesting future for this most odd couple.
Moxie goes for the tall, dark superstrong types? Somebody better tell Sailor Bob. (Or better yet DON’T tell him.)
Sailor Bob might understand. His friend, his fellow Sailor Scout is about to engage in battle against a high technology space navy, hoards of space marines, and heartlessly logical God-like AI’s who have issued commands to destroy all life in their path. To put it mildly the odds are not in her favor, her life-long developed fighting skills not withstanding. Would he not wish her a moment of happiness before (well) her end? Besides that, somehow she might win her one sided fight, and that might mean that he and the earth might go on. Her ultimate gift. He might have unrequited love. But still love.
Frankie seemed to be enjoying his getting stomped. A masochist maybe?
Would you let a girl that looked like Moxie stomp on you? (How much would you pay?)
Now we get to see a one on one between the hero/villain Bunz and 3DD Kitty without Moxie (or a brick to the back of the head) to bail her out.
Just my 2¢ worth: The April Calendar is finally uploaded over on CuteyBunny.com… No real excuse for it being late – I just found that I had no enthusiasm for finishing the coloring and so avoided working on it this past weekend… Incidentally, I don’t have an idea for the May calendar, so anyone who has a suggestion, feel free to toss it at me…
In the meantime, as there won’t be a new B&K page this week (due to my aforementioned slacking off) I thought that some of you may enjoy this other Sailor Moxie page rough… Back when I posted her previous Blue Pencil Page, I mentioned that there were two – but no one took the hint and asked to see the other – However, here it is anyway… This was scribbled out at about the same time as I did the PS Maintenance Robot page… Our little tribute to Will Eisner and his Military PS mag…
Y’know, when I was younger and I’d look at the work of other cartoonists, I’d think, “If I really really practiced, I could get that good…” But with Eisner, you just shake your head and say, “No way! there’s Magic coming out of his pencil!”
Moxie looks like eye candy. But she is much more than just her good looks. That is sort of a diversion — as in a Ninja method. She will need that and more to beat the AI’s.
Naaaah, I think Moxie is more or less clueless about the planet-destroying mission of bunz & Katz… After all, interplanetary invasions ain’t her department… as an officer of the Cosplay Division, she’s primarily tasked with comix-type crime and copyright violations… she probably thinks B&K are just a couple of naive wannabe-comix-crimefighters who need a little protection and OJT before they can get into the swing of things…
…and a boob job.
You are right, she might not know (directly) about the invaders. But understand the AI’s have presumably great deductive in calculating powers. To have any chance to beat them, a hero would have to have great intuitive powers. Moxie might have intuitive powers the equal of their deductive powers. An example might be her fighting arts. Her body might provide a defense to an attack even far faster than the measured speed of her nerve reactions. If so, an example of of an out of body response. Sort of she has a sense even beyond this to be in the right place at the right time. Some people, not a lot of people maybe, might have such a gift.
Well, considering the Iapetus AIs apparently believe everything they see on TV (including Sailor Chix, Giant Robots and Presidential Debates), their intellectual capacity may be questionable…
I gotta agree with the AI’s alleged smarts. Plus, all the machinery is SOOO crapped out due to age, they’re probably less of an actual threat to us here than a flock of penguins!
Take a Japanese door greeter robot, scale it up to about 60 feet tall, and install a Nixon era developed Thorium Molten Salt Reactor in its chest and you have a perfectly acceptable giant robot. One that might do flyovers with North Korea to counter the sky filled with their test rockets,
Their crashing, burning and exploding on the pad (or shortly after launch) test rockets? Just what are the Norks going to do when they run out of old skuds to rework?
Perhaps “Kuidaore Taro” the kind’a freaky Osaka clown robot would do… (Google it)… Strap a Jato pack on the thing an’ put a satchel nuke in it’s pointy hat… you see that come flying at’cha – it’s Brown Shorts time!!
Half a mo, in the previous couple of pages, during her stomping party, Moxie was wearing a skirt that was just above her knee. In the first panel of this page, she is back to wearing her earlier micro/mini skirt. A wondering world (or at least I) want to know how that happened.
Erm… Actually Moxie’s hemline hasn’t changed appreciably…
If you’re referring to page 125, it’s foreshortening in the kick that makes her dress hem seem closer to her knee – otherwise, as you see on the following page, her skirt is quite short – The main difference is that I forgot about her petticoat ruffles… but then Moxie has undoubtedly changed her uniform since when we saw her at the Comics Shop and maybe she just didn’t wear the petticoats this time… (for better ventilation in the summer heat perhaps?)
I see your point Bruce. But it was just in one small part of a recent page. Let’s rack up your observed change to a random air current. If Josh wanted to give us (um) a bit of fan service, he has any number of other methods and ideas.
The “uniform” change might be from the artist doing the 3DD Kitty vs Bunz face off page prior to the formal beat down of the super villains page.
My later thought was her skirt is made of a “smart” fabric, which extend when she goes into action, and retracts otherwise. Good ‘nuf reason?
I prefer to think that she reaches down there and rips it off just before going into action. She throws it in the face of the bad guy and then, while he’s all gobsmacked and wobbly, she goes up-side his no-good noggin with a spike heel.
Looks like she saves the tonfa for the heavy duty jobs like crackin walnuts, swatting flies and smacking into the palm of her hand when giving some wolf-whistling cosplay geek the hairy eyeball.
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